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(From Vanguard (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Sir Steve Omojafor
Title: In Service of God & Man; Publisher: Umbrella Books (2004)
Anyone who is familiar with the ebb and flow of contemporary. social commentary in Nigeria would be familiar with the writings of Reverend Father Gabriel Osu. Along with Rev. Fr. Mathew Kukah, Prof.Pat Utomi, Rev. Fr. Geoge Ehusani and a handful of others. He belongs to a small circle Nigerian intelligentsia whose pens are powered by fragile conscience; whose sensibilities have somehow not been dulled by the daily struggle to make a living; people who have not learnt to keep quiet in the face of perceived evil
Unfortunately this group is not only small, it is also dwindling by the day. My reason is simple. Time was when their ranks were swelled by several other eminent Nigerian social commentators. They were supported by an army of youths including students and student organizations, who frequently asked questions about the course of Nigerian nationhood and demanded answers to their questions. Today we can count those in that group on our fingers.
Whether this is the result of the return of democracy in our country or a sign that things are truly getting …