The Song Before The Genocide

When a group of Northern youths gathered in Arewa House, Kaduna and issued a ‘quit notice’ to all Igbos resident in the Northern Nigeria from that symbolic bastion of Arewaland, I hastened to clarify that "It’s A Genocide Notice, Not A Quit Notice." My reading of that thinly veiled threat of pogrom

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

Don’t Pray For Buhari’s Recovery

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