Mixed Metaphors: Practical Leadership Questions By Sonala Olumhense

Did Presidential Candidate (PC) Muhammadu Buhari send a bribe to a judge in 2015? The case: two years ago, during a controversy over the qualification for the presidency of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, some Nigerians went to court to get him thrown off the ballot, claiming he lacked the minimum education demanded by law.

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A Nation On Sick Leave By Prince Charles Dickson Ph.D.

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“The public does not like you to mislead or represent yourself to be something you’re not. And the other thing that the public really does like is the self-examination to say, you know, I’m not perfect. I’m just like you. They don’t ask their public officials to be perfect. They just ask them to be smart, truthful, honest, and show a modicum of good sense.” ~ Ann Richards Continue reading

In light Of Our Collective Igboness: Rejoinder To IPOB’s Vituperation On Rev. Mbaka’s Patriotic Remarks By Kelechi Abonuyo

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The theme of this write-up is OGBENYEALU, and in case you don’t understand it, you can google it. But I think the better option is to be patient, until you have read up to the last paragraph. I can’t have waited to tell that OGBENYEALU is a feminine Igbo name, from time immemorial, given to new born baby girls, at christening, by their proud parents, who have extricated themselves from the shackles of poverty. Continue reading

The Fall Of Buhari, And The APC By Sonala Olumhense

I extend to President Muhammadu Buhari my warmest sympathies on his sick bed. Continue reading

Full Text Of Former President Jonathan Speech Before US House Sub-Committee On Africa

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan recently addressed the United States House Sub-Committee on Africa, highlighting measures his administration put in place to curb some of the menace of religious intolerance and killings, which he said has aggravated since he left office. Continue reading

The Making Of A Democratic Dictatorship By Zainab Okino

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Though rarely applied awkwardly, there is a form of dictatorship embedded in the American brand of democracy. In one fell swoop, with a stroke of signature, America’s less than two week old President Donald Trump has put the whole world on high alert, pitting civilizations against one another; a throwback to the world’s ugly past—the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Americans’ migration to the New World to escape oppression in Europe, their own violent suppression of indigenous Red Indians, World War II,  the persecution of Jews in some parts of Europe leading to the holocaust in Nazi  Germany, and their (Jews)own continued colonization of the Palestinian people; all these remind us of the power of brute force and might is right phenomenon. Continue reading

Donald Trump ‘Making America Small Again’ By Reuben Abati

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I am not a fan of Donald Trump, the incumbent President of the United States. I didn’t stand with him. I stood with her- Hillary Clinton- in the last US Presidential election. No other election in recent American history has been more international in terms of interest and emotional involvement. Trump’s election even divided the Nigerian middle class. Continue reading

Let Us Pray For Nigerians By Prince Charles Dickson Ph.D.

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A bímọ kò gbọ́n, a ní kó má ṣàá kú; kí ní ńpa ọmọ bí àìgbọ́n? (A child lacks wisdom, and some say that what is important is that the child does not die; what kills more surely than lack of wisdom?) Continue reading

Did We Loot The Gambia For Yahya Jammeh? By Sonala Olumhense

Finally, last weekend, Africa was saved another political and humanitarian mess when President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia agreed to surrender the leadership he lost in the December 2016 election. Continue reading

Mixed Metaphors: The Colour of Yemi Osinbajo’s Hands By Sonala Olumhense

According to federal Nigeria propaganda, last Tuesday’s bombing by a Nigeria Air Force jet of an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Rann, Borno State, was an “accident”. Continue reading

Donald Trump’s ’Empty Talk’ Inaugural Speech, Darkest In American History

It started to rain right as President Donald J. Trump started speaking. And with the rain came the darkest inaugural address Americans have ever heard from a new president. Continue reading

Much Ado About BBOG’s Invitation To Sambisa By Zainab Okino

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The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, last week sent a formal invitation to the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) to join in the search mission, to the former supposed enclave of Sambisa and a part of Adamawa state, for the rescue of the remaining Chibok girls. Continue reading