Nigerians need a pin to the buttocks

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity-Martin Luther King, Jr. Her name, simply Mama Ebuke, an Ebonyi woman, she has known nothing but suffering, carrying wares from one street to the other. If she’s not on Tafawa Balewa street, she’s on Ahmadu Bello Way. On that fateful day, she was on the More...

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By - On Monday, December 8th, 2014

Nigeria and our story of the ‘gods’

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey A Tiv adage, says, a lizard that views a python with disregard will find itself in the belly More...

By - On Monday, November 24th, 2014

What does a Nigerian legislator do?

The entire Nigerian state last week was treated to the movie “scaling gates”…a production of the legislative arm of government. The incident saw members of the House of Representatives scaling the gates More...

By - On Monday, November 10th, 2014

I’ll become Nigerian president

I am going to become President of Nigeria; it is not a matter of if I win, but a case of when I win. I shall floor Jonathan, beat Atiku, defeat Buhari, and dismantle Kwankwaso, Nda-Isaiah in just one abracadabra. More...

By - On Monday, October 27th, 2014

2015: Politicians on their marks, getting set…

“The banana is rotting, people say it is ripening”- Proverb A lot of realignment is going on, so much happening in the political landscape. Power is the name of the game, forget all the promises, and exchanges, More...

By - On Monday, October 20th, 2014

Looking for Nigeria’s Sesame Street

“We have consistently honored rhetoric at the expense of concrete actions…” Late President Yar’Adua This week, Nigeria’s civil war Head of State General Yakubu ‘Jack’ Gowon was 80 years. I read More...

By - On Monday, October 13th, 2014

My encounter with the striped taxi driver in Abuja

“How nice you are to a loaf of bread depends on how hungry you are.”-Anonymous I was in Abuja recently, and took a taxi that had a man with tribal marks; he was wearing a striped shirt, interestingly a striped More...

By - On Monday, September 29th, 2014

Same game, same people, same difference, and same Nigeria

“No need to mess up a messed up people” – Henry Omoregie   The polity is as usual getting excited and heated up, the reason, simply the elections are few months away, and the usual suspects are at it. And More...

By - On Monday, September 15th, 2014

Of parrots, senior partners, and experts

I start this engagement with Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s joke at the opening session of the just-concluded Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria conference: “An accountant went to the market More...

By - On Monday, September 8th, 2014

The Boko Haram joke will soon catc h up with us

A lot of lies can be hidden in the truth – Proverb Thousands have died in the violence in Nigeria’s North-east between Boko Haram insurgents and the security forces, with no end in sight to the bloodletting. More...

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