Notes from Atlanta with Farooq Kperogi – Tribune Online https://tribuneonlineng.com Breaking News in Nigeria Today Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:54:31 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://tribuneonlineng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/logo.jpg Notes from Atlanta with Farooq Kperogi – Tribune Online https://tribuneonlineng.com 32 32 118125416 The tragedy of the Abba Kyari surrogate presidency https://tribuneonlineng.com/the-tragedy-of-the-abba-kyari-surrogate-presidency/ Sat, 22 Feb 2020 02:41:54 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=298091 Tribune Online
The tragedy of the Abba Kyari surrogate presidency

Progressives, Nigeria,

Premium Times’ February 17 unmasking of National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno’s secret memo, which revealed that Abba Kyari, Buhari’s Chief of Staff, exercises presidential powers on Buhari’s behalf, is only the official confirmation of what I have written in many columns and social media updates in the past two years. The truth is that Buhari […]

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Unkind things US diplomatic cables reported Tinubu to have said about Buhari https://tribuneonlineng.com/unkind-things-us-diplomatic-cables-reported-tinubu-to-have-said-about-buhari/ Sat, 08 Feb 2020 02:25:28 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=292685 Tribune Online
Unkind things US diplomatic cables reported Tinubu to have said about Buhari

Progressives, Nigeria,

On Friday, February 7, Bola Tinubu’s media adviser by the name of Tunde Rahman made a statement that attempted to impeach the credibility of a viral, reputationally injurious, pre-2015, anti-Buhari quote attributed to Bola Tinubu. The quote, which has been making the social media rounds in the past few weeks, goes thus: “Muhammadu Buhari is […]

Unkind things US diplomatic cables reported Tinubu to have said about Buhari
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Insecurity will only expand and fester with Buhari https://tribuneonlineng.com/insecurity-will-only-expand-and-fester-with-buhari/ Sat, 01 Feb 2020 02:08:40 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=290081 Tribune Online
Insecurity will only expand and fester with Buhari

Progressives, Nigeria,

Buhari’s admission that he was surprised by the growing insecurity in the North, Senator Abaribe’s call for him to resign, and the House of Representatives’ non-binding call for Nigeria’s service chiefs to retire in the light of the escalating flow of blood all over the nation recall my April 13, 2019 column titled “Why Buhari […]

Insecurity will only expand and fester with Buhari
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Economic Summits, Homogenization and Self-Inferiorization of Africa https://tribuneonlineng.com/economic-summits-homogenization-and-self-inferiorization-of-africa/ Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:11:32 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=287521 Tribune Online
Economic Summits, Homogenization and Self-Inferiorization of Africa

Progressives, Nigeria,

It’s now customary for self-important countries in Europe, North America, and Asia to summon African heads of state to “summits” in their countries’ capitals. The UK-Africa Investment Summit, for example, just ended in London on January 20, 2020. These summits have now been institutionalized as periodic jamborees to “solve” African problems with African leaders outside […]

Economic Summits, Homogenization and Self-Inferiorization of Africa
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Imo judicial abracadabra and illegalisation of Amotekun are linked https://tribuneonlineng.com/imo-judicial-abracadabra-and-illegalisation-of-amotekun-are-linked/ Sat, 18 Jan 2020 03:01:30 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=285272 Tribune Online
Imo judicial abracadabra and illegalisation of Amotekun are linked

Lionheart, Oscar, Oyo State, Osun state, Kwara state, Fulani, Yoruba, Yamiri, Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode, ancient oyo, social media, mamman daura, disaster management, social development. Buhari, social media, plagiarism, Bola Tinubu, presidential dissociative disorder, Buhari, Fulanisation

The bewilderingly illogical and indefensible Supreme Court judgement that handed over the governorship of Imo State to APC’s Hope Uzodinma— who came fourth in the actual election— may appear to have no connection with the Federal Government’s January 4 declaration of Amotekun as “illegal.” But they are both parts of a well-rehearsed political choreography. The […]

Imo judicial abracadabra and illegalisation of Amotekun are linked
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If Asset Declaration isn’t public, what’s its point? https://tribuneonlineng.com/if-asset-declaration-isnt-public-whats-its-point/ Fri, 10 Jan 2020 23:42:35 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=282806 Tribune Online
If Asset Declaration isn’t public, what’s its point?

Lionheart, Oscar, Oyo State, Osun state, Kwara state, Fulani, Yoruba, Yamiri, Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode, ancient oyo, social media, mamman daura, disaster management, social development. Buhari, social media, plagiarism, Bola Tinubu, presidential dissociative disorder, Buhari, Fulanisation

In response to the request by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that all elected public officials publicly declare their assets, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said on January 7,“The president will do what the law requires of him and I can say for a fact that the president has declared his assets.Declaring that publicly […]

If Asset Declaration isn’t public, what’s its point?
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The Buhari propagandocracy and the rhetoric of “fake news” https://tribuneonlineng.com/the-buhari-propagandocracy-and-the-rhetoric-of-fake-news/ Sat, 04 Jan 2020 02:01:23 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=280645 Tribune Online
The Buhari propagandocracy and the rhetoric of “fake news”

Progressives, Nigeria,

A few days after he was sworn in as president in 2015, Muhammadu Buhari jetted off to London, his favourite city on earth, to renounce two of the signature campaign documents that helped propel his improbable electoral triumph. The documents are “One Hundred Things Buhari Will Do in 100 Days” and “My Covenant With Nigerians.” […]

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English, indigenous languages and national development https://tribuneonlineng.com/english-indigenous-languages-and-national-development/ Sat, 28 Dec 2019 02:06:54 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=279163 Tribune Online
English, indigenous languages and national development

Lionheart, Oscar, Oyo State, Osun state, Kwara state, Fulani, Yoruba, Yamiri, Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode, ancient oyo, social media, mamman daura, disaster management, social development. Buhari, social media, plagiarism, Bola Tinubu, presidential dissociative disorder, Buhari, Fulanisation

  M y November 9, 2019 column titled “Lionheart’s Oscar Rejection and Place of English in Nigerian Identity,” renewed discussions about two persistent fallacies concerning the nexus between language of instruction at schools and national development. I’ll share thoughts I had shared in the past about this. The first fallacy states that no society has […]

English, indigenous languages and national development
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Daily Trust’s unusual meta-editorial about Punch’s editorial https://tribuneonlineng.com/daily-trusts-unusual-meta-editorial-about-punchs-editorial/ Sat, 21 Dec 2019 02:23:20 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=277764 Tribune Online
Daily Trust’s unusual meta-editorial about Punch’s editorial

Lionheart, Oscar, Oyo State, Osun state, Kwara state, Fulani, Yoruba, Yamiri, Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode, ancient oyo, social media, mamman daura, disaster management, social development. Buhari, social media, plagiarism, Bola Tinubu, presidential dissociative disorder, Buhari, Fulanisation

A meta-editorial is an editorial about an editorial, which is both bizarre and unprofessional in journalism. But Daily Trust wrote one about the Punch Newspaper’s widely and rapidly shared December 11, 2019 editorial titled, “Buhari’s lawlessness: Our stand.” On December 19, Daily Trust, which has now positioned itself as an extension of Lai Mohammed’s Ministry […]

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Buhari doesn’t rule Nigeria: His wife confirms it https://tribuneonlineng.com/buhari-doesnt-rule-nigeria-his-wife-confirms-it/ Sat, 14 Dec 2019 09:23:51 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=275569 Tribune Online
Buhari doesn’t rule Nigeria: His wife confirms it

Lionheart, Oscar, Oyo State, Osun state, Kwara state, Fulani, Yoruba, Yamiri, Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode, ancient oyo, social media, mamman daura, disaster management, social development. Buhari, social media, plagiarism, Bola Tinubu, presidential dissociative disorder, Buhari, Fulanisation

When I publicly voiced my concerns in 2018 that Muhammadu Buhari was too cognitively and physically ill to have the capacity to govern Nigeria and that the country was being ruled on his behalf by an unorganised and unelected gaggle of corrupt cronies and family members, some people didn’t believe me. But his wife’s unprecedentedly […]

Buhari doesn’t rule Nigeria: His wife confirms it
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