Friday, January 18, 2019
In this Nigeria, an average Southerner is a weakling. A born coward with serious complex issues. A fool and an idiot. A slave. A typical example of a butterfly who thinks himself a bird. But this is not even the...
Last December, Nigeria’s currency the Naira slumped to its lowest level in 42 years as it traded at N260/1$. Today, it is over 300 naira to one US dollar and could plunge to as low as N1000/1$. Femi Onukoya,...
By Austin Isikhuemen: PROLOGUE: Leo, well done. That guy will never forget this positive reinforcement. Let me share my own story:   A friend and his family came to Benin from Yola for Xmas. They decided they would come and spend a night...
It is amazing how Nigerian politicians fit into the titles of that maestro of crime thrillers, René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (aka James Hadley Chase). Any lover of Hadley Chase’s works would perhaps remember THE GUILTY ARE AFRAID – one of...
It was 19th century American author, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain) who said, “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and supporting your government when it deserves it”. In the same vein, fellow American author and essayist, Edward...
Buhari has won plaudits from leaders including President Barack Obama for his efforts to tackle graft. He replaced the management of the state oil company, which was accused of withholding billions of dollars from the government, and has stepped up the fight...
By Femi Arowoshola: It takes a lot to move from youthfulness to agedness; it takes even more to accept the challenges that come with accepting that we are aging. You shouldn’t blame those who refuse to hold birthday parties in order...
  Forbes Magazine’s ranking of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala among the top one hundred most powerful women in the world has been hailed by many as quite appropriate. Since its inception in...
The euphoria of the inauguration of Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday May 29, 2015, unwittingly overshadowed the excitement of the election of Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, as President of the African Development...
PROLOGUE: There is a blossoming club of radio (and Facebook) commentators whose members specialise in PHD – Pull Him Down. Their terms of reference find expression in one direction; attack the government, attack the President and attack everyone else who...