Columns

Ahmed Lawan, Festus Adedayo and the APC Mob, By Reuben Abati

I urge Senator Ahmed Lawan to avoid this kind of situation in the future. Critics are not destroyers. They are also part of the national common project. Nobody should be subjected to an apartheid treatment or the politics of segregation just because they express a different opinion. Central to all…
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Buratai’s Bruises On Nigerian Troops, By Festus Adedayo

Whether the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, failed to think through his statement last Tuesday condemning Nigerian military troops who are on the frontline of fighting the Boko Haram insurgency or he was just being magisterial like all bosses do, the import and symbolism of that waffling condemnation,…
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Opinion

The Festus Adedayo They Thought They Could Pull Down, By Festus Adedayo

I was just informed a few minutes ago of the withdrawal of the appointment offered me as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Nigerian Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan. I had hitherto enjoyed every of the diatribes provoked by the appointment. I was told it was the…
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Columns

Boycotting the Killers’ Bloody Beef In Kumuyi’s Cow Country, By Festus Adedayo

As rational beings, let us lift the veil and go beyond the veneer of Buhari’s June 12 day as Democracy Day. When you now situate this side by side Kumuyi’s doggerel, you will see that all that Nigerian leaders and their episcopal accomplices want is a cowed country or a…
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Columns

Allegory of the Talking Bird and Nigeria’s Zero Tendency For Mercy, By Festus Adedayo

For how long shall we continue this way? How can we escape from this existential dilemma? No Nigerian is his brother’s keeper any longer. The economic strains have further squeezed the last pints of the blood of humanity from our bloodstream, leaving us as mere languidly walking mummies on the…
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Columns

Can’t We Outsource Nigeria To Miyetti Allah?, By Festus Adedayo

The most painful implication of this negotiation with Miyetti Allah is that Buhari is openly raising his arms in the sky in surrender as affirmation of his inability or incapability to ensure peace in the country. It is also an affirmation that he is, by that very fact, ceding the…
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Columns

Nigeria and Violent Revolt of the Almajirai, By Festus Adedayo

Even chronic pessimists know by now that Nigeria is in a state of complete war with herself. The only difference is that, unlike other wars with known and identifiable enemies, those who roll artillery tanks against the people of Nigeria are at best unidentifiable and at worst, being shawled in…
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