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Rheum from budget-padders

Our House of Reps will never be our House of Reps again. We all know why. That place where our parliamentarians, where our legislators, paddle budgets which they have legislated in favour of cannot be the same again. Until the present place…

Our president’s camouflage and camisade

We devoured our president’s pre-election promises and slogan with our eyes, ears and nostrils of belief.  It was so easy for us to do this. After all, why not, when his predecessor disillusioned us with his style of governance that…

The republic of deception

I have just learnt from the presidency that President Buhari is “suffering from tyranny of high expectations” (see Nigerian Tribune of Monday, 15 August, 2016). All of us who read the story/report would react to it differently. And those…

We want war against poverty

I have just read in this newspaper and other ones that the Buhari regime wants to relaunch his WAI (War Against Indiscipline) Brigade (see, for instance, page 5 of Nigerian Tribune of Tuesday, 09 August, 2016). This WAI Brigade was one of…

Ndume and Fani-Kayode on Buhari

READERS, I mean very regular regulars of this column who have an ardent longing for it, would not hesitate, if pertinently questioned, to answer that I have a burning love for newspapers. In fact, as I love newspapers ardently, so also do…

Yoruba leaders must unite to defend their nation

I am writing this morning about the pathetic failure of “Yoruba leaders” to protect, defend, and uphold the wellbeing (and even the existence) of their Yoruba nation in Nigeria. And by “Yoruba leaders” I mean not just politicians but also…

Return of 1984 that was not 1984

Many of us who are familiar with literature or who follow books with pleasure as ants suck sugar or honey endlessly and patiently, cannot but always remember the intellectual honesty of George Orwell, pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair…

Give me Super Eagles

O   UR Super Eagles will soon be on the march again. Our Super Eagles will soon be campaigning for new laurels again. Our Super Eagles will soon be gunning for a spot for the 2018 World Cup which Russia is going to host. Yes without a doubt…