Creating scapegoats, spreading misery

October 31, 2016 Oluwatoba Olaitan

Oil companies are running out, throwing their workers overboard. Governments can’t pay salaries. Lucky doctors and other well trained professionals are on the queue to receive half pay. Their less fortunate colleagues are on the […]

Aso Rock and magical (un)realities

October 24, 2016

This is not about what happens in the kitchen and the magical chemistry that melts the stubborn in the other room. This is not about knowing or not knowing the political party where somebody’s wife […]

Conversation with a judge

October 17, 2016

“Na wao.” “What?” “This horrible news about judges and bribes. Just like folktales. Very embarrassing.” “You remember the story of the man who was about being eaten by the crocodile he helped escape death?” “Faintly. […]

Tinubu’s dance of the elephants

October 3, 2016

The last sallah celebrations produced a viral online video clip of former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu dancing with gusto to drumbeats of a group of young men. Although the drums really talked […]

Between a Governor, a minister and 36 governors

September 26, 2016

Nigeria’s 37th governor heads the Central Bank. When the 36 other governors wined and dined and snored away last night in the opulence of their government houses, Godwin Emefiele couldn’t be seen sleeping. He cannot […]

Bad news everywhere, why?

September 19, 2016 Lasisi Olagunju

A: When an old, overstayed king dies and you replace him with a sickly prince, what do you think will happen in the palace?   B: Tears. wailings and gnashing of teeth will erupt there […]

Journalists and hunger in the land

September 12, 2016

Ideal journalists are a special breed. They see the world as theirs to mould in the image of whatever is good and desirable. They are vulnerable and at the same time impregnable. They do not […]

Our leaders want to be God…

August 29, 2016

“DID you read that stuff yesterday?” I asked my friend, who answered slowly, head bowed, that she did. ‘It was our sad story.’ “Beeni,” I told her, and for almost one hour afterwards we went […]

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