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For Obasanjo another epistle

Last week was just one of those times that you know that Nigeria is a land of ironies; a contradiction that defies the normal. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ordinarily a man to be taken seriously, but unfortunately his legacy dictates otherwise, penned yet another epistle to the National Assembl [...]

Sun, 31 January 2016


Behold, your senator, Chris Uba

When the Supreme Court on Friday, January 29 announced Chris Uba as the rightful candidate of the PDP for Anambra South and effectively ended the senatorial era of his urbane elder brother, Andy, Cassandra Clare quickly came to mind.

Clare, author of the urban fantasy series, had aptly posited [...]

Sun, 31 January 2016


Earl Osaro bells the cat

It was a matter of time before the eternal question in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, ‘to be or not to be’ is answered concerning where the pendulum of Earl Osaro Onaiwu was swinging to.

The fashion impresario and for nearly a decade, chaperone to governors in Nigeria had become a subj [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


Yerima’s Sharia comeuppance

Umberto Eco in his riveting book, The Prague Cemetery, argues that “People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.”

This is so true of the many atrocities that have happened through the centuries across the world, including Nig [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


Bisi Akande: When elders become errant

Elders are generally seen as repository of wisdom, decency and guided in speech. But when these time-honoured virtues are lacking for pecuniary or some other consideration, then society stands the risk of falling apart.

Recently, Chief Bisi Akande, a former governor and chieftain of the ruling [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


Badeh, now the Epiphany

Immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh may have come to his epiphany that times changes all things.

Badeh and 14 other military chiefs are under the radar of the EFCC and the way things are, the noose gets tighter by the day.

Last week, his homes were sealed [...]

Sun, 17 January 2016


For Tompolo, a familiar terrain

The storm is gathering once again in the oil-rich Niger Delta and in the thick of it is ex-militant chief, Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, pitted against the federal government.

Tompolo has been having a ding-dong affair with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over allegatio [...]

Sun, 17 January 2016


Oh, Yeye Bola, oh!

Sarah Dessen in her book, The Truth About Forever, fittingly wrote; “That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.& [...]

Sun, 17 January 2016


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