As my Father-in-Law, Ezenwaka Goes Home I have struggled to begin this write-up partly because it is been difficult coming to terms that my beloved father-in-law, Pa Wilifred Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the one I fondly call Ezenwaka Global is no more. Ezenwaka had a larger than life presence in our lives, his lively voice, the smiling face, the...... read more
Anambra 2021: This Uba, Soludo debate must hold! This is a true life story. It happened in Nigeria about two decades ago. I know because it happened before my nose in this journalism industry I love so much and where I have chosen to live and die. A certain billionaire politician wanted to own the most influential newspaper in...... read more
Oye and his detractors   A thirty minutes chance meeting with Dr Victor Oye, the National Chairman of APGA, was very revealing. He was a reporters delight; infectiously confident, eloquent, passionate about his party, but most surprisingly,  deeply religious. What was supposed to be an inquisition into the impasse bedeviling the party gradually snowballed into...... read more
Umeoji, Soludo and the verdict of equity in APGA There was this drunken lawyer that I met back then in Asaba, Delta State, as a reporter with The Guardian. It was during the tribunal case involving then Governor, the late Olorogun Felix Ibru and Eric Opia. Ibru became governor on the back of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), as against...... read more
The Igbos are under siege in their country I am shocked that the Igbos are not speaking up at the apparent siege laid on their land by uniformed person of different categories. They range from Army, Navy, Police, Civil Defence, Customs, FRSC, etc. My journey had taken me by road from Isele-Mkpitime, where I had gone to pay tribute...... read more
Another Garland of Honour for the Reformer In Chief The evening was exciting, glamourous, refreshing and enervating. That was the night of Thursday, May 20, 2021, when BusinessDay, one of Nigeria’s foremost business newspapers, recognised the exploits of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, and honoured him with an Award of Excellence in the oil and...... read more
Ibrahim Attahiru! In which other country but Nigeria? In which out of the 195 countries in the world is there a replication of the Oshodi-Apapa gridlock? This was the question I put to my hosts on a live television interview a few months ago? For a few second, my hosts could not utter a word as they were dumbfounded...... read more
Petroleum Sector Reforms: Let’s say no to the cannibals There is no doubt that the downstream sector of the nation’s petroleum industry requires fundamental reforms to restructure its operations and reset its priorities and national objectives to align with globally accepted standards. Over the years, successive administrations lacked the boldness to undertake these critical reforms. Despite the clear awareness of...... read more
Femi Adesina: If 'no confidence' votes could sack Buhari, heroes would have been made I must confess that I’m one of the original wailing wailers, the group of Nigerians Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, derisively tagged early enough in government with that sobriquet to depict their aversion to the emergence of his boss as the President of Nigeria. I must confess the day Goodluck...... read more
Abuchi Anueyiagu: Salute to a 'Good Man' @60 There's none of my friends that I've disagreed more than him. There's none I've quarrelled with more. Yet we've remained together. Our friendship has been glued together by a singular element - understanding of each other. Somehow, we've come to appreciate the wisdom in the Igbo saying that even twins, though...... read more
Escalating security crises in Nigeria: Where do we go from here? Perhaps, with the exception of the Nigerian civil war and the period leading to it, never in the history of this country has the security of lives and property taken such a terrible nose dive as evident in our land today. Political observers are agreed that the nation has never been...... read more
Them and us: Profile of Buhari disastrous governance model How many of us still remember Ese Oruru, then 14-year-old indigene of Delta State, who was abducted from her family house at Opolo area of Yenagoa on August 12, 2015 by one Yunusa Dahiru, the 26-year-old man who ferried her to his home state, Kano, where he not only forcibly converted...... read more
Umeoji: The man who could be the next Anambra governor When a stone climbs into a woman’s kitchen rack, fear will grip the pots and other earthenware, a local proverb, says. The meaning of that is finding expression presently within the fold of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), it is said. It is all about the entrance of Chief Chukwuma...... read more
C.Don Adinuba: The intellectual in the corridors of power He loves books! That is the first conclusion you are likely to make on one or two contacts with him. You are likely to see him with a big, fat, scary-looking book, clutched between his armpits. Then you get closer, you begin to understand that the books are not for decorations....... read more
My $1.9 billion in Minnesota bank Let’s have a comic diversion today from weightier matters of our national life. Because what I want to discuss can only be comic, if not also idiotic and otiose. Yes, you read the headline right. The money I allegedly stashed at a bank in Minnesota, United States of America. Not millions...... read more
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