More often than not, the Nigerian Police runs riot like a malicious militia whenever the politics of the president of Nigeria faces a viable challenge in the form of a street protest. The police rush out to crush the demonstration. They assault the protesters. They brutalize them on an order of
The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, received the biggest surprise of his adult life last week. Without any prior sign of the evolution of her views on self-determination, Aisha Buhari dramatically subscribed to the motto of Kanu's secessionist movement that President Muhammadu Buhari had tried so hard to shoot
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
Since President Muhammadu Buhari departed Nigeria on ‘medical vacation’ one month ago, politicians, monarchs and religious leaders have been entreating Nigerians to pray for his quick recovery and safe return. The Buhari administration has also been using the solicitation of prayers for President Buhari as a tactic to evade citizens’ demand for enlightening information on his state
Late Saturday night, Innocent Idibia, caved in. He announced, at the dying minute, the cancellation of the much anticipated anti-government protest scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on Monday, 6th February. After initially assuring intending protesters that he would defy the Nigerian government and proceed with the ‘’One Voice’’
History teaches us that dictatorship rarely invades the society like a wild beast. It instructs that tyranny is often a homegrown monster. It’s a tame, overindulged animal that evolves into bestiality. Nigeria is witnessing that ugly metamorphosis in their incumbent president. Muhammadu Buhari is asserting himself, though, as an unreconstructed tyrant.
Mayowa Ahmed is dead. The cancer sufferer passed away in the early hours of Sunday. She was a victim of the state-sponsored genocide that is silently decimating the Nigerian poor. Mayowa would have lived longer or even beat the disease if the circumstances of her birth were different. She would still be