Gambling With The Lives of The Chibok Girls

After a ‘proof of life’ video showing scores of Chibok girls emerged yesterday, the Nigerian Army took a rash step that is sure to endanger the lives of the hostages: It declared Dubai-based Nigerian journalist Ahmed Salkida, Ahmed U. Bolori and Aisha Wakil wanted for supposedly hoarding information on the whereabouts of the world’s most famous captives.     […]

Buhari and The Audacity of The Fulani Herdsmen

Two weeks ago, Fulani herdsmen invaded Gaambe-Tiev, Benue State and killed 14 people. Last weekend, they overran Kodomun, Adamawa State and killed 30 people. Before the middle of the new week, they had marched across Ungwan Anjo, Akwaa and Gida Biyu, Kaduna State and  killed 10 people. In the three incidences, the herdsmen destroyed farmlands, razed homes […]

El-Rufai, Don’t Kill The Zaria Massacre!

In the wake of the massacre of hundreds of Nigerians in Zaria by the Nigerian Army, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, empanelled a judicial commission of inquiry and mandated it to investigate the tragedy. That commission has concluded its assignment and submitted its report. Mr. El-Rufai now faces a binary choice: To use the report […]

Dino Melaye: The Thug With A Presidential Dream

No one who is conversant with the biography and career of ‘Senator’ Dino Melaye would be shocked by corroborated reports that he threatened to beat up and ‘’impregnate’’ a female colleague during a closed door session of the Nigerian senate on Tuesday. The act, outrageous as it sounds, is in character. Dino has always been […]

Restructuring: Interrogating The Buzzword

‘Restructuring’ is the buzzword in Nigeria today. Every intensive discourse of Nigeria by Nigerians hits on it. And the issue is rarely contested like a tentative question: To restructure or not to restructure. The imperative of ‘restructuring’ is considered to be too apparent to be up for debate. Its exigency is regarded as a given. […]

The Danger of Buhari’s Recruitment Apartheid Regime

None of Aso Rock’s town criers has made an official announcement yet. But Nigeria has adopted the policy and practice of recruitment apartheid. The third consecutive recruitment scandal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, a self-evident proof of the run of this new order, says so!   The confirmation came from the Nigerian Prison Service. The […]

Buratai: The Dubai Landlord and His Magic of ‘Personal Savings’

Thanks to a recent revelation that exposed the two mansions he procured in Dubai while serving as the Director of Procurement at the Defense Headquarters, the character of Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the present Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, has become fuller and rounder.   Before now, Buratai was a single story persona. […]

Saraki, Ekweremmadu and Life Parasitism

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 […]