Can Nigeria afford to ignore Uba at this time? How does one describe Ifeanyi Uba? Is he a money miss road rabble rouser that just wants to be heard? Is he an ambitious little lad who came into too much wealth that he thinks he can buy himself fame, position and influence? Or is he a patriotic Nigerian, who, having...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Metuh and the tragedy of impunity “No condition is permanent, so says the rickety bus that plies the ill-maintained road of East Central States.” These were the words of the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, sometime in the 1970s. It was during his infamous spat with his kinsman, the late Ajie Ukpabi Asika. The younger Onitsha man, had...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Igbo want freedom to be proud, productive Nigerians *A reply to Buhari's What do Igbo want? "What we should all do is to find the strategic means of containing Igbo discontent by listening to the Igbo, and seeking peaceful and productive ways of fully freeing their energy to instigate growth both of themselves and of Nigeria within Nigeria for everyone's benefit." Obi Nwakanma on Buhari's What do...... read more

By Obi Nwakanma
Ambode: The signs of positive change Sometime in August this year, I was somewhere at a gathering in Lagos. At a table where we were seated sharing the usual drinks, the shout of Ambo oo, Ambo oo erupted, as a mutual friend walked in. Having heard and related that to the Lagos State Governor, Akiwunmi Ambode, I...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Mbaka: Before the tanks roll out on Biafra Surely, many people would be wondering what Aisha, the delectable wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, discussed with fiery preacher – the inimitable and zestful Director of the Adoration Ministries Enugu, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka. The enfant terrible, as some might aptly describe him, who was one of the nemesis of former...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
EFCC: Now, may we never have another Ribadu In 2004 or thereabouts, I had a very bitter spat with agents of former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu. The matter in issue was the case of one Maurice Ibekwe, then member of the House of Representatives. The federal lawmaker, had just taken his...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Yakubu's new INEC song Few remembered him by his real name, Moshood Folorunso Abiola. He was simply known as Prof. Peller. However, this enigma born in 1941 at Iseyin, Oyo State, was so adept at his trade that he would easily get a stadium-capacity crowd into a frenzy by his simply mesmerising acts. He was...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Fashola is not a saint, he is a Nigerian metaphor I have never been in short supply of answers whenever people ask why I remain such an unrepentant pessimists against the success of the anti-corruption war in Nigeria. Never. This is because I believe that the disease that kills oturu, the tree, lives in its roots. The complete eradication of corruption...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
Saraki: Haven’t we been on this road before? Nigeria is indeed a very funny country. It is a country of drama and dramatics, a country of noise and excitements. Each day comes with its own version. Even as the days become weeks and weeks graduate to months, new characters are introduced into the sequence of acts and scenes, the...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
NASS example: If this is the Buhari magic… You would have lived in a cave or under a rock for a thousand years, outside civilisation, devoid of history and totally bereft of any form of information or knowledge about the past and current affairs in Nigeria, for you to miss the import of what happened in the Nigerian main...... read more

By Sunny Igboanugo
The change We need Since February 10, 2015 when I read the advertorial published in THISDAY titled: Brazen Looting of Lagos Treasury, 1999-2015 - which chronicled Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s massive wealth, I have been too shell-shocked to function effectively. I have been hard-pressed to understand, if true, how one man can acquire so much in...... read more

By Shaka Mmodu
Why Buhari should not dodge the debates THE decision of the campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress(APC)Presidential candidate,General Muhammadu Buhari  not to participate in the Presidential debates for the February 14 election, has elicited quite a torrent of debate of its own. It is not for nothing.Last week,Mallam Garba Shehu,a brilliant journalist and Head of media and...... read more

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