EDWARD ONOJA @46: OF MYSTERY AND PROVIDENCE By Abdullahi O.Haruna

From afar , he appears distant and tough , get close to him, you will find a meekly, effervescent and godly man. Two things Chief Edward Onoja won’t joke with; sickness and scholarship! He can empty his account to fund the hospital bill of a sick person caught in the jerky situation of want. I am a living testimony of how he has used his money and good heart to save people from the grip of death. My friend and brother Hon Ayofa Omonu was at the verge of death,…

Buhari- Akpabio, The Great Betrayal By Abdullahi O.Haruna Haruspice

Attracted by his uncommon manifestations of leadership as Governor of Akwa Ibom State, where he literarily turned the state to a fascinating reference of infrastructural valour, so utilized was the resources of the oil-rich state that accolades, awards and pleasurable reviews greeted Godswill Akpabio. It was this resounding governance template that got President Muhammadu Buhari’s attention and in no time, machinery was put in place to have the man integrated into his next level government- little did Buhari knew that he was bringing a man that would stain his administration…

The Dubai Voyage of Shame, Selfie and Backend…

They were so dead sure of victory that Dino referred to their man as the incoming president and disrespectfully referred to Buhari as the expired president. While Buhari combed every corner of Nigeria canvassing for votes, they stayed put in Dubai strategizing, scheming and partying expecting a miracle from Hushpuppi their master strategist. They hurried home to pressure the president to sign an ominous electoral law and got tons of journalists to write persuasively for the law and got a senior member of the judiciary – the number three man…

BETWEEN AN INGRATE SON AND AN OVERBEARING FATHER – HOW IT ENDED IN EDO By Abdullahi O.Haruna (Haruspice

Nothing wrecks a man than obstinate push for vengeance, the desire to have your pound of flesh is an open embrace to your end, that way, your imminent waterloo is assured. Even the scriptures admonished us into leaving vengeance to God. In African Night Entertainment, a book authored by late cerebral word lord, Cyprian Ekwensi, we saw how the quest for vengeance wrecked the promising life of Abubakar, the protagonist of the storyline. He was cheated of his heartthrob and went wide and wild in search of revenge- he got…

LIVING TO GUTS ; The story of Yahaya Bello By Abdullahi O Haruna Haruspice

Exactly five years today, Alhaji Yahaya Bello picked the APC Gubernatorial interest form for the Kogi State Governorship race, it was an uneventful day as little or nothing was his reference. He was relatively apolitical lightweight, with no structural clout – he was a lonely man propelled by the unseen wand of destiny. With few co-believers like his Siamese twin now Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, the man dared the odds, and today he sits in fulfillment of an audacious dream. On this day, he made a historic visit that would…

NO MAN DIES A VIRGIN, LIFE HAS A ROOM WHERE EVERYMAN IS SCREWED. By Abdullahi O. Haruna Haruspice

You see, nothing is absolute in life, never take anything to heart. I have live life enough to understand that nothing, I mean nothing is sacrosanct. I have seen lovers of 50 years gone their separate ways, I have seen parents disown their children, I have seen people abandoned their faith- I am a witness to an Imam becoming a Christian and a priest becoming a Muslim! Yes, this is how uncertain life is- therefore, the only certain phenomenon in life is death. Who would have ever thought a day…

Murder in the Cathedral By Abdullahi O.Haruna Haruspice

To increase her knowledge base, she found solace in the sanctuary, while swotting over her books for an edge of wit, she met her death, lurking in the cover of darkness, they sprawled on her, smashing her head with an object designed to extinguish fire, instead of putting out fire, the extinguished her life. And our Uwa Omozuwa lies cold in the embrace of death while the world debates her end. Her crime was to be born with breast on her chest, her undoing was to be weaker in sex…

As the gatekeeper exits the palace… By Abdullahi O. Haruna Haruspice .

The most hated and despised in the palace is usually the one who protects the king the most. Kyari got the venom because he protected Buhari from the pawn of interest. And who the man was in the last five years of his existence is principally the creation of those whose interests were affected- they sold the alibi to the media and the media amplified the script sold to them. Everything we know and knew about Mallam Abba Kyari was the dummy sold to us by third parties and fifth…

A thorn in the flesh By Abdullahi O Haruna Haruspice

Contrary to their machinations, he keeps bouncing back in rejuvenated rapidity. They pronounced him dead, he resurrected in frightening vitality exuding more zest and life. Not done with their constricted venom, they acted a script and wore him a garment of shame but they forgot to involve God in their design. Not satisfied with their venom mills, they went to town with the narrative of a cloned man. They called him Jubril of Sudan and the world laughed at their stupidity. For everything he does, they fume in venom, purging…

Sanusi- the crack in the wall of a feudal region. By Abdullahi O. Haruna Haruspice

Once an enemy is identified, how to deal and relate with him become very easy. Sanusi knew from the onset that Ganduje hated his guts, how he allowed the man got him to his grips baffles me. Were I Sanusi, I would have acted the dumb and blind to the onslaught of Ganduje, unfortunately, ego and the exhibition of manliness took over reasoning and here we are all battered. Were I Sanusi, I would have endured the shenanigans of this man who is everything but a tenured man with barely…