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MONDAY LINES: A hero from the North

We have our curious caste of peculiar heroes and we worship them every second. Our Chief Justice is one of them. We saw how our Senate applauded him as he enlarged the coast of our political, jurisprudential lexicon last week.
Time for a ‘short break’

Time for a ‘short break’

I begin with a confession. The title of this article is not original; it is borrowed. Whenever the late Afrobeat legend wanted to close a show at the Afrika Shrine, he would always face his...
Okowa: 60 garlands for an indefatigable performer

Okowa: 60 garlands for an indefatigable performer

Greatness lies not in ruling a people, it lies in being the cause of happiness in their lives.” ― Abhijit Naskar
The Story Of Busola Dakolo Unknown Cousin

The Story Of Busola Dakolo’s Unknown ‘Cousin’

Busola Dakolo has a cousin she has never met and might never even meet. They don’t share blood ties, of course. But like tens of hundreds of victims of sexual abuse, there’s a common...
DELE SOBOWALE: OLD AGE WITHOUT WISDOM

DELE SOBOWALE: OLD AGE WITHOUT WISDOM

The cultists were arrested on different days at different locations in Bariga.
In Search of The Real Oshiomhole

In Search of The Real Oshiomhole

As I watched the video again on Sunday, it felt like a recording from another age, yet it was taped only five years ago. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was wearing a smart deep-blue suit and...
Ahmed Lawan, Festus Adedayo and the APC mob

Ahmed Lawan, Festus Adedayo and the APC mob

Senator Ahmed Lawan is the incumbent Senate President of Nigeria, having won the election into that office, 79-28, beating his rival, Senator Ali Ndume of the same ruling All Progressives Congress. Lawan was the...
The Festus Adedayo They Thought They Could Pull Down

The Festus Adedayo They Thought They Could Pull Down

I was just informed a few minutes ago of the withdrawal of the appointment me as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Nigerian Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan. I had...
DEMOCRACY DAY AND NIGERIA'S DANCE OF DEATH

DEMOCRACY DAY AND NIGERIA’S DANCE OF DEATH

Today is June 12, our nation's Democracy Day and I have some home truths to tell. The struggle for June 12th was indeed a noble, worthy, cataclysmic and monumental one. It was also something of...
NASS Accreditation Saga: The Press, Heal Thyself

NASS Accreditation Saga: The Press, Heal Thyself

Now that calm has been restored after the storm generated by the stringent accreditation criteria for media coverage of the national legislative assembly, we can now soberly interrogate the issues raised. Mr. Emmanuel Agada, the...
Wike, the GOC and Oil Bunkering

Wike, the GOC and Oil Bunkering

Comparison between public conduct elsewhere and what obtains in Nigeria can sometimes be awkward, especially because it can be mistaken to suggest that we can’t be up to any good. That’s not only incorrect,...
Ganduje: Understanding The Pathology Of Revenge

Ganduje: Understanding The Pathology Of Revenge

The Sarkin Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, always wanted to be to local. Even in his heyday as governor of the Central Bank, he said he was often amused when public office holders fought for...
INTERNAL CONTRADICTIONS IN NIGERIA MECHANISM

INTERNAL CONTRADICTIONS IN NIGERIA’S MECHANISM

It is not fit, nor proper to jump into the conclusion that the Nigeria State is an accidental amalgamation of loose Emirates, Empires, Protectorates and colonies. The making of the Country was never accidental,...

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