Femi Fani-Kayode

The Cash, The Jet and Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Much ado has been made about recent events in South Africa concerning the Nigerian-owned jet that was found loaded with millions of dollars and that was in the process of procuring arms and a fighter helicopter for the Nigerian military and security agencies.  As a former Minister of Aviation, I…
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Article of Faith

ARTICLE OF FAITH: What man of God is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome? By Femi Aribisala

Christian pastors have become demigods. Their word is law; no questions asked. As Jesus said, they teach as doctrines the commandments of men (Matthew 15:9). They come up with all kinds of self-serving principles that turn scripture on its head; just in order to justify themselves before men and control…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, And The Limit Of Un-Godliness, By Adeolu Ademoyo

This is a letter to my Nigerian Christian Compatriots. Dear Fellow Nigerian Christians, I have decided to write to you today as a Christian and as a Nigerian. I will also like to put it on record that I am a Catholic. I write to you on the recent activities of…
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Guest Columns

Whither Nation or Country? By Najim Animashaun

I find the Swiss a remarkable people. More so now, in the wake of the Scottish referendum and the end of Nigeria’s National Confab (a Constitutional Conference). They have seemingly engineered a unified yet very Swiss country out of a diverse gaggle of squabbling German, French, Italian and Romansh speakers,…
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Guest Columns

Davis, Soyinka and the Boko Haram “Sponsors”, By Ikeogu Oke

If anyone said to my hearing that a US President – say Ronald Reagan – was a Soviet spy during the Cold War, I would react incredulously and dismiss the statement outright. So would I if told, with the speaker expecting me to agree, that Chief Obafemi Awolowo, after declaring…
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Columns

As Suntai saunters into Jalingo… By Jaafar Jaafar

It was about 7:40pm in late October, 2012 when Pilot Danbaba Danfulani Suntai maneuvered the landing gear of his aircraft, a Cessna 208, for the final descent. It was already dark, and the most visible illumination around Namtari village, located on the outskirt of Yola, was the NNPC depot. Pilot Suntai mistook…
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Guest Columns

The Ideal Nigerian President, By Tolu Ogunlesi

It all started when Nigerians woke up one recent fictional morning to find the newspapers full of adverts by a group that called itself the Sensible Nigeria Coalition (SNC). The adverts called for a citizen-led National Conference at which Nigerians would debate and determine the most important qualities needed in…
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Columns

Oritsejafor and Company: Tainted and Jittery… By Muyiwa Adekeye

When light unexpectedly shines on murkiness, those exposed by the stinging rays often berate   the light rather than regret the muck. That is the plight of Ayo Oritsejafor whose private jet was identified as the vessel impounded by the South African authorities for ferrying $ cash into their country. A…
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