Plateau Killing: A case of adding salt to injury President Muhammadu Buhari, rose to the occasion this time around by promptly condemning last Saturday’s killing in Plateau State. Official reports put the dead at 86, while unofficially, more than 200, were reportedly killed. This is a marked shift from his hitherto stoic silence that some people have tended to term...... read more
Buhari’s June 12 gambit: All politics, many contradictions The deafening din, which has overwhelmed the country since President Muhammadu Buhari announced the recognition of June 12, as Nigeria’s Democracy Day in lieu of the presidential election that took place on that date in 1993, definitely underscores the importance the nation places on that historic outcome, 25 years ago. Though...... read more
Vengeance is not yours, Mr. President, leave it for God From the outset, joins millions of Nigerians in the celebration, which has engulfed the land, following the return of President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country, after a record 103 days medical sojourn in London. It could not have been better news that Nigeria is celebrating and not mourning at...... read more
Osinbajo was also a hero of Biafra at 50 Professor Wole Soyinka, in yet another intervention on the nation’s thorny political issues, warned last year that Nigerians must henceforth refrain from electing past military leaders as President. If anybody understood the drift of the seasoned playwright, foremost activist and erudite statesman, the acuity of that profound statement, was further registered...... read more
Senate suspension of Ndume: No to ego-tripping *Rescind decision now The Senate on Wednesday brought down its hammer on Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno East Senatorial District of Borno State. He was suspended in the anti-climax of the two-week old controversy surrounding Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dino Melaye in which he...... read more
Ali’s arrogant reply to the Senate On Friday, March 9, 2017, Controller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hameed Ali, angrily riposted to the summons of the Nigerian Senate. Palpably peeved by the further directive that he should do so in his official uniform, he licentiously and arrogantly dismissed the thought with the rather angry...... read more
Osinbajo must dump Buhari's 87-5 per cent model *A stitch in time The appointment of a new set of directors for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on Monday, February 27, 2017, the first by Professor Yemi Osinbajo, since he became Nigeria’s Acting President, came as a rude shock to watchers of events in Nigeria. It did, because, once again, the South East...... read more
This disgraceful London pilgrimage must end On Thursday, January 19, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria to London, where, according to his spokesman, Femi Adesina, he was supposed to spend a “short leave.” Adesina had informed in a short statement: “President Muhammadu Buhari leaves for the United Kingdom today on a short leave, which is part of...... read more
NCS's 661 seized Pump Action rifles: The lingering questions In the early hours of Monday, January 30, when most people were still buried in their daily activities, the news broke of how the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), intercepted a vehicle bearing 661 units of Pump Action rifles. If the news, which was all over in the social media and some...... read more
The needless hysteria over Buhari's health A picture is currently trending on the social media purporting President Muhammadu Buhari sitting in a room somewhere in London with Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, with two other unidentified people, a man sitting beside Amosun and a lady, sitting beside the President. That picture is apparently the trump card supporters...... read more
Why Buhari must listen to these dangerous echos In the morning of April 16, 2000, each of the Senators at the National Assembly, had come to their offices to find a letter stuck in their personal pigeonholes. It came from one of their colleagues, Chief Arthur Nzeribe, representing Imo West Senatorial Zone of Imo State. Couched with a dose...... read more
Vandalism: The cancer in Nigeria’s power sector Two years ago or thereabout, President Goodluck Jonathan told Nigerians to be prepared to crown him the most popular President of the country. This was on the strength of a comment by one of the participants at a media chat that any President who solved the problem of electricity in Nigeria...... read more
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