We have never been this sick!

March 13, 2017 Lasisi Olagunju

President Muhammadu Buhari confessed on Friday that he was ill. “I have never been this sick,” he lamented. He isn’t the only one sick. The whole country is. It is just that he has been […]

Awo’s many happy returns

March 6, 2017 Lasisi Olagunju

“Anybody who could plant banana in the desert and make it thrive is my friend. Anybody who could turn saline swamps into fertile, arable land is my friend.” Chief Obafemi Awolowo made that statement in […]

Get-well visits to a hale President

February 13, 2017 Lasisi Olagunju

Historians would remember Augustus Caeser’s famous unanswered question: “How did you like the performance?” He got no answer because he asked no one in particular. It was his very summation of the totality of his […]

Between Sai Baba and 2Baba

February 6, 2017

It is intriguing how sex pops up in all narratives. Even when hunger and fear are supposed to freeze its warmth, it peeps, seeking to be counted. Nigeria’s trouble pot is bursting in its seams […]

Messing with an ageing king

January 30, 2017

Men favoured  enough to dine with elders won’t talk death to big men and kings. Big men are not just big for nothing. Sometimes they die to live. Snakes retreat to shed their skins, live […]

Obasanjo, Jonathan and the Ibadan games of thrones

January 23, 2017

Politicians are great dramatists. They are actors of ambiguity, cold surprise and sly moves. Their drama is always strewn beautifully with intriguing symbolism. Goodluck Jonathan was in Olusegun Obasanjo’s Ibogun Olaogun village home last Friday. […]

Federal Republic of Religion

January 15, 2017 Lasisi Olagunju

They were called the “A-men” people when they first surfaced in my father’s farmstead in the mid 80s. We were used to hearing Christians say “Aamin” to every line of prayer.  Our village was a […]

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