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

A Thief’s Tribute To His Friend

The most full-throated of all the tributes paid so far to Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, since his demise on October 9, 2015, came from an unlikely location. It emanated from...a British prison! It was authored by James Onanefe Ibori. A convict serving a 13 year jail term for fraud and money

Who Killed Alams?

The death of Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyesiegha didn’t come within the range of vision of any prognosticator. But as soon as news broke that it had happened, a spontaneous epidemic of inquest broke out too. It seemed that a segment of his kinsmen, friends and allies, had been primed to

Alarm on Alams!

I am alarmed that Alams is dead. I am alarmed that Alams died at 62. I alarmed that Alams could die. I am alarmed that Alams’ vault of stolen silver and gold could not buy him immortality! Dieprye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha dead? The one and only Governor-General of the Ijaw Nation.