Who Will Save Nigeria?

It is no longer news that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has successfully installed its preferred members at the helm of the National Assembly. The victory dance and partying is still on. I don’t know…

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Nigeria’s Spiralling Insecurity

It was the immediate-past Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, who somewhat captured the stark reality of our country’s situation in an audio recording where he said, “Nigeria is helpless and hopeless.” It is difficult…


Soyinka’s Titanic Untruths

“A lie’s greatest defence is to tell the lie and hope that no one will counter it with the truth.” Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has struck again! Far from using his prodigious intellectual prowess…


Many More Questions for Baru

Who will probe the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, for inflated fuel consumption figures? NNPC’s operational and financial results for September 2018 showed that the country guzzled 80…


Soldiers Turned Election Riggers

The late former Chief of Army Staff in the military regime of President Ibrahim Babangida, Lt. General Salihu Ibrahim once described the Nigerian Army as an “army of anything goes”. He was lamenting the unprofessionalism…


And Igini Stood His Ground

    “When you have a mountain in your path, do not sit down at its foot to cry, but rather, get up and climb it.” For no reason other than he was just doing…


The Great Heist

The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything – Joseph Stalin I am angry, very angry. Indeed many are angry, disappointed, dispirited about what just happened to…


The Herdsmen’s President

Despite the fact that he has broken all his campaign promises, failed the three key pillars the All Progressives Congress (APC) advertised in its mission statement – security, fighting corruption, and rebuilding the economy –…


Buhari’s Day of Reckoning

Liberty is rarely lost overnight. The wall of tyranny often begins with benign building blocks of safety — each one lying on top of a predecessor — eventually collectively constituting an impediment to the exercise…


Rahman’s ‘True Lies’

I am always reluctant to join issues with my professional colleagues on the pages of newspapers, more so, when that person was my former senior colleague. In my 20 years on this job, I have…


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