So after the elections—They treat us anyhow

The occasion was the Post 2019 Election Review Conference. The idea was to look at how all the stakeholders fair, from the electorate, security...

Nigeria, is she really 59 years old?

Akì í mú ìbọn tetere. One does not hold a gun carelessly. (Always be careful in handling dangerous matters.) So Nigeria is 59 years, 59...

Are you ashamed, but proud of Nigeria?

A stone that is visible cannot destroy a hoe. Rwandan Proverb I am tucked in my hotel room in the Nobleza, their motto quality and...

The Nduka Obaigbena Phenomenon

I recollect vividly as if it happened yesterday — the day I first had a one-on-one with Mr Nduka Obaigbena, editor-in-chief and chairman of...

Six Things June 12 Taught Me

Where were you on June 12, 1993? I was in Ilorin, Kwara state, enjoying the weekend with my cousins. I could not vote because...

NBC vs AIT: Matters arising

It started like a little rumour weeks ago that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) was planning to descend on the African Independent Television (AIT)...

Mr President, May We Discuss Your Cabinet?

SIMON KOLAWOLE LIVE! simon.kolawole@thisdaylive.com, sms: 0805 500 1961 Your Excellency, I want to seize this opportunity to wish you the best of the Ramadan season...

Talkin’ about a Revolution

I always hesitate to use the “R” word because I don’t understand how it really works, but a lot of Nigerians have been talking...

The Search for the Nigerian Dream

In July 2005, aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Lagos, a number of Nigerians spent hours discussing the state of the nation....

Nigeria and the Hegemony of Ideology

We marked the World Water Day on March 22 with a damning statistic: over 60 million Nigerians do not have access to safe drinking...

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