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Elections of uncertain results

Election postponement in Nigeria did not start on Saturday, 16 February, and it won’t end with that experience. Abortion of values and dreams is routine here. When fetus eaters are embedded in clinics as midwives, do not expect any safe…

Buhari’s electoral body bags

Governor Nasir el-Rufai last week proved Dr Tai Solarin wrong. In a 1970 article, Dr Solarin listed some “unforgettable utterances” made by first republic politicians. He was horrified to discover that those who would sack that era were…

A president’s asewo politics

General Olusegun Obasanjo asked in the Foreword to ‘Shehu Musa Yar’Adua: A Life of Service’ which between “’military war’ and ‘political war’ is more challenging?” He didn’t wait for anyone to guess an answer before he provided one. And it…

APC as a hunting party

We all know that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has a huge appetite for victims. It is also a very audacious hunter of real and perceived enemies. But wise hunters don’t shoot at every game for the sake of their own safety. Some…

Amina Zakari as PDP’s own goal

By now, it should be clear to everyone that the All Progressives Congress (APC) of 2019 is not the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of 2015. The APC that is conducting next month’s presidential election is not a band that pampers the enemy…

Buratai’s python politics

Sometimes men play snake as our soldiers are set to do everywhere from tomorrow. When they do, they always have tales to tell — pleasant, unpleasant. There was a traditional Yoruba Alarinjo/Apidan theatre troupe called Ayelabola. Apidan…

Buhari’s campaign donors

Because some farmers with hearts of gold last Wednesday donated a paltry sum of N1.7 billion to President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign, some busy bodies have been on overdrive. I am not one of these enemies of progress and I promise I won’t…

House keepers from hell

Death is everywhere but the Yoruba would say one does not stay in one’s bedroom and get strangled. I do not think that thesis is valid again. Danger lurks anywhere domestic duties are outsourced to “unknown” outsiders. Ndume begs…

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