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A CRITIQUE OF HAKEEM BABA-AHMED’s ‘REJOINDER’

Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Tanzanian who won the Nobel Prize in Literature last week has a very interesting definition of honour. He says it means “respect yourself (so that) others will come to respect you."...
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IGBO, AKUNYILI AND MAILAFIA

Igboland is the new home of Hades, lord of death and king of the underworld. The land writhes in pains as rough men roast it for supper. Vultures have descended on its forests; hawks...
BETWEEN MUSHIN AND NGIGE'S VICTORIA ISLAND

2023: FOR HAKEEM BABA-AHMED

Alhaji Baba Ahmed, a Mauritanian cow seller, plied his trade from his country to the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and to Dahomey (now Benin Republic). Business was very good but at a point, his...

WIKE, COMBAT AND CANT; NEGATIVE CRITICISM TAKEN TOO FAR

Our attention has been drawn to the article published in the "Hardball" column of The Nation Newspaper on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, titled: "Wike, Combat and Cant'' and we cannot help but laugh once...

Why Army Lt Chika Voila Anele Should Be Sent Packing

The video which has gone viral tells the story. It surfaced on Thursday, September 23. When I watched it, my stomach churned. And I was diminished as a human being. It tells the story of...

PLATEAU OF CRISES AND DEATH

Plateau state is named Plateau for a reason. It is approximately the Centre of Nigeria and the midpoint between Christian and Muslim civilizations in Nigeria, convergence between settlers and indigenous people, battleground between farmers...
BRIDGE

AIRPORT LINK BRIDGE: WHERE FASHOLA, SANWO-OLU FAILED LAGOS

I would like to step aside from commenting on cluelessness nurtured by mediocrity in high places in Abuja this week so that we can begin some charity from Lagos, the father of Abuja. Specifically,...

PATASKUM POLEMIC WRITERS AND THE REALITIES OF FIKA EMIRATE IN POTISKUM

The media outbursts authored by the duo of  Mansur Sadiq and Mohammed Khalil, two “latter day” and “recent historians” holding brief for Pataskum Emirate Council, erroneously situated in Potiskum; (apologies to the few fair-minded sons/daughters of the Emirate) following...
INEC

ANAMBRA POLITICIANS AND DETHRONEMENT OF REASONS

Any politician in Anambra State seeking public office who furtively goes all the way from Awka to Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State, a distance of 901.8 kilometres, to engage in what lawyers call forum shopping...
Mbaka: Blackmailing In God Name

Alpha Jet Crash: Beyond Celebrating “Aggressor”; The Tragedy That Looms

I hardly know, by any stretch of imagination, why his colleagues  chose to hail him as the “Aggressor.” It should have  been the opposite. Of course I know. He took the war, on a solo...
BUHARI AND NEAR SUCCESS SYNDROME

WEEP NOT FOR ABBA KYARI

This is not a lamentation on Abba Kyari and what the nation and FBI would like to do with him. Nor is it another opportunity to ask the governing party and indeed our current...
Poor Communication Is Nigeria's Biggest Problem

APC: THERE IS CAUSE FOR ALARM!!

It was with mixed feelings that I received the news last Wednesday of the affirmation by the Supreme Court of the election of Rotimi Akeredolu as governor of Ondo State. Before the ruling, I...

Massive Extortion on Nigerian Highways: A Travelogue

Although extortion by security agents mounting roadblocks on Nigerian highways is not a new phenomenon, the trend has assumed an alarmingly worrisome dimension recently. A foreigner plying Nigerian roads in a commercial vehicle would...

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