Author Archives: Lasisi Olagunju

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The North’s Tadpoles and Deborah Yakubu

The North’s Tadpoles and Deborah Yakubu

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 16 May, 2022) A Sokoto mob on Saturday violently protested against justice for Deborah Yakubu who was murdered by her schoolmates in broad daylight. They wanted her suspected killers released without trial. The mob thought the state did not owe the murdered that duty of care, even in

Our Husband, The Abuser!

APC’s 2023 Dark Horse

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 2 May, 2022) So, who is the favourite? First, they said Goodluck Jonathan was the chosen one. Indeed, his boys and girls were already sharing the 2023-2027 posts and spoils. Now, I ask, is he still the one that is coming? No one appears sure again as they

2023, Chibok and Kaduna

2023, Chibok and Kaduna

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 11 April, 2022) Are we being ruled by coincidences or by conspiracies? There was a British passenger liner, the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic. It was a ship of luxury boasts that was built to sail forever; but it sank in the night of 14-15 April, 1912 during

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Umahi and The Wages of Harlotry

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday 14 March, 2022) “Thieves of a feather” is the title of a piece written by American journalist, Emily Sohn in the December 19, 2007 edition of ScienceNewsforStudents. Great writings advertise themselves first with great titles. You were probably suckled in a cliched world where birds of a feather

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APC’s Kabiyesi Politics

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 28 February, 2022)  Kabiyesi means ‘we dare not question him.’ The nearest to its meaning is what my Hausa friend does with effusive ‘Ranka dede’ at the feet of his lord. The above headline should actually be ‘Nigeria’s Kabiyesi politics.’ That is what the Nigerian president plays. He

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Nigeria’s Cowries of Blood

(Published ín the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 14 February, 2022). Last Tuesday at the public presentation of my book, ‘Cowries of Blood’, a reporter asked me to crack the title. I smiled the question off. I hope my quizzer reads this and connects the silhouetted dots. It is not only about cows and forest boys

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