Nigeria, Soyinka, liquid and illiquid brains

Just the other day, Professor Wole Soyinka had issues explaining his encounter with the emperor of all maladies – cancer. The details of his now cured affliction is not of any special... Read more »

Are women not the true titans of civilization and history?

History is one of the most contested terrains ever. But in the end one thing is sure. It is that the men would come to knowledge, that it is the mothers, that... Read more »

Nigeria, doped on hope?

The Niche is a great online newspaper. On the 15th of October it held its annual lecture in Lagos. Ikechukwu Amaechi, big name journalist and MD of The Niche, delivered beyond expectation,... Read more »

On the matter of Gowon growing up to be 85

Yakubu Gowon is 80 plus, I wouldn’t know. But there are matters arising on his roles and related issues about the Biafra-Nigeria civil war. One of the most enticing is the counterfactual... Read more »

A nation is as poor as her scholars are patriotic

If you want to be a rainmaker in Nigeria today, here is one golden chance. All you need is simple. Seek out the nearest Baba Ijebu and bet that the recently purchased... Read more »

Sanwo-Olu gets an invite to a book party [1]

By Jimanze Ego-Alowes The news report was unambiguous. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, despite all his powers and glories as executive governor of Lagos was petitioning for help: ”The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide... Read more »

Atiku, ambition and the endgame

By Louis Odion, FNGE So, after all his thunderous imprecations and venomous profiling of the Wazirin Adamawa as “hopelessly corrupt”, OBJ could not resist the temptation of a N50m “egunje” from the... Read more »

The Presidency, received noises and retrieved signals

By Jimanze Ego-Alowes Every delivery system, Wemi, an engineer tells, suffers from the dangers of loss of signals or corruption of message. Sometimes, the danger is that of noise interfering with or... Read more »

”Presidency: Days of coups, revolution over”, tra la la

A recent news report stated the following: ”A statement by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, described organisers of the [Sowore coalition] protest as “faceless,”… “The... Read more »

Dubai is a version of America under the Arabian sun

By Jimanze Ego-Alowes Before America, all political unions or states were constructed after the empire model. That is the minorities and other such weak parties were placed under the Thucydides curse. They... Read more »
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