Buhari’s Corruption Is More Innocent Than Yours

All of a sudden, the Buhari administration that is given to shouting anti-corruption from the rooftop has adjusted to the inviolate, otherworldly quiet of a Buddhist monastery. The dubious 9 trillion naira contract fraud exploded by Ibe Kachikwu’s ‘leaked’ memo has forced them into preternatural speechlessness. President Buhari, who cornered the

The Memo Ibe Kachikwu Did Not Write

The leaked memo of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to President Buhari is a short-hand exposé on the superfluity of corruption in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.   In the memo, a downcast Kachickwu pleads for the restoration of the dignity of his person and authority of his office. The humiliated cabinet

The Distance Between Houston and Makurdi

Houston is light years away from Makurdi. The American city and Nigerian town are separated by spatial and civilizational distances. They are also separated by the sensitivity of the disaster response mechanisms obtainable in their respective climes. The historic flooding of Houston overwhelmed the city’s infrastructure, displaced people from 100, 000 homes,

Why Rats Should Colonize Nigeria

A frustrated candidate Trump once asked the black American community that just wouldn’t warm to his campaign and the prospect of his presidency, ‘’what the hell do you have to lose?’’.   After the spokesman of the Nigerian president informed Nigerians that a legion of rats overran the office of the president of

Buhari’s Ba Turanci Tape

The written press statement in English was enough. President Muhammadu Buhari did not need to take the pains to vocalize it. So, what informed the pointless experiment in Hausa language ?   Why did President Buhari voice the Sallah message in Hausa instead of English, the lingua franca of Nigeria? Why did he