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Posts From Festus Adedayo

Insult as treason and other Nigerian Idi Amin Dada stories

    Insult as treason and other Nigerian Idi Amin Dada stories

Two pieces of literary works – Williams Stevenson’s thriller, Ninety Minutes at Entebbe and the film, The Last King of Scotland (2006) – plot the graph of the gradual emergence of despots. They were

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Should we hang Abba Kyari on the crucifix or beatify him?

    Should we hang Abba Kyari on the crucifix or beatify him?

Last week, conversations on the kind of man and the type of life lived by Malam Abba Kyari, late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari – especially in the

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Abba Kyari’s death and Koronu people in COVID-19 Nigeria

    Abba Kyari’s death and Koronu people in COVID-19 Nigeria

The death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, last Friday, like the death of any mortal, calls for sober reflection. May God grant the repose of his

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Chad’s Idris Derby as Odogo’s wife, the incriminator

    Chad’s Idris Derby as Odogo’s wife, the incriminator

Yoruba people have been serially accused of over-explanation of their world. Perhaps, just like every other tribe in Africa. Chinua Achebe’s explanation of “the word” to the Igbo is that the

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Fiction, faction and presidential marabouts as COVID-20

  Fiction, faction and presidential marabouts as COVID-20

In discussing the above topic, permit me to begin from a seemingly intangible occurrence that happened during the week that

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Absentee president in a season of coronavirus

  Absentee president in a season of coronavirus

If citizens of the world didn’t know that they lived in a global village, the COVID-19, otherwise known as the

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Sanusi: Where are the akalamagbo birds, the bullet-biters?

  Sanusi: Where are the akalamagbo birds, the bullet-biters?

The last Monday sack of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, erstwhile Emir of Kano, by the Kano State governor, Umar Ganduje, sent

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Osun: Excavating the ruins of the Oranminran years

  Osun: Excavating the ruins of the Oranminran years

A major and consequential event took place last week in the quiet state of Osun which students of politics, power

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Emir Sanusi, human pepper soup and imprisonment of unscience

  Emir Sanusi, human pepper soup and imprisonment of unscience

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s speech at the recent 60th birthday ceremony of the Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai,

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Gaidam’s Boko Haram bill and Buhari’s obsession with Abacha

  Gaidam’s Boko Haram bill and Buhari’s obsession with Abacha

The terror evoked by the complex narratives that surround Boko Haram is far more than the terror from the bombs

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