State of emergency: Why only Anambra?

By Bolanle Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 The Presidency or, better still, the Attorney-General of the Federal Government and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has reportedly threatened Anambra state with a state of emergency; his…

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?…

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:…