Biodun Jeyifo

A tale of two Nigerian American technocrats, Adewale Adeyemo and Joseph Ladapo, at the confluence of power and truth in America
2021/10/31 04:57:37

Arguably, with the exception of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Adebayo Adeyemo and Joseph Ladapo are the most talked about Nigerian Americans today where the topic is governance and political power, except that...

Adewale Adeyemo and Joseph Ladapo

#EndSARS’ anniversary and beyond: please claim and expand your great moral victory!
2021/10/24 20:15:23

As I write these words in the early hours of Friday, October 22, 2021, the first anniversary of the #EndSARS nationwide youths and citizens protests and demonstrations has come and...

Endsars

To whom this may concern: this is how I look now and how I may look when next you see me!
2021/10/17 02:29:22

This piece is only superficially about the small passport photograph of me about which it is written. The photograph was taken in New York during a very recent visit that...

Biodun Jeyifo

Waiting for the almost non-existent tradition of heroic revolutionary patriotism in Nigeria to be reactivated?
2021/10/10 05:39:29

In the colonial period, we in West Africa did not have much to show of heroic revolutionary patriotism as did fellow African nations and peoples in the East Africa region....

Soyinka and Edwin

Upstream, midstream and downstream: a little ‘Independence Day’ counterfactual parable
2021/10/03 08:05:34

By Biodun Jeyifo “A river is a body of water flowing into the sea, a lake or another river”, so went the definition we were given in our earliest geography...

“Wetin dey happun for Cameroon? – the BBC Pidgin Service in Retrospect
2021/09/19 02:02:25

By Biodun Jeyifo Please don’t be mystified by the title of this piece. It is the title of a short newsreel released in the form of a video by the...

Omafume Onoge

Media blitz on the Dangote Refinery: an initial reaction from the camp of progressive Nigerians
2021/09/05 09:10:09

Have you seen it, compatriots? If you haven’t, I suggest that you make every effort possible to see it as soon as possible. “It” is a recently released 50-minute long...

Dangote ref

The unvaccinated of the world, those of the rich, comfortable nations and those of the desperately poor nations
2021/08/29 00:10:14

Before the late 1790s when the first vaccines in human medical history were used, you couldn’t divide humanity into the two groups of the vaccinated and the unvaccinated as I...

Covid-19 vaccine

Finally, the government and the army melted away before the advance of the Taliban, without putting up a fight!
2021/08/22 21:39:16

To be fair to Joe Biden, the American president, he was not the only one taken by surprise by the speed, the ease with which the Taliban entered Kabul triumphantly...

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On impunity among the rulers and the ruled: a debate whose time has finally come (2)
2021/08/15 05:10:35

“You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts”. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan Olusegun Obasanjo, Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Babangida, Sani Abacha, Sambo Dasuki of...

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