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Now, Dokpesi eats humble pie

Indeed, life is about times and seasons. Only a few months back, African Independent Television, AIT, was running a scathing documentary against former Governor Bola Ahmad Tinubu, the Lion of Bourdilion, the Jagban.

The documentary aptly titled: The Lion of Bourdilion, encapsulated the rise and [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


Saraki on the cusp

On December 27, 2015, I had penned a piece, Saraki on his heels, in which I posited that Senate President Bukola Saraki will be fighting the political battle of his life when he was arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Over the course of the months, Saraki has demonstrated the famed f [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


Oyegun’s Freudian slip

Chief John Oyegun, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, is a man that has come far. He knows what it means to be a governor, because he was one; he knows how to be in opposition and has being one.

He has seen tough days and better times. Given his experience not just about li [...]

Mon, 08 February 2016


Femi Falana wears a new rank, ICC

Title wearing is an endearment amongst Nigerians, elite or otherwise. The craze for honorifics has seen some Nigerians with long winding prefixes before their names.

For instance, it is not uncommon to find an accomplished educated individual with such tags as; Chief (Dr); High Chief Senator an [...]

Sun, 31 January 2016


For Obasanjo another epistle

Last week was just one of those times that you know that Nigeria is a land of ironies; a contradiction that defies the normal. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ordinarily a man to be taken seriously, but unfortunately his legacy dictates otherwise, penned yet another epistle to the National Assembl [...]

Sun, 31 January 2016


Behold, your senator, Chris Uba

When the Supreme Court on Friday, January 29 announced Chris Uba as the rightful candidate of the PDP for Anambra South and effectively ended the senatorial era of his urbane elder brother, Andy, Cassandra Clare quickly came to mind.

Clare, author of the urban fantasy series, had aptly posited [...]

Sun, 31 January 2016


Earl Osaro bells the cat

It was a matter of time before the eternal question in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, ‘to be or not to be’ is answered concerning where the pendulum of Earl Osaro Onaiwu was swinging to.

The fashion impresario and for nearly a decade, chaperone to governors in Nigeria had become a subj [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


Yerima’s Sharia comeuppance

Umberto Eco in his riveting book, The Prague Cemetery, argues that “People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.”

This is so true of the many atrocities that have happened through the centuries across the world, including Nig [...]

Sun, 24 January 2016


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