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Our president is a Major General

This president is not Sani Abacha who expired fighting some ragtag civilians called NADECO. He is also not Ibrahim Babangida who was forced to step aside before his appointed time. Perhaps one of the few strengths the three share is their…

We are back to Abraham Adesanya

Chief Abraham Adesanya was diligently accused by Sani Abacha of shooting himself on the streets of Lagos on January 14, 1997. Again on September 18, 1997, US ambassador, Mr. Walter Carrington’s farewell party was attacked and disrupted by…

Fire in Bayelsa, death in Kogi

The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilt by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they can become the momentary masters of a fraction of dot...”I do not know the…

Lai Mohammed and fake news

Nazis called it ‘Lügenpresse;’ here, it is ‘fake news’ or ‘hate speech’ or both. It can be used by anybody to deal with anybody - and it is in use. Adolf Hitler wielded it as a double-edged sword to destroy his ‘enemies’ - the free press.…

For Aisha and her in-laws

Your office is not recognised by law. Funds not approved.” A former Aso Rock official told me last week that President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote this in a file in response to intense pressures from his wife, Stella, that she must ‘work’ as…

Northern Nigeria’s sweet crude

The Nigeria of the future belongs to the past which the world is leaving behind. The Buhari administration through our opaque state oil company on Friday announced crude oil find in the North-East. Cynical Thomases in the South laughed at…