This column is not for the faint-hearted. The line here is bold and brass, and this surely is the place where we call succubus by name.

Buhari at Chatham House Feb 2015

Buhari’s Speech at Chatham House – February 26 2015 Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition Permit me to start by thanking Chatham House for the invitation to talk about this important topic at this crucial time. When speaking about Nigeria overseas, I normally prefer to be my country’s public relations and marketing officer, […]

Tribute to Joshua Adah

This is a repost of an article in The Cable The young Revered Joshua Adah devoted his life to serving disadvantaged children in the violent northeast, and paid the ultimate price.

An Election Strategy for Nigeria 2015

It is election time once again in Nigeria and political parties have begun to take positions for the contest ahead. Characteristically, some are putting more thought and effort into the conduct of the day of election, than building the relationships that should be in place before election day. This has been the modus of the […]

Patrimony Recovery Programme

A Time for Change, and the APC?

The Politics of Change and a New Nigeria Of those privileged to have visited the UK from Nigeria, many would have made a stop in London. The city is well worth the effort and time required to take in some of its many wonders. From the structures, castles and homes in the old town, to […]

Believing for Change in Nigeria this 2015

Are you believing for a New Nigeria or fantasizing? It is an important distinction to make at this time, and the difference is profound. Allow me to explain. If you belong in one of the groups below, you are believing: Have the intention to get a PVC and use it Already have a PVC and […]

The 27 Million Naira Form

At a time when Babatunde Raji Fashola has just delivered a thought provoking speech on values in Nigeria today, it is clear that the APC elite are either not listening, or having heard, refuse to think and act. How else does one explain the N27m price tag that the party has put on the nomination […]

Repentance for Mercy

We should set our faces unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: and we should pray unto the LORD our God, and make our confessions, and say, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love you, and to them […]

An Open Letter to the President on Boko Haram

Dear Mr President, Greetings to such a one as the executive president of Nigeria, and at such a time as this. I desire and pray that the president is in good health and that his soul prospers to all the extent possible in the crucible that is the Nigerian state in 2014. Mr president, I […]

Nigeria Think!

  Ever since the controversial launch of Hubert Ogunde’s production, “Yoruba Ronu”, which was banned in the western region at the time (1964), Yorubas have continually engaged or yearned for reassessment and realignment, and so, “Yoruba Ronu” has become variously, an exhortation or an indictment of self; a voice that comes and goes, but cannot […]

A Time for Every Purpose

Away from Body and/or Mind Now if in the last several months you have been away from Nigeria, temporarily vacated your sense of surroundings, or both, would it not be pardonable to wonder what the hullabaloo in the press and the country has been about? Much ado about Salami, you may think. But is it […]