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 of health. Officialdom tells […]

In Defense of Johnson Suleman’s ‘Inciting’ Sermon

I am a Christian. I am the son of a pastor. My creed and breeding predisposes me to denounce bloodshed and defend the incomparable value of human life. All the same, I support the controversial ‘inciting’ sermon of Apostle Johnson Suleman. Suleman, leader of a thriving church in Auchi, Edo state, recently decried the unqualified […]

Biafra, El-zakzaky and The Reincarnated Dictator

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. An older version of […]

Buhari, Angela Merkel and How Not To Love Terrorists

After what seemed like eternity, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, 5th January, 2017, caused to be issued, on his behalf, a public reaction to the Southern Kaduna killings of Christmas eve and Christmas day. The wait wasn’t worth it, to say the least. The resultant statement proved an object lesson in too-little-too-late response to a national tragedy. […]

The Flag of The Alternate Boko Haram

As the calendar turns, the Nigerian leadership would be wise to contemplate a nagging problem that beset the country in the old year and one that will continue to trouble the nation if not urgently and comprehensively addressed. The question –it’s the most important conceivable question of the year 2017 –is: Will the Nigerian government […]

Before The Ultimate Grace to Grass Story…

President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption profile is fading. The bogeyman mystique that constitutes the essence of his public persona is increasingly being revealed as an absent and abstract construct. Surprisingly, it is the masquerade himself who has been demystifying the man behind the mask. His chief of staff, Mr. Abba Kyari, is alleged to have collected 500 […]

Solomon Dalung: The Mascot and Buhari’s Experiment With Mediocrity

Solomon Dalung is not a divisive public figure by any stretch of the imagination. There is near-unanimity of opinion about his utility as Nigeria’s minister of sports. The kooky man with a fetish for red beret and khaki is the mascot of President Buhari’s administration. He is the poster child of the shambolic game of ineptness that […]