Open letter to Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II

In my many years of writing, I cannot remember once employing this
recourse to open letter — for interpersonal communication. But the subject matter can...

We are the World by African all stars is rubbish

Well, I think I’m finally safe to write this article, since I’ve set up my e-mail software to automatically filter out any messages containing...

Banks, billionaires…as Nigeria’s Black Death

The Nigerian bank is diseased; a contemptible ogre in the mould of the bubonic plague, or Black Death of 1348 if you like. Like...

Nation-building: The Mandela and Nyerere Examples

In my column last week, I re-stated what I have always believed is the fundamental problem of the country – namely the crisis in...

Non-Issue Of The Gay Rights Issue

Recently, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the whole of the United States. With that ruling, 14...

Saraki: Time To End The Cold War

It is no longer a secret that since Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki was elected as the President of the 8th Senate on June 9,...

Papa has a new bag of debts

Nigeria’s relatively modest external debt which was speculated to be below $17bn in 1999 became spurred by dubious flattering from international agencies that Nigeria...

BACKLASH: What’s On Jonathan’s Mind?

I HAIL O BROS. I don’t mean to disturb your peaceful retirement in Otuoke. You deserve a good rest after the six-year mad race...

Behind Every Cloud Of Corruption Lies Another Cloud

According to Transparency International, a global movement against corruption, understanding corruption is the first step in fighting it. But what is corruption? Corruptie.org, another anti-corruption...

Readers Have Their Say

Let Buhari borrow a leaf from the traditional family survival strategy in times of austerity. Usually, the children are given priority when family resources...

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