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. […]