Prof ABC Nwosu, Southeast Needs An Apology, Not A Resignation By Law Mefor

Prof ABC Nwosu just resigned his membership on the PDP Board of Trustees, protesting jettisoning of the zoning principle by the main opposition PDP. The value of his resignation needs to be calculated by interrogating his role in the Ortom zoning committee. History is a bitch and the burden of it can hardly be shaken off by those who fall on the wrong side.   As a reminder, Prof Nwosu represented Anambra state in the Governor Samuel Ortom Committee on the zoning of the Presidential ticket of the main opposition…

Your Excellency General Olusegun Obasanjo, Posterity Beckons 

(An Open Letter to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former head of state, former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria)   Dear General,   I sincerely hope this letter meets you in your usual high spirits.   A boy advising his father is rather a very difficult task. His effort can easily suffer ad hominem (the advice being misconstrued as directed against the person rather than the position they are maintaining). In traditional Nigerian society also, a son cannot chide his father openly. An Igbo adage states, If a boy lifts his father…

Chatham House: Is UK Centre Turning To Nigerian Politicians’ Ritual Spot?,By Afeez Hanafi

Former Governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, has joined the list of presidential candidates who have visited Chatham House in London in the race to occupy the highest office in Nigeria.   Kwankwaso’s presentation at the United Kingdom policy think-thank institute on Wednesday came barely 24 hours after his counterpart in the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, addressed an international audience at the facility.   Earlier on December 5, 2022, the presidential standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had an intriguing outing at the Royal…

Guys, here’s my first warning for the year By Funke Egbemode

You know, generally, women are believed to be the ones with caustic tongues. We are supposed to be the ones who have ways of talking themselves into trouble. We nag. We dare and goad men into beating us up and now turn around to call them wife batterers and even murderers. True, most of them most of the time. But men can actually be worse. They do and say what sometimes put them in early graves. They goad their women too. And when you see a nagging husband in action,…

Festus Keyamo’s Shadow Boxing And Apc’s Tantrums By Law Mefor

Before addressing our minds to the hullabaloo being raised by Festus Keyamo, the APC presidential campaign chief spokesman, it will help to keep in view two incidents. Both will help form the canvas to paint the bleak future for the proposed Tinubu/Shettima presidency. As often said, those who elect bad leaders, especially knowingly and against clear and better options, are not victims of the attendant misrules but accomplices.   There is a video trending at the moment. It is of the 90-year-old Paul Biya, the president of Cameroon who is…

Why can’t a side chick have a side guy?, By Funke Egbemode ,egbemode3@gmail.com) 

I had not seen Fey (short for Feyikemi) in a while, a year and some weeks, I think. Until that bright afternoon last week. I was getting out of my car in the parking lot of my favourite spa in Victoria Island, Lagos. I had finally decided that I was ripe and ready for some head-to-toe professional pampering to take out the crinks and deep massage for the bunched-up muscles. I deserve a treat after all those tension-soaked months, even if I say so myself. As I stepped out of…

Hard times, hard guys  By Funke Egbemode  (egbemode3@gmail.com)

Watching the woman you love drift away from you because you are poor is a mean sight. It’s even a sadder sight when it’s not that she doesn’t love you. But a woman counts the cost before she starts building, which is why every smart woman knows that love is not enough to sustain any lasting relationship. She may want to wait but when the wait becomes endless, she is going to start listening to other things apart from your professions and confessions of love especially if her biological clock…

Abuja Online Publishers unite for professionalism,inaugurate steering committee

All online publishers operating from the nation’s capital have united under the aegis of Abuja Online Publishers (AOP) with a firm resolve to unite for truth and accuracy in the emerging media industry. The inaugural meeting which held at the National Union of Journalists, NUJ-FCT Secretariat Friday January 20, 2023, had in attendance Publishers drawn from across news genres operating primarily online.Abuja Online Publishers aimed to advocate the importance of verifiable and trusted online news media in a democratic society, and to encourage diversity and inclusion as reference point for…

Nigerians Unite for Tinubu/Shettima extends palliatives to Jahi village

Nigerians Unite for Tinubu/Shettima (NUFTS), recently carried out a charity initiative in Jahi Village, a community within Gwarinpa. FCT Abuja.   According to the group, this was done to identify with the plight of the community, especially the women and children. The group distributed food items to members of the community, providing them with the much-needed assistance in these times.   The women and the elderly population of the community, including the Community Head expressed their gratitude at the unexpected aid coming from the NUFTS, thanked the group for their…

Any act to meet citizens’ water needs is progressive, Group replies Osun Masterminds

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Coalition for Good Governance (C4GG) has described statement credited to a group called Osun Masterminds on the 100 days programme of the Osun State Government as a disservice to activism and advocacy, wondering what moral right a group that worked for Mr Gboyega Oyetola for four years has to criticize water provision for the citizenry. In a statement issued on Saturday and signed by its Executive Director, Adetayo Adegbemle and Secretary Hafsat Alimi, the group lambasted those it tagged “cash and carry cashivists” who sold their conscience…