Thursday, September 20, 2018

Niran Adedokun

    Of randy lecturers, lazy students and an immoral nation

Of randy lecturers, lazy students and an immoral nation

Nigeria is in trouble but we do not know. Or, we pretend not to know it, which is even worse. Ignorance could conceal a state of gradual depreciation but when the fatal blow hits like thunder in the night, sufferers could get excused for reveling in the soothing state of innocence. But it is difficult to pardon people who ignore [...]

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    Offa robbery: Story of our lives

Offa robbery: Story of our lives

Thursday, April 5, 2018 was a particularly sad day for me. Coming from Erin Ile, one of the towns bordering Offa in  Kwara State and belonging to a social media group attempting to foster peace in the Ibolo-speaking area to which both communities belong, news of that dastardly armed robbery incident in that town came to me real time.The first [...]

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    The wisdom in Danjuma’s intervention

The wisdom in Danjuma’s intervention

Partisans, political hirelings and ethnic apologists have taken serial swipes at the former Chief of Army Staff and Minister of Defence, Gen Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, for that shocking outburst at the convocation of the Taraba State University in Jalingo last weekend.The one-time Chief of Army Staff ruffled feathers when he called on Nigerians to defend themselves against the attacks from [...]

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    Much ado about national assembly allowances

Much ado about national assembly allowances

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), promised, on Monday, to release details of the allowances of Principal Officers of the National Assembly just so that Nigerians would know how much of a drain these few ladies and gentlemen are on national resources.Sagay, sort of legendary in his antagonism and irritation with the spindrift [...]

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    Buhari vs national assembly: Fight between good and evil?

Buhari vs national assembly: Fight between good and evil?

Between President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the National Assembly, the die is cast.  Or, so it seems.Although we had it coming all along, Buhari on Tuesday sounded what appeared to be the death knell on his relationship with the Nigerian legislature when he rejected the amendment made to the Electoral Act by the National Assembly.The Nigerian electorate almost ever [...]

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    Buhari and the parable of ‘king’ elephant

Buhari and the parable of ‘king’ elephant

So, former Governor Abdullahi Adamu of Nasarawa State thinks former President Olusegun Obasanjo should be in jail for allegedly inducing legislators towards his reportedly 2007 third term bid?Abdullahi, who suggests that former Military President Ibrahim Babangida should accompany Obasanjo on the late-life trip to prison alleged that Obasanjo dished out N50m, a whopping sum even by the standards of today, [...]

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    What impact does Valentine have on Nigeria?

What impact does Valentine have on Nigeria?

On Wednesday, Nigerians joined people from across the world to celebrate St Valentine’s Day. As it always is with us, the commemoration, when put on a scale, is likely to have outshone that of any space of human congregation anywhere in the world.  That is the way we are, when we get introduced to any idea or event, we take [...]

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    Babangida and Nigeria’s other little foxes

Babangida and Nigeria’s other little foxes

I find the brouhaha after last Sunday’s alleged issuance of a statement by former military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, the denials and eventual validation that followed it very symptomatic of the various levels of crises that has continued to plaque our nation.The first is our perennial challenge with leadership.  Say what you would, Nigeria is bereft of quality [...]

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    Olusegun Obasanjo: Hero or villain?

Olusegun Obasanjo: Hero or villain?

Without much argument, anyone who believes in God must agree that the man, Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo, Nigeria’s two-time leader, is a beneficiary of the inexhaustible grace of God. In fact, when I think about the Holy Bible’s assertion of the tendency of God to have mercy on whom he pleases, Obasanjo comes to mind as one, who, in spite of [...]

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    Does Buhari really love Nigeria?

Does Buhari really love Nigeria?

I still do not know why President Muhammadu Buhari is in mortal fear of prospects that we need to discuss the restructuring of Nigeria. From his utterances each time he found the gumption to speak on the issue, the President sounds like giving Nigerians the opportunity to talk about these issues might lead to the breaking-up of the country and [...]

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    Yusuf Buhari as a metaphor for Nigeria’s health sector

Yusuf Buhari as a metaphor for Nigeria’s health sector

Last weekend, some national dailies reported the appreciation of the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, to the medical personnel tending to the needs of her son, Yusuf, who was involved in a bike accident last month.The letter, which came alongside reports that the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, was at the head of the medical team treating the young [...]

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    Can Buhari still bring the change?

Can Buhari still bring the change?

Next to a slithering sense of incompetence bordering on lack of preparedness, the incurable vacillating disposition of President Muhammadu Buhari would be the biggest culprit for the seeming ineffectiveness of his administration.It started right from the beginning. The President just seemed to imagine that four years was an eternity. He did not seem to realise that there was an urgent sense [...]

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    ‘Who presidential documentary epp?’

‘Who presidential documentary epp?’

On Christmas Day, I stumbled on an interview given by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. Although it was a fairly lengthy interaction with the presenters of Sunrise Daily on Channels Television that morning, two things that the presidential spokesperson said amplify the fault with the President’s communication.Confronted with a front page [...]

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    $1bn, governance and our misplaced priorities

$1bn, governance and our misplaced priorities

 For me, questions about the $1bn Excess Crude Account money recently approved by the National Economic Council is not so much about whether it was truly meant for the purpose we were told, to fight the already “technically degraded” Boko Haram insurgents, but about the procedures as well as the expediency of the expenditure.From my understanding of the laws of [...]

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    PDP convention: Story of our democracy?

PDP convention: Story of our democracy?

I have read all sorts of reactions to last Saturday’s National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party and the only surprise I have is the quantum of shock from Nigerians at the turn of events. I cannot believe that Nigerians actually imagined that things would go on in anyway significantly different from the way they turned.For me, what we saw [...]

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    The church, tithing and the rest of us

The church, tithing and the rest of us

I did not think I would join this unending conversation on the propriety of paying tithes until I saw a friend who is not of the Christian faith share a critical article in the past week.That meant two things to me: The first being that the Church can no longer hide from the scrutiny of the world and the other [...]

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