Friday, September 21, 2018

Niran Adedokun

    Of marriage, and that Tiwa and Tunji spat

Of marriage, and that Tiwa and Tunji spat

In the concluding chapter of his book, I married you, Walter Trobisch, late German marriage counsellor and missionary to Africa, wrote: “Last night, I committed all the errors which I advise other husbands not to commit. I talked only about my work. I told my wife to give a message in church and to prepare another one for the morning. [...]

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    Before we burn down the national assembly

Before we burn down the national assembly

From the outset, the 8th national assembly got off the wrong foot with Nigerians and it does not appear like this frosty relationship will ever improve.At its inauguration in June last year, the Senate, which first convoked, delivered a coup de main in which Dr.  Bukola Saraki, evidently not anointed by the hierarchy of his All Progressives Congress (APC), became Senate [...]

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    The change that Buhari needs

The change that Buhari needs

In about five weeks, President Muhammadu Buhari will be one year in office. I do not expect that Buhari would, in the fashion of most politicians from this side of the world, roll out the drums in celebration of what you could call a milestone. I am able to easily say that because the President, in spite of the depravity [...]

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    Between Okada and the Lagos of our dreams

Between Okada and the Lagos of our dreams

You should never ask my opinion about taking Okada, the commercial motorcycle operator, off the roads of Lagos. Why? Because you will be asking the wrong person.  I am biased; my opinion is premeditated and deliberately resolute on what the fate of the Okada should be. My vote is that Okada should be taken out and I will tell you [...]

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    Memo to ‘Buharists’ and ‘Jonathanians’

Memo to ‘Buharists’ and ‘Jonathanians’

I regret that I finally have to validate the ridiculous   ‘Jonathanians’ and “Buharist” mentality today. The truth is, I detest using such tags on people. Since the folly of political polarity gripped our country just before the 2015 elections, I have refrained from lumping people together with labels like “Buharist”, “Jonathanian”, “Haliers or Wailers” and others with which people have [...]

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    Mr President, you don’t have three years more

Mr President, you don’t have three years more

President Muhammadu Buhari gave what could be likened to a state of the nation address last Thursday. Only that he spoke, not to the nation, but the National Executive Council (NEC) of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).Perhaps because it was meant for people who are more or less members of the same political family, the speech, was plain [...]

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    Who needs a gender equality law?

Who needs a gender equality law?

Truth be told, I am done nerve-racking about Nigerian politicians. As it is, nothing will make those who ply politics in Nigeria put the interest of the common man above their personal, class and party interests. At least, not until the common man himself realises the muscle in his own democratic rights and flexes same to his own advantage.This is [...]

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    Of wayward clerics, the church and the nation

Of wayward clerics, the church and the nation

If you are Christian in Nigeria, and one who takes his faith with a measure of seriousness, you should every now and then, feel some sore discomfiture at the news of men of God who dip their hands into stuff uncomplimentary of their celestial office. These stories are endless and their atrociousness, unimaginable.In the warm up to Nigeria’s general elections [...]

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    Buhari and the demon of mis-communication

Buhari and the demon of mis-communication

President Muhammadu Buhari is deficient in so many things but I do not imagine compassion for the people of Nigeria is one of those. Just think about it,  the major reason why PMB went against every economic and common sense counsel to immediately remove subsidy on petroleum products at his ascendancy was for the effect that it would have on [...]

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    Ese Oruru’s travails as the shame of a nation

Ese Oruru’s travails as the shame of a nation

It was the inimitable Nelson Mandela, who said that “there can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Nothing shows the darkness that has gripped the soul of Nigeria and its people like the unfolding story of Ese Oruru, the teenager allegedly abducted from Bayelsa State by a young man [...]

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    Sheriff’s PDP and that 2019 dream

Sheriff’s PDP and that 2019 dream

The Peoples Democratic (PDP) cuts the perfect image of a most pathetic organisation currently. Since Nigerians voted it out of power last year, the party has sauntered from one inglorious juncture to another such that no misadventure from its fold could distress us any longer. We just seem to have resigned to expecting the worst from them.Curiously, the PDP seem [...]

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