Author Archives: Lasisi Olagunju

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Congresses of Gun and Godfathers

Congresses of Gun and Godfathers

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 18 October, 2021) Today’s party politics and adultery have same rule of engagement: there is no commitment to fidelity and conjugal permanence. We are in this thing for a reason and it is for a season. It is not till-death-do-us-part. We respect political seminaries abroad thinking they are

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A Critique of Hakeem Baba-Ahmed’s ‘Rejoinder’

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 11 October, 2021) Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Tanzanian who won the Nobel Prize in Literature last week has a very interesting definition of honour. He says it means “respect yourself (so that) others will come to respect you.” That is from his ‘Paradise’ – a ‘narrative reversal’ of Joseph

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2023: For Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 27 September, 2021) Alhaji Baba Ahmed, a Mauritanian cow seller, plied his trade from his country to the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and to Dahomey (now Benin Republic). Business was very good but at a point, his customers in Dahomey, with impunity, refused to pay for his cows.

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Debts, VAT and States’ Gold Mines

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 20 September, 2021) The National Assembly last Tuesday received a presidential request for yet fresh foreign loans. This time, it is $4billion and €710million (N2 Trillion) to finance ‘critical projects’ in the 2021 budget. Our lawmakers will approve the loan request without asking any question. It is not

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Igbo and Buhari’s Peace Speech in Imo State

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 13 September, 2021) President Muhammadu Buhari last week in Imo State acknowledged the resourcefulness and enterprising spirit of Igbo people. He said: “The fundamental thing about the Igbo people is that there is no town you visit in Nigeria without seeing the Igbo being in charge of either

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Will There Be a Crash, Nigeria?

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 30 August, 2021) Scary! One spring night, the pilot of a small plane experienced a complete engine failure. On top of that, he lost his electrical system, and with it, the use of his radio and navigation instruments. Mist filled the sky. The moon had not yet risen.

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The President is back

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 16 August, 2021) Twenty-four hours after paying an inter-infirmary visit to his co-Londoner, co-APC founder, comrade and power-sharer, President Muhammadu Buhari came back last week to meet his Nigeria as dying as he left it. Nigeria’s definition under him has remained sorrow, tears and blood. In his absence,

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