Tag: Femi Aribisala

Femi Aribisala: Buhari’s Government Is A Fraud, The Worst In Nigeria’s History

It is amusing, if not very disturbing, to see the number of people the Buhari administration has brought out of the woodwork to sing its praises on this its one-year anniversary. Having arrested key spokespersons of the opposition, intimidated the press into silence, threatened the judiciary, and even arrested its[Read More…]

Opinion: Time To End The Bad Blood Between The Yorubas And Ndigbo

By Femi Aribisala THE Yorubas and the Igbos, two of the most resourceful, engaging and outgoing ethnic groups in Nigeria, are becoming implacable enemies. Increasingly, they seem to hate one another with pure hatred. I never appreciated the extent of their animosity until the social media came of age in[Read More…]

Opinion: Why Lai Mohammed Must Be Fired

By Femi Aribisala Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf was the Minister of Information in the dying days of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq. Nicknamed “Comical Ali” by British tabloids, al-Sahaf made a fool of himself during the Iraqi war by constantly fabricating victories of the Iraqi army, even as territory after territory[Read More…]

Opinion: Jesus Was Not Born On December 25

By Femi Aribisala Jesus was born on the Feast of Tabernacles. He was not born on “Christmas Day.” Jesus was not born on December 25. That is the date of a pagan festival of the sun god Tammuz merged with Christianity under Constantine. However, the evidence is overwhelming that Jesus[Read More…]

Opinion: ‘Dear Buhari, You Cannot Fight Corruption With Corruption’

by Femi Aribisala This leopard has not changed its skin. It is asking much to expect Buhari to change his habits at the ripe old age of 72. Buhari is already caught in his own anti-corruption hogwash. Anti-corruption is likely to become a Pandora’s box of unanticipated wahala for the[Read More…]

“Buhari Is Bereft Of Ideas As To How He Would Do Anything If He Were To Become President”

by Femi Aribisala In all my years of studying elections, I have never seen a campaign as bogus as that of Muhammadu Buhari. It is amazing that, for a man who is running for election as president for a marathon fourth time, Buhari is so bereft of ideas as to[Read More…]

Femi Aribisala: Why President Jonathan Is A Superior Presidential Material To Buhari

by Femi Aribisala Between 1983 and 1985, Peter Onu of Nigeria was Acting Secretary-General of the OAU. At the 1985 Summit in Addis Ababa, statesmen like Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania, lobbied for his election as substantive Secretary-General. However, there was a major stumbling block to Peter Onu’s candidature: his[Read More…]

Opinion: Christmas Without Jesus Christ

What happens when extortionists “hark the herald angels sing;” adulterers come with “all ye faithful,” and fraudsters proclaim the “tidings of comfort and joy?” Have you noticed that under certain circumstances it is necessary to be a Christian? Many people may not go to church all year but on Christmas[Read More…]

Nigeria: How To Lose The Presidential Elections Four Times (1)

By Femi Aribisala If one were to decode the guiding principle of Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential ambitions, it would be this: “If at first you don’t succeed, don’t give up until you have failed three more times on the trot.” Nigerians don’t want Muhammadu Buhari to be our president. We have[Read More…]

Femi Aribisala: Time To Get Rid Of Tinubu’s Cronies In Lagos

Bola Tinubu is not a democrat, has never been a democrat and will never be a democrat. There is a popular Yoruba song that says: “Eko o gba gbere rara o.” It means: “Lagos does not take any nonsense whatsoever.” It is high time for Lagos to fulfil the intent[Read More…]