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The Emir of Muri in Taraba State, Alhaji Abbas Tafida Photo

The Honest Emir of Muri By Lasisi Olagunju

The Honest Emir of Muri By Lasisi Olagunju

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 26 July, 2021). Deep, dark secrets are snakes; they shed old skins to torment their keepers. So it is true that some Nigerians received non-Nigerian Fulani outlaws into our forests? The Emir of Muri in Taraba State, Alhaji Abbas Tafida, spilled the beans last week. He threatened bandits

Lasisi Olagunju Photo

Nigeria Customs of Death By Lasisi Olagunju

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 19 July, 2021) Grand ancestor of Nollywood, Ayinla Olumegbon’s ‘Wole Wole Arufin’ (The Lawless Sanitary Inspector) was very popular in the 1970s. The story was about a sanitary inspector who was consistent in searching soup and water pots for infractions. His method and diligence regularly paid off –

Mike Ozekhome, SAN, Photo

Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho, Boko Haram: Two Faces of Government Contradictions

Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba rights activist, has declared he will not be intimidated by the recent fresh attempt by the Department of State Services, (DSS) to arrest him. He said any attempt to arrest him on Yoruba land will fail woefully. Nnamdi Kanu, still in DSS custody, is as defiant

Lasisi Olagunju Photo

The Cats in Igboho’s House

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 5 July, 2021) It was in Hubert Ogunde’s ‘Jayesinmi’ that we last saw witches transforming into cats – black cat, red cat. I never knew witchery and witchcraft have found their way into the curricula of our security academies until the recent Igboho night experience. Media reports said

Prof. Auwalu Yadudu

Prof. Auwalu Yadudu’s Scaremongering: Why The NASS Must Ignore Him

I have just read, to my utmost chagrin and dismay, a release authored by Prof. Auwalu Yadudu and currently trending in the social media. Yadudu titled his piece (which apparently represents his memorandum to the NASS Committee on the Review of the Constitution), “AVOID TAKING THE SLIPPERY SLOPE PATH TO CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW”. Although, I have

The Twitter Ban, Prosecution, More Prisons And Link With JUSUN Strike

The Twitter Ban, Prosecution, More Prisons And Link With JUSUN Strike

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, has just ordered the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation to immediately prosecute offenders contravening the Federal Government’s ban on twitter operations in Nigeria. Indeed, he wants the DPP to liaise with the Ministry of Communications and Digital

President Muhammadu Buhari Photo

President Buhari’s Drums of War and Twitter’s Reaction

The most trending issue of the moment involves Twitter’s deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s threats to some Nigerians whom he described as “many people misbehaving today were too young to remember the deaths and destruction from the civil war”. He then threatened, “those of us who went through the war will treat them in the

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