A Short Speech with Long Claws

Almost everything is wrong with the recorded speech President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria delivered on the morning of August 21. Placed under the klieg…

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David-West Right, Soyinka Wrong

A professor of virology and former petroleum resources minister, Tam David-West, was right when he said that a nation’s “sovereignty” cannot be negotiated. In…

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Teachers in Need of Teachers

NIGERIA — Applications are likely to swell the web portal (npower.gov.ng) from today, as the Buhari administration kick-starts its “social investment programmes” with “N-Power…

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Amina Is No Longer a Girl

On the day they were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria, most of the over 200 girls were aged 16, 17…

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Naked Masquerades of New Media

Do Nigerians hate one another? Are Nigerians deeply divided by tongues? Anonymous commentators in the social media suggest that Nigeria is too far gone…

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Obasanjo Mocks Academics

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, an octogenarian, has enrolled to study for a Master’s degree and a PhD programme at the National Open University…

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