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...

Adediran

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...

Ernest Shonekan2

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,...

Dolls

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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