Opinion

Buhari’s Return: Matters Arising-Reuben Abati

  As someone who has been in that corridor recently, I do not share the view of those who insist that President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent 50-day medical vacation was mismanaged by his  handlers, up to this point. I said this much during a recent interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today with Seun Okinbaloye. In the face of the people’s rising and insatiable expectations, it is often an uphill task to balance so many considerations in a country that is so divided on all fronts.  The duty of the President’s handlersRead More

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From London To Abuja In 50 Days: Buhari’s Return

  The cities of Daura -President Muhammadu Buhari’s home town, Kano – his political base, and Kaduna -where he has a home, and where the aircraft that brought him from London landed early Friday, March 10, as well as other parts of the North saw the people trooping out to jubilate and thank God for his safe return. I noticed that there was no such jubilation in the entire South West, the East, the Middle Belt and the South South. This is understandable. Too many cynics and mischief-makers in theseRead More

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AMALA FIESTA: A QUICK DIAGNOSIS OF A MAIDEN FOOD-CULTURE GATHERING IN IBADAN

  Recently, the media was awash with stories which ordinarily would not have taken hold of the headlines. I cannot remember the last time a story about food-related fiesta/event enjoyed media attention like it did when the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun made a press statement few months ago that the State government through the Ministry he supervises will celebrate the largest gathering of food vendors, farmers and exhibitors called ‘Amala Fiesta’ in the ancient city of Ibadan. Perhaps, this confident statement picked itsRead More

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Lagos Mob Killing: A tale of blood and the sanctity of human life

  Recently, the social media was awash with the gory sight of a video that went viral on the internet. The video was a gruesome lynching of an unidentified person who was badly beaten, with blood running down from his face before he was set ablaze by some unknown persons. It is difficult to ascertain the veracity of the story based on conflicting media messages that deluged the social media on the incident. One account of the story has it that the victim was a boy of about about 7-year-oldRead More

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