El-Rufai, Don’t Kill The Zaria Massacre!

In the wake of the massacre of hundreds of Nigerians in Zaria by the Nigerian Army, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, empanelled a judicial commission of inquiry and mandated it to investigate the tragedy. That commission has concluded its assignment and submitted its report. Mr. El-Rufai now faces a binary choice: To use the report […]

Dino Melaye: The Thug With A Presidential Dream

No one who is conversant with the biography and career of ‘Senator’ Dino Melaye would be shocked by corroborated reports that he threatened to beat up and ‘’impregnate’’ a female colleague during a closed door session of the Nigerian senate on Tuesday. The act, outrageous as it sounds, is in character. Dino has always been […]

Restructuring: Interrogating The Buzzword

‘Restructuring’ is the buzzword in Nigeria today. Every intensive discourse of Nigeria by Nigerians hits on it. And the issue is rarely contested like a tentative question: To restructure or not to restructure. The imperative of ‘restructuring’ is considered to be too apparent to be up for debate. Its exigency is regarded as a given. […]

The Danger of Buhari’s Recruitment Apartheid Regime

None of Aso Rock’s town criers has made an official announcement yet. But Nigeria has adopted the policy and practice of recruitment apartheid. The third consecutive recruitment scandal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, a self-evident proof of the run of this new order, says so!   The confirmation came from the Nigerian Prison Service. The […]

Buratai: The Dubai Landlord and His Magic of ‘Personal Savings’

Thanks to a recent revelation that exposed the two mansions he procured in Dubai while serving as the Director of Procurement at the Defense Headquarters, the character of Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the present Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, has become fuller and rounder.   Before now, Buratai was a single story persona. […]

Saraki, Ekweremmadu and Life Parasitism

This month a year ago, Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu conspired with top clerks of the National Assembly and bastardized the senate rules of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Saraki and Ekweremmadu used the resultant playbook to choreograph their coronation as Deputy Senate President and Senate President respectively. On the first anniversary of that farce, they […]

Diezani, The Tomato Seller At Bodija and ”The Blessings of God”

On Monday, Al-Jazeera aired the report of the Abuja home of the immediate past petroleum minister of Nigeria, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke. It’s one of the assets the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission recovered from some corrupt Nigerian politicians in the first year of the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari. The property is a mansion worth 18 million US […]

Celebrating The Longest Serving Teacher In Nigeria

For one moment, let’s ponder a rare greatness.   A greatness wrapped in relative obscurity. The greatness of a man who is arguably Nigeria’s longest serving teacher. The greatness of a man who has taught over 6,000 Nigerian children in an incredible career that has spanned …58 years!   I would never have come to […]