The loneliness of the expired president -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

It’s not only drugs that expire; presidents also expire. There are expired and there are expired presidents. You can quote me on this matter.   The loneliest man on God’s earth is any expired president of this country called Nigeria.  Not…

Ernest Shonekan head of ING dies in Lagos

Chief Ernest Shonekan, head of the Interim National Government in 1993, has died. The former chairman of UAC and its first Nigerian CEO died in Lagos at the age of 85. Shonekan, who was born in Abeokuta, headed the Interim…

Ex-chief of defence staff, Joshua Dogonyaro, is dead

A former Chief of Defence Staff, Lt Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro is dead. It was learnt that Dogonyaro who turned 80 in September 2020 died in Jos on Thursday morning after a brief illness. The former CDS was the officer who…

ASUU’s unending strike actions – Ehi Braimah

After what seemed like eternity, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called off its nine-month old strike. At a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, Biodun Ogunyemi, President of ASUU, announced a “conditional suspension” of the…

How JP Clark led Achebe & Soyinka to IBB – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Writing is fighting. That is the dictum of the fiery African-American writer Ishmael Reed who wrote a book entitled Writing is Fighting. Whether taken literally or otherwise writers fire bullets with words, and in some instances actually take up guns…

When Obasanjo fired a letter bomb at Goodluck Jonathan – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nigerians forget all too quickly. Many of my countrymen and women have of course forgotten the bomb of a letter that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo sent to then President Goodluck Jonathan. Given the volatile political situation in the country today it…

Jonathan in Minna, meets IBB behind close door (SUN)

The Immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday in Minna, the Niger state capital, held two hours close door meeting with General Ibrahim Babangida at his hill-top mansion. Former President Goodluck Jonathan who breezed into Minna by road unannounced, arrived…

June 12 tsunami and the ones who won’t forgive Buhari -Garba Shehu

An old Chinese proverb says: Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil. This short proverb sums the intensity of attacks against President Muhammadu Buhari, not leaving the ratcheting up of violence in some the states after a period of…

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