Fighting elders, plastic rice and plastic heads

January 9, 2017

“What is our intelligence, our school going and our reading of books without getting money?” A certain Ibadan pioneer in literacy wrote in his diary around 1914. Every generation has its priority. For some, it […]

The Yoruba in 2017 Nigeria

January 2, 2017

Today is supposed to be the first working day in the new year but the queer Nigerian system has declared a public holiday to celebrate January 1, 2017 which was yesterday. This is the first […]

Christmas and the frogs of Nigeria

December 26, 2016

Recession and festivities are strange bedfellows. But that is the reality of this season. Hunger and uncertainty packaged as Christmas hampers are hardly anyone’s dream gift.  But that was the lot of many this Christmas […]

A December of tragedies and conspiracies

December 19, 2016

The last one week has been rather sad and sobering. Even if the unfeeling head of a tortoise is your delicacy, you are not likely to ignore the avoidable deaths in Uyo and the tragic […]

2017 prophets and prophecies

December 12, 2016 Lasisi Olagunju

Prophets are historians of the future. They shout their warnings in the shrillness of silence. The new year is less than three weeks away. If you have not been reading prophecies from the specialists, it […]

Ondo election and revaluation of power

December 4, 2016

There is this old photo of General Olusegun Obasanjo playing a game of draught with then Colonel Ibrahim Babangida. Among officers watching the play were General Theophilus Danjuma and Colonel Sani Abacha. Both players looked […]

Lessons from Trump’s nonsense

November 14, 2016

DONALD Trump gave the world enough notice of what happened on November 8 but we were too arrogant to look at the sense in his nonsense. Months ago, he announced gleefully and with audacious impunity […]

Okorocha and the barrel bomb called APC

November 7, 2016

It was Jon Stewart who got me thinking at the weekend as I encountered his one line bomb: “If con is the opposite of pro, then isn’t Congress the opposite of Progress?” I wonder if […]

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