The Festus Adedayo They Thought They Could Pull Down

The Festus Adedayo They Thought They  Could Pull Down

I was just informed a few minutes ago of the withdrawal of the appointment me as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Nigerian Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan. I had hitherto enjoyed every bit of the diatribes provoked by the appointment. I was told it was the most discussed issue in Nigeria […]

DEMOCRACY DAY AND NIGERIA’S DANCE OF DEATH

DEMOCRACY DAY AND NIGERIA’S DANCE OF DEATH

Today is June 12, our nation’s Democracy Day and I have some home truths to tell. The struggle for June 12th was indeed a noble, worthy, cataclysmic and monumental one. It was also something of a nightmare which littered our fields with many corpses and soaked the very foundation of our nation with blood, sweat […]

NASS Accreditation Saga: The Press, Heal Thyself

NASS Accreditation Saga: The Press, Heal Thyself

Now that calm has been restored after the storm generated by the stringent accreditation criteria for media coverage of the national legislative assembly, we can now soberly interrogate the issues raised. Mr. Emmanuel Agada, the Director of Information at the National Assembly who issued the accreditation criteria, is a man in a quandary – denounced […]

Wike, the GOC and Oil Bunkering

Wike, the GOC and Oil Bunkering

Comparison between public conduct elsewhere and what obtains in Nigeria can sometimes be awkward, especially because it can be mistaken to suggest that we can’t be up to any good. That’s not only incorrect, such moral equivalence is unfair to millions of Nigerians who are doing their damn best in their quiet spaces. But two […]

Ganduje: Understanding The Pathology Of Revenge

Ganduje: Understanding The Pathology Of Revenge

The Sarkin Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, always wanted to be to local. Even in his heyday as governor of the Central Bank, he said he was often amused when public office holders fought for appointment as ministers, state governors, ambassadors or for any position at all on the big stage. All he ever wanted after […]

INTERNAL CONTRADICTIONS IN NIGERIA’S MECHANISM

INTERNAL CONTRADICTIONS IN NIGERIA’S MECHANISM

It is not fit, nor proper to jump into the conclusion that the Nigeria State is an accidental amalgamation of loose Emirates, Empires, Protectorates and colonies. The making of the Country was never accidental, but a deliberate work of some people. So much work was done to tidy up the loosely related sub-nations into one, […]

Mike Adenuga: 66 Cheers to a Digital Guru

Mike Adenuga: 66 Cheers to a Digital Guru

It was Plato who, during the Golden Age, when history was rising as a major sign of the growing sophistication of the Athenian society, declared that a life not examined is a life not worth living. As myth gave way to more accurate chronicling, and prose replaced verse as the medium for preserving facts, the […]

Between Estimated Billing and Estimated Vote Counting Systems in Nigeria

Between Estimated Billing and Estimated Vote Counting Systems in Nigeria

Nigeria has largely experienced one system of doing things: estimation, and this is based on the fact that as an African society it is mostly a traditional rather than a scientific culture. One major property of scientific cultures is exactitude, which is parallel to a major ingredient of traditional societies, approximation, according to Odera Oruka. […]

Politics, Governance and Inclusion of Nigerian Women in Governance

Politics, Governance and Inclusion of Nigerian Women in Governance

The 2019 election has come and almost gone as the battles have shifted to the legal front. But a look at the race has shown that women are significantly few in the number of candidates and winners in the election. Except for a few of them that were elected into legislative houses, there were little […]

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