Olakunle Abimbola

Cost of an eye
2022/06/07 04:34:10

I dreamt I saw an eye In your hands Glittering, wet and sickening Like a dull onyx set in a crown of thorns I did not know you were dead...


Fanatics or lunatics?
2022/05/17 07:22:36

Between fanatics and lunatics there is but a thin line.  When that line is crossed, every civilized realm must draw the line — and crack down fast. Deborah Samuel was...

Deborah Samuel

Before South East self-destroys
2022/05/10 03:51:58

This headline could equally have read: “Before South West self-destroys” but for the turn of fate that took the wind off the sail of “Yoruba Nation” agitators. Nevertheless, the mis-principle...


Election-eve games
2022/05/03 06:45:34

What do you make of the Goodluck Jonathan pantomime — the former PDP president being goaded to run on APC platform? Laugh? Cry?  Do both as bewitching combo?  Or treat...

Goodluck Jonathan

Easter 2022
2022/04/26 06:35:02

William Butler Yeats, Irish nationalist and 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature winner, wrote “Easter, 1916”, a poem with that terrible yet terrific refrain: “A terrible beauty is born”. For the...

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Obey: To a legend at 80
2022/04/12 06:25:07

It was 1969.  The Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970) was grinding to a close; and ‘Ye mi (Ijebu dialect for Matriarch) had just died, very close to her 100th birthday. ‘Ye mi was...

Ebenezer Obey

Terror next time
2022/04/05 21:50:39

The March 28 Abuja-Kaduna rail terror attack met the expected: a thunder of recriminations but hardly any empathy or cutting strategy. From a tally by The Nation, the AK9 Abuja-Kaduna train...

Abuja Kaduna 1

Grudge ahoy!
2022/03/29 02:48:20

At 70, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is swarmed by grudgers — those who can’t but begrudge those who can.  It’s the perfect political dog in the manger. Yet, it won’t...

Asiwaju Tinubu

War, our oxygen
2022/03/22 10:37:33

Not being a historian, I cannot even pretend to know the origin of war – when the first one was fought and between whom; its causes and its outcome. Even...

Ukraine war

Ghost of Oshiomhole
2022/03/15 04:01:15

How does one frame this piece: return of the tortoise or the ghost of Oshiomhole?  Both sweetly capture the shattering fate of Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni, the APC provisional...

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S’Court Justices deplore poor service conditions
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