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Nigeria: The pot is broken

"In an upcoming foreign policy piece, Dr Robert Rotberg and I will argue that Nigeria is a failed state." That is a 6 May, 2021 tweet from John Campbell, a former United States Ambassador to Nigeria. It should worry all who know that this…

Mbaka: Villa and its vulture

Vulture means Igún in Yoruba. At the very beginning of time, he was the priest of the earth. The priest was also earth’s doctor. It happened that Olófin, the king in Ile-Ife that time, had his life in total disarray - a life broken like…

Pantami for President

A normal southern Nigerian citizen would be shocked to hear cries of ‘Jihad now’ or ‘give us sharia or death’ or ‘it is sharia or bloodshed.’ In the fundamentalist north, what will shock the street will be if the rabble refuses to lick…

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