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The Unfortunate Lagos

By Muyiwa Ogundele One of the highlights of the Dr. Akinola Aguda Report to the late General Murtala Mohammed on the new Federal Capital Territory, was that Lagos, the nation’s economic never centre, would be given special status. In other words, that Lagos would not be neglected should in case the federal capital was eventually moved to Abuja. It is ... Read More »

Ekiti 2018 not for the faint-hearted

By Segun Dipe Ekiti is on the march again and it is, this time, caught in a decrepit conundrum. The general impression is that its present governor has ridden roughshod over the land of “Honour and Integrity,” seriously battered that it is now feeble and frail. So feeble, so frail that anyone can take it up from wherever Fayose stops ... Read More »

Coming After Abike Dabiri With A Sledgehammer

By Azu Ishiekwene The Ministry of Foreign Affairs finally came out of the woodwork. And it did so with a sledgehammer aimed at President Muhammudu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri. Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama who, besides addressing occasional press conferences and taking pictures, has yet to do much else, lounged at Dabiri after she made a statement ... Read More »

What is Fayemi’s politics?

By Femi Odere Even if you disagree with his politics, one must agree that Dr. Kayode Fayemi is one of the most cerebral politicians of his generation in this dispensation. In terms of performance, he was an outstanding governor of Ekiti State no matter how one interprets the circumstances of his loss to the tempestuous and restless apostle of ‘stomach ... Read More »

Iroko, Aketi and South-west Politics

By Tunde Rahman The constant travels and other engagements I have been involved in lately will permit just general interventions in a few recent events and developments in the country, particularly in Ondo State as they affect two leaders of the state- one just ended his two terms of office, the other has just been inaugurated as a first term ... Read More »

Re: Ekiti governorship, Fayose and Oni’s second-coming

By Dauda Lawal Ekiti State politics has many interesting scenarios in view of its many peculiarities. But one dimension of the politics of the state that is fast becoming quite worrisome is the emergence of a crop of barely informed commentators and analysts labouring to define and re-define the political realities of the young state with narratives that are way ... Read More »

SA Xenophobia: Time for Nigeria to act decisively

By Silas Enobong South Africa’s xenophobic attacks on Nigerians—which by now has become such a recurring decimal—has undoubtedly opened another sordid chapter in the many socio-political and economic challenges that the Nigerian nation is bedevilled with. Since this morally reprehensible, if not patently illegal acts has reared their ugly heads for close to two years now, Nigerians both at home ... Read More »

That Rescue Mission By Dogara’s Wife

By Azu Ishiekwene It should have been a wrap, recession or not. I was nearing the end of a ThisDay print copy on Monday when the advert struck me. It was an announcement that the wife of the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives, Gimbiya Yakubu Dogara, would be having a two-day retreat with the wives of all honourable ... Read More »

Much Ado About Buhari’s Vacation

By Soyombo Opeyemi I think the proverb belongs to the Igbo: “You cannot beat a child and expect him not to cry.” The scale of looted funds being recovered under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari continues to boggle the mind. Billions and billions of naira are daily been recovered or forfeited to the government, not in secret, but the recovery ... Read More »

Lessons Chief Tony Anenih taught me

​By Tony Ademiluyi ​ I got initiated into the media at the age of 8 when I used to read the newspapers and magazines that my veteran journalist father used to purchase. I so loved the news in all its forms that my mother used to punish me by hiding some of the magazines when I refused to join the ... Read More »