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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


Judge Sule-Amzat, beware of the tocsin of power

I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned. - Anonymous

As a Learned person, it is probable that Lagos magistrate, Mrs. Funke Sule-Amzat, would have come across the above quote. Even if she has not, there is the likelihood she has come to something equa [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016


’Pastor’ Dikwa the Prodigal begs

Controversial pastor and executive director of the Voice of Northern Christian Movement, Kallamu Musa Dikwa as a ‘Man of God’ is certain to be familiar with St. Peter’s warning that judgment will start from God’s household.

“For it is time for judgment to begin at [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016


Sister Tee goes marching with the saints

You are one of few persons those who know you have confessed if it were possible to go on living forever should remain immortal. But given that eternity is only for the soul, you had to go marching on with the saints.

Sr. Theresa Nwanruo, but Sr. Tee to all who came to know you, lived a beautif [...]

Mon, 28 March 2016


The bell tolled for Kwankwasiyya

Just 10 months after relinquishing power to his deputy, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the proponent of theKwankwasiyya philosophy in Kano has seen the denouncement of his teachings albeit political influence.

Like all godfathers before him in Nigeria, Kwankwaso failed to realize when to let go; [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


And the Ocholis said, Adieu

Daisaku Ikedain in his essay on Life and Death posited: “Death is something no one can escape from. It follows life as surely as night follows day, winter follows autumn or old age follows youth. People make preparations so that they won't suffer when winter comes. They prepare so they won&# [...]

Sat, 19 March 2016


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


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