Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tunde Asaju

    Dear President Buhari, forgive us our trespasses

Dear President Buhari, forgive us our trespasses

Our Buhari who art in Aso Rock Hallowed be thy reign Thy regime come Thy will be done in Daily Trust As it would've been done in Daily Times Give us each day our deserved detentions And supress our freedom of speech Since you can’t forgive those who heckle constituted authority Lead us into Hate Speech And deliver us to Social Media Bill For yours is the civilian dictatorship The power And [...]

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    Buhari and the trouble with that double pension ruling

Buhari and the trouble with that double pension ruling

Since the return to democratic rule in Nigeria twenty years ago, the fad has been for governors to retire and keep earning. Their accurate reading of the political thermometer means they could work their ways preferably to the senate or clinch a ministerial or board appointment. One thing a sitting governor hates is the ten-letter word – retirement. Having tasted [...]

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    One vote, many bullets

One vote, many bullets

Monitoring the shambolic electoral attempt in Kogi over the weekend reminded me of the evolution of the Buhari government. An attempt it was because nobody in his right frame of mind would define the charade as an election. The evidence is everywhere, on social and mainstream media; in the report of national and international observers and of course, the worst [...]

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    Why a free and fair election in Kogi on Saturday is impossible

Why a free and fair election in Kogi on Saturday is impossible

I have bad news! It is evident there will be no election in Kogi on Saturday. I don’t foresee Arthur-Nzeribe type Association for Better Nigeria securing a midnight injunction to prevent the democratic process from taking place; that process would go ahead. Already, INEC officials and materials are on location. So are so-called security officials. These are the recipes for a [...]

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