THESE folks lack any institutional memory to even understand the subtlety of those they are engaged in power game with. They are in a game whose rules of engagement they don’t have the faintest idea of.Read More
AREWA political artistes have been singing songs of captivity lately and not a few ears would have been tingling especially among the greedy lot whose misplaced expectations have led to this quandary. But thank goodness for Col. Dangiwa Umar of that region who sings redemption songs.Read More
I just read in your column, Candid Notes, your article titled, Hopelessness of our anti-corruption war(2).
I did not read the first part so I wouldn’t know exactly what you said or you did not say there.
MY teacher and fellow delegate to the 2014 National Conference, Prof. Godini Darah, ruffled not a few Fulani feathers when he stood up during the debate on cattle grazing to speak against the atrocities of Fulani herdsmen against their host communities. He said apart from destroying farmlands, they were also in the habit of robbing people of their possessions and raping innocent women.Read More
By Yinka Odumakin “Our enemies are the political profiteers, the swindlers, the men in high and low places that seek bribes and demand 10 per cent; those that seek to keep the country divided permanently so that they can remain in office as ministers or VIPs at least, the tribalists, the nepotists, those that make
I have watched with amazement your futile attempt to deny the communique of the summit of Northern Reawakening Forum read by you at the end of your recent summit declared open by the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN). I hope the VP would be available any day he is invited to a similar summit in the South!Read More
“The fight against corruption mobilizes all of us because we want to do away with evil and injustice. But we should remember that casting the bad into the sea does not imply the sudden appearance on our shores of the good that we need.”Read More
If “Boko” had not truly become “Haram” in Nigeria,our public intellectuals would have by now been able to break down the bondage recently packaged by the Federal Government for about 26 states of the Unitary Republic of Nigeria in the name of bailout. The APC megaphones would have been too ashamed of this wrong-headed decision instead of having the audacity of counting it as an achievement .Read More
AREMO Olusegun Osoba is known as one of the most celebrated journalists of the old era alive in Nigeria today. He was a hardworking and very mercurial practitioner of journalism and media manager who brought great panache to the industry in his active years in journalism.Read More
IT’S an undiluted shame that one has to write about the voting age in Nigeria in the year of our Lord 2015! All the preceding ages of civilisations that humanity ever knew had addressed standards in one way or the other.
From stones depicting prices,through King Henry I stretched arm making a yard to the French King’s foot until international standard weights and measurements evolved,the issue has been managed by stages of enlightenment.Read More
THERE is a saying in the Yoruba country that the sound of rain shortly after the utterance of a cleric fortifies his belief that the heavens validate his assertion. As this column was hitting the print last Tuesday, South African President Jacob Zuma was in the news doing what black people are famous for – blaming others for their failures.Read More
ELDER statesman Dr. Tunji Braithwaite once recalled how his mother just six years into Nigeria’s independence asked poignantly “when will this independence end?”. That was how brutal the old woman could put the simmering signs of failure in such a short period. If you are perceptive enough ,you may not have all the tips on how to seed but you sure must identify the signals of failure.Read More
DEAR YINKA,I will institute the concluding part of this discourse by differing to agree on some of your earlier positions. If we agreed all the time, it will indeed be a boring exchange and it is not be in my DNA to let a good opportunity go to waste.Read More
Thank you for transporting the grand recollections, hopes and outlook that we shared during our days in what we knew as the greatest citadel of learning in Africa. In search for greener pastures, shortly after we left Obafemi Awolowo University, I stumbled on a closely held secret. Our academic curriculum was enormously designed by and after the University of Michigan.Read More
I HAVE no issue with Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso keeping his Almajiris so he could mobilise millions of herded voters at will,all I insist is that he should not run education from Abuja and churn out policies that would almajarise my own toddlers.Read More