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When will Nigeria be finally abducted?

INTRODUCTION Is Nigeria not being abducted by Boko haram bandits, herders, kidnappers, armed robbers and terrorists? The scenario is frightening and heart-rending. Let us see. CHIBOK, BORNO STATE, 14TH – 15TH APRIL, 2014. 276 school girls abducted by dreaded Boko Haram insurgents. Former president Goodluck Jonathan was almost roasted alive. The present government’s leading lights […]

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CHELSEA VS MAN UNITED: Red Devils’ test for shrewd Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel is masterminding a silent revolution since he took charge at Chelsea about a month ago and the true test for his work at Stamford Bridge comes on Sunday when his rejuvenated side faces old rivals Manchester United in an English Premier League tie. The German inherited a vastly dispirited side from erstwhile Manager […]

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Coping with men and their wahala

I was rather jolted by responses trailing last week’s topic: “Solitude: A Ravaging Silent Killer,” in view of the depth of chasms existing between couples in many homes which is “killing” some of them silently. I became aghast by the torrents of stories of frustration, rejection, ostracism and complete neglect in homes that should be […]

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Which country pays criminals and slays agitators?

“We weep for a bird’s cry, but not for a fish’s blood. Blessed are those with a voice.” – Mamoru Oshii The insanity in the workings of government has never been as glaring as it is in today’s Nigeria. It would be appalling to any discerning mind what is happening in Nigeria today. The more […]

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Ondo State and the tango of Akeredolus (I)

Dogs don’t eat dogs, they say, and birds don’t eat each other’s intestines – not so in the ancient town of Owo and birthplace of Awo’s Action Group of yore! When two elephants fight, it is the ground that suffers.   Again, not so in Owo, the land of my birth, where three – not […]

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The cows are not to blame

If you ask that poor cow, where he would love to live, he would assuredly choose to stay in a ranch and be happy.   This long walk to death is not a choice he would fancy especially as he now becomes an object of ridicule, and endangered specie and harbinger of trouble that may […]

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Lórí-Iró leadership and herdsmen nationalism

Lórí-Iró (based on deliberate falsehood or lie) is a metaphoric expression which unpacks the relationship of falsehood between Nigerian politicians and the public.   Popularised recently by an Ibadan-based street evangelist, Gbadamosi Ismail, Lórí-Iró is useful in dissecting the failures of social institutions in Nigeria.   It reveals how relationships are consummated based on lies […]

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The new EFCC Chairman: When history beckons on the youth

The EFCC was created as an anti-graft agency by the EFCC (Establishment) Act of 2004. Section 2(3) thereof gives the President absolute powers to appoint the EFCC Chairman. However, this appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate.   Without such a confirmation, the appointment remains inchoate and incomplete. The President has done two right […]

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Aussie Open: Osaka eyes fourth Grand Slam title

Naomi Osaka has never lost a Grand Slam final and the Japanese-American will be keen on maintaining that tradition when she meets Jennifer Brady in the final of the Australian Open on Saturday. Brady is looking forward to winning her first Slam but Osaka wants to make it the number four title. Osaka is currently […]

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