Bukola Saraki: From A Thief To A Threat To National Security

Bukola Saraki has ceased to be a mere fugitive from the long shadow of his own criminal past. He is now a threat to national security. He is actively sabotaging all the three arms of the Nigerian government…from the vantage position of the senate president! Even after the Supreme Court gave an unambiguous dead end […]

The Bishop and The Beatification of James Ibori

EMMANUEL UCHENNA UGWU If Fela was still here, he would have shot the perfect retort at the Bishop who counseled politicians to pattern their stealing after the style of James Ibori. The Afrobeat legend would have tweaked his classical song, Teacher, No Teach Me Nonsense. He would have sang, ‘’Bishop, No Preach Me Nonsense!’’ Fela […]

As Soyinka Suffers Xenophobic Attack In Eko…

EMMANUEL UCHENNA UGWU Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s greatest literary icon, is a global citizen. He is welcome and celebrated everywhere. But he is currently under an ironic xenophobic attack in his own country. The precursor of the assault? The Nobel Laureate accepted Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s invitation to serve as the co-Chairman of the organizing committee for […]

Central Bank of Nepotism: Before Buhari Demystifies Himself…

If President Muhammadu Buhari has heard of the recently exposed employment racket at the Central Bank of Nigeria (or the Central Bank of Nepotism), he has not shown it. He has yet to find it in his heart to acknowledge the subject personally. He has not caused any of his spokesmen to issue a response […]

Central Bank of Nigeria or Rich Kids’ Club?

SaharaReporters’ latest scoop on the stealthy, exclusive recruitment of kids of Nigeria’s big men by the Central Bank of Nigeria confronts us with the stark reality of a nation rigged in favor of its ruling elite and their offspring. The story goes: Godwin Emefiele, the governor of CBN, perpetrated an incestuous, hermetically sealed employment farce […]

Ali Ndume, Dino Melaye and The Age of Their Ideas

The Nigerian senate recently produced two widely reported back-to-back stream of consciousness remarks that are more becoming of a pub than the highest lawmaking body of a real country. The two utterances share an easily recognizable misogynistic kernel. They emanated from ‘distinguished senators’ Ali Ndume and Dino Melaye.   The similarity and sequence of their […]

Why Nigerian Politicians Are Car Collectors

EMMANUEL UCHENNA UGWU Nigeria is a car caste country. The car denominates people’s station in life. A beaten ‘tokunbo’ car says you are poor; a new ‘tear rubber’ car says you are rich!   Senate President Bukola Saraki showed his species last week. He differentiated himself from ordinary Nigerians who face the threat of starvation as […]