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For Orji Kalu, after the judgment, comes the trial

In the affairs of men, there is always the moment of truth; when dawn breaks and the vaunting of self becomes nothing.

Last Friday was one of such moments for a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, as he lost his bid to free himself from prosecution as the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


Arase, did you say that?

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase is a fine gentleman that has come far and walked the corridors of power to know when not to talk.

But given the nature of power and its tocsin, especially when the body language of your principal suggests otherwise, then you need to go South.

Mon, 14 March 2016


Kabiyesi ’comes of age’

Every position comes with some responsibility that is weighty and bends one’s principles. When the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, ascended the throne of his fathers’, it was not lost on him that he would be ‘lost’ in tradition.

The Royal Father, who [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


Ibinabo: This is not acting

In the world of make-belief, one is required to be in character even to the extent of killing. But popular actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, now knows that the prospect of going to jail for five years is not acting.

The pretty actress who has been in court since 2006 over her actions that led to the [...]

Mon, 14 March 2016


Do we believe the vice president?

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a man of God; a pastor in no less a Church like the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.

As a pastor, there no doubt he is familiar with all the Bible verses that warn against lying and the inherent consequences. 

But given that he is a politician [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016


For Oyegun, the gathering clouds

Chief John Odigie Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, seems to have come to the end of his fairy tale romance since he was picked from near-oblivion to lead the amalgamation of parties to form the APC.

As the national chairman of the party in power, Oyegun has consi [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016


Oliseh’s lost cause

It was long in coming and it did so with the expected bang. Controversial Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh could not have been more dramatic than he was last Thursday when he announced his resignation on twitter.

Since the ex-Super Eagles player was appointed national team coach a few months ag [...]

Sun, 28 February 2016


David makes his Mark

Having spent the last 16 years in the National Assembly, eight of which he was the supremo, David Mark Bonaventure Alechenu, could very well be said to be the husbandman of power.

Last Saturday, Mark found himself in testy waters as he squared up against one of his protégé, Daniel [...]

Sun, 21 February 2016


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