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One more distraction for the president

September 23, 2016

THE revelations on plagiarism concerning President Muhammadu Buhari could not have come at a worse time, a time when he was scheduled to appear before his colleagues, heads of government, at the United Nations General […]

President Buhari’s lamentations

September 16, 2016

T HE Eid-el-Kabir holiday turned out to be a time of lamentation for President Muhamamadu Buhari. He had gone to his hometown, Daura in Katsina State to observe it, perhaps to escape the distractions which […]

Kemi Adeosun in the eye of the storm

September 9, 2016

IT is merely stating the obvious to say that these are not the best of times for Mrs Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance. How can she be at ease with the latest report from […]

From Tokyo with love

September 2, 2016

THIS is the title of a 1964 Philippino action, romance movie written by Rizal Esteban and Jose Leonardo and directed by Conrado Conde. It stars Lolita Rodrigeuz, Ric Rodrigo, Josephine Estrada, Vic Vargas, Rosemarie Sonora […]

Clearing the house for Kerry

August 26, 2016

LAST Monday, I had to do a little research to know who the United States Secretary of State is. Of course, I know he is John Kerry at this moment, but a development that day, […]

O.J. Abuah, a reporter’s tribute

August 19, 2016

MR Justin Onuorah Abuah died at the weekend in Abuja after a brief illness. He was until that time the Director of Information in the State House and therefore was at the heart of the […]

To make up with Buhari

August 5, 2016

IT’S trite to say that the Nigerian president is one of the most visible world leaders in terms of concentration of powers in his hands. It’s been said that his powers are unwieldy. He has […]

Erdogan, Turkey’s coup and Nigeria

July 22, 2016

AS last week’s aborted coup in Turkey unfolded, my mind raced to the country’s relationship with Nigeria which is quite close on the political, economic and military spheres. It has grown particularly from the early […]

Osinbajo and the restructuring confusion

July 15, 2016

Ever since former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, lent his considerable weight to the call for the restructuring of the country, the agitation has advanced in leaps and bounds to the point where both President Muhammadu Buhari […]

Buhari’s return to Katsina

July 8, 2016

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari was to have spent the first few days of Ramadan in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.  The plan changed with a nagging ear infection which he travelled out to obtain medical treatment […]

Buhari dey kampe

July 1, 2016 Leon Usigbe

ON August 9, 2010, former president Olusegun Obasanjo declared of himself: “I dey kampe.”  He had to do so to the public after rumour became rife that he was shot dead. Reports had emerged that […]