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Of pythons, paranoia and prevarication

Owners of Nigeria who created 36 unviable states according to their whims and handed us a military constitution, say they are only ready to use brute force to try to sustain the unworkable unitary structure that has brought misery and sorrow to 196 million Nigerians.

Of course, Nigeria is highly negotiable

Where do you stand in this ongoing debate on the state of the Nigerian union? I have so far identified four lines of thought (1) pro-status quo (2) pro-restructuring (3) pro-balkanisation and (4) “siddon look”.

Buhari’s administration is working and the results are showing

Permit me to thank the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria for inviting me to their 4th Annual Conference holding here in the beautiful city of Kano. It is commendable that you have maintained the tradition of gathering annually, despite the challenges. I congratulate you!

Wanted: A restructuring of minds

Hearing some Nigerians speak (whether based at home or in the Diaspora) you discern that they are “in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.”

A President’s 32 inches TV

President Muhammed Buhari has been known to be a disciplined retired military General who lived a simple and austere life devoid of ostentation. He is not known to have the common vices associated with politics and politicians. He does not smoke or drink alcohol.

When we lose it all

A few more being uncovered has left me sad that in the many years since Advance Fee Fraud (419) stole the soul of a generation, many have yet to be wiser to the real cost of this eclipse of values and triumph of a culture of integrity shortage, for sustainable progress for all, including those perpetrating this awful breach of trust.

Floods and managerial incompetence

A fundamental reason for much of the criticisms directed at the person of the President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump is his inexplicable skepticism and intellectual aversion for the facts surrounding climate change.

On the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks

The hint given on Sunday, by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that Boko Haram might continue to get the best of soft targets for some time to come bears, with it, a lot of anxiety.

Private letter to Kenyatta

I can imagine your disappointment last week after the ruling of the Supreme Court declaring your election null and void.

Averting Nigeria’s expulsion from Egmont Group

Nigeria’s suspension from Egmont Group — a global financial intelligence sharing body — and the consequence of the suspension which may result in expulsion have been a source of concern for observers in recent times.

Akwa Ibom churches: Where Reuben Abati got it wrong

I know Dr. Reuben Abati very well and I count him as a friend and a cherished colleague. I am also eternally excited to see the way he has grown in journalism having played a small role in his foray into journalism and the subsequent success he has garnered in the profession.

Hate speech law is a resurrection of Decree 4

I have two predictions to make: before you’re through with this piece, the federal and state governments of Nigeria may issue a decree against hate speech. The authorities, its agents, and some Nigerians would call for my head for circulating hate speech.

Akwa Ibom churches as parastatals

Why should Mobil go to Eket, if as Reverend Peter and the Udom Emmanuel administration tell us, Lagos is a better meeting venue than either Uyo or Eket? Since Lagos has become the front desk for Akwa Ibom state, all international companies doing business in Akwa Ibom should also have their front desks in Lagos.

Why Buhari should listen to people like Abubakar Umar

“One of the swiftest ways of destroying a kingdom is to give preference to one particular tribe over another, or to show favour to one group of people rather than another, and to draw near those who should be kept away and keep away those that should be drawn near”.

Kenya must not be allowed to fall

The cancellation of the Kenyan presidential election by the country’s Supreme Court, in a ruling delivered on September 1, is epochal.

APC and the failure of governance

Change was promised, but the situation has deteriorated to very unimaginable level. The sad aspect of this dispensation is that the victim must receive the blame.

1999 constitution as ‘enemy of progress’

With the campaign for #BringBack1963Constitution gaining momentum, how many Nigerians have bothered to read the document? Never mind.

Nigeria and Biafra are negotiable

I wrote ‘Before the Deluge’ not because I am against IPOB’s agitation for self determination. Far be it from me that I will be against any man or group fighting for freedom.

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