Story making West Africa Pidgin English may be widely spoken in some parts of Nigeria, but it is not in any renowned genre in the realms of African literature. This indigenous language – an amalgam of corrupted English and local languages – earned a space at the just concluded Story Making West Africa which showcased...... read more
Leadership: What has age got to do with it? The call for power shift from the older to the younger generation is fast gaining currency. This political discourse has occupied the public space in recent times and understandably so. The question is what level of leadership are we talking about and what age suitability should be considered; below age 40...... read more
Zuma’s resignation, party institutions and Nigeria’s shame Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Bola Tinubu, is currently on a mission of reconciling feuding members of the All Progressives Congress (APC). That task was handed over to him by President Muhammadu Buhari, a week before. “As part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari...... read more
Femi Adesina: People also stand with the devil The story was told of a man whose wife was in labour at a hospital. The doctors had demanded for the usual deposit before they could attend to her. He did not have the money. So, began his helter-skelter race to raise the money. Eventually he landed in the house of...... read more
Why I stand with Buhari These are very difficult times in our country. Sad, mournful and dolorous times, as the New Year opened with killings in Rivers, Kaduna, Taraba, and Benue states, among others. Of course, there had been gruesome carnage on the Mambilla plateau mid last year, and bloodletting in Numan, Adamawa State, as well...... read more
Sokoto 2018 Budget: What’s in it for you? Sokoto State’s 2018 budget, as presented to the state House of Assembly by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, will be the last full budget before the 2019 general elections. Expectations are high that the next fiscal year will see to the realization of many promises made not just in the outgoing year,...... read more
What we learnt from judgment on Anambra Central There are some quite interesting details to note from the judgment of Justice John Tsoho which declared Dr. Obiora Okonkwo as Senator for Anambra Central Senatorial district of Anambra state. First, the matter was instituted on 22 December 2014, through an originating summon, in the aftermath of the primary election of...... read more
Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, he had admonished me: "Adesina, always tell me the truth. That is what I want from you. In this type of position I have found myself, it...... read more
On Peter Obi, Sam Omatseye was wrong, very wrong Ikemba Nnewi, Amuma N’egbeigwe and Dikedioramma Ndigbo, the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, had a way of putting it. To those who doubted his place in the heart of the Igbo people, he had a way of asking them for a common test – Test of Popularity or as in the Kegites...... read more
A dream embraces the ages, Tribute to Dr. Alex Ekwueme Hypocrisy may be the hallmark of political culture in Nigeria. It was evident when Chief Obafemi Awolowo was called to Higher Realm, as we lamented the “greatest President we never had”. With Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, gentleman, intellectual and great champion of fairness and balance in public life, it is even...... read more
​Why Anambra Central election cannot hold yet The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed January 13, 2018 for the conduct of a court-ordered election into the contentious Anambra Central Senatorial district seat. In fixing the date, INEC stated in its press statement dated November 23, 2017 and signed by Mohammed Kudu Haruna, listed as National Commissioner and Member, Information...... read more
In Anambra, history offers Buhari one golden moment How times change! At some point, it was as if President Muhammadu Buhari was going to end his first term in office without visiting the south east. But here we are: within 48 hours, the man, who some naysayers insisted was on life support, would have waltzed through two-fifths of the...... read more
Buhari’s Ebonyi visit: A moment in history A presidential visit to a state is a very significant event. Both the presidency and the host state look forward to it for several reasons. Although the president and the governor would have been meeting at other fora, an official visit to a state is set aside, exclusively, for the president...... read more
Phase-out of petrol cars – Matters arising Few weeks ago, Britain announced 2040 as its target date for phasing out internal combustion engine cars from its shores and the switch to electric cars.  An internal combustion engine (ICE) is one in which combustion is intermittent, such as in four-stroke and six-stroke piston engines. Typically, an internal combustion engine...... read more
Please, Chief Victor Umeh should stop telling deliberate lies It was reported recently, how the Willie Obiano’s Campaign  organisation headed by Chief Victor Umeh agreed that the present gubernatorial campaign would be anchored on lies, blackmail and mischief, and they have been doing that in  full dose. They have  continued to concoct/sponsor funny stories as that of “last drop of...... read more
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