Nigeria: master of the shuffle dance at 53

October 1, just two days ago, was the commemoration day of Nigeria’s 53 years of existence, since independence in 1960. A number of commentaries...

Deconstructing Babangida

I have never met Ibrahim Babangida, one- on-one. The closest I have been to a one-on-one meeting with him is the detailed attempt to...

‘Exhibitionist patriotism’ as a threat to our democracy

There are several ways in which some of our elected officials are becoming potent threats to our democracy. One way they do this is...

The Suntai Samba

There is some kind of samba show playing out in Suntai country, Taraba State of Nigeria. The Governor of that State by the lyrical...

Reflections on the PDP Crisis

The political space has been abuzz with excitement for many and gloom for some since the last convention of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)...

Did America really predict that Nigeria will break-up in 2015?

I was in the bar section of Nicon Hilton Abuja about a week ago to meet a friend. He had called just after a...

Ms Oteh: A witch-hunt

Most people in Nigeria must have thought that the brouhaha between Ms Arunma Oteh, Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and...

What is impunity?

Simply put, impunity means acting outside stipulated regulations, disregarding  the law or laid-down procedure….and believing that one CANNOT be held accountable for such action....

APC: Dreams Die First?

Two developments the past two weeks have grave implications for the All Progressives Congress, (APC), which was conceived and born with unbridled euphoria and...

Should I tell him I already had a child?

Dear Auntie Dora, My name is Chisom and I’m in love with a guy called Kunle  whom I met in the university. We are everything...

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