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That shambolic directive on SARS

That shambolic directive on SARS For many years since the coming of the current democratic epoch in 1999, successive governments have managed to wriggle their ways out of very complex and challenging situations, through a combination of politically correct policy pronouncements and outright deception.  Nigerians are rated to be some of the most gullible people all...... more

Okorocha, Madumere and Imo Deputy Governorship

Okorocha, Madumere and Imo Deputy Governorship I have always admired Gov Rochas Okorocha's acumen and unbridled audacity that drive him to higher heights in the business of politics. The governor has no doubt ventured in many areas many had ever dreaded by merely exhibiting an uncommon will-power that is not only daring but sagaciously bravery. If not...... more

A professional in the saddle

A professional in the saddle I have been on the trail of the campaigns of Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa since he stepped out to vie for the office of the President in the 2019 general election. Bafarawa, governor of Sokoto State from 1999 to 2007, is not a newcomer in the race. He stood election to the...... more

The subversion of NYSC Scheme

The subversion of NYSC Scheme When South Korea crashed out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at the first round in June this year, the sight of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club of England star striker, Heung-Min Son in tears told a pitiful story. But many informed football followers knew why the young man was...... more

EFCC fails test of objectivity

EFCC fails test of objectivity On a very lovely and fascinating day, I was randomly going through some of these random thoughts of some articulate public affairs commentators. And, as one thing led to another, my attention was drawn to one of the uniquely attractive claims made on the social media page of one of the...... more

The 9 kinds of people supporting Buhari for second term, By ’Fisayo Soyombo

The 9 kinds of people supporting Buhari for second term, By ’Fisayo Soyombo Corruption is fighting back! That is the constant refrain from people in government and their supporters to criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari or opposition to his re-election ambition. If, for example, you’re a journalist and you believe the President hasn’t done enough to earn a second term, it is because brown...... more

Macron, Cameroon and The Shrine

Macron, Cameroon and The Shrine I actually planned to write this piece few days before the arrival in Nigeria of the young French President, Monsieur Emmanuel Macron, so as to remind him of the unfinished business that his nation has in Nigeria’s South-eastern neighbour of Cameroon. But other pressing issues took away my focus. However, the startling performance...... more

Nigerians must stop Buhari from killing Nigeria

Nigerians must stop Buhari from killing Nigeria Nobody should by now be in doubt about President Muhammadu Buhari’s gory agenda for Nigeria. I wrote about this subject in a satiric article titled The Agenda (theeagleonline.com.ng/the-agenda-by-tola-adeniyi/) we cannot pretend to be unconcerned when hundreds of thousands of our fellow country men, women and children have been consigned to Internally...... more

The Judas in Senator Godswill Akpabio

The Judas in Senator Godswill Akpabio Until Tuesday August 7, Obong Godswill Akpabio, a first-timer, was the Minority Leader of the Senate. Neither his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nor his colleagues in the same political family had forced him to relinquish his exalted position. Sen Akpabio was never under political pressure: either from the PDP or...... more

Osinbajo to the rescue

Osinbajo to the rescue We can safely say that the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is now properly weaned. He has come of age. He can now walk with assured steps. That is why he has broken loose from strictures and hangups. Before now, he has had occasion to step into the shoes of President...... more

Something happened!

Something happened! “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” I remembered that timeless injunction by 20th century Australian journalist, Arthur Brisbane, last weekend the moment I saw the photograph of Senator Godswill Akpabio grovelling before President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Anybody who knows the former Akwa Ibom State Governor very well knows...... more

Nigeria and General Theory of Relativity

Nigeria and General Theory of Relativity Stormy petrel of Ibadan politics, Adegoke Adelabu, in his political manifesto, Africa in Ebulition, stated that he wanted to do for politics what Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity had done for science. The General Theory of Relativity has been described as the greatest discovery of the 20th century. It states that when...... more

Presidency killing Nigeria Police softly

Presidency killing Nigeria Police softly These certainly are not the best of times for the beleaguered Nigeria Police Force. The embattled policing institution in Nigeria is being progressively battered and dealt severe ethical blows by persons wielding executive powers of the federation under whose supervision the security forces are classified.  Although the Nigerian police has had...... more

Futile witch-hunt

Futile witch-hunt For some 10 years now, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto State, has been in the eye of the storm. He has faced a serial and ceaseless witch-hunt in the hands of his immediate successor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko and the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). At a time...... more

Stones in their rice, sands in their garri!

Stones in their rice, sands in their garri! The past one week has been one of high drama in the country. It all started when Governor Samuel Ortom decided to leave Makurdi for Abuja to attend a crucial meeting with the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Hardly had his convoy ventured out of the Benue State...... more

It’s terrorism, not farmers-herders clashes

It’s terrorism, not farmers-herders clashes Unwittingly, the current Nigerian presidency,  due to the naked backing of the activities of the Miyetti Cattle Owners Association, seems to be making phenomenal progress to market the false doctrine and propaganda that what is going on in the Middle-belt of Nigeria should be termed “Farmers versus Herdsmen’s crises. This false narrative...... more

Ortom, Dino ‘Me-Lying’ and other 2019 election movies, By ’Fisayo Soyombo

Ortom, Dino ‘Me-Lying’ and other 2019 election movies, By ’Fisayo Soyombo This is such an entertaining time to be an avid follower of Nigerian politics. The word “entertaining” has been deliberately chosen. It is not an intellectually stimulating or politically refreshing or ideologically renewing time to be Nigerian and politically conscious. But, surely, until another four years, Nigerians are not going to...... more

Rotarian Nwigwe, giving back to society

Rotarian Nwigwe, giving back to society On Saturday July 14, 2018, Rotarian Nwigwe Solomon Nwigwe was, amid fanfare and celebrations, installed the 34th President of Rotary Club of Eziukwu-Aba, Abia State. It was a joyful congregation of friends, business and political associates, opinion leaders and stakeholders, admirers and well-wishers who thronged in large numbers to witness and participate in...... more

History on the rebound

History on the rebound We are back to where we started. This time four years ago, we reaped mass defections from the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the newly formed All Progressives Congress (APC). It was the prelude to the fall of President Goodluck Jonathan. This time, the tables have turned. The beneficiary...... more

The expressway to anarchy

The expressway to anarchy Let nobody be deceived, none of the actors in the game of political brinksmanship going on within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is thinking about the people of Nigeria: It is all about retaining powers and privileges. Has anybody, for instance, wondered why neither the executive nor the legislative arm...... more

It’s terrorism, not farmers/herders clashes

It’s terrorism, not farmers/herders clashes Unwittingly, the current Nigerian presidency due to the naked backing of the activities of the Miyetti Cattle Owners Association, seems to be making phenomenal progress to market the false doctrine and propaganda that what is going on in the middle belt of Nigeria should be termed “farmers versus herdsmen’s crises. This...... more

Tesla, electric power and Nigeria

Tesla, electric power and Nigeria Nikola Tesla was a physicist, engineer, inventor and futurist, with over 700 inventions in the areas of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. He has, in fact, been referred to as Father of the 20th Century. Because the story of the 20th century has been described as the story of electricity.  Nigeria needs a Nikola...... more

Where politics disunites, football unites

Where politics disunites, football unites  “In praise of football” would have been the most appropriate heading of this reflection. However, the realisation of the global symbolism of July 16 meeting in Helsinki, Finland, of two great world leaders - Russia and the United States of America - compelled a deeper introspection of the thematic area. There...... more

The bitter truths: A reflection on Firdaus’ controversy

The bitter truths: A reflection on Firdaus’ controversy “I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.”              ...... more

‘Let’s kill all their men…’

‘Let’s kill all their men…’ As I was taken through the different classrooms that have become a temporary shelter for hundreds of men, women and children, I could not but reflect on how a general climate of insecurity has practically turned Nigeria into one huge refugee camp. And the more the traumatised people of Tabanni, Allikiru,...... more

Ekiti Debacle: Buhari deconstructed

Ekiti Debacle: Buhari deconstructed For over three decades, this writer has devoted a greater chunk of time to research on the fuller import of the development concept of the Third World. As a result, what convinced me that Nigeria, indeed, belongs to this never-do-well categorisation of less developed nations is not just because of infrastructural...... more

Rise of government-backed outlaws

Rise of government-backed outlaws Tomorrow July 10, 2018, my young sister-in-law, Miss Chidinma Izuagba, will join her fellow law school graduates to be called to the Nigerian Bar, as solicitors and advocates of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The Nigerian Council for Legal Education, which coordinates the solemn annual ceremony of Call to the Nigerian Bar, and...... more

Okorocha and Madumere’s ouster

Okorocha and Madumere’s ouster As I compose this piece, every plan designed to offload Prince Eze Madumere as Deputy Governor of Imo State has been solidly perfected to achieve that singular purpose. Upon his ouster via impeachment, Madumere would become the second Imo deputy governor easily disposed of by Gov Rochas Okorocha, within the lifetime...... more

Of Ciroma, Abimbola and Adeosun

Of Ciroma, Abimbola and Adeosun I had planned to devote my column today to paying tributes to two great Nigerians of the same generation: Alhaji Adamu Ciroma who died last week at 84 and Prof. Wande Abimbola, who recently marked his 85th birthday. But against the background that Nigerians are unwittingly being told that it doesn’t...... more

Nigeria returning to state of nature

Nigeria returning to state of nature Reading through the front and major news pages of some mainstream newspapers, such as The Guardian and Daily Sun this particular day, brought tears to my eyes. It reminded me that, indeed, existential philosophers were right to conclude with the founding fathers of scholarly philosophy that, in life, the only permanent phenomenon is change.  You may...... more

 

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