Nigeria @58, ‘Sorry that I forgot your birthday

So, let me quickly wish you a not-too-happy belated Independence Day, my beloved Nigeria. And do kindly indulge me as I start this conversation cum...

The Good Thing about Buhari vs Atiku

In October 1987, the late Sheikh Abubakar Mohammad Gumi, a well-respected Islamic cleric, granted an explosive interview to the now-rested Quality magazine. It was...

The choices before Atiku

Whenever political individuals are used to illustrate the virtues of perseverance and doggedness in this country, the names of Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku...

2019: Atiku vs. Buhari

There has been some clarity about Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential election, with the end of the October 7 deadline set by the Independent National Electoral...

My take on Atiku’s choice of a running mate

All eyes are on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, following the successful presidential primary election that produced former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as...

58 Independence:The rough paths Nigeria has towed

Developing a thriving democracy is not an easy task. There can be no quick fixes or short cuts. These are the most important lessons...

On differences within the Nigerian Left

For almost a year now, since I resumed writing for publication in the media, I have deliberately referred to the Nigerian Left—my primary concern in...

Ambode and the Godfather’s Rage

…When in 2014, he was asked about his successor, Fashola said he was not worried yet at the same time expressed concern. “I hope,...

Revisiting APC’s disqualification of Shittu and Alhassan

It is no longer news that the screening of aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, with some of its interesting...

Nigeria’s certificate scandals

The number of persons involved in certificate scandals under the Buhari administration may speak to something far deeper in our society, even beyond the...

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