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The rising menace of oil thieves

The rising menace of oil thieves With tension brewing between the United States and Iran following last week attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility which removed as much as five percent of global supplies, there has been an unprecedented jump in the price of crude. With that, there is the temptation to believe Nigeria will benefit...... more

Malcolm X: His chilling last remarks

Malcolm X: His chilling last remarks Every morning when I wake, now, I regard it as having another borrowed day. In any city, wherever I go, making speeches, holding meetings of my organisation, or attending to other business, Black men are watching every move I make, awaiting their chance to kill me. I have said publicly many...... more

Terrorists, military and media glamour

Terrorists, military and media glamour Lt-Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai is a hard core military officer with some impressive academic laurels. He is reputed to have garnered good enough battle field credentials which, in the first instance, qualified him for the top job in what is regarded as the biggest army in Africa.  But he has also...... more

Buhari vs Atiku: A different and broader perspective to the PEPT judgement

Buhari vs Atiku: A different and broader perspective to the PEPT judgement The judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has been delivered. However, it does not appear to be the end. I understand that the petitioners are not satisfied with the judgement and are heading to the Supreme Court. The question is, after the Supreme Court what next? This case should...... more

Diminishing potency of Nigeria Police

Diminishing potency of Nigeria Police Few days back, I occupied myself with the usual habit of reading through all the editorials of at least, the key national newspapers in Nigeria. This was done to read the pulse of the nation, given that the primary role of the media is to set agenda for the country. Mind...... more

Abuja-Kaduna train as a metaphor

Abuja-Kaduna train as a metaphor In May 2017, my first daughter had just completed her West African School Certificate Examination and was home when I got a message that her siblings were at the National Children’s Park and Zoo on excursion from their school. She decided to accompany me to see them. As we drove into...... more

Reminiscing on Malcolm X narrative on racial sexual attraction

Reminiscing on Malcolm X narrative on racial sexual attraction From what I heard and saw on the Saturday nights I spent hanging around in the Black district, I knew that race-mixing went on in Lansing. Every African, I guess, knew how white men would drive along certain streets in the Black neighborhoods and pick up African streetwalkers who patrolled the...... more

Government must fix education to fix Nigeria

Government must fix education to fix Nigeria Few days back, I had a brief stopover at the premises of the Imo State University, Owerri, and the sights and sounds that yours faithfully perceived and heard were frightening and disappointing at the same time. The first shocking phenomenon I noticed was the rapidly declining standards of physical infrastructures and...... more

Helep! I don carry Mammy Water! (2)

Helep! I don carry Mammy Water! (2) As di sisi use one hand hold steering and kukuma use di order hand hold my kini, my body jus mellow. I use corner eye look di sisi. Di sisi sef use corner eye look me. I see say e jus dey smile. Na dat time I sabi say no be...... more

Chilling last remarks Malcolm X

Chilling last remarks Malcolm X Every morning when I wake, I regard it as having another borrowed day. In any city, wherever I go, making speeches, holding meetings of my organization, or attending to other business, Black men are watching every move I make, awaiting their chance to kill me. I have said publicly many times...... more

Yar’Adua and the $9.6 billion question

Yar’Adua and the $9.6 billion question Even before I began receiving inquiries regarding the controversial $9.6 billion judgement that has become a Sword of Damocles over Nigeria, I was digging to find out what happened. Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, under whose administration the said contract was signed, is not around to defend himself so I felt...... more

Expectations from Youth and Sports Minister Sunday Dare

Expectations from Youth and Sports Minister Sunday Dare Currently, I am battling to finish with the arduous task of reading some key books I recently bought. One of such books is the latest copy from Richard Templar, an award-winning author in the Western world. His The Rules of people is such a fascinating book that tells so much about the different...... more

Where is your power?

Where is your power? We have been travelling for nearly 59 years since independence, and the last 20 years non-stop. That is a long time to travel. But, why is it taking us so long? Where are we really going to? Where are we now? How far have we travelled? How long would it likely...... more

Infrastructural Emergency in Imo State

Infrastructural Emergency in Imo State On Sunday this week, I boarded the Air Peace Airline to Owerri, the Imo State capital, to personally witness the beginning of the remaking of history in the Eastern Heartland, which has only recently come out of eight years of desolation and crass bad governance by the immediate past governor, Mr...... more

The FBI ‘419’ list and our society

The FBI ‘419’ list and our society In 2003 or thereabouts, while still living in Lagos, I was invited to the Bournvita Award for Teachers ceremony to read the awardees citation along with Mrs. Adesuwa Onyenikwe of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) fame. Veteran actor, Mr Olu Jacob, was also there, as he said, to give moral support...... more

A Letter from the Warfront

A Letter from the Warfront Never in the history of our country have we witnessed the current situation where not only the contents of classified documents are splashed in the media but the bromides of such correspondences as well. In some cases, even before they reach the officials to whom they were directed. Unauthorized leaks pose...... more

Reminiscences on Malcolm X with the Saudi king at Hajj

Reminiscences on Malcolm X with the Saudi king at Hajj Prince Faisal, the absolute ruler of Arabia, had made me a guest of the State. Among the courtesies and privileges which this brought to me, especially – shamelessly – I relished the chauffeured car which toured me around in Makkah with the chauffeur-guide pointing out sights of particular significance. Some of...... more

Rising IDPs connote leadership failure

Rising IDPs connote leadership failure                                   “The only solution that works is to change the hole,                                   because a square peg will always be a...... more

Nigeria: the fundamentals of making the right choices

Nigeria: the fundamentals of making the right choices Nigeria is very diverse. Part of that diversity comes from our ethnic and cultural makeup. Nigeria is also a country of circumstance. An important part of our circumstance is slavery and colonisation. This should rather be what inspires and not what enfeebles us. Indeed, what inspires us in the choices we...... more

The Hit Squad of Taraba

The Hit Squad of Taraba There is only one rational conclusion to draw after watching the shocking video of how three senior police officers of an elite anti-kidnapping squad were brutally executed last week in Taraba State: The soldiers involved in the killing could only have been acting in promotion of some sinister agenda rather than...... more

Preserving feminine innocence amidst family challenges

Preserving feminine innocence amidst family challenges This article discusses the treatment of young girls, using the story of the Companions of the Prophet, Jabir and his sisters. Jabir was young when his father was martyred in the Battle of Uhud. On his shoulders fell the responsibility of being an adult to fend for himself and cater for...... more

Echoes of racism in Washington DC

Echoes of racism in Washington DC There is now loud echoes of rants of racism made against the world's most eccentric politician - Donald Trump - the 45th President of the United States of America. He is of the Republican political breed. Since he mounted the presidential rostrum, the accusations against him have largely centred around racism, which...... more

Of security forces, the law and extra-legal killings

Of security forces, the law and extra-legal killings If we feel our own happiness is threatened by a move towards the greater good, it’s hard to vote for the greater good – Richard Templar. The above citation from the international best-selling series, The Rules of People, has indeed captured the essence of the rule of law in any sane and humane society in...... more

Buhari administration at the centre of a storm

Buhari administration at the centre of a storm The Muhammadu Buhari administration is at the centre of a storm. So much is taking place in the land. The El-Zakzaky protests paralyzed Abuja the other day. Government was sufficiently rattled. Now, it is about to obey the court order, which it had consistently defied. Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky will be released on...... more

The ambivalence of the law, the submissive wife and the overbearing husband

The ambivalence of the law, the submissive wife and the overbearing husband Experience over time has shown that power in the wrong hands is detrimental to the society. The rights of an irresponsible individual over another become excesses and violations. Common sense goes out through the window. A man can organise his home effectively, maintain relations with his parents, and respect his wife....... more

Witness to A ‘Revolution’

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ICPC’s ‘bow and go’ enforcement mantra

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Appraising ministers for results

Appraising ministers for results This article provides a timely and constructive contribution to discussions on ministerial nominees and seeks to move the conversation forward to, ministerial performance. In the past few weeks, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has been involved in one of its most consequential constitutional responsibilities. That of providing “advise...... more

Beyond General Abdulsalami Abubakar’s roundtable

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Let me talk to my father before I die

Let me talk to my father before I die  The video clips are two. In one, the young man, bleeding and shackled, is in the trunk of a Hilux vehicle as he rails at policemen. In a futile bid to demonstrate he is still in control of the situation, he even threatens them as he scoops his own blood with...... more

 

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