Opinion articles

The Buhari Gospel, According To St. Obasanjo

By Johnson Momodu I have always been one of those who pooh-poohed former Vice President Atiku Abubakar anytime he sought to curry public sympathy over the manner in which his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo, harassed him with investigations, in desperate bids to shoot down his political career. But like Malam Nuhu Ribadu, I guess I

General Buhari and the Burden of Education

By Femi Ayelabowo There was once a popular Professor Peller in this country. Nobody cared about his academic profile, nor what he professed for a living, the reason being that he neither posed a challenge to anybody nor was he in competition with those in the academic world. What this means is that you are

Buhari, Corruption and the Chichidodo Bird

“Ah, you know, the chichidodo is a bird. The chichidodo hates excrement with all its soul. But the chichidodo only feeds on maggots, and you know the maggots grow best inside the lavatory. This is the chichidodo.” — Ayi Kwei Armah, The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born (1968).   Professor Wole Soyinka sometimes makes a caricature

President Goodluck Jonathan’s and the Years Not Wasted

While many have been questioning the achievement claims of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to merit another term of four years, Adebayo Adejobi looks at the silent but pronounced strides of the government even if some of them are at the macro level of the economy It has often been argued that economic growths in

The Believers Creed

By Femi Fani Kayode Bring light where there is darkness, joy where there is pain, hope where there is despair and respite where there is suffering. Fear not the mighty, be strong and confident in all circumstances, uphold the truth and defend the weak. Fight the power, bow to no man, stand firm on your

Some of the Odds Against Buhari

By Abba Adakole Going by the last birthday celebration of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, he was 90 years old, and the second oldest serving Head of State in the world, closely following President Shimon Peres of Israel. If serving Presidents can be as old as that, it would not be valid to say that