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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…

Nigeria’s sick doctors

Nigeria is a mental case and its doctors are busy working on it. The prescriptions are a perfect match for the competence of the physicians. Because Boko Haram remains deadly 10 years after its debut, our army has gone on its knees,…

The 123 bikers from Jigawa

We have watched on television simple criminals who confessed to the police that they were trained in Libya. What assurance has anyone that this full truck of ‘strange’ faces contained no such graduates of Libya’s school of terrorism? They…