This column could easily have been entitled HOPE RENEWED IN JOS and it would have been just as apt. For three days last week, I was back again in Jos because it is an enduring story and it represents one of the many puzzles we must solve as a nation for unity and peace to prevail.Read More
The most important question now is: what happens if the PDP breaks up? Before providing what I think will happen, just for now imagine what will happen when a 50-ton tanker loaded with fuel experiences brake failure while approaching a busy bus stop with thousands of people waiting for busesâ€¦Read More
Abacha died unexpectedly, just as he was getting his political machine ready to become a civilian president through a fraudulent election. Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s death was protracted, and, to me, expected. It was really a matter of time before he passed on.Read More
â€œPolitics is the madness of the many for the benefit of the fewâ€.
As this lengthy series progresses, we shall read here the responses of the fanatical supporters of one candidate or another. The greatest sin a columnist can commit is to point out that Babangida, Buhari, Atiku, Shekarau or whoever is not perfect.
Back in 1999, on February 21, 1999, in this column entitled â€œTO MY BROTHER, DR EKWUEMEâ€. I told the former Vice President, that â€œthe PDP which you call my baby would be snatched from youâ€ as a result of this strategic mistake and lack of political courage.Read More
If you are wondering what that palaver is all about, let me tell you; because if you are a parent or guardian, with a kid likely to be called for service, this concerns you.Read More
â€œMen of ordinary physique and discretion cannot be Presidents and live, if the strains be not somehow relieved. We shall be obliged always to be picking our chief magistrates [presidents] from among wise and prudent athletes â€“ a small classâ€.
President Woodrow Wilson, Constitutional Government in the United States, New York: Columbia University Press, 1908, pp 79-80.
Last week, I started with Jos and ended with Warri; this week let me reverse the approach. In the end we are looking at the same impending catastrophe from two different ends of a prism.Read More
A modern philosopher has also added his own list, the stomach which demands food everyday and the sea into which all rivers flow, yet never seems to have enough.Read More
All of a sudden, the language changes to suit the new situation. Fortunately, the matters involved are very simple and straightforward to people who are not shackled by demands of office.Read More