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…

Ambode: Guilty as charged?

By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 There is an old English proverb that says “A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays”…

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…

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…

Is Africa’s priority a G-20 seat?

By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 522 5533 I felt the compelling need to allow my friend, Babafemi Badejo, Professor of Political Science/International Relations at Chrisland University, Abeokuta, join issues with Jeffrey Sachs on the recommendation…

Who is afraid of 86-year-old Akintoye? – (1)

By Bolanle Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 As an Octogenarian inching towards becoming a Nonagenarian, Professor Stephen Adebanji (Banji) Akintoye (born 1935), should be enjoying a well-deserved retirement and rest rather than being in the…

Who is afraid of 86-year-old Akintoye – 2

By Bolanle Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 Prof. Stephen Adebanji (Banji) Akintoye is the President-General of Ilana Omo Oodua. Two reasons accounted for the birth of Ilana. One was the crisis that crippled the Yoruba…