Monday, January 25, 2021

Intellectual 419: Mbarika and Ganduje’s fake professorial appointment

I almost lost my job as editor of a national newspaper in this country three years ago for publishing an interview on one self-acclaimed...

Insecurity and Nigeria’s Circle of Chaos

A Nation is held by shared beliefs and shared attitudes. That is what enables them rise above the conflicts that plague any society. That...

Messing with mercenaries on Boko Haram again

On January 22, 2015, at Chatham House, London, Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), baited the whirlwind. He said he had suggested to...

The man from Katsina

I remember decades ago reading Adaora Lily Ulasi's work, Many Thing You No Understand, when I read the work, who would have thought about...

Sen. Bala Muhammed: Dogs Bark, Jobbers Twist Facts, The System Appreciates

When Governor Bala Muhammed took over as the Chief Executive of Bauchi state, his power to the people slogan, anchored on a relentless anti-corruption...

Message From The Dead Borno Farmers

That the slain Borno farmers did not get military clearance is an inconvenient truth, but the real error of judgement was taking the government...

Niger Republic: Nigeria’s Newfound Love?

The popular saying, “when a dog bites a man it is no news but when a man bites a dog it makes headlines” seems...

What are Africa’s Security Challenges in the 21st Century?

It is quite humbling when a distinguished academic you read his works as an undergraduate asks you to review his book. That was exactly...
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Why the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego Maradona

In Argentina, beatification and canonisation can happen to living figures.  Unlike the officialdom of the Catholic Church, the processes take place in accordance with...

Why is Buhari still keeping the failed service chiefs?

#ZabarmariMassacre! The farm is a place of sowing and reaping, and the most unlikeliest haunt of the grim reaper. But at least 43 citizens...

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