Fallouts from Onnoghen’s trial and conviction

Walter Onnoghen’s nearly 100-day suspense-packed thriller with the Code of Conduct Tribunal finally came to a conclusion on April 18 2019. He was found...

Why Buhari ‘dodged’ Debating Jonathan

This piece was informed by the weighing in of two respected media professionals on the politics of why Buhari “dodged” or “politely turned down”...

Black Candles for Christmas

Let me start with a disclaimer: the title of this piece is not original to me.  It was the title of one of the...

Alleged Buhari Double and the Spirit of Public Inquiry

This week’s reflection is on a trending story that began when Buhari returned from his 104-days of medical treatment in the UK in 2017....
Much Ado about the Witchcraft Conference at UNN

Does it really matter who succeeds Abba Kyari?

Since the death of Abba Kyari, Buhari’s Chief of Staff, there have  been speculations on who will succeed the man famously regarded as Nigeria’s...
Much Ado about the Witchcraft Conference at UNN

Nigeria and the Promises of Democracy

I was impressed with the first few paragraphs of Buhari’s Democracy Day speech. I thought they were quite good, unifying and inspiring. The speech...

Obasanjo, grandmaster of timing, changes calculations for 2019

I was already researching for an article on Obasanjo following his recent successful defence of his PhD thesis at the National Open University of...

When the President Returns

The recent news that President Buhari has taken ill and travelled to England to treat a discomforting left ear infection called Meniere Disease has...

2015: Year of the Long Knives?

The Night of the Long Knives is an expression often used to refer to the purge that took place in Nazi Germany between 30...

The mantra, ‘Nigerian unity is not negotiable’, is pseudo-nationalism

Nigerians love mantras - statements or slogans repeated frequently enough that they begin to sound like established facts or self-evident truths. Recently in this...

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