June 1, 2020
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For Sanusi, dethronement is freedom

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, was finally dethroned for insubordination to the political authorities in Kano state. It was not an altogether surprising development, Sanusi has both been outspoken and arrogant. He could not…

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The real trouble with Magu

By the time the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, first claimed that the deadly coronavirus disease was caused by corruption, I had long concluded that his dimness was genuine. In 2018, Channels TV host, Maupe…

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Gaidam and the spirit of northern entitlement

On Thursday last week, a bill that purports to de-radicalize and re-integrate ‘repentant’ Boko Haram terrorists into the society passed its first reading in the Senate. The bill was sponsored by the APC Senator representing…

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Ado-Doguwa: Between polygamy and irresponsibility

With uncommon patience, I read the pushback of Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, against the ridicule he has harvested since he put his harem on display in the legislative chambers. Last…

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Okada ban will not solve Sanwo-olu’s problem

Beginning Saturday, Lagos state placed a ban on commercial motorcycle (okada) and tricycles (keke) in 15 local governments. The development has further impeded movement around Lagos, a city already plagued with some of the worst…

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Femi Adesina did not change

Lately, the Nigeria Christian Graduate Fellowship issued a press statement to fault the assailment of the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi…

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What is the truth of Boko Haram?

The news of the murder of Lawan Andimi, the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika local government area of Adamawa, is unfortunate. Andimi had been abducted earlier in the month when Boko…

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Father Mbaka did NOT hear from God

Now that the Supreme Court has nullified the election of PDP’s Emeka Ihedioha of the as the governor of Imo State and declared APC’s Hope Uzodinma the winner of the March 2019 governorship election in…

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The “prophets” Nigerians need

More than a decade ago when I first started writing this column, one of the articles I wrote was on Nigerian Nostradamuses. In that piece, I called out the culture of Nigerian pastors’ annual prophetical…

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There is nothing like “money rituals”

The gruesome murder of Lagos State University student, Favour Daley-Oladele, by a self-deluded young man in pursuit of an illusion of “money rituals” is saddening. According to reports, Favour’s boyfriend, Owolabi Adeeko, had allegedly connived…

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