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Killing Nigerian Judiciary softly

Killing Nigerian Judiciary softly The year 2019 would for a very long time to come remain one of the most treacherous seasons for Nigeria’s judiciary, going by the self-inflicted but externally induced credibility catastrophe that befell it and successfully beheaded the once envied independence of that strategic arm of government. It started from small rumours,...... more

Cultism, a dread, has its attraction

Cultism, a dread, has its attraction Outrageous, it is, is it not, that cultism has its attraction? Cult, as a term, denotes the heinous and the criminal. A cult is a reference to any sociocultural or ethnoreligious body despised by the speaker. For the purpose of this article, a cult is an organisation, whose origin lays in...... more

Is it time to legalise Marijuana?

Is it time to legalise Marijuana? Legalize it Don’t criticize itLegalize it, yeah yeahAnd I will advertise itSome call it tamjeeSome call it the weedSome call it marijuanaSome of them call it ganjaNever mind, got to legalize itIt’s good for the fluGood for asthmaGood for tuberculosisEven numara thrombosisGo to legalize itDon’t criticize it… –Peter Tosh, the late Jamaican...... more

Local council autonomy and insecurity

Local council autonomy and insecurity Two news items broke on May 6, 2019 about the same time – but in two different locations in Nigeria – that perfectly addresses the burning issue of widespread insecurity in Nigeria. But an observer of events in contemporary Nigeria needs to either develop the nose for news, as a professional...... more

Of government and budget blues

Of government and budget blues Last Sunday in Kano, a city where millions of young people are neither in school nor meaningfully engaged, an official wedding was organised for 1,500 couples at the cost of N300 million by the state government. “The beneficiaries were selected from each of the 44 LGAs of the state by the...... more

Brief answers to Nigeria’s big questions

Brief answers to Nigeria’s big questions Stephen Hawking’s epochal book - Brief Answers To The Big Questions - which was published sometimes last year posthumously, remains one of the finest works of scholarship in the 21st century.  The Daily Telegraph described the book as: “A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind.” The Guardian of Great Britain called the book’s author “A rare genius.” Pope...... more

PORNOGRAPHY, a male indulgence

PORNOGRAPHY, a male indulgence Young men and pornography have an affinity that cuts across all major religious denominations. Pornographic images and videos are sought and viewed, without a thought to faith and belief. Pornography, the youth anthem sans borders, is a call to action heeded by millions of young Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Other belief...... more

Yes, police extortion is compatible to armed robbery

Yes, police extortion is compatible to armed robbery    The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has of late, consistently maintained the front-burner of public discourse - for all the wrong reasons – particularly for the collapse of law and order in some sections of Nigeria due to absence of effective and efficient policing mechanisms. And now, the belated understanding that...... more

Green Eagles: Legends of the eighties

Green Eagles: Legends of the eighties The eighties’ generation of Nigerian children, who followed the football adventures of the national team, the Green Eagles, will be filled with nostalgia at the mention of the name of each of these football legends: Peter Rufai - Goalkeeper Patrick Okala - Goalkeeper Rashidi Yekini - Forward Christian Chukwu - Defender...... more

Ned Nwoko, Regina Daniel and undue media hysteria

Ned Nwoko, Regina Daniel and undue media hysteria It all began two weeks ago while I was on vacation in the United Kingdom. I read the media frenzy concerning the private life of one of Nigeria’s most illustrious maritime lawyers and political statesmen – Prince Ned Nwoko. The story goes that a budding and talented actress, Miss Regina Daniel...... more

It’s Nunc Dimittis to the Lugardian contraption called Nigeria

It’s Nunc Dimittis to the Lugardian contraption called Nigeria The myriad of problems confronting the geopolitical space called Nigeria today could be traced to one single cause – the amalgamation of the Southern and Northern Nigeria in by Lord Lugard. It was a marriage that was not canvassed, not negotiated, not consented to that was the root, the father and...... more

Politics as banditry in Nigeria

Politics as banditry in Nigeria April 15, 2019 was exactly when I boarded a British Airways night flight back to Abuja, after a loaded three week-vacation in the United Kingdom. As I made for Terminal 5, of one of the world’s most glamorous and one of the busiest airports called Heathrow, a striking news story that...... more

Of China, BRI and the road ahead

Of China, BRI and the road ahead On Tuesday, I joined journalists from 25 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Eurasia for the inaugural session of the Belt and Road News Network (BRNN) Council. Coordinated by Peoples Daily, the official newspaper of the central committee of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), with...... more

Presidency and Nigerian by birth

Presidency and Nigerian by birth Are citizens of our great Nation Nigerians by birth or by some other means: referendum, parental lineage, naturalisation, or plain old gatecrashing? For citizens to whom Aso Rock beckons, the answer to that question is crucial to the realisation of that dream. Persons, who adopt a Nigerian citizenship illegally, are not...... more

Of sex addicts, drugs and pornography

Of sex addicts, drugs and pornography For three weeks up till Monday, April 15, 2019, I spent my yearly vacation in the United Kingdom.  In the middle of this vacation, I was rudely awoken by the shock of two negative reports in the London Metro newspaper.  The first of these two negative reports that literally made front page was...... more

Imo: Challenges before the Integrated Infrastructure Committee

Imo: Challenges before the Integrated Infrastructure Committee The Integrated Infrastructure sub-committee of the Technical Transition Committee (TTC) is rated a critical committee, given the sensitivity of its assignment and general expectation. This committee is headed by the Emekuku-Owerri-born shipping and oil & gas magnet, Capt Emmanuel Iheanacho. The committee has an array of notable and distinguished Imo citizens...... more

APC and the power game

APC and the power game I do not know whether history is about to repeat itself. But there are clear signs that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is courting internal dissent, the type that reduced it to a wingless ruling party in 2015 even when it had majority membership in both chambers of the National...... more

The assassins in police uniform

The assassins in police uniform  That those saddled with the responsibility of protecting Nigerians are beginning to behave like assassins is a troubling challenge the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Muhammad Adamu has decided to confront. Henceforth, electro-muscular disruption technology known as teaser will replace the use of firearms for routine patrols, arrest duties...... more

Platonic relationships and sexual fantasies

Platonic relationships and sexual fantasies In society, the media, and movies, interactions between opposite sexes are so sexualised that the concept of a nonsexual and compassionate relationship between a male and a female appears to be an absurdity. Men are portrayed as predators on the prowl, waiting for the moment to take advantage of the opposite...... more

Three unforgettable years at NYSC

Three unforgettable years at NYSC The current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has secured for itself an unforgettable legacy that long after the government reaches its zenith in 2023, the remarkable achievements made by the management headed by Maj-Gen Suleiman Kazaure, at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), will remain evergreen. That it took just three...... more

FSARS, the law and NIGERIANS

FSARS, the law and NIGERIANS  Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) have been at swords drawn with the public, in the South of Nigeria. Young men are believed to be at risk, of drawing the attention of FSARS officers. Young women are not spared, either, for they, too, have narrated experiences at the hands of FSARS. FSARS,...... more

Rejection: A bruised male ego

Rejection: A bruised male ego A young male, whose advances are rebuffed by a female, suffers a bruised ego. Rejection hurts! A hurting male is analogous to a wounded lion, roaring, and ready to fight to the death, in defence of his pride, of lionesses and esteem. Does anyone understand that? Can anyone appreciate the unease...... more

I still remember restructuring

I still remember restructuring Nigerians appear to be an incoherent lot. We do not appear to have abiding standards. We just flow with the tide with little or no worry about the direction in which it is headed. Were  it not so, we would have reminded ourselves of those principles and aspirations which propelled and...... more

Understanding a spouse: How to proceed

Understanding a spouse: How to proceed Is it even feasible to understand one’s partner? Should one bother trying to understand one’s spouse? There is an assumption that once in a relationship, one meets a rock as an interface, whenever one engages in a conversation with one’s spouse. Granted, that notion is true in some relationships. However, one...... more

The martyrs of Rivers polls

The martyrs of Rivers polls The word martyr connotes a religious icon who attains the lofty height by virtue of the person’s insistence on sticking to the truth, as revealed by his/her religion and by so doing pays the supreme price. A martyr as defined by is very simple and straightforward: “someone who bears witness of the...... more

Can girls play football better than boys?

Can girls play football better than boys? The title of this article asks: Can girls play football better than boys? No, this is not about gender inequalities. Before we delve into this discourse fully, let us answer these questions, shall we? 1. Can girls play football at all? 2. Should girls take an interest in football? 3. Can...... more

Imo’s ‘Iberibexit’, unlike Brexit

Imo’s ‘Iberibexit’, unlike Brexit Imo, a state in south-eastern Nigeria, is known in the traffic parlance as the Heartland of the East. The state has consistently produced the highest percentage of students enlisting for both the senior secondary school certificate examinations and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations. In the last decade, Imo...... more

Promises of a new day

Promises of a new day This headline was first broached in this column and in this newspaper on May 7, 2007. An uncommon occurrence had taken place then. Ikedi Ohakim had emerged as governor of Imo State. His emergence was hardly expected. It was against the run of play. The development, naturally, came with cheers and...... more

Celebrities in celebrated sexual abuse cases

Celebrities in celebrated sexual abuse cases The codification of the universal declarations of human rights (UDHR) became imperative prior to its writing in 1948, when humanity suffered some of the worst cases of mass-killings and wars that led to the wanton killings of millions of members of the human race through the deployment of weapons of mass...... more

Is Buhari born again?

Is Buhari born again? The other day, President Muhammadu Buhari tried to calm frayed nerves. That was shortly after receiving his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). On that occasion, the President spoke in a manner he had never done before. He wore the garb of a pacifist. He sounded sober  and considerate....... more


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