Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Africa’s Lessons from Coronavirus: A politico-economic opinion

Much has been written and said about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally characterized it as a pandemic....

Why South Sudan remains delicate even under a reconfigured government

Even though South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has reconfigured his government, incorporating his principal nemesis, Riek Machar, as his first vice president, one among...
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Viral Losses: Australian Universities, Coronavirus and Greed

There are few things more richly deserved than the punishment of a profligate ruler who finds himself fending off a hungry citizenry.  But such...

Notes on engaging Nigeria’s ruling class

Nigeria’s ruling class has presented the nation with a number of issues around which the Nigerian Left can build an agenda of political engagement...
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Failed Prosecutions: Donald Trump Survives the Senate

Never undertake a prosecution unless you have good grounds, and prospects, for a solid conviction.  In the case against President Donald Trump, there was...

Rising Insecurity: My Surprise At the President’s Surprise

Following the president’s remarks that he is surprised at the growing insecurity in the country, what Nigerians are asking is: What have the security...

For our departed revolutionary idealists

Let me begin by saying that the term “idealist” is not used in this article in the philosophical sense. Were this the case, departed...

Can Amotekun really cost south-west 2023 presidency as Miyetti Allah warned?

In my column article of January 6 – a riposte to Isa Funtua’s prejudiced utterance on the Igbo — I wrote: ‘’Funtua’s statement reeks...

Of victors and vanquished: Biafra, 50 years after

January 15 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigerian Civil War and the official end of the short-lived Republic of Biafra. It...

General Buhari’s 2020 Nigeria

Dictators cannot survive for long without repressing and oppressing the people and buttering up security agencies. General Muhammadu Buhari is behaving no differently. My...

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