The Ondo governorship election

December 4, 2016

The Ondo State governorship election has come and come but the reverberations will continue for some time to come. This is as should be expected. The winner, Rotimi Akeredolu aka Aketi of the All Progressives […]

The end of Ali Modu Sheriff?

November 27, 2016

Unless the Supreme Court of Nigeria otherwise decides, last Wednesday, November 23, 2016  Appeal Court’s ruling has sounded the death knell of the political career of Ali Modu Sheriff, who, until now, paraded himself as […]

Watch out for Fayose

November 21, 2016

I hesitated between three possible titles before settling for the one here. “Fayose: The man and his politics” was one.  I decided against it because not many people can speak authoritatively about a leader and […]

Lessons from America

November 13, 2016

Between Barack Obama’s eight years’ ago and Donald Trump’s, whose victory did you consider more phenomenal? Obama’s presidential election victory was phenomenal and revolutionary in many respects. He is an American of Black descent – […]

Nigeria: A forest of thousand demons

November 6, 2016

HAVE they released your brother, Reuben Abati?” “As at this time of speaking (Friday, 4th November), not to the best of my knowledge.” “That is serious. Don’t you think he must be having a very […]

My brother, Reuben Abati

October 30, 2016

WHAT is the problem with your brother?” “He was arrested by the EFCC” “I see! Was it in respect of the Dasuki arms money bazzar?” “Nobody knows. We have not been told.” “That must be […]

Lessons from Edo governorship election

October 16, 2016

I thought we would just allow the sleeping dog to snore. It was the same candidate of yours who accosted the CO (Collation Officer) in Unit 11 with about six guns and drove him (CO) […]

An Anglican priest and his drama

October 9, 2016

NIGERIA is not alien to activist priests. The best known of them include the emeritus Catholic Archbishop Olubunmi Okogie; Bishop Matthew Kukah; and Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka of the Catholic Adoration Ministries. It is like […]

Rio Paralympics and other stories

September 18, 2016

“PEOPLE are crying but you are laughing. Is anything the matter with you?” “Those crying – na dem sabi. Why must a man add to his woes?” “You cut a picture of someone satisfied with […]

Ondo governorship primary demystifies Tinubu?

September 11, 2016

AGAINST the expectations of many, Rotimi Akeredolu aka Aketi, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2012 Ondo State governorship election, has emerged the governorship candidate […]

Why kill in God’s name?

September 4, 2016

“And when the men of the city arose in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered […]

Saying ‘no’ to judicial terrorism

August 28, 2016

TIME it was when Nigerians only heard and read about terrorism. It was a strange phenomenon which happened in far-away countries and it was one of those things we were sure would never happen here. […]

The race against time at Ife

August 21, 2016

Normalcy has returned to the Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly the University of Ife), Ile Ife.  Penultimate week, when I visited the citadel of higher learning and had a face-to-face with the acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Anthony […]

A new lease of life at OAU

August 7, 2016 Bolanle Bolawole

As students resume tomorrow – hopefully! – for a new academic session at the Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly University of Ife),  the authorities face the daunting task of a set-back of an academic calendar. While […]

The ding-dong in Ekiti (III)

July 31, 2016 Bolanle Bolawole

In a period of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act – George Orwell, author of ‘Animal Farm’ & ‘Nineteen Eighty Four.’   From time immemorial, South-West politics has been laced with […]

The ding-dong in Ekiti –2

July 24, 2016 Bolanle Bolawole

We have relied essentially on natural gas for the generation of electricity. This has created a lot of problems for the nation, particularly when gas supply is disrupted…Virtually all the developed and emerging countries…rely heavily […]

The ding-dong in Ekiti (1)

July 17, 2016

There is a ding-dong in Ekiti State; it reminds me of the days of Ido-Osi when a single local government held an entire state to ransom over a bitterly-contested election. Rerun after rerun got the […]

When silence is not golden…

July 10, 2016 Bolanle Bolawole

Anational newspaper penultimate Saturday gave a graphic detail of how all key security appointments under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari/APC have gone to the North to the chagrin of the South. Former President Goodluck […]