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Nigeria’s Ship of Fools 

Ship of Fools is the title of a 1962 novel by Katherine Anne Porter. I see the story — plot and characterization — as speaking to where we are as a country. Imagine a ship of greedy, ambitious enemies, of “unsettled souls, angry lovers,…

Did Buhari miss Tinubu in Lagos?

The president was in Lagos some days ago but the Asiwaju of Lagos was not available to receive him. We’ve always known that lessons not learnt at home would be forced in from outside, someday. That day is here so soon for the Smart Alecs of…

The kidnap of Nigeria 

Apart from Nigeria, can you think of any other country in the whole world where brothers kidnap brothers for ransom? Or where kinsmen visit raw, crude death on their kinsmen in the name of banditry? Or where parents let loose their own…

Pius Adesanmi: The last post

When he was engaged to start writing a column for the Sunday Tribune late last year, he was given the blank cheque to christen it as he wished. Of all the names in this world, he chose ‘Injury Time.’ Everyone with a little football sense…

Lessons from my voided vote

We have just elected a new set of absolute leaders on a canvass of blood. For the next four years, they will make laws in their own interest and enforce them in our names. Because the past is the future, I always know that nothing will…

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