Irony of ironies. We are passing through a deep recession with its excruciating pains of, you got it, nairalessness. The last time we had financial pains close to this was in the Second Republic when President Shehu Shagari...
Christian and Muslim leaders, for whom?
The sun, is supposed to rise in the world of many people in the north, especially Muslims, just because President Muhammadu Buhari is a Muslim. The same way Christians celebrated...
The travails of a progressive emir
What better way to start this piece on a quintessential monarch, the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, than to quote the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai in an eulogy to the Emir sequel...
Southern Kaduna massacres on my mind
Southern Kaduna is a microcosm of Nigeria. It is, by any stretch of the imagination, emblematic of our collectivity. The people, who are marooned in their troublous ancestral Kaduna...
Reflections on the National Assembly
Over the past several months, the restructuring debate has understandably been pushed to the front burner with opinions on the issue being as varied as they are divided. Expectedly, every Nigerian appears to have an idea on how and what to restructure.
A tale of greed, ego and balderdash
A Certain theory, though of doubtful origin, has it that in the Nigerian public service, even a confirmed saint, so anointed by the Holy See himself, can be tarred by the devil’s brush and converted as one of his trusted disciples.
Better late than never
In one of his usually emotions-arousing speeches, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain African American Methodist preacher and civil rights activist, said, “When elderly black men and women straighten their backs up, you know...
Osinbajo’s fantasy of presidential infallibility
Weighed down by a lack of direction and adherence to constitutionality that is a high point of fidelity to democratic norms, the President Muhammadu Buhari government keeps on spawning despair in the land, with massive economic collapse leading to rampant suicide.
Tinubu: From the prism of a dis-interested by-stander
Born into relative obscurity but reportedly raised or nurtured in sublime circumstances, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s early life is shrouded in myth or mystery. Today, however, he may well qualify as the enfant terrible of Nigeria’s political landscape.