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Midnight in Nigeria

By ANIEBO NWAMU First, let me apologise to my readers for the irregularity of this column. Like almost everyone else living in a failed state, I’ve been overwhelmed by tragedies of different kinds. At...
By Ibrahim Sheme When Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu reported for work as Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in February 2016, he came cracking several jokes. One of them was that...

Why Sam Should Not Die

By ANIEBO NWAMU Nigeria has finally killed Sam. My last employer, my good friend, my prized client is gone! It’s ironic that this man who lived and fought for his country...
By EKONG UTIP A one-off grant of N20,000 is currently being collected by rural dwellers across Nigeria. The bad news is for rural men: they are excluded from the largesse. To qualify you must...
By ANIEBO NWAMU In a drama programme I watched on NTA, in the late 1980s, a “presidential candidate” during a debate among contestants said he would direct the Central Bank of Nigeria to print...
By ANIEBO NWAMU After 10 years as Guinea’s president, Alpha Conde is running for a third term in office via an election set for October 18. The opposition have been raising dust since the...
By ANIEBO NWAMU A society is judged by the way it treats the helpless, not by the way it treats the comfortable. That’s why a lot could be said about the new agency created...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq has become a household name in the country, apparently because she is in charge of a ministry in which everyone has a stake. Covid-19’s emergence shortly after...
By UDEME NANA* A lot of folks, particularly digital natives who do not know much history and how presidential executives function, lived comfortably and  didn't understand the noise surrounding the work of the late...
By UDEME NANA Sunny Okosun’s song of despair, “Which Way Nigeria?”, bemoans the regression seen in the country since after independence until 1986, the year I first listened to the song. Were he still...

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