Before It Is Too Late for Her | By Pius Adesanmi

– Posted in: Opinion

I return from a three-week sojourn in Kenya to general election season in Ontario. I return to the chromatic effervescence of electoral flyers, posters, and sundry campaign materials. Campaign ads become oxygen – inescapable, unavoidable. Ontario politicians, like their peers all over the world, are doing their do. My voter information card, I am told, [...]

Codeine is the New Cocaine – Tunde Asaju

– Posted in: Opinion

Even when the Asiwaju Peoples Congress turns Naija into paradise on Sai Baba’s second term, enemies would keep the focus on the negative. If we used them, body bags would have been sent to Birnin Gwari, Mubi and Maiduguri where people are dying left, right and center. Our lacrimogenous glands have been blocked since adversaries [...]

Half of 36 States Insolvent: An Issue for the New Candidates By Pius Adesanmi

– Posted in: Opinion

Increasingly, you hear a segment of the commentariat scream that restructuring in Nigeria is a complex set of issues and problems that should be nuanced. Such commentators often ask: what is restructuring? What exactly are we restructuring? They then berate those who have “a simplistic, financial understanding of the issue”. Well, I have a simplistic, [...]

Bello,Dino & the Role of Hunger By Pius Adesanmi

– Posted in: Opinion

Too many commentators are misreading what really went down in Kogi. I am talking about the failure of Dino’s recall. Some say it is an indication of Dino’s strength and support in Okunland. That is rubbish. Some say it is an indication of Bello’s unpopularity in Okunland. That is partial rubbish. Partial rubbish because such [...]

Ibrahim Shehu Shema | EFCC Re-Arraigns Ex-Gov Over N11 Billion Fraud

– Posted in: politrick

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today April 10, 2018 re-arraigned former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema alongside three others, before Justice Maikaita Bako of the Katsina State High Court on a 24 count amended charge. Others charged alongside Shema, are Sani Hamisu Makana, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Lawal [...]