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How dare you be you!

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

Not many want the ‘Buhari double’ saga to sag. Even now, some still believe it is all a ruse, and that Muhammadu Buhari is no more. We are in the era of el Sudan, and an impostor is on the throne. We have dressed the presidency in borrowed robes. Not even his assertion, in faraway […]

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Poor witness

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

As political literature goes, the memoirist is king. He is what former United States President Theodore Roosevelt calls the man in the arena. Whether as president, governor, or a highflying party apparatchik, they plunge, feet and head, into the quicksand of human theatre, screaming, daring, fighting, playing hero and villain. Thought and action interweave in […]

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The Hijabist

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

It is a fashion statement. But not the sort when a girl dons jeans beneath a flowery satin top. So, in between, a belly button sizzles the eye of a lustful onlooker. That is fashion statement, human style. Curves, hips, the rise and fall of bosoms, the tints of skins, the half-bare shoulder or thigh […]

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Death wish

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

They wrote fiction, but they failed to provide its sweet ingredient: credibility. It’s one thing to write a lie. You fail if your readers believe it is a lie. The irony is that a good lie must throw up a decoy, must con us, must take us to the left when it is going right, […]

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Wages of sin

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

Jesus said the poor will always be with us. Nigeria fulfilled it last week. We thought we had scored for the indigent with a new minimum wage. But it is still the same maximum weight on the dispossessed. It is the wages of upper class sin with organised labour in cahoots. Labour thrashed about like […]

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Body of waters

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

A pond is not a place for glum news. A host to fishes and nourisher of a neighbour of green lands, flowers and trees, it evokes romance. The worshipper sees God and even the atheist exorcises demons. Winds stir the water. Sunsets subdue it with tremors of golden colours, and sunshine with a velvet of […]

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Of politicians and prophets

By   /  October 22, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

She is now a royal. But for some who share her original faith, she has dumped one royalty for new loyalty. An ethereal damsel now earthbound. She has parlayed Zion for an earthly palace. I refer, of course, to the new queen on the Ife throne. Her picture, now viral, portrays her stepping on a […]

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Sons of malice

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

It was a mockery of a familiar scripture. “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.” So Atiku Abubakar and Olusegun Obasanjo could sit together, after the firestorm of laughter a few years ago. They now see themselves as sons of God because they sat together to fulfil Atiku’s ancient ambition […]

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Open duel

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

It was first a grudge match. Atiku Abubakar was persona non grata at the Aso Rock, and the man with deep pocket and perennial ambition did not cherish it. Buhari and his men had placed him below the ladder. He grumbled and got tired of it. APC provided no way up the presidential tier. Atiku […]

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Democracy of dunces

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

The reactions boiled over. As the informed columnist, I am accustomed to such vitriol, especially when they come from the isthmus of ignorance. My column last week simply inspired what was to come. When they did not know how to foil the magnitude of my logic, they resorted to vituperations. They admitted they had lost […]

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