• To Catch The Grandfather

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    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is used to getting a beating from his children. His son, Gbenga, once tried to strip him publicly with a rather nasty accusation of in-family wrongdoing. Not long after that, his daughter, Iyabo Obasanjo, followed with a letter that sold her father down the river at a time when the old…

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  • Ondo, Atiku And Buba Galadima

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    Forget the staging of placards in Sokoto asking former President Goodluck Jonathan to come back to power tomorrow. The jesters have earned their pay and gone their way. They know that not even a Trumpian miracle can put together again the thousand broken pieces of the Jonathan era. That guy was worse than Humpty Dumpty….

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  • President Muhammadu Buhari

    Buhari, Change And Scapegoats

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    Whether or not you like Governor Rauf Aregbesola, you can hardly ignore his honesty and candour. When he spoke last Friday on the economics of change at The POINT magazine’s first anniversary, he did not pretend that the topic was chosen to flatter his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Seventeen months after Buhari’s election,…

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  • Buhari-Muhammadu

    Kitchen, Living Room And The Other Room

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    I feel sorry for the First Family. In a recession where everything seems down, gossip about the Buharis is obviously the new stimulus. And it’s trending as if our recovery depends on it. It all started with the interview that First Lady Aisha Buhari granted the BBC Hausa Service. She said outsiders had hijacked the…

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    What Is Dalung Doing For Buhari?

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    I feel sorry for the manager of the U-23 national football team, Samson Siasia. The same demons that hunted down Stephen Keshi and Ahmadu Shuaibu are coming for him. And they are determined to get him. But he’s a small fry – their real target is the soul of Nigeria. We know the Keshi-Shuaibu story…

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  • Okorocha As Imo One-chance Bus

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    After going on for months without being able to pay workers, it appears some governors are finally losing it. They are either genuinely confused about what next to do or have become desperate beyond redemption, reason and common sense. If it were left for workers to choose between a government run by idiots and a…

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  • Dalung, Rio Was A Wreckage Foretold

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    Around mid-June, one of Africa’s most decorated table tennis players, Segun Toriola, raised the alarm. He said Rio 2016 could be the country’s most disastrous in recent times and no one should wonder why: the athletes have been left on their own to look after themselves. The problem was already there before Toriola came out….

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  • Are Journalists Giving Judges Hell?

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    It was Thomas Jefferson who said if it were left to him to choose a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, he would not hesitate to choose the latter. I don’t think he meant this to suggest that he preferred anarchy to order. Not a man who had seen death and destruction brought…

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  • Frown At Election Issues

    Bank Cowboys, Ngige And Our Deposits

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    When the minister of labour and productivity, Chris Ngige, threatened to withdraw the licences of banks if they continued to lay off staff, I thought he was taking a joke too far. Why meddle with the banks when the government has enough problems? Aren’t the government’s poor economic choices partly responsible for the difficulties the…

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