The Two Faces of Tuface By Reuben Abati

“What is certain, however, is that Tuface is likely to sit at home tomorrow with Anne, his temptingly pretty wife by his side, watching the latest episode of Big Brother Naija on TV, with chicken and salad before him, and a bottle of wine, and one of his hands, innocently setting the stage for the […]

#PoliticalObservation: Fall of #iStandWith2Baba: Security reasons or intimidation?

The social media account @official2baba has extraordinarily been active for some weeks now with the hashtags #iStandWith2Baba, #iStandWithNigeria, and #OneVoiceNigeria. The aim was to garner supports and adequately publicize a planned protest against unfavorable policies by Nigerian government. Opeyemi Quadri looks at what could have made one of the heavyweight campaigners TuFace Idibia to cancel […]

#PoliticalObservation: Presidential Task Force on Food Security, A tale of unnecessary committee

Presidential Task Force on Food Security Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on February 1, 2017 inaugurated Presidential Task Force on Food Security. It showed, as ever, the seriousness of the Buhari-led administration to make effective change in the lives of the common masses, but there were different interpretations to the mandate of the task force. Chief […]

Political observation: Democracy in Nigeria’s perspective

“Some are traveling from London to Moscow in order to terrify Washington.” As a Nigerian, I pay less attention to promises made by Nigerian politicians during electioneering campaigns because they hardly fulfill 20% of what they promised. I don’t hate them, but I dislike the way and manner they coin and weave words to state […]

Political Observation: Total Freedom of other 200 Chibok Girls should be Nigeria’s Priority

Political Observation: Swap or no swap, Total Freedom of other 200 Chibok Girls should be Nigeria’s Priority Note this… Two types of negotiations are involved in freedom deal. They are: 1) Cash-for-Prisoners Exchange 2) Human-for-Prisoners Exchange The third one-Military Action-is an option not a negotiation The families of the 270 abducted Chibok Girls were over […]

#Recession: My experience with recession in Nigeria

Note: This post first appeared on my timeline on Facebook For the first time since the excruciating #recession began (though recession has always been part of common Nigerian masses) I comfortably finished eight, yes 8, raps of fufu. fu·fu Fufu is a West African dish made from mashed cassava, eaten rolled into balls as the […]

Political Observation: Buhari’s Many Media Aids

While it’s understandable that a president of a country needs sound minds to manage his media unit, having six media aids in a country that’s battling with its economy is an act of extravagance. In President Muhammadu Buhari media team are 1) Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, 2) Senior Special Assistant on Media and […]

Political Observation:How to End Nigeria’s Economic Recession

“I reduced my convoy to five vehicles and you cannot buy fuel unless I’m in the car.”—Peter Obi, former Anambra State Governor Since the economic challenges facing Nigeria started, I’ve heard more than sufficient solutions on how the acclaimed giant of Africa could get out of it. Recession has always been part of ordinary Nigerian […]

Once upon Michael Aondoakaa: Is he now a SAN?

Michael Aondoakaa is now a large scale farmer He’s the Chief Executive Officer, MIVA Nigeria Limited (Miva Rice) Michael Kaase Aondoakaa is from Benue State Several reports I read about Michael Kaase Aondoakaa weren’t enough to make me conclude his SAN has been restored. He’s the minister of justice during the turbulent days of Alhaji […]

Of Adeboye’s Word, his church and the youths

By Henry Osinimu Tawose Overtime, the quest and the inordinate zeal to fit into the western way of life have ravaged our worldviews as Africans and have continued to stand our existence on its head.   Though, a dumping ground for western irrelevances and a dependent on the west in various fronts , the African […]

#FreeAbusidiq: EFCC arrests popular blogger Abubakar Sidiq for anti-EFCC story

Infobase quote of the day: “So EFCC has graduated from arresting 419 operators to arresting bloggers. When Mugu meets mumu the bottom falls off..#freeabusidiq.”—@DrDamages The publisher of abusidiqu.com, Abubakar Sidiq Usman, was today, August 8, 2016, arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at his Kubwa home in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. […]

Political Observation: Building The Nation Through Budget Padding, Corruption and Impunity

Let’s put it straight: Budget Padding is Forgery The recent revelation by the deposed Appropriation Committee Chairman in Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, tells us that the federal lawmakers are not ready to repent in their financial recklessness, impunity, and uncontrollable corruption dubiously perpetrated by Nigeria’s National Assembly: The Senate and The House […]

Bring Back Paypal Full Features to Nigeria, Nigerian developer, Rukky Kofi petitions PayPal over PayPal Payment Stigmatization

Bring back Paypal full features to Nigeria, a developer, Rukky Kofi petitions PayPal over what she calls PayPal Payment Stigmatization Founded in December 1998 with corporate headquarters in San Jose, California, United States, PayPal is a worldwide online payments system which allows PayPal account holders to transfer, receive online payments, and makes purchases online.  Corporate […]