Femi Fani-Kayode, Nnamdi Kanu and The Brotherhood of Hate

In a shadow rebuttal to my piece, Femi Fani-Kayode and The Laughter of Biafra which was an answer to Femi Fani-Kayode’s Nnnamdi Kanu and The Cry for Biafra, a devotee of The Tsetse Who Flew To Cambridge, obviously under pressure to produce a passable riposte, stitched together tissues of his

Femi Fani-Kayode: The Tsetse Fly Who Flew To Cambridge

In times like this, you are compelled to ask yourself whether Femi Fani-Kayode’s avowed Fulani heritage has disappeared. In times like this, you are provoked to ask yourself whether he is still descended from a Fulani bloodline. In times like this, when he is choking on the rage of Fulani

Femi Fani-Kayode and The Laughter of Biafra

The arrest and secret arraignment of Nnamdi Kanu, the Director of Radio Biafra and Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, by Nigerian officials, touched off an outbreak of cathartic protests in some pockets of territory within the map of the re-imagined secessionist state of Biafra. Several individuals, from within and outside

Linda Ikeji, Ohakim and The Tale of Their Mansions

For some mystical reason, the story of two mansions acquired by two popular Nigerians collided in the same news cycle this week. ‘’Collided’’ is the apt word to characterize the accidental meeting of the contrasting intimations within the narrow time bracket. Because the details of how blogger Linda Ikeji bought

Can Nigeria Survive The Saraki Safari?

‘’Senate President’’ Bukola Saraki and his company have done something to, ‘lightening never strikes the same place twice’. They have killed that idiom! On Wednesday, 20th October, 2015, Saraki reported at the Code of Conduct Tribunal Abuja in continuation of his trial for false declaration of assets and corrupt enrichment. He

The Importance of Nnamdi Kanu and Other Dissenters

The arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the Director of Radio Biafra, by officials of the Department of State Security, on Saturday 17, October 2015, is a wrongheaded move. If it was meant to muzzle the secession salesman and the dream of a utopian Biafra he propagates, it is an exertion in

Governor Okowa and His 1,500 Political Aides

Last week Friday, I stumbled on a Daily Trust report that says the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration has created and filled putative vacancies for 1,500 political aides in Delta State. The story details that Okowa and his deputy have appointed more than five executive assistants, hundreds of senior special assistants and

A Thief’s Tribute To His Friend

The most full-throated of all the tributes paid so far to Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, since his demise on October 9, 2015, came from an unlikely location. It emanated from...a British prison! It was authored by James Onanefe Ibori. A convict serving a 13 year jail term for fraud and money

Who Killed Alams?

The death of Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyesiegha didn’t come within the range of vision of any prognosticator. But as soon as news broke that it had happened, a spontaneous epidemic of inquest broke out too. It seemed that a segment of his kinsmen, friends and allies, had been primed to

Alarm on Alams!

I am alarmed that Alams is dead. I am alarmed that Alams died at 62. I alarmed that Alams could die. I am alarmed that Alams’ vault of stolen silver and gold could not buy him immortality! Dieprye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha dead? The one and only Governor-General of the Ijaw Nation.