Breaking News
Translate

First time out: (3)

It was when he got up for the next guy to take his turn that they discovered the bed was covered in blood! Shit! One of them screamed. She is a virgin, cried another; as if they were rehearsing a script. Frantically, they pulled me up and one of them threw me a towel while another went about packing the bed sheets from the bed.

Read More

A perspective on Obama and Clinton African policy (2)

CHAPTER 2 of the 1999 Constitution captioned “Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy” puts in bold relief the arguments that are being made. Section 13 clearly states: “It shall be the duty and responsibility of all organs of government and of all authorities and persons, exercising legislative, executive, or judicial powers to conform
Read More

How to spend N800m in one week

Bonuses and Allowances – This is a no-go area. In fact you may have to pay this money in advance for players to know how serious you are. If, for whatever reason, things are not going too well at half time, it is from this budget that members of the PTF are expected to draw from when they run into the dressing room to increase the bonus from $10,000 to $20,000 each.

Read More

Banks and Money Laundering (1)

In the event that no charge has been formally brought against the Governor pending the conclusion of police investigations, it may not be appropriate to begin to pass judgment on the violation of any criminal or ethical codes by the currently beleaguered Governor who has nonetheless been restrained to London until a date in November, in spite of the diplomatic immunity he would normally enjoy as an accredited public servant of his country.

Read More

Tayo’s strategy

Hi readers! I was amazed on my return from Ghana to hear the gals cooing over how handsome, cuddly, adorable and intelligent Tayo’s grandson is. Becky, Boma and Liz had come to welcome me back to the country. I was so touched by their kind gesture. Nanny, bless her dutiful heart, hurried down to our local market, then dived into the kitchen and in no time, we were at table feasting on amala, ewedu and okro.

Read More

Passing through the earth

Oh yes, I can understand the great outing of presenting four books and being hosted by my colleagues in the media. I have said how happy and grateful to them and to God I am. But I am told that I should equally be grateful and happy that someone died! I know we came and we must go, whether we like it or not. But that going has its pains, its pangs.

Read More

The welcome in Libya

On December 21st, 1988, PanAm Flight 103 was just seeking its cruising height for a smooth flight to the United States when it crashed over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. No less than 269 souls were lost, not counting 11 others on the ground. It was the result of an explosion caused by a bomb that had been planted by terrorists who tore through the ‘eighties with dastardly acts of mass murder in a variety of execution.

Read More

Soludo: If abroad, stay there

The second group “discovered” that I am a tribalist for not endorsing the re-appointment of Soludo and for welcoming Sanusi. Today, as we all start understanding how the banking sector had been thrown into a turmoil in the last four years, and feeling the lash, it will not matter if you are Igbo, Efik, Birom, Yoruba, or Nupe, you will be involved in this calamity.

Read More

A NATION WAITING FOR GOD: Nigeria’s many problems

MANY Nigerians, at different days and times, in speeches and writings, have pondered over the state of the Nation. During the dark days of the colonial era, the nationalists were often branded as agitators, and the hardheaded ones became the awaited guests of His/Her Majesty’s prison yards. Thus, political imprisonment became a mark of honour in those bitter days of British imperialism.

Read More

Colour, Morocco, Clinton and politics

She spoke the truth, but is she ready to admit that the Western world played a vital role? Not until she admits to these complex issues, can she be taken seriously. Just of recent, the Swiss UBS bank agreed to release the names of 5,000 US citizens that retained illicit accounts with that bank. Why can’t that happen to us here in Nigeria?

Read More