Our people are too easily played by politicians and some of us are trying to understand why. Should we ascribe being led by the nose by political demagogues who exploit our individual stations in life because they know that our complacency is a by-product of our weak expectations... more →
I always take exception and umbrage at hearing that slogan “Ibadan ki sin eniyan le’meji……”. (Ibadan people do not serve the same leader twice). What about other Oyo State people?
It is as preposterous as it is denigrating. The insinuation and connotation, from... more →
On September 2001, during the first year of the new millennium, the cities of New York and Washington D.C were attacked by what most political and military leaders in the West described as “terrorist groups”. The loss of lives in a single day due to theses attacks (about three... more →
The worldly hope men set their hearts upon turns to ashes
I wait for the lord, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope
This generation is engulfed in a maze of crisis. These crises are unique because each one of them is capable of annihilating our... more →
As the 2015 general election draws near, we have seen and read series of open letters written by Journalists, critics, analysts, party faithfuls, friends and associates giving words of advice, admonition and rebuke to Nigerian politicians in preparation for next year’s general... more →
Shortly after the coup of December 1983 in Nigeria, in which the seemingly no-nonsense duo of General Muhammadu Buhari and General Babatunde Idiagbon took over by force the government of Nigeria from the corrupt and inept Shehu Shagari-led civilian regime, I was invited by the Canadian... more →
The primaries are over. Some politicians are happy. Many more are grieving and recovering from the shock of losing. That is their world; they are rational political beings. The most stupid politician in the world knows why he or she is the process. What about the citizens though?... more →
Well, I used to think that only the All Progressives Congress (APC) is exploiting and cynically looking to profit from the Boko Haram impasse. I mean, just a few days ago, even the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha was avowing that should Jonathan be returned to power in 2015,... more →
Let me warn you, reader, in advance: If you have a squeamish constitution, please do not read this piece. Just stop here and flee, for the story I’m about to tell is terribly ugly and disturbing. It is bound to leave you horribly unsettled, disturbed. In my career as a columnist... more →
In recent weeks, it’s been a kind of “Jaw Jaw diplomacy” between Nigeria and The United States government over alleged refusal of The United States to sell lethal weapons to Nigeria’s armed forces.
The United States government has come out to deny the accusation, insisting... more →