On Thursday May 3, we had local council election in the UK. It was a chastening experience for me as a Nigerian. Across the UK’s landscape, you could feel peace,…

Nigeria is a nation of polite polarization. I received some emails from silly apologists of Dino Melaye who felt that my last week’s Distant Voices’ take on Dino, titled, “Deranged,…

Dear Dino, Aghhhhh… Dino Melaye!!! You again? Rascally you again!!! I pray that you will not return to that hollow chamber which you have defiled by your arrogance, hooliganism, abuse…

Today, we have to pull and push Nigeria on all sides. Today, we have to embark on flesh-and-blood distillations of the many aberrations pummeling Nigeria and making a supposedly great…

Recently, a mound of evidence emerged of dumb Dame Patience Jonathan’s ugly descent into gratuitous attack on Reuben Abati over his arse-kissing type of image laundering. The unspeakably powerful wife of the president is not a woman who respects piety, formality of language and the incomparable intellectual chasm between her and Reuben Abati…

Diesel Otedola is the kind of Homo erectus we love to adulate, glorify and celebrate in our classrooms, business discussions, the Internet, homes and even in the midst of enlightened, robust discourse. This tall, young, dark, handsome man is among Nigeria’s wealthiest 100. From childhood, the Nigerian society has bred into his bones its own belief in social and political mobility. He has been taught that wealth attracts positive attention, universal respect, unmerited privileges, consideration, affection, friendship and congratulation from the president…