Am I Really a “Buhari Hater”?

There were several reactions to my last week’s column entitled ‘Buhari’s Quest for Economic Emergency Powers’.  One of the points that attracted the most...
Much Ado about the Witchcraft Conference at UNN

Sowore: Killing an Ant with a Sledgehammer

Omoyele Sowore, former Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and publisher of the online citizen newspaper, Sahara Reporters, has been dominating the...

Re-Deconstructing Buhari

When you write about Buhari on the eve of an election year in which he may be a candidate, and what you have written...

Southern Governors and the Demand for ‘True Federalism’

The recent report of a meeting of the Governors from 16 of the 17 States in the Southern part of the country has a...

Remembering Ali A Mazrui (1)

How do you go about immortalizing a man whose works already immortalized him while he was alive? That was precisely what Twaweza Communications of...

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 ‘FAYEMI EFFECT’ AND INTELLECTUALS IN POLITICS

Dr Kayode Fayemi, the defeated governor of Ekiti State, is becoming a national icon by the way he has so far handled his defeat. He...

The Trouble with Nigeria (2)

In the first instalment in this three-part series, we interrogated two popular governance myths in the country, namely that the trouble with Nigeria is...

How Trump exposes the underbelly of American Democracy

The current presidential campaigns in the US has  exposed the underbelly of American democracy which should force us to re-think some of the assumptions...

Nigeria@56? Is this house really falling?

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

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