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 […]

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 […]

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