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UNILAG and the Sex Narrative In the Villa, By Festus Adedayo

The sex-for-marks story in Nigerian universities, one can understand, but what exactly was responsible for the hoax about President Buhari getting married to one of his ministers? Who was behind this “sinister” motive of insinuating that sex matters, just like the UNILAG experience, is also a bother in Aso Rock?…
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Time To Drag Buhari, El-Rufai and Others To Kigali, By Festus Adedayo

No one can visit the Genocide Museum without being touched by the unprecedented bestiality. I instantly remembered home and how, ostensibly unwittingly, President Muhammadu Buhari’s hyper-promotion of his Fulani stock at the expense of other tribes in Nigeria, bears similitude to President Habyarimana’s; how Nasir el-Rufai’s glorification of the Fulani…
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Seun Onigbinde and the Bloodthirsty Hounds of Twitter, By Festus Adedayo

Again, the paternity of the Nigerian state came up for consideration last week. Who exactly owns Nigeria? Is it the exclusive preserve of politicians, their kith and kin, their hangers-on or Nigerians? Put differently, because politicians compete for offices that become vacant in the process of nationhood, are those offices,…
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Buhari, Atiku Before the Great Tribunal, By Festus Adedayo

You would think it was a scene from Geoffrey Chaucer’s classics, The Canterbury Tales and its tale of a group of pilgrims travelling from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of St. Thomas Becket. Members of the Election Jury (EJ) have journeyed from earth to Heaven and are standing…
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The Ghost of Ayatollah Khomeini, By Festus Adedayo

For the Nigerian government under President Muhammadu Buhari, no two words carry with them, today, equal measure of excitement and objection as the words “change” and “revolution.” You can earn an unearned place at the top by simply professing to be an apostle of “change”, the same way a Mussolini-like…
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Shugaba, the Plane Is About To Crash!, By Festus Adedayo

A serious government desirous of pulling its country from an economic morass like ours cannot sustain these Acheulian ministerial characters on parade. An ideal one would have its bureaucracies policed by ministers who possess a combination of sterling qualities, talents and skills. Just in case you missed this frightening and…
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Sowore, Alaafin Aole and Murder In Wukari, By Festus Adedayo

Like Alaafin Arogangan and Aole, history’s recording spool is fast-putting in a permanent form, Buhari’s penchant for hitting his foot against the stone. I sneaked into the spool and found what it etched on the Buhari, history tells me, is Alaafin Aole personified. There is this folk song sang mostly…
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