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PERISCOPE : Oh Idiris Oh

As far back as 1929, Thomas Mann, the German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate, said, “He probably was mediocre after all, though in a very honorable sense of that word.”

The Inspector Gener [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


PERISCOPE El-Rufai descends into the pig sty

El-Rufai descends into the pig sty

It is a given that Mallam Nasir el-Rufa’I the Kaduna state governor has an overwhelming self of sense, but to imagine that he would descend so low in such a short period beggars belief.

Today, a lot of tho [...]

Fri, 18 May 2018


Like Sani, Like Dino

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like Sani, Like Din

In the theatrics of Nigerian politics, the plot seems consistent though some characters may change. The latest flick is featuring one [...]

Sun, 15 April 2018


Periscope: Leah Sharibu, a profession of faith

 

     

Leah Sharibu, a profession of faith

When Boko Haram terrorists struck her school on February 19, 2018, and took her alongside 109 of her school mates captive, Leah Sharibu had no inkling [...]

Sat, 24 March 2018


Sowore: Ambition or delusion?

When I read Omoyele Sowore declaring his ambition to run for Nigeria’s presidency in 2019, my mind went straight to the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí, 1st Marquis of Púbol.

It was Dalí who said, “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. [...]

Sun, 11 March 2018


Afegbua: A tale of a Buhari ‘supporter’

Afegbua: A tale of a Buhari ‘supporter’

Indeed, life is full of twists and turns, bends and curves. Only a few weeks ago, Kassim Afegbua was a toast of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Afegbua, a former commissioner in Edo state under the Comrade Governor Adams Oshiomhole, [...]

Sun, 11 February 2018


The mistake that is Aregbesola

When I heard that workers in Osun State have declared to begin an indefinite strike following  the refusal of the state government to revert to paying them  full salary and arrears despite the receipt of the third tranche of N6.3 billion Paris Club loan refund, my mind went to this saying by [...]

Sat, 23 December 2017


For Okorocha, the delusion never ends

Governor Rochas Okorocha’s superficial governance seems a long way from finding realism and responding to the needs of Imolites.

Last week, the governor was at one of his grim governance embrace when he declared an 18-day holiday for civil servants beginning from Friday, December 22, 2017 [...]

Sat, 23 December 2017


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