19 Jul 2015
I HAD thought that only the United States has produced prominent politicians who at one time, were world-class actors. Late Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America, was a world class Hollywood actor for over 25 years. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of the state of California, was a former American…
12 Jul 2015
THE first time that the issues of ageing and ageism invaded my mind was on the eve of my 40th birthday. It is doubtful if my mind would have wandered into these territories by itself for the simple reason that at that time, I was far more interested in living and the intricacies of that…
5 Jul 2015
IN July 2011, I was set to defend my project for the award of an LLB in law at the Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. I had written my long essay on the topic “Promoting international Criminal Justice and the Role of the International Criminal Court (ICC)”.
5 Jul 2015
THE Deputy Sunday Editor of The Guardian, Mr. Alabi Williams, had asked that I speak with Emma on the land swap policy of the Federal Government in order to boost a report I was working on. He had been a major crusader inquest for the original inhabitants of the FCT to get compensation for their…
28 Jun 2015
Opuro ngbinla, oniwayo ngbiu’gbado Sinu oko t’alabosi da. E o r’aiye? -Haruna Ishola in the 70s. I AM a not a member of The Redeemed Christian Church, my Christ Apostolic Church is good enough for me! However, I have some close pastor friends, like Pastor Segun Adegbiji, Pastor Magnus Maduka and Pastor Gbolabo Ogunsanwo, who often make it their business to keep me abreast of major Events in the Church, including Audio and Video Recordings of Daddy General Overseer, Pastor Adeboye’s Sermons.
21 Jun 2015
NIGERIA is in a transition from supreme oil-dependency to a more diversified economy. Susceptibility of the domestic economy to external revenue shocks, when oil prices fall, well informs this transition. But if oil prices were to stabilise at the $147 per barrel peak, there would still be very strong reasons Nigeria must broaden the base…
14 Jun 2015
President Muhammadu as President and Commander in chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo into office, the country now has a new First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari. Speculation is rife on what becomes of the Office of the First Lady under the new government.
7 Jun 2015
GIVE all the glory to our Lord Jesus Christ for answering our prayers and keeping our country together in spite of the legion of prophets of doom who predicted victories for those from whom they had collected money, as well as endless unrests for Nigerians should their anointed candidates lose.
31 May 2015
UP into the wee eighties when I left the country, I gleaned no contradictions. I left Nigeria, an arrogant little Fella, convinced no one, no matter where on earth could be better than me stage for stage in whatever mattered. When I got to England to commence postgraduate training, I thought England should be grateful I came. I really did. When I was told it…
24 May 2015
THIS troubling question has been on our mind every day over the last two and half years that God has granted breath and life to us: Where on this earth is our brother, Emenike Ihekwaba?
17 May 2015
TODAY, the level of confidence in Nigeria is remarkably high, and president-elect General Muhammadu Buhari has been described by many as embodying ‘the promise of change’.
10 May 2015
NO, I did not have a road to Damascus experience with the legendary Professor Tekena Tamuno. And, no, he did not contribute to my vocation as a priest, nor did he pay my fees. However, looking back, this great man, unknown to him, really and truly changed my life. And, might I add, perhaps my…