Peter Obi as Nigeria’s Rosa Parks   By Festus Adedayo 

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, a 42-year-old woman named Rosa Parks did what philosophers call against method. Paul Feyeraband, an Austrian philosopher, had in 1976 pioneered that thesis. In a racial American society of the time where blacks were inferior and were expected to leave their bus seats for whites, Parks refused to give up hers for a white male passenger. Her refusal sparked a boycott that changed the paradigm of racial relationships in America. It even shot the less-known Martin Luther King Jr. to world recognition. At…

APC, 2023 elections and the prophecy of Bogaru, by Hassan Gimba

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is losing the 2023 elections big time, says a friend who, for the sake of this piece, I will call Bogaru.   Bogaru has been a childhood friend whose views, most of which turn out to be prophecies, I never take for granted. I knew him to be very brilliant academically and endowed with a fair share of native intelligence that he can predict with certain accuracy how a child will turn out later in life by merely observing his interactions with his peers.  …

Kwara Debt Profile: Ajakaye and the Belief of His Own Lies

Isn’t it paradoxical that the Chief Press Secretary to the Kwara State Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye is guilty of his own words? Right from the first paragraph of his article titled, “Of Yaman’s debt gaffe and PDP’s shock-jocks, I couldn’t but ask myself why the CPS chose the opening line of his article: “Believing one’s own lie — a kind of cognitive bias — is about the worst singular thing to happen to anyone.” It’s the greatest self-deception I’ve witnessed in recent times. As Leonardo da Vinci opined, the greatest deception…

Defections: Lawmakers predict trouble for APC ahead 2023

With the defections, last week, of four Senators from the APC to the Peo­ples Democratic Party (PDP), the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and the Labour Party (LP), some federal lawmakers have predicted difficult times ahead for the ruling party in the buildup to the 2023 polls.   The spread of lawmakers in the Upper Chamber is now APC 66, with PDP, Young Peo­ple’s Party (YPP), All Progres­sives Grand Alliance (APGA), NNPP and LP members of the minority parties standing at 43.   At the resumption of plena­ry on June…

Senator Ekweremadu and an evil soul called David By Femi Fani-Kayode

I have done my research on this matter. As I said from the outset, I cannot and will not condemn my friend and brother Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his beautiful wife unless I see the evidence of their wrongdoing or they are convicted by a court of law. I am now convinced that there is NO evidence and that they will NOT be convicted. There is also a distinct possibility that the charges may eventually be dropped or thrown out by the court if the British really want to play…

Akeredolu orders Compulsory Installation, use of CCTV devices in public, private institutions

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Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has signed an Executive Order for the compulsory installation and use of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) devices in all public and private institutions in the state.   The order became imperative in the light of the increased spate of insecurity in the country and the need to ensure security of lives and properties in all public and private institutions and centres throughout the state.   According to a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,Richard Olatunde,the executive order shall be enforced…

Peter Obi is against Fake News

There is almost an absolute consensus among all Nigerians, including officials and chieftains of the soon-to-be opposition Parties; APC and PDP, that Mr. Peter Obi, is in a class of his own, and abhors the inane normals that have come to define the brand of politics, embraced by the exiting Nigerian political class. This includes especially; any form of violence in speech, deception, falsehood, hate speech, careless gossip and fake news.   The man whom majority of patriotic and dissatisfied Nigerians have vowed to elect as the next President of…