Beyond the Uproar in Buhari’s Appointments

Buhari’s recent appointments have excited our primordial adrenalins, leading to ethnic and regional finger-pointing and a need, by some, to aggressively defend the ‘homeland’....

January 15, 1966 and after: We Remember Differently

The Emir of Kano HRH Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II was recently quoted as warning that “Nigeria may experience a repeat of the January 15...

How Obasanjo achieved his Third Term ambition

Those who mock Obasanjo for failing in his bid to elongate his tenure as a civilian President may have been too hasty in their...

Anomie, Rage and Redemptive Suffering

It was Emile Durkheim, the French sociologist and philosopher who coined the term ‘anomie’ to refer to a situation where the conditions for happiness...

What does loyalty mean to you?

This piece was inspired by two media reports: one was a widely reported paper presented by the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II at...

Reflections on the last Presidential Election

The presidential election has come and gone – and as expected the outcome is dogged in controversy. The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared...

Has Wole Soyinka become a revisionist?

I was uncomfortable when I read a statement credited to Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to...

The Balance of Stories

One of the famous quotes often attributed to the late Chinua Achebe, master story teller extraordinaire, is this one about the lion and the...

Jonathan’s reply to Obasanjo: Too Little, Too Late?

President Jonathan’s reply to the letter written to him on December 2 2013 by Obasanjo was rather late in coming. Jonathan’s letter, dated 20...

Can Happiness Really be Measured?

The inspiration for this reflection is the World Happiness Report 2016, released recently in Rome ahead of this year’s UN World Happiness Day, which...

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