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Gernart Rorh with Amaju Pinnick

The Problem with our Football Administrators

The current carpeting of the coach of the Nigerian senior football team, Gernart Rorh, over the Super Eagles’ recent poor performances, has further exposed our fundamental failure to dissect issues of national interest in ways that would engender real term progress. Much has been said about an ‘inept’ football coach, most of which has been

Trump's Nigerian Wailing Wailers Photo

Trump’s Nigerian Wailing Wailers

It’s now official. Nigeria has slid into another recession after two consecutive quarters of economic contraction. Hardly surprising. Even those who’re not economists saw it coming. The corona pandemic and its unprecedented global economic dislocation guaranteed it for Nigeria. And even more so because we’ve had an inept and clueless government led by a president

Yellow Card Photo

A Yellow Card For The Rulers

Change can be both evolutionary and revolutionary. When it’s slow, steady and constructive, that’s evolution. When it’s rapid, even sudden, and transformative in a positive way, that’s revolution. But revolution is oftentimes violent in changing a nation’s political landscape. And it usually happens when all the institutions of the state have failed and the leadership

President Muhammadu Buhari Photo

The End Of Executive Stupidity?

So, fuel subsidy is gone. Those who had always advocated for its end are celebrating. But those who see it as an entitlement for the masses are angry. If it’s gone, then it’s a special anniversary gift to Nigeria at 60. But is it really gone? We need to know as the government has been

Muhammadu Buhari, Donald Trump and Goodluck Jonathan Photo

We All Are Now Wailing Wailers

Politicians will say and do anything and everything to win elections. Just see how President Donald Trump is willfully distorting facts, inventing fictions to strengthen the narratives that suit him and creating an alternative reality of the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economy that has tanked. Trump is desperate to get re-elected on

Oshiomhole, Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu Photo

Nigeria’s Democrazy and Its Undertakers

Adams Oshiomhole is on a roll. He’s revelling wantonly in his unrestrained power to do as he pleases.  The ex-comrade and former governor has achieved his aim. He’s now the sovereign of APC and self-anointed godfather of Edo State politics.  He believes that, as national chairman, he’s beyond the constraints of his party’s constitution and

It's Mourning in Nigeria

It’s Mourning in Nigeria

The Muhammadu Buhari administration exists in a parallel world, where alternative facts rule and reality is willfully distorted. Five years on, their Nigeria, according to them, has turned the corner. It is on the road to becoming “a shining city on a hill”, as President Ronald Reagan once described his United States of America. A

Goodluck Jonathan Photo

Remembering Jonathan

Change was nothing but a chimera sold by snake oil salesmen and saleswomen. We were warned, by those who feared, that embracing the chimera would be a disastrously wrong turn on our road to democratic progression. They had seen through the smokes-and-mirror agenda of the All Progressives Congress, APC. But their voices were drowned out

Obaseki and Oshiomhole Photo

A Civil War Without End

By the nature of their profession, politicians, generally, are scoundrels, with only very few exceptions. They are instinctively dishonest and thrive in brinkmanship. Oftentimes of the most extreme kind. They are like the chameleon that changes its colour anytime to match its current location. For the politician, it’s to fit his immediate interest, which is

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