Jang’s prison epiphan
There is something about prison that is illuminating and revealing. Imagine the number of politicians that went to prison and became humane in their attitudes in Nigeria.
As far back as 1929, Thomas Mann, the German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate, said, “He probably was mediocre after all, though in a very honorable sense of that word.”
The Inspector Gener [...]
El-Rufai descends into the pig sty
It is a given that Mallam Nasir el-Rufa’I the Kaduna state governor has an overwhelming self of sense, but to imagine that he would descend so low in such a short period beggars belief.
Today, a lot of tho [...]
Like Sani, Like Din
In the theatrics of Nigerian politics, the plot seems consistent though some characters may change. The latest flick is featuring one [...]
Leah Sharibu, a profession of faith
When Boko Haram terrorists struck her school on February 19, 2018, and took her alongside 109 of her school mates captive, Leah Sharibu had no inkling [...]
When I read Omoyele Sowore declaring his ambition to run for Nigeria’s presidency in 2019, my mind went straight to the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí, 1st Marquis of Púbol.
It was Dalí who said, “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. [...]
Afegbua: A tale of a Buhari ‘supporter’
Indeed, life is full of twists and turns, bends and curves. Only a few weeks ago, Kassim Afegbua was a toast of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Afegbua, a former commissioner in Edo state under the Comrade Governor Adams Oshiomhole, [...]
When I heard that workers in Osun State have declared to begin an indefinite strike following the refusal of the state government to revert to paying them full salary and arrears despite the receipt of the third tranche of N6.3 billion Paris Club loan refund, my mind went to this saying by [...]
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