June 1, 2020

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Nigeria, South Africa, and the search for leadership

During the meeting of world leaders at Paris, the President of the African Development Bank and former Agriculture Minister, Akunwunmi Adesina, trended on the social media. He had been pictured with different world leaders at…

How we ended up in the Abacha era

The present times in Nigeria have lately been compared to the days of the dark-goggled general, Sani Abacha. Part of what folks making the comparison are wondering is how we crawled ourselves back into the…

Why do Nigerian politicians write books?

Another politician, this time the former AGF and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has a new book out titled, “Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s former Attorney General.” Typical of these publications, the media houses…

Otunba Runsewe’s obsession with Bobrisky

At this point, I can no longer contain my curiosity about the Director-General of the National Centre for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe, and his obsession with Bobrisky. When Runsewe is not boasting about ruining Bobrisky’s…

FBI 77 and the Nigerian shame problem

On Sunday, while granting an interview with a television station, presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, remarked on the case of the 77 Nigerians recently indicted by the FBI. He promised that Nigeria would extradite them…

Castrating rapists

Mandarin in Lagos

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