Category: Opinion

  • Is Nigeria Sliding Towards A One-Party State?

    Is Nigeria Sliding Towards A One-Party State?

    INTRODUCTION “I like the noise of democracy.” James Buchanan Jr. There are apparent indications that a large chunk of the populace are dissatisfied with the country’s political system as well as its democracy. They believe that both phenomena are mere gimmicks and have failed to live up to their expectations, following leadership inadequacies. They believe…

  • Gbaja: That Cat With Nine Lives

    Gbaja: That Cat With Nine Lives

    By Okanga Agila Since the advent of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration, one name has been in the news. In some quarters, it has been speculated that he is the defacto president. Some have also postulated that he has his hands in all government deals. Some have also said that most government appointees hold their…

  • Alia: Benue made the wrong choice of Gov

    Alia: Benue made the wrong choice of Gov

    By Peter Awunah, PhD The people of Benue State who voted for Hyacinth Alia as governor of the state in last year’s election must be ashamed of themselves for making such a mistake. Since he came to power, no one can tell the direction that the man who boasts of being the ship that ferried…

  • Gabon coup: Femi Fani-Kayode’s statement, a diversionary tactic – MacDaniel Mark

    Gabon coup: Femi Fani-Kayode’s statement, a diversionary tactic – MacDaniel Mark

    I find the statement by Femi Fani-Kayode about the coup detat in Gabon highly diversionary. He was deliberately and desperately trying to divert attention from his sins and those of his gang members at home. He spoke out of the fear of nemesis, but unfortunately for him, kama cannot be manipulated. For the records, the…

  • Bello Mustapha: A Living Subtle Inscription.

    Bello Mustapha: A Living Subtle Inscription.

    Bello Mustapha: A Living Subtle Inscription. bellomukhtar@icloud.com   “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” — Leo Buscaglia. To those my age and older, the text below would strike a chord or two in their memories. The world famous Howard Hewett captured the definition of friendship in a song by…

  • Benjamin Okezie Kalu: Another era of political detractions

    Benjamin Okezie Kalu: Another era of political detractions

    By Levinus Nwabughiogu It is a feeling of déjà vu, coming rather from a place of fluffy political calculations than a plausible, defensible legal poise with some precision and exactitude. Call it a hogwash or a display of some irascible thoughts, you won’t be mistaken. But whichever way, it is intrinsically fueled up by ego.…

  • Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus: Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar OON: Poke Him At Your Own Peril.

    Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus: Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar OON: Poke Him At Your Own Peril.

    Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus: Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar OON: Poke Him At Your Own Peril.   As is the motto of the famous Hogwarts School in the franchise titled, Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling, the brilliant author of the Harry Potter books, not only wrapped the motto, ‘Draco Dormiens Nuncuam Titillandus’ I’m mystery, she also made…

  • TETFUND: Echono’s needless distractions and the way forward

    TETFUND: Echono’s needless distractions and the way forward

    By Yemi Itodo In recent months, a section of the Nigerian media has been awash with reports protruding the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Fund, TETFUND, Arc. Sonny Echono (OON), into public searchlight in a scathing and damning manner. The reports purveyed by some faceless groups chiefly through propaganda in few online media, accused…