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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


Amina Ali, welcome back, but…

The rescue or finding of Boko Haram abductee, Miss Amina Ali, should have been a triumphant return of sorts after two years in the dungeon of the terrorists, but there are doubts, strong ones at that.
Last Wednesday, the polity took a dramatic hue when it came to light that Ms. Ali, one of the 2 [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


Adams Oshiomhole, thy cup runs full?

The comrade-governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, is a man of interesting parts and colours.
He is like the chameleon; situations define his character and morality. At least that is what the labour movement in Nigeria and governorship aspirants of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


A governor without anchor

The Bible says, it is God that raises kings, and dethrones them. There is little doubt that the emergence of Yahaya Bello as governor of Kogi state is for a purpose.
Without the hope of becoming governor as at when he did, it is easy to conclude that it is to an expected end.
If the govern [...]

Sun, 17 April 2016


Ezekwesili sees the light

For two years on, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has been in the forefront for the rescue and return of the Chibok girls. Called names, taunted by her ethnic stock, embraced by the north, she remained focused on one thing: #BringBackOurGirls, #BBOG.
During the 2015 general elections, she was branded as Man- [...]

Sun, 17 April 2016


Smart Adeyemi, not so smart move

In the Hobbesian State of Nature, survival is the first and basic instinct. It is that impulse that has kept man going. It is that gene that tells even a child of one year that danger lurks.
Perhaps, it could be said it is what rules politicians especially in climes like Africa. Or there exists [...]

Sun, 17 April 2016


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