Kogi Politics: Between Thunder and Lion

By Achema Ochemeje In Igala, a language spoken by the larger population of Kogi State, the word Akpabana, meaning Thunder is not an idle word. Mere pronunciation of the word calls everybody to attention, with persons of questionable character scampering for cover. You can swear by anything but not Akpabana because it may not wait for the rainy season before it strikes its victims. Akpabana strikes with incomparable precision, bright and brief. It is the messenger of the God of Justice and vengeance. It is therefore not surprising that the…

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