Buhari, please perish that thought – don’t contest again.  Just go home!

Buhari, please perish that thought – don’t contest again. Just go home!

What a distraction!  Our president has spent more time sick than on seat and now, in the one year before the end of his tenure, now when he seems to have a modicum of fair health, he has announced his intention to contest the 2019 elections. Wish that African leaders had some sense of shame!Read more about Buhari, please perish that thought – don’t contest again. Just go home![…]

Lagos elections: Between Jimi Agbaje and Ambode Akinwunmi

Lagos elections: Between Jimi Agbaje and Ambode Akinwunmi

I have heard both men speak.  One exudes intelligence, brilliance and a strategic mind, while the other reminds me of some uncouth member of the NURTW (National Union of Road Transport Workers) – apologies to good members of that noble association.  I leave you to guess who is who. In my opinion (and I may wellRead more about Lagos elections: Between Jimi Agbaje and Ambode Akinwunmi[…]

54 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced to Death for Mutiny have no excuse but…

54 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced to Death for Mutiny have no excuse but…

As the prosecution lawyer rightly said at the trial of the 54 soldiers recently sentenced to death for disobeying a direct superior order, the Nigerian army is not by conscription but is voluntary.  Having joined, you commit yourself to obey all constituted authority.  And the punishment for disobedience is clear.  In war situations, like the countryRead more about 54 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced to Death for Mutiny have no excuse but…[…]

Buhari / Osinbajo and 2015 Nigerian elections – Change for change sake or a good choice?

Buhari / Osinbajo and 2015 Nigerian elections – Change for change sake or a good choice?

Almost everybody I meet is happy that Buhari is going to run for president but I do not share that excitement.  I am skeptical and even fear him a little bit.  Some are happier still that he has chosen Professor Yomi Osinbajo, former attorney general of Lagos State as his running mate.  That they say,Read more about Buhari / Osinbajo and 2015 Nigerian elections – Change for change sake or a good choice?[…]