Olatunji Dare

An editor’s valedictory
2022/02/22 06:21:14

Other than professional entertainers, Nigerian journalists constitute in my estimation perhaps the most self-absorbed occupational group in the world.  And I am not talking only about the tabloid press, or...


A voyage around rice
2022/02/15 06:43:09

Even more than petroleum, rice has for decades been the most discussed commodity in the Nigerian news media, and the most talked-about.  Wherever two three Nigerians are gathered, you can...

Abuja rice pyramids

The Bashir Tofa we never knew
2022/02/08 04:36:01

In formal terms, Bashir Tofa was one of the principal figures in the June 12, 1993, presidential election debacle. As candidate and standard-bearer of the National Republican Convention (NRC), one...

Bashir Tofa

Shonekan: The collapse of a tragic delusion (2)
2022/01/25 03:08:50

In the first part this submission, I set out to demonstrate that Ernest Shonekan and the Transition Council were little more than deluded baubles in military president Ibrahim Babangida’s programme...

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Shonekan: The making of a tragic illusion
2022/01/18 07:00:52

As 1992 drew to a close, it had become clear that military president, Ibrahim Babangida’s political transition programme had lost its momentum, and with it much of the credibility it...

Ernest Shonekan2

An insurrection relived
2022/01/11 04:50:23

This past week marked the anniversary of the terror unleashed on the U.S. Capitol by a frenzied mob grimly resolved to cancel – pardon my employing the locution de jour...

riota capito

Lexical and other matters
2022/01/04 05:59:36

Instead of bemoaning how singularly horrible the past year was, or engaging in the dismal task of delineating a hierarchy of horribleness in the events thereof, would it not be...

Lamido Sanusi

Desmond “Arch” Mpilo Tutu (1931–2021)
2021/12/28 06:46:31

In the aftermath of the Presidential election crisis of 1993, discussions between me and Dr Doyinsola Abiola, wife of president-elect Moshood Abiola, publisher of the opposition Concord Newspapers, strategic thinker...

Tutu 2

Where are they now?
2021/12/21 03:41:19

By any reckoning, the Osborne Towers Haul has got to rank among the top 10 stories from Nigeria in 2017, given the way it broke and has continued to unfold,...


Attention: Osahon Obahiagbon
2021/12/14 06:06:50

My dear Aburo: It seems only several weeks ago that what our inventive compatriots inscribed into the English Language as the Ember Months crept in upon us.  And lo, they...

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S’Court Justices deplore poor service conditions
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