Opinion

Wole Soyinka, Bobo Fine, Natasha and the Window Seat, By Simbo Olorunfemi

What is the point of a right if one does not have the discretionary wisdom on where and when to exercise it? There is a place to assert rights and a place for common sense. Our journey in life will be punctured by situations and circumstances asking questions of us.…
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Arákùnrin, Ọ̀ṣẹ́ùnbẹ̀lẹ̀ and Marijuana in the Forest of Sọgbódòwò, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Perhaps an Arákùnrin, fully aware of the legal landmines, leading the exploration of the forest of Sọgbódòwò, irrespective of the darts coming his way, offers us an opportunity to further stretch or redefine our federalism so we can get high on ideas that have remained unmined, over the years. Again,…
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Opinion

Politics Is Not A Game For Gentlemen, By Simbo Olorunfemi

The gentlemen who come into politics must remember that it takes more than a philistinic fidelity to one's own ideas to attain power. Getting hold of political power involves a lot of negotiation, strategising, compromising and building bridges. It is a fallacy for anyone to assume ideas by themselves, without…
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Opinion

The Three-Pronged Wahala of Baba Onnoghen, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Baba Onnoghen is only a metaphor for what we have become as individuals, a people and the nation. His is a multi-layered, multi-pronged tragedy that has everyone disingenuously roped in. Not even the reported indictment of the CJN by the National Judicial Council (NJC) will change the minds of those…
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Opinion

Pius Adesanmi: ‘Ah, Simbo, Our Enemies Have Won’, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Pius was a gift to generations. His writing, intellect, humanity, sense of humanity and the duty of care he exercised over people, Nigeria, the continent and even further is beyond He has taken on fresh wings. Now, he can fly, free, unhindered, impacting generations unborn with his words and work.…
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Opinion

Is Nigeria’s Electoral Voters Data ‘Fake’, As Guardian UK Alleges?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

A deliberate, systematic disinformation exercise is going on to misinform, deceive and mislead the gullible. As to be expected, some are lapping this up, sharing, defending and deploying the offensive information in furtherance of the narratives that suit them. But even for the perceptive, there is the need for extra…
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Opinion

2019 Presidential Elections and Our Haughty Totalitarian Intellectuals, By Simbo Olorunfemi

In spite of the huffing and puffing that we see in the media it not stunning how it is that the intelligentsia has hardly been able to translate that into thinking and positioning itself onto gaining more foothold in the arena of power?...Of what use is this knowledge often professed,…
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