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Category Archive: Opinion

OPINION: ETHNICITY, STATE AND NATIONS BUILDING – WHERE THE PROBLEM LIES

The term “Nation-Building” is both old and new. It has been fashionable in the 1960s, and it is taking a back seat right now. “Nation-Building” always has been a highly complex term,...

OPINION: ALEX EKWUEME: EARTH TO EARTH

Alex Ekwueme, Nigeria’s venerable vice president from 1979 to 1983, gave up the ghost in a London hospital last November 19. It has taken me a whole two months to write a tribute in his memory...

OPINION: BUHARISM: A BRAND DAMAGED BY NEPOTISM

Until recently, the Muhammadu Buhari brand was, perhaps, the most potent and compelling brand in the country. In the north, he was “Mai Gaskiya” (truth avatar). Even as he never gave anyone...

OPINION: HERDSMEN IMBROGLIO: URGENT NEED FOR A LEGISLATION

Could it be that some people while advancing their evil deeds want to hide under the Fulani Herdsman’s Shield to get President Buhari out of power in 2019? If the above is the case, why then has it...

OPINION: THE SHITHOLE RESUME OF A NIGERIAN POLITICIAN 

A lot of realignment is going on, so much happening in the political landscape. The timetable is out; many are doing their homework…others are rounding up class work. Many of Mr. President’s blue...

OPINION: CORPORATE BOARDROOMS: WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? 

A lack of diversity afflicts most companies’ boards When a woman rises to the top rung of the traditionally all-male corporate ladder in Africa, it’s front-page news because women’s progress in...

OPINION: ENDING ALBINO PERSECUTION IN AFRICA

Governments, the UN and human rights groups step up advocacy When Moses Swaray stepped onstage to sing “Amazing Grace” in the auditorium of the Unity Conference Centre in Monrovia, Liberia, the...

OPINION: LAM-ADESINA: A MAN OF LAM-INATED VIRTUES AT 79

Preparations would have reached top gears for the celebration of the 79th birthday celebration of the late former governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Lamidi Onaolapo Adesina if he were alive. He was born...

OPINION: BUHARI, LET’S NOT RECOLONIZE NIGERIA

Last year I travelled to Kano. It was actually my second time and the circumstances were a bit different. In the first instance, I was passing through to another state in the North, and for anyone...

OPINION: HERDSMEN’S KILLINGS AND A FORSAKEN NATION

I was very rudely awakened from a deep sleep today’s wee hours by a rash of text messages that boozed noisily for nearly a minute. These messages were six in number and came in torrents from family...

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