Nigeria: The Middle Class and their Parallel State

That Nigeria has unfortunately been branded as the World’s Poverty Capital reveals how the country is divided majorly into the world(s) of the rich...

Hagia Sophia “Cathedral:” What Happened to Religious Pluralism?

1. Recently, the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan woke the world to the news that Hagia Sophia, the world’s largest “Cathedral” would be reverted...

Penchant for Data and “Nigeria’s Unknown Population”

While in Secondary School (Minor Seminary), the authorities ensued that the exact number of meat was provided for students during meals. If there were...

Nigeria: A Catch-22 or Nation of Churches and Mosques?

In matters that concern Religion and Philosophy, scholars have always leaned on the timeless remarks of John Mbiti’s African Religions and Philosophy (1969:1) that: “The African is...

Quadruple Heritage: The Drama of Post-Colonial Nigeria!

In one of my columns “Labels as Instruments of War”: A Post-COVID-19 Consideration,” I made reference to Prof. Ali Mazrui’s seminal thesis, The Triple Heritage - a film...

“The Long Shadow of Usman dan Fodio”: Implications for National Integration!

Northern Nigeria has been living in the shadows of the past. To cast our minds back, the region was Islamised by Fulani invaders from...

Why Malami Must not Return as AGF/Justice Minister

The death knell for a much-anticipated revolutionary justice system, and indeed the Buhari administration’s promised war against corruption, sounded the moment Abubakar Malami, a...

Nigeria: How not to Fight Corruption

Between fighting corruption with bare knuckles in an inspired manner and wearing well-padded gloves to do half-hearted battle with a monster that has literally...

Should Ministers Resign to be Eligible for APC’s Primary Election?

A Yoruba proverb aptly says: "Bi ina o ba tan li ori, eje ko le tan li eekan", meaning: "for as long as lice...

For Pius Adesanmi, for Nigeria!

Pius Adesanmi, Carleton University’s Professor of literature and African studies who died in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash near the town of Bishoftu,...

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