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As APC ‘brings’ order from chaos

As APC ‘brings’ order from chaos If you have ever visited a typical chain of brothels, then you will understand how chaos and disorder functions in real life situation. This is because traditionally, the red light district is a house of 'sin' and the ancillary activities that go with commercial sex, such as smoking and drunkenness. In...... more

A Season of Photographs

A Season of Photographs All over the world, smart politicians play to the gallery. And they do so with their cameramen in tow in an elaborate scheme that is now part of the game. Politicians carry babies in the market place. They pump fists with plumbers. They pose with books even when they are not...... more

Is Sultan moving into Abuja?

Is Sultan moving into Abuja? These are not the best times for Nigeria and Nigerians. The fact that in the last two years, Nigeria has invested more money paying for the health-care of our President in a foreign jurisdiction than we have committed towards providing maternal health-care in the whole country, is good enough evidence that...... more

Why does God permit evil?

Why does God permit evil? I do not intend to answer that question. It is even beyond the scope of this column. It is one of the philosophical questions that philosophers have, over the years, devoted much attention to. Being a philosophical question, it does not admit of easy solution. Needless to say, therefore, that there...... more

Murder in the Cathedral

Murder in the Cathedral First performed in 1935, ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ is a play by the 20th century British playwright and social critic, T. S. Eliot which tells the story of the assassination in 1170 AD of Archbishop Thomas Beckett by loyalists of the then British monarch, Henry II. In writing the drama, Eliot...... more

The agony of Nigerians

The agony of Nigerians As devoted human rights campaigners, our official and private lines are usually inundated with calls from distressed members of the civil society. These callers, ranging from housewives confronting different facets of brutal domestic abuses and violence, to single girls and men who have wandered the major streets of townships and cities...... more

Doctrine of deceit

Doctrine of deceit So much dishonesty is going on in the land at the moment. Some Nigerians are pretending not to know what it means to restructure the country. The impression they give is that restructuring means different things to different people. For that reason, those who are not comfortable with the idea want...... more

An Epidemic of Rape

An Epidemic of Rape There is hardly any member of my generation who did not watch the controversial rape revenge movie of the eighties titled, ‘I Spit on Your Grave’. The first time I watched the movie, which in 2010 made TIME magazine’s list of ten ‘most ridiculously violent’ movies of all times, I shed...... more

Nwoko: A Patriot’s role towards Paris Club refund

Nwoko: A Patriot’s role towards Paris Club refund When the military midwifed the current civilian dispensation in 1999, Prince Ned Nwoko – a Nigerian-born but United Kingdom – based maritime and human rights lawyer – was among the top-rank Nigerians who won elections to sit in the lower chamber of the National Assembly. Nwoko blazed a trail because –...... more

A buffoon before a buffoon after

A buffoon before a buffoon after We have always had buffoons who found themselves in position of authority. Although they were not many and history did not say mankind had been that very unlucky to have themselves ruled by idiots we still did have a few dotting the pages of history books and ancient dramaturgy. In recent...... more

Who created Nigeria: God or Lugard?

Who created Nigeria: God or Lugard?   This piece is not theological in nature, but a direct response to the statement often rendered by political office-holders in Nigeria each time certain agitations are raised for a fundamental restructuring, or overhauling of the structure of the polity. These persons, defending Nigeria as a divine product, are those who...... more

Kaduna declaration: What has changed?

Kaduna declaration: What has changed? We have just been told that the Coalition of Northern Youths, or by whatever name they are called, are considering reviewing the quit order, which they handed down to the Igbo living in their territory. One of them who spoke on national television a few days ago said they were thinking...... more

A nation of many actors

A nation of many actors Acting, according to Wkipedia, which is what most Nigerians rely on these days, “is an activity in which a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character” while an “actor (often actress for female) is a person who portrays a character in a performance.” Again, according...... more

We’re drinking our oil and eating our children’s future

We’re drinking our oil and eating our children’s future In 2007, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was desperate to solve a conundrum that was nearly as old as Nigeria’s independence. It was an especially recalcitrant problem. Ibrahim Babangida, former Military President, also attempted to solve it in the late 80s but he failed. Upon return to democracy, Olusegun Obasanjo,...... more

What are we restructuring?

What are we restructuring? Nobody needed any telling that he was angry as he made his presentation. “Nigeria is a failed state”, Dr Abubakar Othman, who teaches African Poetry and Creative Writing at the University of Maiduguri, repeatedly declared before launching into a song, or more appropriately, a chant, rendered in a “strange” language. Even...... more

Footballers as patriots

Footballers as patriots As we struggle to untie the knots of discord and disunity, one group of compatriots that we ought to look upon as models are the footballers from Nigeria plying their trade in different European leagues. Nigeria, being one of the best-rated soccer-playing nations in the estimation of the global football governing...... more

Of Lion King, Hyenas and Jackals, By Olusegun Adeniyi

Of Lion King, Hyenas and Jackals, By Olusegun Adeniyi There is no better reflection of the state of our nation today than the Facebook exchange between the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari and the Senator of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani. It speaks to several issues: Nigeria is no better than a...... more

Another Pandora’s box

Another Pandora’s box Nigeria appears to be troubled from all angles. The economy is in tatters. We are grappling with the incompetence of a bunch of power seekers who wanted power for its own sake. They are running a government that promised so much but is delivering so little. The government, certainly, is trying...... more

Look at them!

Look at them! Look at them, look at the people who are stealing your future and the future of your children and grandchildren. Look at them again. Do you recognise them? Look at their fat necks, the necks that you will mistake for Mahogany trunk. People with fat thick necks, people who have been...... more

Of Joy Odama and a compromised police

Of Joy Odama and a compromised police What exactly is responsible for the deterioration of professionalism and discipline in the Nigeria Police: Is it due to lack of competence and or lack of will-power to change the compromised and corrupt status quo in the force by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris?  The deepening spectre of deterioration of...... more

ATTENTION EVERYBODY!

ATTENTION EVERYBODY! Even as we shout and scream at each other and we are clamouring to destroy the temple and erect a new one we should be mindful of the larger world we live in and be conscious that we are surrounded by enemies. We should be on our guard as a people...... more

Politics of appearance

Politics of appearance When some Igbo groups led by South East governors met in Enugu the other day to affirm their belief in a united Nigeria, they were merely responding to the expediencies of the moment. Their youths led by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have driven Nigeria to the precipice. Pro-Biafra groups...... more

Nigeria and the ghosts of 1966, By Olusegun Adeniyi

Nigeria and the ghosts of 1966, By Olusegun Adeniyi For a long time, I had held the notion that principal actors in the events that led to the collapse of the First Republic and its aftermath should document their accounts so that our generation and those after us can learn useful lessons. After reading “The First Regular Combatant: Brigadier General...... more

The looming demographic disaster, By Olusegun Adeniyi

The looming demographic disaster, By Olusegun Adeniyi A United Nations (UN) population estimate released last week reaffirmed earlier projection that Nigeria is set to overtake the United States in population by 2050. Titled, “2017 Revision of World Population Prospects”, the UN report added rather ominously that the concentration of population growth in the poorest countries will pose a...... more

Confederation is the solution

Confederation is the solution Former Governor of Ogun State the late veteran Journalist Chief Victor Olabisi Onabanjo was a most vocal canvasser for a Confederation structure for Nigeria in those days. And in solid agreement with him were the likes of Elder statesman Chief Anthony Eronsele Enahoro, former Senate leader and Populist Dr Olusola Saraki,...... more

2017 Budget: Expensive government and dubious allocations

2017 Budget: Expensive government and dubious allocations The Business Dictionary defines budget as: “An estimate of costs, revenues, and resources over a specified period, reflecting a reading of future financial conditions and goals.” The online business dictionary also affirmed that budget is one of the most important administrative tools.  A budget, it argued, serves also as a plan of...... more

Nigerian media and the wheelbarrow theory

Nigerian media and the wheelbarrow theory Mr. Solomon Dalung, the current Sports and Youth Development Minister, can rightly be ranked as the most unpopular cabinet level minister in this dispensation.   His unpopularity isn't because of lack of achievements in the fields of Sports but for certain public show of crass incompetence and inefficiency embedded in his...... more

Igbo and their trapped trillions

Igbo and their trapped trillions There is every reason to believe that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) whose activities triggered the quit notice given to the Igbo in the North by Arewa youths is elated by the stand of the northern groups. IPOB believes that the Arewa youths, through their declaration, may have, without knowing...... more

The Lord is My Shepherd…, By Olusegun Adeniyi

The Lord is My Shepherd…, By Olusegun Adeniyi What else shall we write? That was the title of a column written by Prof Olatunji Dare in the nineties. It attests to the fact that for every columnist, a moment comes when you look at practically all the issues dominating the news and you wonder what new things you have...... more

Coup d’etat is possible anywhere

Coup d’etat is possible anywhere Who says coup d’état is not possible in Nigeria or anywhere for that matter? Let no one delude themselves and treat their citizens anyhow on the false oars that coup is not possible or that no individual or group of individuals can touch them. The purpose of this essay is not...... more

 

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