Struggle for the soul of America

America is at the c r o s s – r o a d s . The fierce struggle for the soul of the most powerful country in the world is up for grabs between the apostles of racial inclusion and protagonists of segregation. The forthcoming November 3, 2020 American presidential election will provide some […]


Post-COVID-19: Mining sector on my mind

At the moment, countries of the world over are seriously busy thinking and creating policies on how to cope and become successful during the impending post-Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic era. At such a time, governments at all levels are expected to think outside the box with a view to ensuring that moribund resources are utilized […]


Nigeria’s restructuring: Can Arewa bite the bullet?

    The best way to illustrate the North’s present precarious socio- economic position in Nigeria today is that of the proverbial rabbit caught in the crossfire lights of an oncoming vehicle. The region currently faces multiple threats to its security, the most pronounced of which many observers say could severely cripple the capacity of […]


Abdul Samad Rabiu: An industrial mogul at 60

When he was born on that day of August 4, 1960 in the ancient city of Kano, Abdul Samad Rabiu, was a normal child born into the home of famous businessman, the late Khalifa Sheikh Isyaku Rabiu.   Although he had a rich background with the Rabiu family name ringing loud, Abdul Samad is a […]


Edo 2020: Between Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu

There’s been a lot of news in the country, but today I want to focus on the onslaught against Governor Godwin Obaseki by his erstwhile godfather, and the godfather’s new romance with Osagie Ize-Iyamu which I think is worth exploring.   As we count down to September 19, I must admit that only Edo people […]


Ayorinde Fasanmi: A man of integrity

The death of Chief Ayorinde Fasanmi, on July 29, 2020 has again reinforced the saying that no matter how long we live, our time here remains transient. Even though Baba Ayo Fasanmi died at an advanced age of 94 years, his death is a monumental and personal loss to me.   As the African adage […]


Ayo Fasanmi: A titan is gone!

I received with shock, but submission to the will of God the news of the passage of Senator Ayorinde Fasanmi, which occurred on Thursday July 30, 2020. He was 94 years old.   The titan is gone! Pa Fasanmi was the ideal Nigerian and quintessential Yoruba Omoluabi. He trained and practiced as a pharmacist and […]

Columnist Opinion

As Dogara’s defection excites APC, stirs angst in PDP

Different strokes for different folks. That’s the situation in the past week at the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in regard to former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara.   Dogara recently switched camp from the PDP to APC, the second in the opposite directions in […]


Edo 2020: The end game

With all that had transpired on the political scene in Edo State, one would have thought that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole sought a quieter way of getting back to the political arena.   But not for Oshiomhole, who over the years is accustomed to grandstanding, dramatic display in a burlesque manner and sometimes brusque. It was […]


Advancing CBN/COVID-19 intervention scheme to social trust

The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended in Chapter-Two provides Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy which contain litany of socio-economic rights.   They include objectives on political, economic, social, educational, foreign policy, environmental, cultural, media, national ethics and duties of citizens. Section 16(2) CFRN provides:   “The State […]