Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Persecution of Agba Jalingo and PDP’S Hypocrisy By Festus Ogun

Mr. Agba Jalingo, a journalist and human rights activist, is currently undergoing trial for criticizing the administration of Professor Ben Ayade,  Governor of Cross...

A Ganja Trip with Fela By Babafemi Ojudu

This is Fela’s week. We must continue to thank Femi, Yeni and their siblings as well as the devotees of The Shrine for keeping...

Football, Emotions and the Burden of Objectivism By Razaq T. Zubair

It's official, Messi is the FIFA best Male footballer of 2019. It was a pleasant surprise! I didn't see it coming. There have been...

My Hometown is under Siege By Chimamanda Adichie

One night in July, the signboards disappeared. The people of Abba, my hometown in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra state, woke up to...

PEPT Appeal: What Tradition Sayd about Supreme Court Judges...

By Law Mefor “We have no friends among you” - Justice Nikki Tobi The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the nation’s final court of appeals on...

Seun Onigbinde’s Dagger through The Heart Of Civic Activism

By ‘Fisayo Soyombo I have a distant acquaintanceship with Seun Onigbinde, meaning, if I wanted to, I could have privately congratulated him on his appointment...

Where are Sowore, Ohimai, Dadiyata? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Democracy is freedom; freedom to exist and to exercise the full catalogue of natural rights. The quality of democracy in an ordered system is...

Kogi Gubernatorial Duel: The Odds Favour Governor Bello.

The coast is now clear and the battle line is drawn. The choice of who becomes the next Governor of Kogi State is already...

We’re Proud of Our Symbol By Segun Showunmi

The decision to go to court on this issue of a stolen mandate in the February 2019 presidential election was a necessary sacrifice that...

Why Atiku Isn’t Coming By Farooq Kperogi

Poor leadership is obviously a grave, enduring problem in Nigeria, but an even graver problem, in my opinion, is the country’s docile, acquiescent, and...

BAYO OLUWASANMI: A Good Example of Armchair Critic

Each time one reads Bayo Oluwasanmi’s constant vituperations on President Muhammadu Buhari and his dependable Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, one would see in Oluwasanmi...

Presidential Election Petition:  Why Certificate Mattered By Law Mefor

Like a sore thumb, the issue of the secondary school certificate of President Muhammadu Buhari keeps sticking up. But why should secondary school certificate...

The Secrets of Seyi Makinde’s success By Taiwo Adisa

That the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde hit the ground running in Oyo state following his swearing-in on May 29, 2019 is...

Beyond the Street Attacks: The Deep Capacious Lineage of Afrophobia in South...

Let no one tell you that the Afrophobic violence in South Africa is a recent or isolated phenomenon. It is not. Makwerekwere, a term of...

South Africans are Killing Nigerians, Buhari Is Laughing with Their President

By ‘Fisayo Soyombo On Tuesday, the United States announced a hike in the cost of visa application for Nigerians. The US Consulate in Nigeria didn’t...

Buhari’s New SA on Infrastructure is INEC’s Amina Zakari’s Son By...

When people objected to the appointment of Mrs. Amina Zakari as head of INEC’s committee that would be in charge of the “secretariat for...

Money, Kudi, Owo: Remembering A Compulsive Giver

By Babafemi Ojudu Is Frank Igwebueze in the house? Good morning, Frank. I woke up this morning thinking of MKO Abiola and his philanthropic obsession. A...

TICAD 7 2019: Some Concerns and Clarifications By Femi Adesina 

Day two in Japan, and it was mainly for exhaling, catching our breath, receiving briefings and preparing for the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on...

FBI 80: Igbo is not The Colour of Fraud By ‘Fisayo...

The last 10 days have been very damaging for Nigeria’s already-battered international image. The spark was Obinwanne Okeke, once remembered for his listing by...

Slavery Still Exists, We must Take Action

By Muhammadu Buhari Four centuries ago, the first 20 documented African slaves arrived on the shores of Virginia. In the years that followed, millions more...

Nigeria and the Burden of Debt

By Oke Umurhohwo If there is anything that should ignite national discussion in the 2019 budget than others, it is the debt conundrum and future...

Development in Focus as Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates Cabinet By Gboyega Akosile

In fulfilling his electioneering promise that his cabinet would be constituted within 100 days of his government, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, recently released...

Babangida: ‘The Prince’ at 78 By Festus Adedayo

One of Nigeria’s arguably most impactful rulers, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, was 78 years old yesterday. Combatant Officer of the Nigerian Army who joined the...

Buhari’s Food Importation Ban could Drag The Nigerian Economy into Misery

President Muhammadu Buhari gave a new directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing FOREX for food importation. According to the...

Omoyele Sowore: Nigeria’s Wrong Prisoner – A Note to President Buhari

By Professor Niyi Osundare The 2015 general elections had just ended, with Nigeria’s ‘achievement’ of an unprecedented transition from one civilian government to another. The...

Who will Save The Police from Killer Soldiers?

By ‘Fisayo Soyombo If you believe the Army’s explanations about the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba last week, please lend me...

Education: the Clear and Present Danger!

By Emeka Oparah This morning, I lived through a double paroxysm of sadness and joy, when I read some joyous comments on the young woman...

Femi Fani-Kayode Has Gone Naked Again!

Since Chief Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, was ingloriously ousted from corridors of power, the only thing he merchandises in order to remain politically...

Does Nigeria Really Need A Revolution Now?

By ‘Fisayo Soyombo It’s the scheduled day for the 21-state #RevolutionNow protests championed by activist Omoyele Sowore who, as he must have expected, is currently...

The Ratings which Really Matter 

Hypocrisy is well known detractors of a man claiming they are rating his performance. The legitimacy and force of any rating exercise lies in...

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