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This is your baptism, Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, is in facing his toughest political battle yet 9 years in the House.
When he emerged Speaker of the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly against the wishes of his party, the All Progressives Party, APC, he was merely followin [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


Lamido, elders don’t lie!

Growing up, we were told elders don’t lie. So it is a thing of wonder when a revered traditional ruler stands truth on its head; lies without blinking.
Last Thursday, the Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Mustapha, went against this grain of wisdom when he barefacedly said he tinkered with the [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


’Pastor,’ is this God’s commandment?

‘Pastor’ Korede Taiwo is one of those men of God that are better off in hell than on earth where their understanding of the Bible leaves only tales of sorrow, tears and blood.
It was with shock last Thursday that residents of Ogun state and Nigerians in general beheld the emaciated f [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016


Mr. Minister, leave the talk, walk the talk

Talk is cheap and nothing best exemplifies this than the continued verbal diarrhea of officials of the present regime.
Last week, the petit Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said but for the election of President Muhammadu Buhari last year, Nigeria’s economy would hav [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016


Marafa, finds his gold

Nothing best describes Senator Kabir Marafa and his horde of gold-seeking members of the Unity Forum than their capitulation to what the Austrian born author, screenwriter, filmmaker, director and actor, Sir Kristian Aumann, said: “Self-aggrandizement and lust for power, the maelstrom of baser i [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016


Fashola comes of age

Nothing sums up the persona of Babatunde Fashola SAN as what John Steinbeck, the American Nobel Prize winner said in the book, East of Eden.
For long, Fashola as governor of Lagos state seems to have all the answers to Nigeria’s energy crisis. He pummeled the Goodluck Jonathan administrati [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016


Buhari’s awakening

Times change, societies evolve, traditions die and new trends emerge. This infallible truth is lost to people whose ideals are cast in minds of granite.
For long, it seems as if nothing could persuade the rigid thinking of President Muhammadu Buhari as to how things have changed, why compromises [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016


Shehu Sani, you are warned!

It is about time that Senator Shehu Sani experiences his own epiphany; that understanding that offers profound insight into the practical realities of one’s surrounding and existence.
As a scion of Nigeria’s activist society, Sani is yet to de-radicalize himself of the bellicose natu [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


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