The Kootu Asipa in Oluwo’s yard

January 8, 2017

THE metaphor of aloku soja (discharged spent soldier) fits the Nigerian judiciary in its current state, like an over-starched military fatigue. The imagery of this rusty condemned soldier man is uselessness-personified, almost not useful to […]

I see hope…

January 1, 2017

In 2016 Nigeria, everyone tried to be crowd-correct. Everybody told sorry stories of a scary year. The national prayer was “may we never see its kind again.” But that wasn’t my testimony. I won’t call […]

SLS (2)

December 25, 2016

N OW, another top-notch Northerner and of revered royalty is saying something again to the rest of the nation. The “inside” within CBN is feeding Kano with bleeding tales of overdraft and under-credit, over-debit and […]

Is this true Oyo NUT?

December 18, 2016

I always have a dog in the constant tiff between Oyo State government and teachers in the state’s public schools. Ordinarily, subjective emotions are usually in support of the underdog, everywhere and a gross mis-match […]


December 11, 2016

WHEN you see someone who pokes fingers in others’ eyes with reckless abandon, it is either he doesn’t care about being poked, has no eyes to be poked or feels covered enough not to be […]

Why not data tax?

December 4, 2016

THE current leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is gradually establishing a pattern in the implementation of its controversial policies, particularly those leaving more holes in the pocket of Nigerians. If the recent precedents are taken […]

Dakuku and NIMASA narrative

November 27, 2016

If major players in Rivers’ politics have an ounce of objectivity, negative profiling should not be seen by any of them as subjectivity, regardless of political leanings and camps. Aren’t they anyways, especially the two […]

Viva Onnoghen (2)

November 13, 2016

THE first in this series was on September 18. I deliberately delayed this follow-up to meet this moment that was almost not be-the eventual enthronement of Justice Walter NkanuOnnoghen as the new Chief Justice of […]

CJN: Racing against time

November 6, 2016

AS you read this, outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed will have just 120 days to his 70th birthday and to wave bye, his job as Nigeria’s Fifth Citizen. The crisis on […]

Frankly, Timi Frank

October 30, 2016

FOR reasons best known to the troubled ruling APC, it decided to cure the Timi Frank gaping sore when already gangrenous. Prescription for that belated cure points at a major surgery but those pushing to […]

What’s Buhari gonna do about Amaechi?

October 23, 2016

Candidate Muhammadu Buhari was widely celebrated as ramrod on values. President Muhammadu Buhari, by Aisha’s “other room” testimony, has become rubbery, being swung and flung at will by unsteady hands, billowing in ill-air. Despite this […]

Mummy G.O’s and Aisha Buhari’s tears

October 16, 2016

Did you watch Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye, popularly known as Mummy G.O weep over Nigeria at the last monthly Holy Ghost service while taking the usual prayer for the nation and other nations of the […]

2019: Why should Buhari run?

October 9, 2016

CONSTITUTIONAL limit in governance is primarily to stop man from becoming god. God’s rule alone is expected to be absolute and eternal. The closest form of such mortal lifetime reign which is monarchy, is nearly-completely […]

Ondo: Nice mix, but…

October 2, 2016

  I love the pairing in Ondo State. I mean the two men, one of who would soon be governor for another four years by God’s grace. Tomorrow surely doesn’t belong to us but the […]

Random thoughts on Edo

September 25, 2016

In another 96 hours, Edo will have a new helmsman-elect. That the D-day is gonna be as Yankees will say, speaks to the truism of Yoruba ear-tilting adage of “bope titi ogun odun yio ku […]

Viva Onnoghen (1)

September 18, 2016

LAST Thursday, outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, doused a raging covert fire. Can a huge fire burn fiercely underneath? The Bible says it is practically impossible but in politics, nearly every conjecturable […]

Change and the burden of proof

September 11, 2016

I have always believed and advocated that only a universal change can truly change whatever is primed for a change, even in a nuclear family. A desired systemic change is only a reality when everyone […]

Osun royalty battle

September 4, 2016

With cases pending at both the High Court and the Court of Appeal on the raging royalty battle in Ijesaland, the most convenient argument would be to let the judiciary have the usual final say […]

The bang on Abang

August 28, 2016

You will know it when they want to make a deliberate statement in the delivery of their considered opinions (judgments), particularly justices of the two appellate courts; Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. That is […]

Little things that matter

August 21, 2016

What is little? Grammar books say “insignificant and unimportant.” Grammar isn’t life. It is an insignificant part of life. A huge chunk of humanity has no affinity with it and still does importantly significant things. […]

Nigeria needs prayers

July 31, 2016 Lanre Adewole

Nigeria is a praying nation. We need to pray more for Buhari and his administration. The last time, I submitted that there is no painless economic policy choice on the table for Nigeria at current […]

Goodbye gala

July 10, 2016 Lanre Adewole

During Ndi Okereke-Onyuike’s American wonder stock boom, a childhood friend hooded me into farming out a princely sum into certain firms, including UAC. In the wake of the doom, he bolted. Even with her plus […]

Buruji Kashamuism

July 3, 2016 Lanre Adewole

It would have been a misnomer for anyone named Buruji not to at least live above poverty line. The name is Yoruba’s anecdote for turning the corner of want. It is always used to signal […]