Yoruba Don’t Like One Another

BY AKIN OSUNTOKUN As a Nigerian ideological statement, the prioritisation of the politics of consumption over the politics of development gathered momentum in the wake of the Action Group crisis and the supremacist struggle that…

Why do states fail?

By Dr Obadiah Mailafia In this column, we have tried to meditate on the concept of state failure in relation to the Nigerian predicament. As a reminder to my much-cherished gentle reader, the indicators of…

Tremor as Wike, Akeredolu spit fire…

By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 Two governors from the southern part of the country talked tough last week – and that was good for our democracy and for the madness fast enveloping every…

Buhari’s obloquies

By Alade Rotimi-John President Muhammadu Buhari’s bleary-eyed riposte as reply or response to strident wide-spread agitation for the restructuring of Nigeria’s political process is tantamount to an obloquy or isokuso in local idiomatic expression. Either…

Requiem for our departed glory

By Obadiah Mailafia Nigeria is dying. A dying elephant,encircled by vultures and hyenas. Waiting to feast on the carcass. A fractured, broken nation. The ghost continues to limp aimlessly in the shadows. The question is:…

To save Nigeria, now

By Sonala Olumhense If you are with Nigeria’s political power circles, you don’t want to hear the country described as a failed state. That is understandable. To admit that it is, would be to admit…

Yesterday Was Better Than Today

By Lasisi Olagunju SOMEHOW, we’ve all, individually, managed to get by and get better but the country gets progressively worse every new day. I thought of how much I paid to get university education –…