Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Two different, yet somewhat related, reports in the national media struck me in the last week of November. The first report quoted the Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswan, as confessing that, like most governments in Nigeria, his government, already in...
By Abba Mahmood It was the late Senate president Dr Chuba Okadigbo who once said, “It takes political sagacity to know political arithmetic”. Okadigbo was in the best position to know this fact. He read politics, taught politics, played politics...
My dear General Muhammadu Buhari, this is coming rather late and yet early: it is late to offer advice on the choice of your running mate in next February’s presidential election; I am celebrating your 72nd birth anniversary three...
While addressing the stakeholders of his party recently, the very distraught Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko complained openly that he had received a threatening sms from the very powerful national security adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, who happens to be a prominent Sokoto prince. According to the governor, he had, in a radio interview, spoken against...
It does no good to believe what does not exist to the extent that one cannot focus on what is real. That would be the greatest tragedy of any 'conspiracy' -          John Ridley   Ordinarily no one wants to listen to...
Some of my readers have reminded me of an ultimatum I gave in July: to leave Abuja if the massacre of innocent people in parts of the north did not end by the end of August 2014. I am...
Feelers from Three Arms Zone, Abuja, indicate that both the Senate and the House of Representatives have collected enough signatures needed to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan and remove him from office. They have also compiled more than enough “impeachable...
Implementation of the agenda to scuttle the 2015 elections and elongate the tenure of incumbent officeholders has started in earnest. I saw it coming, months ago. But, even now, many have not read the handwriting on the wall. It’s...
Had he lived up to this Sunday, Nigeria’s first president Dr Nnamdi Benjamin Azikiwe would have clocked 110 years. It’s not likely there is any Nigerian alive today that is Zik’s age mate. The oldest person in the entire...
Karl Marx’s thesis that economic conditions determine the basis of existence is yet to be proved wrong. It is one tool I always apply in the course of discovering the real motives behind what people say or do. But...