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PDP losing its mojo as credible opposition party

These are not the best of times for the Peoples Democratic Party, the major opposition party, and conceivably can be regarded as a government in waiting. This is not to…

245 years and those ‘strong’ American institutions

It has been variously said that it is better to build strong institutions rather than strong men. It makes sense, up to a point. I mean that point where one…

Of transmissions and non-transmissions – Punch Newspapers

The word, transmission, may have been wrongly patented to a former Inspector General of Police by the National Assembly that probably thinks the brand could be devalued if the Independent…

Why governments love (and loathe) twitter

[email protected] Information is key to the success or failure of government in the modern world. All types of governments and regimes hold this to be self-evidently true. All (without exception),…

Igboho writes President Buhari – Punch Newspapers

Shugaban Nigeria, ya kwana uku. Your Excellency, I do not seek to rouse the ghosts of the slain victims of Fulani Ghoulish Nomads (FGN). Before you hasten to add hate…

Buhari and politics of economic decapitation

There is a strong and inextricable relationship between political and economic governance.  The quality and character of political governance to a great extent determines and influences economic outcomes. The Nigerian…

How to squirrel-proof the presidency

Last week as he completed his Eid el-Kabir prayer at the Daura Eid ground in his hometown, Nigeria leader, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) chose to walk home. I am advised…

Bandits don’t shoot down airplanes

After reading the narration of the experience of Nigeria Air Force officer, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, who survived an air attack in Zamfara State, do apologists like Sheik Ahmad Gumi,…