A Word For Buhari, Our Absentee President

Within six months of inauguration, the man Nigerians elected in a historic voter revolution has created an alarming pattern of absenteeism. President Muhammadu Buhari, who is hyped as an orator of ‘’body language’’, has been voting with his feet since May 29, 2015. An audit of his overseas travel shows

The Difference Between Biafra and Biafraud

The spasms of rage that followed the incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra and Director of Radio Biafra, in some parts of South East Nigeria have morphed into a theatre and taken a life of its own. From effervescence of anger, the Biafra secession protest has solidified

Fashola: The Abortion of A President and The Birth of A Superminister

Eleven people ran for president in Nigeria’s 2015 elections. General Muhammadu Buhari and then-incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan were the most popular of the pack. But the most eligible presidential material of the time did not feature in the contest.   Babatunde Raji Fashola, who was nearing the end of his second term

The Entertainment Activism of Ben Bruce

Ben Murray Bruce is doing three things you can’t possibly ignore. Bruce is baring his showman chest. He is pointing Nigerians to his vast reserve of the milk of human kindness. And he is performing a concern concert! The Senator representing Bayelsa East district is striving to impress everybody with his solicitude.

Before Second Termites Start TANning President Buhari…

In what underscores the pathology of futurist poaching that shapes the contours of Nigerian democracy, someone has kick-started a campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term, five months into the four year-long play!   Buhari is still hamstrung by wonderment at the empty treasury he met upon entering Aso Rock. He has

The UNN Laptop Fees Swindle

There is a tragic situation in the University of Nigeria Nsukka that, if not reversed, would shunt thousands of prospective first year students of the institution away from resumption.   The administration of Vice Chancellor Professor Benjamin Ozumba increased the number of the hurdle of fees the kids have to surmount before

Nigerian Senators Need A New Job!

  A pack of Nigerian senators wasting a weekday on escorting ‘’Senate President’’ Bukola Saraki to his corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal Abuja did not make sense at first instance. Multiple reenactments of that oddity have also not made it easy for the mind to process. But a

Before Buhari Becomes Complainer-in-Chief…

President Muhammadu Buhari has reechoed that Nigeria is broke. This is the umpteenth time. And it’s beginning to tickle the ears (a cliché is coming…) like a broken record!   A few moments before Buhari departed New Delhi, where he participated in the third India-Africa Forum, he told the Nigeria Television Authority

Femi Fani-Kayode and His Wasted Cambridge Education

Femi Fani-Kayode has had an extensive career in public nuisance. He has been a nagging community irritant for so long that a certain segment of the Nigerian political cognoscenti, in their generosity of spirit, chose to adopt a muted explanation for his obsessive rabidity. There must be a reason why Fani-Kayode