Politicians Versus The People

Tola Adeniyi writes that politicians are insensitive to the plight of the people Whenever the history of the eventual collapse of this country is written Nigeria’s commercial/mercenary politicians will surely take a lion share of…

Sheik Gumi is why we all need tribalism

By Abimbola Adelakun If, by now, Islamic cleric, Sheik Abubakar Gumi, has not categorically denied he told the Muslim bandits he has been meeting in recent times that their enemies are Christian “outsiders,” it means…

Insecurity and honesty of purpose

By Eze Onyekpere Nigeria is currently at a tipping point in its politics and security, a point from which any further descent will lead to a fatal crash, anarchy, and total collapse. We are at…

The Sovereignty of Reason in Dark Times

By Obadiah Mailafia (DPhil Oxon) obmailafia@gmail.com (Being the Text of the Second Goke Omisore Voice of Reason Annual Lecture, Delivered by Zoom on Friday 19 February, 2021) Fellow Compatriots, Friends, Distinguished, Ladies and Gentlemen. Let…

2nd Goke Omisore VOR Annual Lecture

Join Pat Utomi, FALZ, Yemi Adamolekun, Dele Farotimi, Senator Bassey Henshaw, Inibehe Effiong, Malaifia Obadiah, Olawale Kadri, and other notable personalities at the 2nd Goke Omisore VOR Annual Lecture. Venue: Zoom Date: Friday, February 19th,…

Herding and the drumbeats of war

By Semiu Okanlawon Hours before setting out to write this, I had a lengthy conversation with a notable Nigerian leader, now an octogenarian, who I placed so much trust in his ability to speak the…