NIGERIA’S is a fascinating story of a corrupt country without a single corrupt person. In late September 2006, Nuhu Ribadu, the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), told Nigerian senators that the agency had dossiers, implicating numerous
Browsing: Offside Musings
HAD ISIS not shocked the world by sponsoring a spree of deadly attacks at six locations in Paris last Friday, killing at least 128 people, the Nigerian social media space would have been
IF you’re an enlightened Nigerian but don’t know who Chuma Nwokolo is, you should be sorry. He’s one of the most engaging people I have ever met in person, a man whose penetrating intellect is leavened by a soft-spoken but charming personality.
Last week, I exchanged a series of messages on Facebook with a young man who accused me of exhibiting “sentiments” and “self-interest” in my column entitled, “Buhari and the syndrome of sameness.” After I repeatedly challenged the guy to instantiate his allegation, he finally pointed to a line from my column:
President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration may have fallen prey to the political syndrome of sameness. In other words, his dispensation may well be firmly set to run on the same track as his predecessors’.
Forget what the objective facts are, former Governor Diepreye Solomon Peter (DSP) Alamieyeseigha, who died last week at 62 years, is a candidate for official veneration.
Last week, when he finally unveiled a partial list of his proposed cabinet, President Muhammadu Buhari also revealed – even if inadvertently – that one of his biggest enemies bears the name “Time.”
Friends and fans have pestered me lately with one or two questions. What do you think about the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki for alleged false declaration of assets? Why haven’t you commented on the matter? Are you going to write about it?
My answers have gone along such lines as, “Saraki’s so-called trial is a non-issue.” “It’s all abracadabra.
MY mother has damaged my pristine image, and I am shopping for a lawyer to sue her. So, dear reader: if you happen to know a ruthless, take-no-prisoner’s lawyer, please, please send me her or his contact details.