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As the world battles COVID-19, Nigerians confront COVIK 4-1-9

Lionheart,BATTLES covid-19, Coronavirus, Buhari address, 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

Amid mounting panic and uncertainties over the ravages of COVID-19 worldwide, Nigerians are wracked by the double whammy of disabling fear over the scourge of the virus and bewildering COVID-19-inspired fraud by their government. Nigerians on social media justifiably say their country’s most pressing burden now is how to deal with the heartrending transmogrification of […]

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Yar’aduaisation and politics of compassion in the age of coronavirus https://tribuneonlineng.com/yaraduaisation-and-politics-of-compassion-in-the-age-of-coronavirus/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:44:36 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=311818 Tribune Online
Yar’aduaisation and politics of compassion in the age of coronavirus

Lionheart,BATTLES covid-19, Coronavirus, Buhari address, 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

  News that Abba Kyari has contracted the novel coronavirus, and that Muhammadu Buhari might also be infected with it in spite of denials by his handlers, has centralized conversations about the propriety or lack thereof of compassion for unfeeling and soulless leaders who are ensnared by personal tragedies. The vast majority of Nigerians that […]

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Coronavirus: Why Buhari won’t address Nigerians https://tribuneonlineng.com/coronavirus-why-buhari-wont-address-nigerians/ Sat, 21 Mar 2020 03:26:26 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=308965 Tribune Online
Coronavirus: Why Buhari won’t address Nigerians

Lionheart,BATTLES covid-19, Coronavirus, Buhari address, 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 most parts of the world, it feels like the world has come to, or is coming to, an end. Routines have been displaced. Familiar reality has been ruptured. Even habitual perceptions of the world around us are being disrupted. And people are gripped by immobilizing panic and anxiety. In stressful, uncertain moments like this, […]

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Ganduje is a Monster, But Sanusi Is Not a Victim https://tribuneonlineng.com/ganduje-is-a-monster-but-sanusi-is-not-a-victim/ Sat, 14 Mar 2020 02:32:43 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=305799 Tribune Online
Ganduje is a Monster, But Sanusi Is Not a Victim

Progressives, Nigeria,

Governor Abdullahi “Gandollar” Ganduje is no doubt a contemptibly philistine monster of avarice and debauchery who dethroned Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano because he couldn’t stomach the former emir’s disapproval of the electoral fraud that brought him to power. There is also no doubt that Sanusi’s unrelenting public censures of the rotten, if […]

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Re True Ethnic Origins of Nigeria’s Past Presidents and Heads of State: Was Muritala’s father a Urhobo? https://tribuneonlineng.com/re-true-ethnic-origins-of-nigerias-past-presidents-and-heads-of-state-was-muritalas-father-a-urhobo/ Sat, 07 Mar 2020 02:36:08 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=303439 Tribune Online
Re True Ethnic Origins of Nigeria’s Past Presidents and Heads of State: Was Muritala’s father a Urhobo?

Progressives, Nigeria,

My February 15, 2020 column with the above title attracted more attention than I thought it would.  First, readers drew my attention to the omission of Sani Abacha’s name from the list of past heads of state.The omission was inadvertent. Abacha was a Kanuri man who was raised in Kano. His prominent Kanuri facial marks […]

Re True Ethnic Origins of Nigeria’s Past Presidents and Heads of State: Was Muritala’s father a Urhobo?
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The tragedy of the Abba Kyari surrogate presidency https://tribuneonlineng.com/the-tragedy-of-the-abba-kyari-surrogate-presidency-2/ Sat, 29 Feb 2020 02:53:43 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=300987 Tribune Online
The tragedy of the Abba Kyari surrogate presidency

Lionheart,BATTLES covid-19, Coronavirus, Buhari address, 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

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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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 […]

The tragedy of the Abba Kyari surrogate presidency
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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