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There’s no perfect administration anywhere, Femi Adesina tackles critics

There’s no perfect administration anywhere, Femi Adesina tackles critics

By Nwafor Sunday The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Friday asked critics especially the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to go home and stop wailing, noting that the last of the original ‘Wailing Wailers’, Neville O’Rilley Livingston, has passed on. In his article titled “The last […]

My $1.9b in Minnesota bank by Femi Adesina

My $1.9b in Minnesota bank by Femi Adesina

By FEMI ADESINA Let’s have a comic diversion today from weightier matters of our national life. Because what I want to discuss can only be comic, if not also idiotic and otiose. Yes, you read the headline right. The money I allegedly stashed at a bank in Minnesota, United States of America. Not millions of […]

Femi Adesina writes Obidike, congratulates him on his appointment

Femi Adesina writes Obidike, congratulates him on his appointment

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media & Publicity – Mr Femi Adsesina has facilitated with Obidike Chukwuebuka on his appointment as the Director General, Conference of APC Support Groups. This was contained in a statement sent by Adesina. In his congratulatory message, Mr. Femi expressed confidence in Obidike on the new honorific […]

Ex-service chiefs as ambassadors and why not, by Femi Adesina

Ex-service chiefs as ambassadors and why not, by Femi Adesina

Almost everything in our country is accompanied by some sort of furore. You do, you are damned. You don’t do, you are damned. No wonder President Muhammadu Buhari often says in private conversations, when some tumults occur on certain issues: “Head or tail, you never win with some Nigerians.” And he then smiles, to show […]

The Priest and the President by Femi Adesina

The Priest and the President by Femi Adesina

Let’s go back in time to May 2004, when the lands of Yelwa-Shendam, in Plateau State, had turned crimson. Primitive fury and hatred were unleashed, leading to internecine bloodbath. Hundreds and hundreds of people were killed along religious lines. It eventually led to Governor Joshua Dariye being removed, as a state of emergency was declared, […]

Reflections from a wreath laying ceremony by Femi Adesina

Reflections from a wreath laying ceremony by Femi Adesina

There’s no year I attend the Wreath Laying Ceremony marking the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration that I don’t shed a tear or two. Secret tears. Yes, secret, as men don’t want to be seen giving way to emotions in public. But why not? Charles Dickens wrote: “Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of […]

Why pigeons did not fly during Armed Forces Remembrance Day – Femi Adesina

Why pigeons did not fly during Armed Forces Remembrance Day – Femi Adesina

By Nwafor Sunday The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Thursday gave reason pigeons did not fly during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony. He said the pigeons could not fly because they have been kept in the cage for a very long time, noting that “when birds and […]

The decent for the indecent, the just for the unjust by Femi Adesina

The decent for the indecent, the just for the unjust by Femi Adesina

By FEMI ADESINA There’s a short video you can find online that brings tears to my eyes. It features soldiers of the Nigerian Army, four spry young men, the type of whom the Good Book says “the glory of young men is their strength,” and they are in a desert-like environment, in front of a […]

Covid-19 and the Professors by Femi Adesina

Covid-19 and the Professors by Femi Adesina

By FEMI ADESINA I hate to see professors die. And in recent days, we have lost three of them to the strange ailment called COVID-19, currently ravaging the world. Within two weeks, we lost three professors in quick succession. Habu Galadima, Director-General, National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). Femi Odekunle, renowned criminologist and […]

2021: Year to calm down, and wail less – Femi Adesina

2021: Year to calm down, and wail less – Femi Adesina

By Femi Adesina When the year 2020 popped out of the womb of time, nobody knew that it was going to be what Yoruba people call Ogbologbo. Rough and tough. Unpredictable. Hungry and angry, consuming anything and everything it could lay its jaws on. Across America, Europe, Asia, Africa, indeed, all continents, time, like an […]