Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Are ‘Digital Age’ Leaders Really the Answer?

One of the important issues highlighted by innuendo in Obasanjo’s recent letter to Buhari on the basis of which the Ota General advised him...

When President Buhari returns…

People who believe that Nigerians asking questions about when Buhari should come back to the country are ‘busy bodies’ who should leave the President...

US-Africa Summit: Another Gesture Politics?

From August 4 (Obama’s birthday), through  August 6,  President Obama hosted the US-Africa summit, which was  promoted as the largest event any U.S. President...

‘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...

Why is Jerusalem so important to Israelis and Palestinians?

President Trump’s recent decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has ruffled feathers across the world – but...

Funny Quotes from Robert Mugabe

Why should I be concerned about funny quotes from Robert Mugabe, the 92-year old President of Zimbabwe, when there are more pressing issues to...

Nigeria: A Country in Perpetual Transition?

This reflection was inspired by a report in the Daily Post of January 11 2016 where Pastor Tunde Bakare, founder of the Latter Rain...

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...

Nigeria: Why a Military Coup is Unlikely

But what are the chances of a coup succeeding in the current climate? The answer is less than five per cent, in my opinion. Sure, one cannot rule out the possibility that some adventurist soldiers may try their luck, but trying to topple the government will be one thing, succeeding will be another, and being able to consolidate power in the unlikely event of a success, will be another kettle of fish, for various reasons:

Why Ekweremadu is wrong on the Gambian Crisis

The recent warning by the Deputy Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu that any use of military might to force Jammeh out of office in...

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