Nigeria…far away from Yola, and not close to Daura

One does not eat "I almost" in a stew. (What one missed narrowly, one cannot enjoy at all). Some 11 years ago, I wrote asking,...

Predicting the 2019 presidential election

As the 2019 election draws close, we should expect an array of election entrepreneurs and predictors to become ubiquitous. A few days ago, the...

Peter Obi, South East Leaders and 2019

The news that South East Governors and other major political office holders stayed away from the installation of former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar...

Iya Kabiru and Other Stories

“Iya Kabiru must be the luckiest woman in Nigeria today” “Who is that? I don’t know anybody so-called” “You don’t know Iya Kabiru? But you know...

An ode for the Nigerian Soldier

In other countries the armed forces are respected for their sacrifice In my country (Its a million lighters in the sky tonight) we never remember the...

To Oil the Wheel of Progress…

I have a story to tell. In the 1970s, three governments set up national oil companies to engage in exploration, production and refining. Nigeria...

2019: As the whistle is blown…

The whistle for 2019 has finally been blown as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifted the ban on partisan politics and campaigns on...

Nigeria’s Omugwo (Postpartum Care) Problems

Last week, Damilola Dimeji-Ajayi wrote on Omugwo: Understanding The Culture Behind Igbo’s Traditional Postpartum Care I love the fact that possibly a Yoruba person had...

The Demons Tormenting Nigeria

Dr. Yemi Kale, the Statistician General of the National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria (NBS), recently tweeted that the bureau’s unemployment report was being...

Alleged Buhari Double and the Spirit of Public Inquiry

This week’s reflection is on a trending story that began when Buhari returned from his 104-days of medical treatment in the UK in 2017....

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