Sweet and Sour

Copy as well as praise! By Donu Kogbara

When Herbert Wigwe, the former CEO of Access Bank, died in February in a plane crash, several VIPs lavished tributes on him as they indulged in public outpourings of grief. Herbert was indeed a colossus who deserved to be eulogised. His outstanding professional achievement aside, he launched so many laudable philanthropic initiatives and helped so many people. […]
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Ethno-religious toxicity, By Donu Kogbara

SHEIKH Ahmed Gumi, an Islamic cleric, has described the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Minister, Nyesom Wike, as “satanic” for allowing the Israeli ambassador to pay him a courtesy visit. Gumi also accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government of pursuing an anti-Muslim agenda, then said that Christians cannot be trusted with power, then urged Tinubu to […]

Here versus there, By Donu Kogbara

It’s not just frustrated youngsters who want to run away from the multiple dysfunctions and limited opportunities that Nigeria inflicts on its citizens. I know plenty of thoroughly demoralised older folks who wouldn’t say “no” to a fresh start on the other side of the world.

Artful deception, grab and run, By Donu Kogbara

If the current regime in Nigeria cares about its subjects having faith in the Independent National Electoral Commission, through which they draw their legitimacy, then it must at some time in the future explain, to a standard beyond reasonable doubt, the uploading glitch in the presidential poll.

Good news, for a change! By Donu Kogbara

I CAME across a video of the new Lagos Blue Line Rail service on LinkedIn a few days ago. And I find it so comforting and uplifting that I keep playing and replaying it with a silly smile on my face and tears in my eyes. When I told a friend about my obsessive love […]

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