Cause and cost of insecurity

By Lekan Sote Acting leader of Yoruba Afenifere, octogenarian Ayo Adebanjo, suggests that the commanding heights of state violence are (mostly) in the hands of the Fulani who seem to have captured the Nigerian state…

This Buhari has no boundaries

By Femi Adesina Many were the prayers and goodwill messages that sped our feet to Owerri, capital of Imo State, the Eastern Heartland, on September 9, 2021. Why were the people so effusive in prayers?…

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…

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…

The return of the Taliban

By Dr Obadiah Mailafia Whilst a young university lecturer in London in the 90s, I taught many students from influential families across the world. Salman (a pseudonym), came from an affluent Saudi family. He once…

The dawn of the twilight zone

By Dan Agbese “I won’t leave office as a failure.” That confident statement by President Muhammadu Buhari last week, sought to address one important issue, namely, to re-assure the nation and its people that he…

Is Buhari a failure?

By Niran Adedokun I find it interesting that the President, major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says he does not want to leave office as a failure. Two weeks ago, this column raised the question about…