Opinion

Cheta Nwanze: Young Igbo boys are being killed in the South-East

I think we’ve spent way too much time talking about Nnamdi Kanu. Let’s be honest, the man was bad for ndi Igbo. His methods won us less friends, and his vitriol enabled the worst of us to pass off as the face of ndi Igbo. He has met a predictable[Read More…]

Remi Oyeyemi: I loved our friendship – I didn’t want to lose you

 By Remi Oyeyemi From that very second when I set my eyes on you, I wanted you. But etiquettes mandated me to control and discipline myself. This is especially so, considering the circumstances of our meeting.  For about three years, I kept laughing and joking with you, while harbouring deep[Read More…]

Removal of fuel subsidy will benefit the ordinary Nigerians

By: Ebisan Petra Wilkie In 2020, Nigeria’s fuel subsidy cost the country more than 8 billion dollars, and it is expected to be higher in 2021 because the country hasn’t set a viable plan that will transfer the money to other sustainable needs. The total amount paid for fuel subsidy[Read More…]

Farooq A. Kperogi: Buhari Off to UK that hosts Kanu but bans Twitter that broadcasts him

 By Farooq A. Kperogi The Buhari regime’s official narrative for banning Twitter in Nigeria is that Twitter is the platform of choice by digital dissidents to amplify their treasonous, separatist rhetoric, and IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu has been invoked as the most dangerous culprit of this. Of course, every halfway smart[Read More…]

Remi Oyeyemi: Critics of OÒDUÀ NATION

By Remi Oyeyemi The critics of Oòduà Nation are of various types and qualities. Some of them are deep. There are those of them that are engaging and inspiring. There are some of them who employ reason to make their case against Oòduà Nation from their own perspective. Quite a[Read More…]

Femi Adesina: Ngige came out smoking, calling a spade a spade

Did you watch the interview granted about 10 days ago by Labour and Employment Minister, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige, to Channels Television NewsNight program anchored by Ladi Akeredolu Ale? If you didn’t, then you missed something. But not to worry, you can still get to watch it online. I have[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: There was an advert that used to run on Radio Biafra, Enugu

A few months ago, I asked about Okonkwo, and unfortunately, most Igbo people think he was a hero. Newsflash, he was not. Okonkwo was that person who didn’t have the ability to think. Even Prof Achebe once said that he’d prefer if we were like Obierika. So, the lesson: first,[Read More…]

Oyewole Michael: Nigeria, A Country Without A Leader

“It takes leadership to improve safety.” – Jackie Stewart The senseless killings, incessant kidnappings, destruction of lives and property is gradually becoming our new normal. Or, it is not? How did we get here? Nearly on a daily basis we hear of one dastardly act or another. Every part of[Read More…]

Farooq A. Kperogi: Abati, Arise TV’s PR Show, and Buhari’s Dementia

That even the vaguest pretense to traditional watchdog journalism is in throes of death in Nigeria’s institutional news media was instantiated by the interview Arise TV’s crew had with Muhammadu Buhari last week. It was out and away a PR job that masqueraded as journalism. The questions were feeble, obvious[Read More…]

Insecurity: Nigeria, A Country Without A Leader

By Oyewole Michael “It takes leadership to improve safety.” – Jackie Stewart The senseless killings, incessant kidnappings, destruction of lives and property is gradually becoming our new normal. Or, it is not? How did we get here? Nearly on a daily basis we hear of one dastardly act or another.[Read More…]