Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Currency crisis, gloomy economy and hidden opportunities

The times are hard. There is a consensus that the economy has tanked – at least in the short term. The naira has lost...

Re-launched WAI and the Dangers of Atavism

It was quite expected that it would happen if he won the Presidency. When he came to power in December 1983 via a military...

Nigeria@56? Is this House Falling?

When Karl Maier published his book This House Has Fallen: Midnight in Nigeria  in the year  2000, I was probably among the first people...

Understanding ‘Executive Orders’

Since formally assuming office on January 20, two things seem to have defined the Trump presidency: controversy and executive orders.  The first was almost...

Tambuwal will be the nightmare scenario for PDP

I had a tough argument with a reader who had a very dim view of my last week’s article in which I opined that...

Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process

The news that President Muhammadu Buhari was interrupted and booed intermittently by some lawmakers while presenting the appropriation bill to the National Assembly recently...

Re: Should Nigeria be re-colonized?

My article on the above (May 23 2013) elicited tons of responses, almost all favouring bringing them back (sense of shame will not even allow me to mention who ‘them’ here refers to). One surprising thing is that even responses from intellectuals also favour our asking ‘them’ to come back in one way or the other.

The Evolution of Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been receiving deserved kudos for the way he has been holding forte since Buhari went on medical vacation...

Why the bounce from declaring June 12 ‘Democracy Day’ may not last long

Let’s give it to Buhari and his advisers. Whoever suggested making June 12 the country’s ‘Democracy Day’ (rather than May 29, which it has...
Much Ado about the Witchcraft Conference at UNN

As Obasanjo writes Buhari again…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has once again written an open letter to Muhammadu Buhari - barely two months after another open letter accusing him...

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