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So Many Things To Reform

In my primary four, the Yoruba text book we read was ‘Kola ati Kemi’ — a series of short stories depicting the “adventures” of two siblings: Kola and Kemi. Kola was the crafty one while his sister, Kemi, was the clever one. One day, Kola…

The Method In El-Rufai’s Madness

At an “Education for all is responsibility of all” summit on 14th February 2013, the then Kaduna State Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Usman Mohammed shocked his audience by disclosing that of a total of 1,599 teachers selected from…

Buhari’s Visit To The South-East

President Buhari’s two-day visit to the South-east is a proof — if one is still needed — that the race for 2019 has begun in all earnest and that he will — unless God decides otherwise — be a candidate in the election. The late Mandela was…

The Worst Of Times, The Best Of Times

“I just love this country, I won’t lie” “What have you seen again that has suddenly turned you into a gushing patriot?” “I mean, just look around, in spite of everything, Nigerians always give you an opportunity to laugh.” “And if I may…

The Election Debate Matter

Nigerians during the past nine years have stayed up, glued to their TV sets to watch the American election debates. I guess the number upped when Obama took center stage and at the last election that produced Donald Trump as president. The…

What Exactly Do Nigerians Want?

“To what can I compare this generation? It is like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends, ‘We played wedding songs, and you didn’t dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn’t mourn.’ For John…

Avengers And The Circle Of Chaos

The sudden threat by the Niger Delta Avengers to resume hostilities in the Niger Delta region should be something to worry about to all. The reason is simple: If such an outing which they promised will be “brutal, brutish and bloody” is…