Buhari Belongs To Nepotism

President Muhammadu Buhari’s inaugural address was too drab for such a momentous occasion. But it had a singular line that mercifully redeemed the entire speech: ‘’I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody’’.   That line –easily the sole memorable and quotable part of that address –intrigued Nigerians. It had the

El-Rufai, Don’t Kill The Zaria Massacre!

In the wake of the massacre of hundreds of Nigerians in Zaria by the Nigerian Army, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, empanelled a judicial commission of inquiry and mandated it to investigate the tragedy. That commission has concluded its assignment and submitted its report. Mr. El-Rufai now faces a binary

Dino Melaye: The Thug With A Presidential Dream

No one who is conversant with the biography and career of ‘Senator’ Dino Melaye would be shocked by corroborated reports that he threatened to beat up and ‘’impregnate’’ a female colleague during a closed door session of the Nigerian senate on Tuesday. The act, outrageous as it sounds, is in

Restructuring: Interrogating The Buzzword

‘Restructuring’ is the buzzword in Nigeria today. Every intensive discourse of Nigeria by Nigerians hits on it. And the issue is rarely contested like a tentative question: To restructure or not to restructure. The imperative of ‘restructuring’ is considered to be too apparent to be up for debate. Its exigency