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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


Davido’s assault on decency

Success has a way of making a mockery of the best, especially, one that comes through entertainment with all its allurement of ‘enjoyment.’

The custody mess between David Adeleke aka Davido and his baby mama, Sophia Momodu over their daughter, Imade, exemplifies the zenith of the mo [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016


…And Nwobodo finds safe harbour

Jim Nwobodo, a former governor of old Anambra state must have heeded Suzanne Collins when he jumped ship last week and found safe harbour in the ruling All Progressives Congress regime.

Collins in Catching Fire had stated, “That if desperate times call for desperate measures, then I'm [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016


Olisa Metuh, stop the theatrics

The American historian, playwright, and social activist, Howard Zinn had posited; “I am convinced that imprisonment is a way of pretending to solve the problem of crime. It does nothing for the victims of crime, but perpetuates the idea of retribution, thus maintaining the endless cycle of viole [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016


Kanu’s long road to Uhuru

Will Nnamdi Kanu, director of pirate Radio Biafra, ascend Mount Uhuru after his agonising his ordeal in the detention of the Department of State Security? Will his rhetoric fall flat like those of some before him?

The fair-skinned Biafra secessionist has captured the imagination of thousands of [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


Elzazaky: Foolishness and wisdom

Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games series, captured the Nigerian Army vs Shiite standoff succinctly when she wrote, “And if we burn, you burn with us.”

Sheik Ibraheem Elzakzaky means different things to different people. To the Sunni majority Muslims in Nigeria, he is an ad [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


For Mourinho, when the sky was not blue

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”

― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Jose Mourinho, the record-winning but foul-mouthed coach of Chelsea FC in the British Premier League, was given the booth in his role f [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


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