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1 Apr 2017
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…
4 Mar 2017
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.
11 Feb 2017
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.
14 Jan 2017
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.
7 Jan 2017
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,…
29 Oct 2016
For Hillary Clinton and Patience Jonathan, both of whom were former first ladies in their countries, these are not, definitely, best of times.
8 Oct 2016
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.
1 Oct 2016
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.
24 Sep 2016
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…
10 Sep 2016
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…
3 Sep 2016
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…
27 Aug 2016
The outgoing brought more harsh news for the Nigerian economy. The naira depreciated further against the dollar, the economy recorded losses as more companies flew out of the country. But there were other important news during the week, too.


Beijing on Thursday slammed NATO over a "completely futile" warning in which the group said for the first time in a guiding blueprint that China's power challenges the military alliance. The response came after NATO's strategic concept, published at a summit in Madrid, said Beijing's stated ambitions and coercive policies challenged its interests, security and…
Sri Lanka should stamp out corruption and substantially raise taxes to rescue its economy, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday after bailout talks with the bankrupt island nation. Representatives from the global lender of last resort have just concluded a 10-day visit to the capital Colombo to map out a resolution to the South Asian…
Oleksandra has wanted to leave Ukraine since her home was bombed. But she can't, because her passport says she is a man, and can therefore be drafted into the army. Like many other transgender people in Ukraine, she fears she will face discrimination if she is called to fight with the Ukrainian army. But until…
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr on Thursday praised his dictator father's rule after being sworn in as the country's new leader, completing a decades-long effort to restore the clan to the country's highest office. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, 64, won last month's elections by a landslide, securing the biggest victory since his father and namesake…
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Russia said Thursday it had pulled its forces from Ukraine's Snake Island, calling it a "goodwill gesture" to allow Kyiv to export agricultural products.  "On June 30, as a gesture of goodwill, the Russian armed forces completed their tasks on Snake Island and withdrew a garrison stationed there," the defence ministry said in a statement. …