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A prayer for Julius Agwu

Julius Agwu, the one who has made us to laugh in the early days when comedy was still evolving in Nigeria, needs our prayers.
This is the period like Abraham Lincoln would say: “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


Mark Zuckerberg’s bout of fresh air

Yes, the world’s fifth richest man was in Nigeria! He is the 32 year old founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.
It was easy to tell how infectious his presence was. The girls ogled, the guys imagined, young techy Nigerians went gaga, Nollywood smiled broadly much more than you can see them [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


Kemi Adeosun, the fire this time

The coinage of this piece is taken from Jesmyn Ward’s collection of essays, The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race.
But it speaks eloquently of the rage the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has faced since last week.
With Nigerians facing dire economic situatio [...]

Sat, 03 September 2016


Tunde Lemo: Thy art an Apostle of Truth

Rev. Tunde Lemo, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is a different Man of God; he tells truth to power.
He is not what Thomas Paine, the English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary, describes as the summer soldier and sunshine patriot, ra [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


This is your baptism, Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, is in facing his toughest political battle yet 9 years in the House.
When he emerged Speaker of the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly against the wishes of his party, the All Progressives Party, APC, he was merely followin [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


Lamido, elders don’t lie!

Growing up, we were told elders don’t lie. So it is a thing of wonder when a revered traditional ruler stands truth on its head; lies without blinking.
Last Thursday, the Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Mustapha, went against this grain of wisdom when he barefacedly said he tinkered with the [...]

Sat, 13 August 2016


’Pastor,’ is this God’s commandment?

‘Pastor’ Korede Taiwo is one of those men of God that are better off in hell than on earth where their understanding of the Bible leaves only tales of sorrow, tears and blood.
It was with shock last Thursday that residents of Ogun state and Nigerians in general beheld the emaciated f [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016


Mr. Minister, leave the talk, walk the talk

Talk is cheap and nothing best exemplifies this than the continued verbal diarrhea of officials of the present regime.
Last week, the petit Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said but for the election of President Muhammadu Buhari last year, Nigeria’s economy would hav [...]

Mon, 25 July 2016


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