Wislawa Szymborska’s poem, The End and the Beginning (translated by Johanna Trzeciak): After every war Advertisements
In our unwritten political culture and political lexicon, rigging occupies a prominent place. Beginning from our pre-independence elections till today, cheating to win in form of rigging has been part of our ways to elect our representatives.
“No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from… Read More ›
There is a groundswell of resentment and anger in the land, justifiably so and much of it against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its head, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who has been working his heart out, and tirelessly at… Read More ›
If Nigeria were a normal country, the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu would have paid the price for his brash treachery.
In a rather unexciting case of choosing between two septuagenarians, two Muslims, two Northerners and two people who have been on the scene for over 30 years and can be said to have passed their prime — we call such… Read More ›
Very quickly for my ‘tush, ajebo, high class, sophisticated’ readership let me explain what pants are; in the UK “Pants” typically refers to underwear. In other parts of the world, notably the USA, “pants” refers to trousers.
An estimated 25,685 babies (was supposedly) born in Nigeria on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF, with Nigerian babies making up 6.5 percent of the estimated 395,072 babies born on New Year’s Day globally.
Running and scratching oneself is not possible. With 2019 now in full swing, let me share a short story with you and give you something important to think about…Especially as it regards Nigeria. As of today there are three kinds… Read More ›
So it’s some 24hours into 2019, Nigerians would be going to the polls, to imagine that only 19 years ago, her democracy was only a year old. Between a Buhari and an Atiku presidency I have tried to confront the… Read More ›
“Kowa ya dade yaga dadau”. – Hausa (Whoever lives long, will see wonders).
The year don finish, so dem bin tell me one tory wey carry headache. A father in one of those highbrow secondary schools that pay in six figures took matters into his hands; how?