Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Imprisonment of Kalu

  For former Governor of Abia State, the 12-year legal battle came to an unexpected end on Thursday in Lagos. From the Senate to the...

Are Elections Wars?

Two things happened last one week that have again shaken my distrust for the Nigerian institutions. In both, you find part of the reasons we...

Electoral savagery

PDP, Nigeria’s leading opposition party, craves sympathy — drip! drip! — over Bayelsa and Kogi.  Not from these quarters! Whatever its present angst, it merrily...

Hate speech? Not part of the hysteria

Trust Nigeria: that well-hyped, well-crafted liberality, may well be well-shrouded, self-serving impunity! After former CJN Walter Onnoghen’s scandal broke, what gored a SAN most was...

Of border closure and belly analyses

The border closure is not sustainable — beyond the short run. But neither, even in the very short run, should the vicious but unprovoked economic...

The Ingrate Called Kanu

PoliticsEverywhereWithSok The first time I watched the video capturing the harassment, dragging, and assaults on former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in Germany, the instinct...

Baba Kekere

By Olakunle Abimbola Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande (LKJ) may have turned 90.  He did on July 23. But in the Awoist cosmos, with their pantheon of social...

Osun: time to catch up

When history records the present 4th Republic, Osun, with its impassioned elections, could earn a special chapter. But so would the intense fray between the...

Brewing tragedy

A reportage and private discourse prompted this piece. In the Yoruba country, plebeians (who don’t know) and patricians (who should know and guide) appear yoked...

June 12: a postscript

Done deal – 2019, and June 12 formally became Nigeria’s national Democracy Day! But the strong ripples of just desert, clashed with the no-less-rippling currents...

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