Category: Opinion

Fayose’s worst fear coming true

Fayose’s worst fear coming true Azu

By Azu Ishiekwene Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been on been on the rooftop and won’t come down till long after Saturday. He has been screaming, for all the world to hear, that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) plans to rig this weekend’s governorship election for his arch foe, Kayode Fayemi. From Fayose’s […]

Democracy and security in Africa depend on Nigeria

Democracy and security in Africa depend on Nigeria Nigeria

By Nancy Lindborg When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met with President Trump on Monday, much attention was paid to the importance of counterterror efforts and economic investments that will help the country continue its climb out of its deep recession. These are both critical areas for U.S. focus and assistance, but will not ultimately be […]

Alaafin and his fecund prowess at 80

Alaafin and his fecund prowess at 80

By Sola Adeyemo To some people, especially the traditionalists in Yorubaland, every man is a potential polygamist. To them, if a man has only one wife, and he vows to be a monogamist, deeper research into his lifestyle would reveal that if he has the enabling wherewithal, he could have affection and possibly, intimate relationship […]

Kudos to Sen Shehu Sani, by Femi Falana (SAN)

Kudos to Sen Shehu Sani, by Femi Falana (SAN) Shehu Sani

In the current edition of The News magazine, Senator Shehu Sani made a disclosure which has serious implications for public accountability in Nigeria. Without mincing words the Senator blew the lid off federal legislators’ salary secrecy. For the first time since May 1999, the Senator disclosed the jumbo emoluments of the members of the upper […]

Mixed metaphors: Winners and losers

Mixed metaphors: Winners and losers Olumhense

By Sonala Olumhense First, a few notes of appreciation. Top of my list this week: the members of Nigeria’s Winter Olympics team: skeleton athlete Simi Adeagbo, and bobsledders Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere. On account only of their heart, strength and resilience, they defined a historic presence for Nigeria in PyeongChang, setting down […]

Beyond the razzmatazz of Lagos @ 50 celebration

Beyond the razzmatazz of Lagos @ 50 celebration

By Ayo Afuwape Glitziness, Pageantry and vibes are some of the unique features of Lagos State. This is expectedly so, perhaps, because of the position of the State as the entertainment hub of Africa. The vibrancy and vibes of the State came into full expression at the just concluded Lagos @ 50 celebration where the […]