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Clearing the house for Kerry

LAST Monday, I had to do a little research to know who the United States Secretary of State is. Of course, I know he is John Kerry at this moment, but a development that day, cast some doubt in my mind concerning his status as I wondered…

O.J. Abuah, a reporter’s tribute

MR Justin Onuorah Abuah died at the weekend in Abuja after a brief illness. He was until that time the Director of Information in the State House and therefore was at the heart of the media machinery of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s…

To make up with Buhari

IT’S trite to say that the Nigerian president is one of the most visible world leaders in terms of concentration of powers in his hands. It’s been said that his powers are unwieldy. He has sweeping authority on almost everything under the…

Erdogan, Turkey’s coup and Nigeria

AS last week’s aborted coup in Turkey unfolded, my mind raced to the country’s relationship with Nigeria which is quite close on the political, economic and military spheres. It has grown particularly from the early part of the Goodluck…

Osinbajo and the restructuring confusion

Ever since former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, lent his considerable weight to the call for the restructuring of the country, the agitation has advanced in leaps and bounds to the point where both President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice…

Buhari’s return to Katsina

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari was to have spent the first few days of Ramadan in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.  The plan changed with a nagging ear infection which he travelled out to obtain medical treatment for. Last weekend, he made…

Buhari dey kampe

ON August 9, 2010, former president Olusegun Obasanjo declared of himself: “I dey kampe.”  He had to do so to the public after rumour became rife that he was shot dead. Reports had emerged that he was assassinated in his home town Ota, Ogun…