I was moved to tears as I watched raped victims and their families narrate their agonizing experience in the hands of rapists to members of the House of Representatives on Thursday, 23rd October 2014.
The victims, mostly young girls, pleaded for justice to be done on their plight... more →
My Chibok Sisters,
I am forcing back tears as I write this letter considering the agony you all are facing daily.
Friday, 31st October 2014, makes it 200 days you all have been in captivity in faraway Sambisa Forest in North Eastern part of Nigeria.
It will be recalled that on the... more →
Anyone familiar with the spiritual thunderings of the colourfully and gloriously named Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) will recognise the above quote, as belonging to their rich corpus of imaginative invocations, to which, their ever zealous adherents religiously give... more →
The need for a “new modern, united and prosperous Nigeria” of the 21st century demands leaders that are God fearing, passionate about people and processes. The country today requires visionary leaders that are patriotic, focused, accountable to people, transparent and committed... more →
Anambra State, indeed the entire Eastern Nigeria and certainly the entire country, was fortunate to have a governor of Peter Gregory Obi’s calibre. I lived in Anambra State from 2001 to 2006 and witnessed firsthand the state’s political, economic and social stagnation under Governor... more →
Late last week (Thursday, October 16, 2014), the All Progressives Congress (APC) startled decent Nigerians when its national chairman, Mr. John Odigie-Oyegun, announced that the party put the cost of its expression of interest and nomination forms at the cost of N27.5 million in order... more →
It is always as if in Nigeria, one can count on a couple of things; that the David Mark led Senate will always abet corruption, rubber stamp the President’s multitudes of malfeasance and ensure that progressive reforms die in the hollow upper chambers of our republic. Reading Okey... more →
The best president Nigeria never had was Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo
who in his quintessential wisdom had vibrant and genuine vision for
Nigeria. Nigerians were denied the opportunity to eke from Awo's
political gymnastics and economic wizardry. He died before everyone
woke up... more →
A piece of heartening political news came out of Nigeria last week.
No, it was not the Federal Government’s proclamation last Friday that it had reached an immediate ceasefire agreement with the Islamist insurgents known as Boko Haram—a name that transliterates as “the book... more →
Now that we got the ‘all clear’ and we have been able to reasonably restrain the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria, we can take a more dispassionate look at the issue, its genesis and some ramifications.
But first, a huge credit must go to the Lagos State government.... more →