Buhari’s Dictatorship is Coming To A Neighbourhood Near You

The tentacles of Muhammadu Buhari’s tyranny are growing and spreading everywhere. Only those who are in denial can fail to appreciate that a de facto dictatorship is fastening its grip on Nigeria.   Even from the base of his medical expedition in London, Buhari’s lengthened shadow is haunting the country. His gestapo agents are running […]

Itse Sagay: The Change of A Law Professor to A Raw Sycophant

Tom Paine’s saying that it takes only a step to descend from the sublime to the ridiculous is not a cliché: it’s a timeless truth. One of the most erudite law professors to come out of Nigeria has become a raw sycophant. It took an unimportant political appointment for Itse Sagay to reduce himself to […]

Buhari for Life President!

The senatorial candidate now senator-elect who gave notice that his singular mission to the Red Chambers was to actualize the amendment of the Nigerian constitution to make Muhammadu Buhari president for life is a prodigious buffoon. But Nigerians must resist the temptation to dismiss Lawal Gumau as a wildly imaginative idiot miscast in leadership. He is an important herald. You […]

The New Poverty Capital of the World Needs A Drastic Disruption

The Brookings Institution recently published a grim report that indicated Nigeria has leapfrogged India to become the country with the highest number of people in extreme poverty and the de facto poverty capital of the world. According to the report which was based on the latest World Poverty Clock data, Nigeria is now the frontrunner […]

June 12, Abiola, Gani and Buhari’s Vote-catching Gambit

President Buhari’s plan to beatify president-elect MKO Abiola and human rights activist Gani Fawehinmi eight months to the 2019 general elections is an instantly recognizable vote-catching gambit. The scheme is offensive enough to be bracketed with daylight versions of grave looting. It is a morbid move to hijack and convert the tombstones of two of […]

PIGB: The Case for the President’s Assent

When you are the president of a country, your signature has extraordinary force. A stroke of your pen can dismantle decades-old monuments. Your imprimatur can change the narrative of a generation. The most important piece of legislation President Buhari will ever sign is lying on his desk. It is the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). […]

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. […]