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Dangerous Politics Of Buhari’s Health

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


I don’t know if protocol will permit it. But it would not be a bad idea for the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, to visit President Muhammadu Buhari at the London hospital where the Nigerian president is being treated.

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Not Against The Run Of Play

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If, like me, you supported a change of government in 2015 and have been asking yourself why, then you should read the new book by leading columnist and Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi.

Adeniyi’s book, entitled, “Against the run of play,” is the most eloquent single contemporary repository of why former President Goodluck Jonathan had to go.

Sanusi: Herdsman, Iconoclast Or Pretender?

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


Sarkin Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, is in the eye of the storm and it seems the only way he can overcome it is to remain controversial.

Almajiri And The Future Of The Nigerian Project

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The number of almajiri children on the streets in the towns and cities of Northern Nigeria is humongous. It is said there may be as many as three million in Kano State alone.

Dogara, El-Rufai And Security Vote

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Speaker Yakubu Dogara meant it as a joke. When he dared Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to remove the log in his own eye by publishing the state’s security vote and how local government funds were disbursed, Dogara was sure it would be over the governor’s dead body.


Why The Tears For Ndume?

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Azubuike Ishiekwene



I’m sorry for those who cry for politicians. It’s OK to shed crocodile tears or to cry for them with seeing eyes. But to let them make you so miserable as to cry or so mad as to join a street protest for them is foolish.


The Story Of One Dino Of ABU

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We’re in trouble, but that’s not the worst part. The real tragedy is that we don’t know that we don’t know.


It took one week and a Senate summons for the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Professor Ibrahim Garba, to say that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from ABU.


For Jupiter, Recession Is Indeed ‘Just A Word’

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For Jupiter, Recession Is Indeed ‘Just A Word’

Why am I even writing about Jupiter?  Well, probably because there is this heavy guilt I feel for starving him the greater part of last weekend.

It wasn’t deliberate. I didn’t know we had run out of his supplies till it was too late to get any food for him in our neighbourhood.

The Bonding Things

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Getting out of Lagos was a tug of war. I’d been there like forever and there was no other place I knew.  At least, not since 1970 when my mother, cousin and I joined my father who had transferred his services from the Nigerian Ports Authority, Port Harcourt, to NPA, Lagos, after the war.