Buratai: The Dubai Landlord and His Magic of ‘Personal Savings’

Thanks to a recent revelation that exposed the two mansions he procured in Dubai while serving as the Director of Procurement at the Defense Headquarters, the character of Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the present Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, has become fuller and rounder.   Before now, Buratai was a

Saraki, Ekweremmadu and Life Parasitism

This month a year ago, Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu conspired with top clerks of the National Assembly and bastardized the senate rules of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Saraki and Ekweremmadu used the resultant playbook to choreograph their coronation as Deputy Senate President and Senate President respectively. On the first

Diezani, The Tomato Seller At Bodija and ”The Blessings of God”

On Monday, Al-Jazeera aired the report of the Abuja home of the immediate past petroleum minister of Nigeria, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke. It's one of the assets the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission recovered from some corrupt Nigerian politicians in the first year of the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari. The property is a

Celebrating The Longest Serving Teacher In Nigeria

For one moment, let’s ponder a rare greatness.   A greatness wrapped in relative obscurity. The greatness of a man who is arguably Nigeria’s longest serving teacher. The greatness of a man who has taught over 6,000 Nigerian children in an incredible career that has spanned …58 years!   I would never have come

Before The Next ‘Blasphemy’ Killing…

Last week Thursday, a mob of self-appointed God avengers lynched a woman to death for 'blasphemy' in Kano. A lot of outrage has followed that act of terror. But to mourn Bridget Agbaheme properly would be to address the context that empowered her murderers to make her the latest of