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    Decoding A “Bloody” Cease Fire

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    Nothing depicts the desperation of the ruling (or is it “ruining”) PDP to hang on to power than its fumbling method of convincing the public of its capacity to shepherd Nigeria with all its complexities to a better future. Within the last 16 years of its devastating presence, PDP has left no one in doubt…

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    Nigeria: A ‘One Chance’ Government

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    A common sight in major cities across Nigeria is a new breed of high class corporate beggars going from one office to another meticulously dressed in well tailored suits. Sometimes they come complete with laptops/iPads or, at least bags intended to show they are such things. Their lines are always scripted to suit location and…

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    Sanusi Lamido Sanusi: A New Emir, A New Era

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    The news of the appointment of former CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano was received with overwhelming joy within and outside the ancient Kano city. No doubt, Emir Sanusi is a round peg in a round hole. It was as if the stool was exclusively preserved for the articulate banker…

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    Andrew Yakubu’s Theory Of Public Perception

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    Two reports caught my attention recently; each, the usual incoherent noises from the PDP-led government that Nigerians are so used to by now. The first was a report by the Daily Independent in which the group managing director, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu lamented what he described as “wrong public perception NNPC”. There were calls by…

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  • Katsina Presidential Visit: Tears, Blood And Sorrow

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    One may think, with the break of the sad story of the senseless murder of 69 people (BBC’s figures) — the dead toll was about 100 people according to residents who buried the victims in Faskari and Sabuwa local governments, Katsina State on the eve of President Jonathan’s visit to the state, the Governor Shema-…

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  • Bafarawa – The First Trash Into The Garbage Bin

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    The news last week that the former governor of Sokoto state, Alh. Attahiru Bafarawa have decamped to the ailing PDP from APC didn’t came as a surprise. Matter of fact, it was a move long expected from Bafarawa, a man that perfectly fit the description of a political centipede for his swift moves from one…

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