“People who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible” – US Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor.
The resilience and determination of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to contest in the election for presidency of the Federal republic of Nigeria... more →
I used to teach the SATs. And one of the modules that gave my students the greatest problem is the one known as ‘critical reading’. The students were getting those problems because they took those two words, ‘critical’ and ‘reading’ at face value. One of them told me that... more →
In war of propaganda any side with a megaphone will certainly have the loudest voice. The other party without a megaphone cannot shout louder. When some people on the staff of the Daily Sun Newspapers either by themselves or through opinion articles, eulogize their proprietor Orji... more →
My weeklong visit to Nigeria last week was enlightening. Here’s one of the clearest things I discovered: that most enlightened Nigerians are deeply dissatisfied, indeed troubled, by the state of affairs in their country. Those I talked to included men and women who, in the going... more →
Must Rule Charlatan Syndrome is a kind of political disease mostly transmitted to politicians by their politically demented supporters.
The infected victims are every where in the polity of our nation. They are always in support of the ruling government and are easily identified during... more →
It always comes down to this. How selfish, greedy and insensitive can some of these our rulers be? They are parasites feeding fat on the blood of the people, causing untold miseries and are like malignant tumours that just will not go away.
Eight years as a governor of an oil-rich... more →
If your e mail address is accessible on the internet, you must be tired of reading varieties of spam mails on a daily basis intended to scam gullible Nigerians who fall for their unconvincing proposals. They send all manner of proposals, ranging from lottery winnings, job offers and... more →
Shortly after he was sworn-in as governor last month, Fayose ordered the closure of a petrol station in Ado Ekiti giving a standard made-in-Nigeria excuse. That filing station belongs to one Adewale Omirin. Omirin also happens to be the Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly and... more →
Nigerians ought to be having an urgent, indeed fundamental, debate about the very direction of their much-troubled country. Instead, I fear that too many of us are content to frolic as Nigeria burns, to engage in lazy bandying about of pat, tiresome phrases and omnibus stereotypes.
I... more →
The news going round is that Nigeria is broke. I, for one, do not believe that fallacy. However, if the treasury is indeed empty or nearing emptiness, then what it means is that this happened because the government, this government and past governments had not exercised good fiscal,... more →