Okey Ndibe and Lai Mohammed on #PolitrickswithKO on Thursday 8th Aug 2013 Live on BEN-TV UK to discuss 'Opposition Politics in Nigeria' 8PM-9PM (UK) on Sky 182 and live on line on www.bentelevision.com
Okey Ndibe (born 1960) is Nigerian a novelist, political columnist, and essayist. Of Igbo ethnicity, Ndibe was born in Yola, Nigeria. He is the author of Arrows of Rain, a critically acclaimed novel published in 2000. He relocated to the United States in 1988 to serve as founding editor of African Commentary, a magazine described as "award-winning and widely acclaimed." Ndibe's essay, "My Biafran Eyes," about his childhood experience of war, is published in the Dzanc Best of the Web 2008. He teaches fiction and African literature at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. His poetry is published in New West African Poets, edited by the Gambian writer, Tijan Sallah. Ndibe has taught at Simon's Rock of Bard College in Great Barrington, MA, Connecticut College, New London, CT, and the University of Lagos (as a Fulbright scholar). He is finishing work on a new novel titled foreign gods, incorporated as well as a memoir, An African Doing Dutch in America. Ndibe is co-editor (with the Zimbabwean writer, Chenjerai Hove) of a collection of essays titled Writers, Writing on Conflicts and Wars in Africa (Adonis Abbey, 2009). His latest novel, foreign gods inc is to be released soon.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed is The interim national publicity secretary of Nigeria’s main opposition party the All Progressive Congress (APC) Mohammed is a Lawyer and Co-founded the thriving legal firm of Edu & Mohammed as a Senior Partner in 1989. Alhaji Lai Mohammed is an Astute Businessman and an active politician and was until recently the National Secretary of Actions Congress Nigeria (ACN). Alhaji Mohammed has been Chairman of Optmedia Limited, a subsidiary of Afromedia Plc since December 18, 2008. He has been Director of Afromedia PLC since May 2011. Alhaji Mohammed is also a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and worked as Public Relations Officer for almost 10 years with the Nigerian Airport Authority, now Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).