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Nigeria: Killing the next generation

When you combine the pitiable response of Shehu Garba to Father Mbaka’s criticism with the ‘Jagbajantis’ of a Kayode Fayemi that the country is more secured under President Muhammadu Buhari than ever before, and ice it with the bunkum of Femi Adesina that we all are noise makers, then you do not require any crystal […]

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A fraud on our collective humanity

Dakuku Peterside   It was a compelling story – a story that showcases the best and worst in us. This story calls for genuine sober reflection on our collective consciousness and the need for a social renaissance on our cherished ethical and moral values as a society.   In 2006, an 11-year-old girl and her […]

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Different people, different forms of government (part 19)

  Introduction   Last week, we x-rayed the meaning, history, origin, and commenced eras of anarchy. Anarchy, as seen so far, refers to the absence of government; a condition in which a nation or state operates without a central governing body.   Today, we shall conclude with anarchy. Please read on. Eras of Anarchy (continues) […]

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Red-hot Nwankwo can delay Inter’s party

Inter could claim their first Serie A title since 2010 if they win at Crotone today but the Nerazzuri are not oblivious of the capacity of a certain Nigerian in Pitagorici’s ranks, Simy Nwankwo, to delay the party with a stunning performance for the hosts. If Inter win and second-placed Atalanta fail to claim all […]

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Single women pant: ‘Where are the Men?’

Even in a situation of famine, epidemic or civil unrest, people still crave for their desires and fulfilment. The rate might be much lower compared to peaceful and stable atmosphere; but despite the confusion, insecurity and looming economic doom, it is somewhat interesting that single women are still longing for relationship. This goes to show […]

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Fire and fury inside Nigeria

‘Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid’- Fyodor Dostoevsky This week’s headline, let me start with a confession, is not entirely original. American journalist Michael Wolff’s book, ‘Fire and Fury inside Trump White House’, has a large influence on mine. But I find the book title fitting to […]

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Birds of a feather…

As they say, birds of a feather flock together; meaning “people of the same sort or with the same tastes and interests will be found together”. In other words, “those with similar interests or of same kind tend to form groups” According to Google, the phrase “birds of a feather flock together is at least […]

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Buhari’s ‘Pantamised’ system

Nigeria is surely on a free fall, no thanks to all the dislocations occasioned by poor leadership and ridiculous delivery of the essential ingredients of government with all its initial mouth-watering promises.   Aside from incompetence and nepotism, the twin evil of a system that has been bastardised by rent seeking political appointees, the Buhari […]

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Printing of currency notes

The issue of printing of currency notes raised by my friend, Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State, has very much dominated popular discussion for a few days now. I was going to quietly continue with taking in the arguments as they raged front and backwards but as I did that, I observed that one […]

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