Columns

American Visa Ban As Nigeria’s Madman In Custody of Mother’s Corpse, By Festus Adedayo

The Nigerian politician is the proverbial mad man left in possession of his mother’s corpse. He has loaned his sense of righteousness, justice and knowledge of what is right to unseen and unknown demons. America and the West, havens where our politicians funnel stolen funds and where they run to,…
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Obasanjo, the Failed State and Gangrene In Nigeria’s Foot, By Festus Adedayo

Nigeria seems set for perdition unless urgent surgical severance of its offending wound is done. The offending wound is the kind and quality of its leadership. The divisions which were contained and curtailed by a federal system of government in the First Republic have exploded into unmanageable and cancerous wound…
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Fuel Price, Electricity Hikes, et al: Is Buhari Wicked or Just Absent?, By Festus Adedayo

Rather than a wicked Buhari in the mould of Zedong and Mao, he appears to me a prisoner, locked up in the gulag of those whose interest it is to keep him in office till 2023 to achieve their power and economic What I see is a Nigeria on auto…
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Northern NBA, Buhari’s Water Bill, As Birds of Bigotry Coming Home To Roost, By Festus Adedayo

You may not understand what inimitable Fela Anikulapo’s early days of Koola Lobitos’ ballistics-sounding song, with the refrain, Alujanjan kijan, was about until you hear the full anecdote. It goes thus: A very debilitating drought had seized the village inhabited by Tortoise, that figurative animal with huge cunning. Hungry and…
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Oyedepo, CAN and the Islamisation Agenda of CAMA 2020, By Festus Adedayo

...it is obvious that the particular provision of CAMA 2020’s intendment is to curtail the massive looting, money laundering and manipulation by Nigerian pastors. They explore and exploit the hopelessness in the land brought about by equally wicked and selfish successive governments and use the twine of prosperity and a…
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Columns

A Reverie With George Orwell: Of Tai Solarin, Mailafia and Lai Mohammed, By Festus Adedayo

No matter the attempt by Mohammed and his coronet tyrants to criminalise free speech in Nigeria and DSS’ move to Solarinise Mailafia and the few voices of dissent against the swift slide of affairs in Nigeria, I again submitted to old George, these will fail. Any student of autocratic rule…
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Columns

Why the Colour of #RevolutionNow Was Not Arab Spring-red, By Festus Adedayo

...even though the indices of revolution, the hopelessness, the frustrations are present everywhere. The truth is that there is no difference between the widespread despondency in Katsina-Ala, the frustration in Nkalagu or the massive disdain with Nigerian ruling class in Igboho, but motivations for dissent are not the same. They…
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The Sanctimony of Nigerian Army Against Rawlings, Nzeogwu’s Ghosts, By Festus Adedayo

The symbolism of blood in Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings’ name must have terribly scared the Nigerian Army. So also the “baboon drenched in blood” picture of the July 29, 1966 mutiny-turned coup codenamed Operation Araba. Worse still was the image of bullet-ridden bodies of politicians in the January 15,…
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Can Buhari Separate Two Chickens In A Fight?, By Festus Adedayo

A combination of a peacemaking-phobic nature and Ayariga’s thesis of a Buhari whose senescence has literally grounded Nigeria, have resulted in the reign of a ceremonial president who knows next to nothing about what happens around him. Or who just doesn’t care. This is clearly Nigeria’s hugest burden at the…
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Opinion

Akpabio/Nunieh: Of Sex and Sleaze In High Places, By Festus Adedayo

Both Akpabio and Nunieh can however not escape from the grave charge that, in the last 20 years, they are part of the Niger Delta elite who mindless underdeveloped the Yes, for decades, the Niger Delta was a geographical enclave that fed the gluttony of Nigeria’s political elite, but yet…
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