Opinion articles

Osinbajo and nepotism

By Minabere Ibelema When Jesus said — according to gospel writer Matthew—that “By their fruits, ye shall know them,” he made it seem so simple. The reality is that people bear multiple fruits, and it is a complicated matter trying to determine which should define them. This foray into ontology came about after I read

Ambode’s reputation on the line

Animashaun As the rainy season has started rather early this year, many Nigerians are rejoicing. At least, the weather is now less harsh, making it a bit bearable to stay without public electric supply, if it ever comes though. But for the people in such communities as Ajah, Langbasa, Addo and Badore on the Lekki

Chibok and Dapchi girls: The whoredom of karma

 By Sufuyan Ojeifo “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, and second, as farce.” -Karl Marx On Monday, February 19, 2018, Boko Haram insurgents invaded Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state, abducting 110 of the 906 student population.  It was yet another tragic day for a nation that is yet to get over a

The myth about “Buhari’s 12 million northern votes”

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Short of saying, whether you vote or not, we will win, Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, who is locked in a supremacy battle with his erstwhile boss, former governor of the state and current senator, Rabiu kwankwaso, for the political soul of Kano, was boasting, the other day, of his capacity to

Hon. Joseph Akinlaja: An Epitome Of Excellence in Public Service

By Emmanuel Ajibulu To some people, integrity is “being yourself” and “sticking to your beliefs”. But in broader sense, integrity is more than just honesty – it means being well intentioned too, “putting people first” and being “someone to look up to”. Hon Joseph Iranola Akinlaja who currently represents Ondo East and West Federal Constituency