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Bola Ahmed Tinubu Photo

2023: Some Proverbs for the North and Tinubu

2023: Some Proverbs for the North and Tinubu

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 17 January, 2022). The aged died, we replaced him with the chronically ill; who does not know that there will be wailing once more soon in the palace. (Arugbo ku a fi olokunrun j’oye; taa ni ko mo wipe ariwo k’eekan l’aafin). This Yoruba proverb covers the field

Olusegun Obasanjo Photo

I Humbly Disagree With Obasanjo And His Oily Thesis

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has theorized that the oil and gas found in the Niger Delta region belong to the federal government, and not to the oil-bearing communities. Legally speaking, Obasanjo can be said to be correct, because he was part and parcel of successive military juntas that cleverly and systematically inserted expropriatory and inhuman

President Muhammadu Buhari, Bisi Akande and Bola Tinubu Photo

A Critique of Bisi Akande’s ‘My Participations’

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 20 December, 2021) ‘The Man who looks history in the face’ is the title Professor Wole Soyinka put on the Foreword. Of course, “the man” here is Bisi Akande, the author of ‘My Participations’, an autobiography that is roiling calm across Nigeria. Soyinka endorses the book and the

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