News recap: Dino Melaye's victory song and Abacha's ghost
Let me go straight to the point: if you have not seen the video of Senator Dino Melaye's song and, perhaps, its many remixes courtesy ingenious Nigerians, you probably just returned from Pluto. How about the retired General Ishaya Bamaiyi's attempt at the vindication of his former boss, Sani Abacha? Or the outpour of praises…
News recap: Obasanjo's nostalgia on failure and Buhari's foibles
This is a tale of presidents - past and present -of their failings and the nostalgia induced by afterthoughts. Obasanjo ruled the Nigeria as a military man and as an elected president but this week, he made the news for publicly acknowledging the failure of his generation to make the country a better place.
News recap: Buhari's extended leave, Fayose's ambition and the prices of food
First thing first: let me remind you readers that President Buhari is yet to return to the country. But a coterie of people in power - read Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara - have told us that Baba is fine and dandy. Let's not forget those pictures of him with two APC leaders released during the week.
News recap: Buhari, Obazee and tales of many sacks
Tales of many sacks. And they all, I'm sure, left bad tastes in the mouth. And the sacks coming very early in the year would hurt more than a hard knock in the knock.
News recap: Buhari's Onnoghen debacle and the gift of New Year
A new year, for some, brings with it new opportunities, better prospects, reprieve, recognition and sometimes, bad tidings. For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the woman who almost become the president of the United States of America, the new year brought her recognition as the Guardian person of the year. And for Nigerian governors and the president,…
Buhari the combatant and other stories
The Nigerian senate witnessed a chaotic session during the outgoing week. But it was not due to an invasion by the president who was likened to a combatant by a former combatant who himself became a head of state.
It was a tale of two elections this week, one concluded, the other is slated for November 8. But both had, at least, one thing in common: controversies.
Showing more signs of strains, the recession-hit Nigerian economy was subject of more national and international political and economic discourses this week. The Nigerian senate debated on how to rescue the country from the slump while President Muhammadu Buhari in New York also made a case for his economic reforms which got the endorsement of…
For Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the two governorship contests coming up in the southwestern state of Ondo and Edo State in the South-South are a test of the party's half-term score card. Ripples from the party's primary in Ondo State made the news early this week. Battling with their own election blues, both…
That the Nigerian economy is in a dire strait is no longer news. The statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics during the week confirmed that the country is in recession. And during the week, we were told why the economy could stay in a prolonged downward spiral mode. Again, the Republican nominee for the…