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Mama Taraba and the APC crisis

Mama Taraba and the APC crisis

Mama Taraba is Senator Aisha Alhassan, the current Minister of Women Affairs in the Muhammadu Buhari cabinet, and arguably the most influential female politician in Taraba state today. She did something shocking and unusual in Nigerian politics during the last Eid-el-Kabir holidays. While paying homage to former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, she addressed him […]

Osinbajo’s Vision And The Climate Of Fear

Osinbajo’s Vision And The Climate Of Fear

“Where have you been?” “I have been around” “I was just wondering why you have not said anything since the Acting President proclaimed that those of you who are asking for the restructuring of Nigeria are a bunch of government appointment seekers.” “So?” “Yes, so?” “Well, if you must know, I actually think that the […]

Floods And The Rainmakers Of Lagos Island

Floods And The Rainmakers Of Lagos Island

“To live in Lagos Island, these days, one needs to engage the services of rainmakers during the rainy season”, a friend who lives in that part of Lagos told me the other day. The job of a rainmaker, as known in our traditional communities, is actually to stop the rain from falling or to divert […]

In Defence of Titilayo Momoh

In Defence of Titilayo Momoh

On March 24, one Ms Taiwo Titilayo Momoh, attempted suicide at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. Both the police and concerned citizens rescued her from killing herself.  The said Ms Momoh was arraigned on April 21, at the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court on a one-count charge to wit: “That you, Titilayo Momoh on the […]

The Abuja-Kaduna Airports: A testimony

The Abuja-Kaduna Airports: A testimony

I have just returned from Abuja travelling through the Kaduna airport. As we disembarked from the aircraft and moved towards the arrival section, I could hear an announcement being made. The diction of the announcer was clear. She didn’t sound like those On-Air-Personalities (OAP, they are called) who speak as if they have hot water […]

Buhari’s Return: Matters Arising

Buhari’s Return: Matters Arising

As someone who has been in that corridor recently, I do not share the view of those who insist that President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent 50-day medical vacation was mismanaged by his  handlers, up to this point. I said this much during a recent interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today with Seun Okinbaloye. In the face […]

The Man Who Sat On The Tor Tiv’s Throne

The Man Who Sat On The Tor Tiv’s Throne

This is about Stephen Nyitse, the young man who on the day of the coronation of the new Tor Tiv managed to beat security and went straight to where the king’s coronation seat, stool, throne had been placed and sat on it. We are told this caused a stir, and not a few in the […]

The Nigeria-Prays-For-Buhari Competition

The Nigeria-Prays-For-Buhari Competition

  After the publication of my column last week, titled “I want to go to London… to see Buhari”, I received a lot of feedback from persons who were either amused or dead serious that they had been overlooked in my compilation of the list of persons who should go to London. One fellow asked: […]

I Want To Go To London… To See Buhari

I Want To Go To London… To See Buhari

When 15 million plus Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 General elections, their expectation was that he would be available to serve them 24/7/365, and that those who fielded him as their candidate had done their home work to avoid what is curiously becoming the Katsina problem in Nigerian politics.  Katsina! But […]

Valentine, Baba’s Vacation And Other Stories

Valentine, Baba’s Vacation And Other Stories

“You don’t wish someone Happy Valentine’s day with ordinary mouth, my friend” “Are you a woman?  The gifts are for women, not male friends.” “You see, yourself?  You are a bush man just like one of my friends who got a text message from his girlfriend, and he started asking what is the meaning of […]

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