Friday, September 21, 2018
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    Lagos: Mega city or mega slum?

Lagos: Mega city or mega slum?

Each time it rains cats and dogs in Lagos, the mediocrity and patchiness of those who have ever been in leadership of Lagos come to the fore. At whatever time it rains heavily, it reveals how clueless the administrations of Bola Ahamed Tinubu, Babatunde Raji Fashola and Akinwumi Ambode are. I make bold to say that Lagos inconveniently sits on a [...]

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    The Tinubu-Ambode imbroglio

The Tinubu-Ambode imbroglio

It was only a question of time before the battle becomes public knowledge, as it has been going for a while now. In our peculiar brand of politics, the godfather-godson relationship rarely ends well. We all remember Orji Kalu and Theodore Orji, Chimaroke Nnamani and Sullivan Chime, Rasheed Ladoja and Adebayo Alao-Akala, and Rabiu Kwankaso and Abdullahi Ganduje.The godfather anoints [...]

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    Invoking Gibran in a troubled time

Invoking Gibran in a troubled time

At first, it could be mistaken for a pornographic studio. The walls are sculpted with assorted portraits of nudity, sensuous imageries, certain to trigger the testosterone, if not stoke the loins.With illumination made dim by a syncopation of delicately angled recess lights and the antique windows shaded by sparse curtains, the air around the four-floor covent hewn from ancient cave [...]

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    Some of the issues Buhari would rather not talk about

Some of the issues Buhari would rather not talk about

Garba Shehu, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, just a day ago made the first official reaction on behalf of the presidency to an allegation against its Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, of defrauding a contractor to the tune of N30 million in a transaction for the supply of 15 Hilux vans to the Aso Rock villa.Shehu [...]

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    Tinubu: What the most powerful man in Babylon must know

Tinubu: What the most powerful man in Babylon must know

I have been thinking about Jagaban, Bola Ahmed Tinubu lately. I think he deserves an encomium for tipping into the expansive shoes of the sage, Obafemi Awolowo, by forging a united bunch out of disparate broomsticks. But honestly, I do not think he has the intellectual grit, ideological purpose and discipline of the late former premier of the western region.Jagaban [...]

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    Herdsmen killings: How Nigeria can move from chaos to community

Herdsmen killings: How Nigeria can move from chaos to community

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    2019: A brief manual of Nigerian politics

2019: A brief manual of Nigerian politics

The political primaries are scheduled to hold between this month and the next and definitely by the end of October 2018, the hustling and jostling in Nigeria’s political arena would have begun in full earnest. The elections will be held in February 2019. For the benefit of any outsider who may never have witnessed Nigeria’s general elections, the type that [...]

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    Politics, governance and inequality in Nigeria 

Politics, governance and inequality in Nigeria 

One very sunny Thursday afternoon in the second week of January 2001, with a few of my classmates, in a chartered J5 Mercedes Benz 14-seater bus, we drove down the unpaved, rough and dusty road of a small village called Sepeteri very close to Iseyin in Oyo state on an excursion to visit the Old Oyo National Park.As we descended [...]

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    Why Atiku’s presidential ambition doesn’t tickle

Why Atiku’s presidential ambition doesn’t tickle

There are very few presidential aspirants who can articulate their plans for Nigeria like Atiku Abubakar. In the lead-up to the 2015 presidential election, Atiku’s media interviews offered plenty food for thought and some interesting propositions, including the country’s potentials to solve its everlasting electricity problem with its coal deposits. By contrast, the interviews of Muhammadu Buhari, the man who [...]

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    God, take our natural resources and give us functional human brains

God, take our natural resources and give us functional human brains

The nations that have natural resources in abundance but do not think and are languid and slothful will take them (natural resources) to the nations that do not have, but make use of their wits and creatively work-hard. In other words, the success of a nation and her people does not depend alone on the abundance of their natural resources [...]

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