Dapchi and The Lie That Boko Haram Has Been Defeated

The Buhari administration relentlessly bruit the whooper that Boko Haram has been defeated. After the supposedly vanquished Boko Haram abducted 105 school girls in Dapchi, Yobe State, the falsity of the lie that the terror group has been decimated is now more obvious. So, the premature paeans of victory should cease. The baseless triumphalism should stop. […]

Jacob Zuma’s Long Walk To Darkness

Last Wednesday night, Jacob Zuma beat a hasty retreat from the presidential lectern after he announced his resignation ‘’with immediate effect.’’ Those steps away from the spotlight are the beginning of a lonely walk in darkness. Zuma had docked and dodged and deferred his overdue departure. But on the eve of a no-confidence vote that […]

The Unique Nigerian Fable of A Money-Eating Snake

The proverbial excuse of the lazy American student is ‘‘the dog ate my homework.’’ We now have an analogous fable of the corrupt Nigerian official: ‘’the snake ate my loot.’’ Philomena Chieshe, a female cashier at the Makurdi office of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, told auditors who asked her to account for the 36 […]

The Problem With Obasanjo and His Coalition

Of all the rulers who have contributed to the underdevelopment of Nigeria and the impoverishment of her people, President Olusegun Obasanjo is the most hypocritical and hypercritical. Obasanjo suffers from the excessive need to be seen and heard. His attitude is the very definition of existential superiority: I am Obasanjo and you are not! It […]

Fulani Herdsmen: Time To Boycott Blood Beef

Fulani herdsmen are the freest mass murderers in the world today. They are the only band of active terrorists on this planet that are privileged with explicit immunity. Nigeria has all but officially legitimized their campaign of violent depopulation on Nigerian farmer communities. The government of the day dutifully rationalizes, downplays and whitewashes their butchery. […]

The Grace and Disgrace of Robert Mugabe

History teaches us that dictators tend to rehearse the same tragic script: they indulge the delusion of their own hubris, overreach themselves, and make themselves vulnerable to a disastrous downfall. Robert Mugabe has yet to acquiesce to his removal from office with a formal resignation. But for all practical purposes, Mugabe has bitten the dust. […]

Buhari’s Corruption Is More Innocent Than Yours

All of a sudden, the Buhari administration that is given to shouting anti-corruption from the rooftop has adjusted to the inviolate, otherworldly quiet of a Buddhist monastery. The dubious 9 trillion naira contract fraud exploded by Ibe Kachikwu’s ‘leaked’ memo has forced them into preternatural speechlessness. President Buhari, who cornered the position of the Minister […]