1 Sep 2021
In July 1988, I wrote a column in Newswatch titled “ The Symptoms.” It was inspired by the uproar generated on the African continent which had been turned into a toxic wasteland by the Western industrialized world ...
31 Aug 2021
When book lovers troop into Uyo, Akwa Ibom State next month to hold the first Book Clubs conference in Nigeria, the town would have registered its name in history as a book-loving city.
19 Oct 2020
Everything about governance is mostly in the realms of strategy as those governing are meant to think of the past, today and what tomorrow holds. And, when tomorrow comes, when the youth take the baton of leadership, they reflect on the past and work towards....
5 Apr 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigeria’s media industry in celebrating veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday, praying for abiding good health and strength..
8 Jan 2020
At the height of the bloody clash between the peripatetic cattle herdsmen and farmers in 2018, I wrote in my column of June 27 of that year and said that “Nigerians have simply become inured to these horrific killings...
30 Nov 2019
With the last minute withdrawal of 2019 hosting right from Ghana, following an undisclosed disagreement between the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) team and the government of Ghana, there were fears that this year’s ceremony might fall bellow expectation.
22 May 2019
In and out of season, leadership elite seem to delight in embracing wrong diagnosis of the country’s numerous problems, especially the intractable social and political disharmony that has bedevilled us for decades and, consequently....
12 Mar 2019
I have reached a very significant point in my regular public writing, and compelled by a personal work restructuring that I just undertook to step it down significantly, by 70% perhaps. It means I would henceforth intervene in national discourse only on very few occasions when I feel so strongly, and when I need to…
6 Feb 2019
A friend sent me a rather frightful note last week in which he warned that I should not drive my vehicle with expired documents within the Ikeja environs, especially the Alausa secretariat, the seat of Lagos state government.
28 Sep 2018
League of Nigerian Columnists (LNC), a professional body out to ensure good governance and hold government accountable, was inaugurated yesterday in Lagos.
26 Aug 2018
Sir: I am not suggesting that nobody has the right to disagree with anybody. Without disagreement, life itself will be a monumental bore. But no sane person should carry disagreement...