When the khaki boys struck on the 15th of January, 1966, expectations within the populace, who had grown tired of the political class, were initially sky-high. The jackboots were hailed…

I must have sounded very caustic, cynical, contemptuous and sentimental – as some would have by now concluded – in the blunt manner I randomly carpeted the razzmatazz that accompanied…

I beg the readers of this piece to excuse my rather sarcastic, pessimistic and raucously discordant tone, which is born out of my candid disapproval of the   pomp and pageantry…

The formal recognition of “June 12” as the new date for the celebration (I prefer marking) of “Democracy Day” in Nigeria, and the bestowment of the country’s highest national honour,…

As Nigerians celebrate the 2018 edition of the return of democracy to their country in 1999, following sixteen years of Jackboot dictatorship, this column bluntly examines the visceral facts of…

From a commonsensical standpoint, POWER is the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way. In international political parlance, power connotes the ability of a nation…

Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the most maligned leaders Nigeria has ever had. This is not an exaggeration. Neither is it an attempt to wax lyrical about Nigeria’s…

In the early hours of Tuesday the 24th of April, 2018, suspected herdsmen invaded St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Ukpor-Mbalom Parish, Gwer East Local Government Area, Benue State, and cruelly snuffed…

Apart from being widely known as the dictator under whom corruption became state policy in Nigeria, retired General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, erstwhile military “President” of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,…