Fifth Columnists By Sonala Olumhense

For the second time, the Senate has refused to confirm the appointment of Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the EFCC. Continue reading


Who Is Scuttling The Anti-Corruption War? By Zainab Okino

As the anti-graft war appears to have hit the brick wall, Nigeria is gradually becoming a laughing stock in the comity of nations. After the Senate rejected Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC acting chairman for the second time, it remains unclear the forces behind the travails of the acting chairman. Magu’s rejection has pitted the people against the Senate leaving the main culprit out— the president and his kitchen cabinet members. Continue reading

Mr. Buhari And The Liars Within By Prince Charles Dickson Ph.D.

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Ronald Reagan once said, “Government is like a baby, an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other end”. And I add a big head that thinks it knows it all and then treat us all like the anus that brings nothing but…forgetting that a closed anus is recipe for disaster. Continue reading

Nasir El-Rufai’s Gift By Sonala Olumhense

Six weeks ago, in this column, I diagnosed the Muhammadu Buhari government as having fallen. Continue reading

Analyzing The Machiavellian Mind Of Nasir El-Rufai By Reno Omokri

“I am sure you have all heard about the accusations against a man of God, Apostle Suleman, by a Canada based stripper who says she feels shortchanged because Pastor Suleman reneged on his promise to marry her.

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Mr. President, While You Were Away… By Zainab Okino

Mr President, I heartily welcome you back. Those who saw the Yar’Adua scenario in your case were disappointed, at least for now. All of us will face death at God’s appointed time not man’s as it were.  I’m equally excited that the ship of state was not derailed in your absence. Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Antidotes For Corruption: The Nigeria Story By Senator Dino Melaye

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“In the Beginning, God created the heaven and the earth . . . Continue reading

…Because We Are Hypocrites in Nigeria By Prince Charles Dickson Ph.D.

Hypocrite. Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a lie. The Nigerian story is either hypocritical, or contains much of hypocrisy today. Continue reading

Are You Being Heard, Or Are You Being Had? By Sonala Olumhense

I write this as a father.  As a father, I learned the power of a teacher the hard way.  That “teacher” was my preschool son’s babysitter. Continue reading

Before Nigerian Governors Wreck The Country By Zainab Okino

Those who are familiar with the antics of our governors will not be surprised at the latest findings allegedly linked to ex-governor Gabriel Suswam, if allegations of complicity are eventually proven. Continue reading

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.

“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