The most muted fact about Nigeria today is that it is the site of one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. There are as many human beings starving to death daily in Nigeria as in war-torn South Sudan. Thousands of Nigerians have already died from hunger and hundreds of thousands more are close to […]
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 […]
Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda has been busy lately. He has been tending his sick body and refuting rumors of his own death. He returned to Minna on Friday, after spending three weeks in a German hospital. While he was still in the care of his doctors, a wildfire of speculation spread across the Nigerian blogosphere […]
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 […]
i sing to the deaf and walk away (i sing my soul) i sing to defy the girl who would not listen (i sing my soul) i am the resilient bird, returning to serenade every dawn i sing and go away (i sing my soul).
Bill Clinton used the phrase ‘’It’s The Economy, Stupid!’’ to frame the main issue of the time of his first presidential candidacy. What would be apt for the Nigerian clime at this hour is a tweak on Clinton: It’s The Sharing, Stupid! Sharing and its corollary economics are at the core of the current plague […]