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Atiku: They Gave Him A False Sense Of Hope – Femi Adesina

BUHARI’S APPLAUSE FOR AKINWUMI ADESINA

The strife is o’er, the battle done. But it was by no means easy. It took so much: tact, diplomacy, guts, deft footworks, prayers, yes, prayers, and so many other things. But today, we can...
CAMA, Mailafia, Governing Authorities and Perception Management

CAMA, Mailafia, Governing Authorities and Perception Management

This is yet another time to advise the authorities in Abuja and other state capitals on the expediency of taking perception management as a serious national security issue – before it is too late....
Open Letter To Mr. President

Open Letter To Mr. President

My dear president, It is with much sadness that I write to you, due to deliberate efforts to emasculate the opposition and muzzle the press over the widespread bloodshed, massive decay and corruption in the...
MY MERCEDES IS BIGGER THAN YOURS

MY MERCEDES IS BIGGER THAN YOURS

I am borrowing the title of a 1975 book by Nkem Nwankwo to express my thoughts today. Published by Heinemann African Writers Series, it is the story of postcolonial Nigerian society, and the social...
Hate Speech: DSS Is Better Than NBC

Hate Speech: DSS Is Better Than NBC

History tell us that in most heterogenous societies, multiple centrifugal forces make it easy for the fragile fabric that binds society together to give way at the slightest provocation. To avoid the dismemberment of...
I HATE TRAINS. I HATE BRIDGES. I HATE RICE. I HATE TALLEST BUILDING EAST OF THE NIGER

I HATE TRAINS. I HATE BRIDGES. I HATE RICE. I HATE TALLEST BUILDING EAST...

Let me give the background to this piece. I was reading some comments on Twitter early in the week, when I ran into this one by one Dr Ben Gbenro: “Why are some people...
Let's Close Schools Forever

Let’s Close Schools Forever

"This one that COVID death is killing kings and their horsemen, big men dropping in droves, what do you think will happen if coronavirus stays put till 2023? Will there be elections?" "Why won't there...
ISMAILA FUNTUA: WHY ABUJA WON’T FORGET HIM

ISMAILA FUNTUA: WHY ABUJA WON’T FORGET HIM

It has been gratifying to note that nothing has taken any steam out of the controversial story of the rechristening of the NUJ house in honour of the late Isa Ismaila Funtua. I have...
INEC’s New Election Viewing Portal Is Great But….

INEC’s New Election Viewing Portal Is Great But….

One does not have to be critical of Nigeria’s electoral commission to loathe the fact that Nigeria has never had a free and credible election in her history. The only one that was globally...
WHY WE NEED TO CALM DOWN

WHY WE NEED TO CALM DOWN

There’s this hilarious video that went viral recently. A boy had offended his mother, and was about to get a beating. Tearfully, even before he got whipped, the boy tried to plead his way...
IMC, NDDC AND THE RUTHLESS EXPEDIENCY OF FALSE FIGURES

IMC, NDDC AND THE RUTHLESS EXPEDIENCY OF FALSE FIGURES

As the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) continues to make headlines on a matter that was initially alleged to be missing NGN 40 billion but which midstream altered...
FIRS: Paying Taxes Is Not The Problem

FIRS: Paying Taxes Is Not The Problem

In the face of dwindling revenue from oil, it is not surprising that the federal government is shifting attention to the non-oil sector to boost revenue. This is against the backdrop of the revised...
HOW DID ISMAILA ISA FUNTUA DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM?

HOW DID ISMAILA ISA FUNTUA DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM?

We should not allow the state of anomie that has paralysed most analyses of the way we are at the moment to pave the way for our elders in the news media to get...

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