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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


Jummai Ahmadu’s heart of gold

John Holmes aptly captures the essence of Mrs. Jummai Ahmadu when he said; “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

Over the past few years, the founder of Helpline Foundation based in Abuja has defied the odds to every December r [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


When Aruma Oteh showed up

Do you remember her? Yea, you do. It is hard to forget Ms. Aruma Oteh, the attractive and brainy ex-Director General of the Security and Exchange Commission, SEC.

It is not just about her compelling presence that one cannot just forget, but the fact that during her tenure she courted controvers [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


Mahmood’s inconclusive infancy

In Igbo oral tradition it is common to say that a chick that will grow to maturation is known from infancy. This saying is held sacrosanct not just where it emerged from, but in most communities in Nigeria.

As a people of traditions and wisecracks, it will not be farfetched to situate Prof. Yak [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015


Yahaya Bello: Reward without labour

Yahaya Bello, the All Progressives Congress replacement for late Prince Audu Abubakar for the Kogi Supplementary Governorship Election must count himself a lucky man.

He will, as well as his supporters, say it is written in his destiny to be governor at the expense of another man’s profou [...]

Mon, 07 December 2015


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