Friday, December 13, 2019

Twenty years after

By Abimbola Olakunle Twenty straight years of democracy – and Nigeria is a scalding, hissing, whistling crucible. No wonder: it’s the high season of trendy lamentation;...

Onnoghen: A postscript

This piece is not about former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, per se — and for two good reasons. First, the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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