Dauragate and the shame of a nation - Reuben Abati

14 August 2018
Dauragate and the shame of a nation - Reuben Abati

The week that just passed will for long be remembered as perhaps the most momentous week in the history of the Muhammadu Buhari administration since 2015. Exactly a week ago,...

Dismissal of Alhaji Lawal Daura: Not A Minute Too Soon - Abubakar Dangiwa Umar

11 August 2018
Dismissal of Alhaji Lawal Daura: Not A Minute Too Soon - Abubakar Dangiwa Umar

Without a doubt, the summary dismissal, last week, of Alhaji Lawal Daura, Director-General, Department, State Security, came as a big surprise to many people. It seemed to contradict the world...

Nigerians Must Stop Buhari from Killing Nigeria - Tola Adeniyi

11 August 2018
Nigerians Must Stop Buhari from Killing Nigeria - Tola Adeniyi

Nobody should by now be in doubt about President Muhammadu Buhari’s gory agenda for Nigeria. I wrote about this subject in a satiric article titled The Agenda (theeagleonline.com.ng/the-agenda-by-tola-adeniyi/) we cannot...

Reflections on the DSS’s Siege of the National Assembly - Jideofor Adibe

09 August 2018
Reflections on the DSS’s Siege of the National Assembly - Jideofor Adibe

The siege at the gate of the National Assembly complex by the operatives of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) on Monday August 7 2018, in which they shut...

Lawal Daura: A long, lawless journey to dismissal

09 August 2018
Lawal Daura: A long, lawless journey to dismissal

He flouted the constitution. He disregarded court orders. He grabbed citizens and held them incommunicado without charges. And then, he expressed no scruples about it all.Lawal Daura is now out...

Buhari Deserves no Credit for Osinbajo’s Swift Action - Farooq Kperogi

08 August 2018
Buhari Deserves no Credit for Osinbajo’s Swift Action - Farooq Kperogi

Anyone who gives credit to Buhari for the firing of Lawal Daura is being disingenuous. This is entirely Osinbajo’s initiative, which may (or may not) put him at odds with...

The Asaba disgrace - Reuben Abati

07 August 2018
The Asaba disgrace - Reuben Abati

“I think this is the first and last time I will come to Nigeria to compete. If you are not ready to organise something please don’t…It was three days of...

Saraki the father, the son; Tinubu and the holy Buhari - Festus Adedayo

05 August 2018
Saraki the father, the son; Tinubu and the holy Buhari - Festus Adedayo

It was sometime in 2001. The political temperature of Kwara State had reached a troubling zenith. The godfather and his godson had declared a world war. Swords menaced swords, provoking...

Understanding APC and the crisis of defections - Reuben Abati

04 August 2018
Understanding APC and the crisis of defections - Reuben Abati

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the “factional” leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly asked Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki to resign his position as Senate President. What exactly...

Notes on the “July events”. - Edwin Madunagu

03 August 2018
Notes on the “July events”. - Edwin Madunagu

For Nigerian Leftists currently studying or re-studying Nigerian politics, the month of July, 2018 has offered fresh and interesting materials. But for me and some close comrades, what has so...

Gale of defections: what goes around, comes around - Jideofor Adibe

02 August 2018
Gale of defections: what goes around, comes around - Jideofor Adibe

“What goes around comes around” is the summation of how the law of karma, (also known as the law of cause and effect) works. Those who subscribe to it believe...

The APC ship is sinking ... - Reuben Abati

31 July 2018
The APC ship is sinking ... - Reuben Abati

When we wrote much earlier that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party was a coalition of strange bedfellows and a one-chance special purpose vehicle to get rid of...

Certificate issues: The Gbolarumi example - Kehinde Ayoola

31 July 2018
Certificate issues: The Gbolarumi example - Kehinde Ayoola

Mr Hazeem Gbolarumi was rightly deemed to be late Mr Lamidi Adedibu's right hand man. He was so close to the late Garrison Commander of Ibadan politics such that baba...

Fake viral news about Buhari’s ICC secret ‘integrity’ dossier - Farooq A. Kperogi

30 July 2018
Fake viral news about Buhari’s ICC secret ‘integrity’ dossier - Farooq A. Kperogi

There is a viral message making the rounds in Nigerian social media circles about an alleged secret document from International Criminal Court at the Hague, which shows that, “A top...

Oshiomhole’s tyranny of the tongue - Festus Adedayo

29 July 2018
Oshiomhole’s tyranny of the tongue - Festus Adedayo

Often times, especially at moments of political turmoil like this, Nigerian politicians easily mouth old-time saying that nothing on the surface of the earth is new; that the new is...

In defence of Kemi Adeosun - Jideofor Adibe

26 July 2018
In defence of Kemi Adeosun - Jideofor Adibe

Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has been in the eyes of the storm since the online newspaper Premium Times, broke the news of her alleged forgery of exemption certificate...

Dasuki’s bail and the Attorney General - Reuben Abati

24 July 2018
Dasuki’s bail and the Attorney General - Reuben Abati

It is more than two weeks now since His Lordship Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, gave clear, positive and unambiguous orders in the matter between...

Nationalism, immigration, and economic success - Jason Furman

23 July 2018
Nationalism, immigration, and economic success - Jason Furman

One of the central challenges facing the world’s advanced economies is slowing growth. Over the last decade, growth rates in the advanced economies have averaged 1.2%, down from an average...

A tale of two Sundays - Bisi Fayemi

22 July 2018
A tale of two Sundays - Bisi Fayemi

Sunday June 22nd 2014, I woke up at 7am. I had gone to bed at 3am but did not drift off to sleep till 5am. It was no surprise that...

Ekiti electoral corruption and our "baa ko daya" politics - Festus Adedayo

22 July 2018
Ekiti electoral corruption and our

Ekiti State exploded on July 14. Pundits who had predicted an explosion of firearms and blood spillage initially thought that their predictions had gone off target as no blood was...

Grand alliance, Ekiti election and 2019 - Jideofor Adibe

22 July 2018
Grand alliance, Ekiti election and 2019 - Jideofor Adibe

The buzz created by the signing on July 9, 2018, of a Memorandum of Understanding between PDP on the one hand and over 30 political parties on the other hand...

Tinubu’s breathtaking hypocrisy - Shaka Momodu

21 July 2018
Tinubu’s breathtaking hypocrisy - Shaka Momodu

When last February President Muhammadu Buhari saddled the former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, with the task of reconciling all aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the...

Adeosun’s NYSC Certificate is as Fake as Buhari’s Integrity - Farooq A. Kperogi

20 July 2018
Adeosun’s NYSC Certificate is as Fake as Buhari’s Integrity - Farooq A. Kperogi

The moral outrage over Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun’s obviously forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate, which the Nigerian presidency has chosen to strategically ignore in hopes that it...

Why PDP’s loss in Ekiti is bad news for APC and Nigeria - Femi Aribisala

18 July 2018
Why PDP’s loss in Ekiti is bad news for APC and Nigeria - Femi Aribisala

All the treachery, betrayals and double-dealings that formed the bedrock of APC in 2014 has now come back to haunt the party in 2018. With the declaration that Kayode Fayemi...

Hadi Sirika and the return of Nigeria Airways - Reuben Abati

18 July 2018
Hadi Sirika and the return of Nigeria Airways - Reuben Abati

One of the usual features on Nigerian social media is the nostalgic passion with which Nigerians often distribute pictures of the old Nigeria Airways and how that company once considered...

Buhari’s Executive Order 006 - NIG

17 July 2018
Buhari’s Executive Order 006 - NIG

Perhaps mindful of the growing perception that the anticorruption crusade of his government ,which was the major plank upon which he was elected, has not been as effective as promised,...

Adeosun and the certificate narrative - Festus Adedayo

15 July 2018
Adeosun and the certificate narrative - Festus Adedayo

At a Media and the State class which held at the University of Ibadan during the week, I told my audience which comprised Political Science students, that the governance structure...

Buhari has been terrible for the North - Chinazor Onianwa

14 July 2018
Buhari has been terrible for the North - Chinazor Onianwa

He has not done anything to develop the north since he first became the military governor of northeastern Nigeria. He has done nothing to change the plight of Northerners as...

Further notes on political alliances - Edwin Madunagu

14 July 2018
Further notes on political alliances - Edwin Madunagu

In a previous piece on this subject (Notes on political alliances, July 4, 2018), I proposed that the following three broad objectives have propelled Leftist organisations, at home and abroad,...

Much ado about coalition of opposition parties - Ayo Olukotun

13 July 2018
Much ado about coalition of opposition parties - Ayo Olukotun

“So, let nobody come and deceive you on corruption, they (APC) are more corrupt than any government I know since 1999…Fighting corruption is not the only responsibility of government” Former...

Nationalism will go bankrupt - Anatole Kaletsky

12 July 2018
Nationalism will go bankrupt - Anatole Kaletsky

Nationalism versus globalism, not populism versus elitism, appears to be this decade’s defining political conflict. Almost wherever we look – at the United States or Italy or Germany or Britain,...

The Adebayo Adedeji example - Reuben Abati

10 July 2018
The Adebayo Adedeji example - Reuben Abati

Professor Adebayo Adedeji, the towering intellectual, scholar, pan-Africanist, international civil servant and pioneer Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Under-Secretary General of the United...

Nigerians suffering, unhappy, economy not doing well - Tam David-West

08 July 2018
Nigerians suffering, unhappy, economy not doing well - Tam David-West

A die-hard Buharist and former Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr Tam David-West, has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari over the latter’s support for the establishment of cattle ranches in...

Politicians, blood oath and 2019 - Festus Adedayo

08 July 2018
Politicians, blood oath and 2019 - Festus Adedayo

South African poet, Mazisi Raymond Fakazi Mngoni Kunene (1930-2006) and his Nigerian counterpart, Gabriel Imomotime Okara, in their respective works, have demonstrated how difficult it is for an African –...

Buhari should politicise life, not death - Abimbola Adelakun

06 July 2018
Buhari should politicise life, not death - Abimbola Adelakun

Last week was particularly bloody in Nigeria. The scale of multifarious tragedies that hit the nation rubbed all of us raw and with a visceral force. From Plateau to Cross...

The famished land of the old emperor - Dare Babarinsa

06 July 2018
The famished land of the old emperor - Dare Babarinsa

Most Africans put hope on Nigeria to redeem the image of the continent. That was why there was so much jubilation across Africa and the African Diaspora when Nigeria humbled...

Notes on political alliances - Edwin Madunagu

05 July 2018
Notes on political alliances - Edwin Madunagu

We may begin by recalling two key propositions that have so far emerged in the current discussions on the political responsibility of the Nigerian Left in this period. And, for...

Sharing Abacha loot is assault on constitutionalism - NIG

05 July 2018
Sharing Abacha loot is assault on constitutionalism - NIG

New Independence Group (NIG) views the reported resolve of the Federal Government to share about $320 million returned Abacha loot among a so-called poorest of the Nigerian poor, in some...

In defence of the Fulani in our midst - Reuben Abati

04 July 2018
In defence of the Fulani in our midst - Reuben Abati

State of the nation: In the last two weeks, over 200 persons in Plateau state were reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen, 45 villages were ransacked and sacked and those villages...

Why did Buhari resign? - Festus Adedayo

01 July 2018
Why did Buhari resign? - Festus Adedayo

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari unwittingly provoked the age-long discourse on the relationship between God, religion and the state. Confronted by hundreds of dead bodies and rivers of blood aftermath...




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