Mamman Daura, The Cabal, Kaduna Mafia & the 2023 Presidency By Lasisi Olagunju

Leader of the ‘unseen’ persons ruling us, Alhaji Mamman Daura, spoke last week. He said enough of turn-by-turn presidency for Nigeria. He decreed that North-South rotation of the presidency of Nigeria should be dead; from 2023, the most competent among contenders would be put in the Presidential Villa. The Afenifere reacted sharply; the North is […]

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*What Would Life Be Like As a Minority in Kanu’s Biafra?* By Reno Omokri”*

Recently, my perspective on Nigeria changed. I have never suppor bted any separatist or secessionist agenda. However, I have supported and defended the right of any Nigerian to express himself and associate freely. It does not matter to me where such a person comes from. When the Buhari administration moved against Ibrahim Zakzaky and the […]

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*Ten Unbelievable Things About Nigeria* By Simon Kolawole

Dissonance. Is that the right word to describe the contradiction between word and action? Like the man putting up a “No Smoking” sign while a slowly burning stick of cigarette is trapped between his lips? There are too many things I cannot understand about my country. They look so simple, so commonsensical and so doable […]

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Does God Really Punish? by IkeChukwu Unegbe

Many of us recently watched a video clip, which, as they say, went viral on social media, wherein the Lagos traffic enforcement team, popularly called LASTMA, were seen struggling to apprehend a driver of a Toyota SUV that was driving against the traffic. Eventually, the driver, while reversing to escape, hit one of the police […]

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Most Public Servants in Nigeria, Ghana Whose Children School Abroad are Thieves – US Report

Nigerian leaders’ ineptitude has reached the point of insanity by Olabisi Deji-Folutile A few days ago, precisely, January 28, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a damning report on Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) in West Africa. The report claims these people especially in Nigeria and Ghana are stealing their countries’ money to send their […]

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Hausa Land, History and People Yearning for Freedom From Fulani Invasion. By Col. Dauda Gora (rtd)

Nigerians, 50 years old and above who attended Primary School in any part of what used to be Northern Nigeria, must have been taught during History lessons about the 7 Hausa States of Biram, Kano, Katsina, Daura, Gobir, Rano and Zaria as well as the 7 Banza Bakwai Kingdoms of Zamfara, Kebbi, Yauri, Gwari, Nupe, […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘America under Trump felt like a personal loss’ -Interviewed by Lisa Allardice

few hours before Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and I are due to speak, the result of the US election is finally called. The Nigerian novelist, who is based in Maryland but is currently in Lagos, where she spends part of the year, had been on her way back from taking her daughter to a birth­day party when she […]

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