Saturday, February 17, 2018

Femi Odere

    Of Bishop Mathew Kukah and military coup

Of Bishop Mathew Kukah and military coup

For someone whom a significant segment of society holds in high esteem as representing its moral authority and its moral conscience and a public intellectual to boot, one would think that even the mere hinting publicly that the military may be a viable alternative to a civilian and democratic government----having witnessed the atrocities that are inherent in the military and [...]

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    Obasanjo: The open sore of a nation

Obasanjo: The open sore of a nation

The title of this piece was borrowed, I should say, from the book “The Open Sore of a Continent” written by Prof. Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s playwright and Nobel laureate for Literature except that the Nigerian nation may have ceased being the continent’s “open sore” in many ways since the emergence of the present government.Subtitled “A Personal Narrative of the [...]

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    Who isn’t afraid of Kayode Fayemi?

Who isn’t afraid of Kayode Fayemi?

I must confess. Getting engaged in the public discourse of Ekiti State politics doesn’t come naturally. It’s really not in the top bracket of issues of national importance that I look forward to intervene in. But my intervention has almost always been due to some knee-jerk reaction. This reaction comes either when Fayose do or say something that demeans human [...]

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    Between Buhari and Momodu

Between Buhari and Momodu

Whether its founder(s) had intended it to be integral to the foundation that gives it its enduring sustenance (now called a “dividend”) or it became one of its unintended consequences, the citizens’ right to express their displeasure----if not anger----through open letters or memos to their political leaders about the state of affairs in their society and/or how they’re being governed [...]

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    Between Buhari and Kukah, Okogie, Onaiyekan et al

Between Buhari and Kukah, Okogie, Onaiyekan et al

Going by recorded history, one can say without any fear of contradiction that the church (or Christendom in general) was integral to civilization as we know it. Modern laws and what is now referred to as international best practices that now pervade the nooks and crannies of the world are without question predicated on Western values and civilization. These laws [...]

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    Tinubu had ‘discussed’ Buhari, 2019

Tinubu had ‘discussed’ Buhari, 2019

As did Festus Adedayo, this writer also cannot proceed with this piece without extending his heartfelt condolence to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed on the sudden and untimely death of his first son, Jide Tinubu. The pain of this great loss on this political colossus of our time and his family can only [...]

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    Omokri: Walking a thin line between loyalty and insanity

Omokri: Walking a thin line between loyalty and insanity

For those Nigerians who’re new to Nigeria’s political discourse and its murkily unpredictable, hair-splitting political environment, but have been wondering why Reno Omokri seems fixated in turning the truth on its head about the Jonathan presidency despite the many heaps of incontrovertible evidence that stands like the Rock of Gibraltar, they need to be informed that his mischievous fixation in [...]

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    Has President Buhari been demystified?

Has President Buhari been demystified?

A recent article by Fredrick Nwabufo on President Muhammadu Buhari which appeared on theCable.ng online news portal was an interesting read. Nwabufo’s central thesis in the piece was that Buhari has been demystified.The article in question was interesting not because of the quality of its content or any profound intellectual reasoning advanced for the demystification, but because of the author’s [...]

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    National Assembly, Fashola and Goje faux pas

National Assembly, Fashola and Goje faux pas

In a democracy, a nation’s National Assembly is necessarily an assemblage of members from different socio-cultural backgrounds and conflicting worldviews that reflects the diversity of the society from where they are issued. These different backgrounds and worldviews are almost always reflected in their contributions to debates on the floors of the Assembly, which makes democracy what it is. But Nigeria’s [...]

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Boko Haram: Decoding Alexander Nekrassov

“The traditional view in the Kremlin on any conflict in different parts of the world, be it social unrest, a popular uprising, an overthrow of government or a rise in terrorist activity, has always come down to one question: What’s in it for the Yanks? Or, if we put it in the language of the statements that have been coming [...]

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