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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Opinion

The Lagos Taxi Driver Mentality: A Metaphor for Decline, By Simbo Olorunfemi

The Lagos taxi driver mentality finds expression in the poor quality customer service from both private and public service providers, who carry on like they are doing the consumer a favour. It finds expression in the lackadaisical attitude in government, at the different levels, operating with analogue mind-sets in the…
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Opinion

Africa-China Romance and Crocodile Tears From the West, By Simbo Olorunfemi

To some, China’s intentions in Africa may not be “completely altruistic, they are also not completely exploitative” but one of mutual reinforcement, even if both parties might not be completely satisfied. But that is the nature of international relations. It is all about interests, which are dynamic in form and…
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Opinion

2019 Elections and the Battle for the Soul of Nigeria, By Simbo Olorunfemi

There is a battle presently going on to reclaim the soul of Nigeria. There is an on-going contestation between those who want the status quo to remain, there are pragmatists at work in their own way, there are idealists who believe things can work out in a particular way, irrespective…
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Opinion

Is Someone Flying A Kite For Another Fuel Subsidy Regime?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

What is the link between the DSDP arrangement and the supply shortage experienced? For, how can we comprehensively address the issue when we cannot be sure we have all of the oily and meaty parts on the table? All we see now is a kite flying in the wrong direction.…
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