For the past 28 years I have plied my trade as a journalist, I have tacitly refrained from commenting on matters that have religious undertone. The reason is simple. I understand the impact of religion in the world. I understand its spiritual and emotional impact on individuals. Full article
Fellow Ebonyians, how can someone who is not part of the executive be allowed to sit in the chambers of the Executive Council? It is like sitting at the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja with the President presiding, or being part of the Senate with Saraki and his gavel on the table. Full article
On September 8, the Federal Government launched a national reorientation campaign tagged “Change Begins With Me”. As usual, our moral crusader and change agent, President Muhammadu Buhari, waxed lyrical and pastoral, imploring Nigerians to change their ways and eschew corruption by imbibing the virtues of honesty, integrity and fairness. After going through the speech, if not that I know Mr. President to be an Islamic apologist, I would have asked, as it was asked of Saul in the Bible, “Is Buhari also among the prophets?” Full article
Alhaji Junaid Mohammed, the self-acclaimed Northern irredentist and jingoist, is not my fan. I hate him for his guts. I hate him for his unbridled and intemperate commentary on national issues which often verge on ethnocentrism. I hate him for his predilection to initiate national conversations that tend to polarize our ethnic nationalities instead of welding us together as a nation with equal stakes.
But I am beginning to like him, Full article
When you see how democracy works in other lands, and the speed at which the leaders react to the mood of the moment in their countries, sometimes you would think we are jinxed. And sometimes it is difficult to escape, though some may say it is hasty, the conclusion that Buhari was not prepared for the leadership that was thrust upon him. Full article
Today is one year in office of President Muhammadu Buhari, and by implication, the APC government. As a matter of fact, I find it difficult to situate our President. As an undergraduate student back in 1983, Buhari conjured up in me an image of a man who is synonymous with suffering, a man who does not read the signs of the times, a man who wants to do the right thing at the wrong time. Full article