What is the measure of success?

Against my well-considered advice, President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to the United States of America on July 20, on a three-day official visit full of hopes and expectations. I had advised him in an article titled:…



Is The Economist Stupid?

Let me state clearly here without equivocation, I am not an economist. So I cannot claim to possess the rigour, knowledge and language to enter a debate and best the data and graph-wielding of professional…


Bailout: Reward for Bad Behaviour

I always knew this day would come. But it took a long time coming. And for that long, our elected state governors carried on with the illusion of grandeur and lived a life of opulence,…


Buhari: Redemption Lies Within not in America

The news about town is that President Muhammadu Buhari is going to America on the invitation of the President of the United States, Barack Obama, whose election as the first black president of America was…


Boko Haram is Winning

Two reports released recently have set me thinking as to whether Nigeria is really winning the war against Boko Haram or the other way round. From the evidence before us, it appears while Nigeria is…


Kwankwaso: The Master Beaten at His Game

I  have watched the former governor of Kano State and newly minted Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso for sometime now. The signals coming from him are justifiably worrisome. I don’t know much about his stewardship during his…


Sunset at Dawn

Something profoundly dramatic took place in the National Assembly on Tuesday June 9, 2015 – the day the sun began to set on the “fraudulent contraption” called the All Progressives Congress (APC) – which rode…


Ambode : Agenda for the Teacher’s Son (I)

Africa’s chaotic, sprawling and dynamic mega-city, Lagos, is in need of new ideas, fresh inspiration to drive hope and strong and steady hands to steer it to greater heights. The people have tapped the son…


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