The Flag of The Alternate Boko Haram

As the calendar turns, the Nigerian leadership would be wise to contemplate a nagging problem that beset the country in the old year and one that will continue to trouble the nation if not urgently and comprehensively addressed. The question –it’s the most important conceivable question of the year 2017 –is: Will the Nigerian government […]

Before The Ultimate Grace to Grass Story…

President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption profile is fading. The bogeyman mystique that constitutes the essence of his public persona is increasingly being revealed as an absent and abstract construct. Surprisingly, it is the masquerade himself who has been demystifying the man behind the mask. His chief of staff, Mr. Abba Kyari, is alleged to have collected 500 […]

Solomon Dalung: The Mascot and Buhari’s Experiment With Mediocrity

Solomon Dalung is not a divisive public figure by any stretch of the imagination. There is near-unanimity of opinion about his utility as Nigeria’s minister of sports. The kooky man with a fetish for red beret and khaki is the mascot of President Buhari’s administration. He is the poster child of the shambolic game of ineptness that […]

Patience Jonathan, Her Money Ritual and Her Meaning of Peace

You know in your head that you should be inured to corruption stories by now. Since the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the election of March 28, 2105 and the change of government that was consummated on May 29, 2015, you have been inundated with a staple of scandals that confirm he ran Nigeria […]

Bring Back Our Girls and The Fourth Wall of Aso Rock

On Monday, a peaceful and orderly group of Nigerians, comprising Bring Back Our Girls advocates and some parents of the 200 Chibok girls, assembled at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. They set out for Aso Rock thereafter.  Their aim was to reach the Nigerian presidency with their presence and to prick the conscience of the Nigerian state with the […]

Mayowa Ahmed and The Story of A Silent Genocide

Mayowa Ahmed is dead. The cancer sufferer passed away in the early hours of Sunday. She was a victim of the state-sponsored genocide that is silently decimating the Nigerian poor.   Mayowa would have lived longer or even beat the disease if the circumstances of her birth were different. She would still be alive today had […]