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GOOD NEWS For Nigeria’s Disappointing Alternative Political Parties

GOOD NEWS For Nigeria’s Disappointing Alternative Political Parties

Ifeanyi Ubah, Senator Soji Akanbi and Banky W One of the saddest commentaries of the just concluded presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria must be that the election was still between our regular customers, APC and PDP. The abysmal performance of the so-called alternative parties or third forces, as they made us believe they were, leaves one wondering if Nigeria…

Has APC Lost The People’s Goodwill In Oyo State?

Has APC Lost The People’s Goodwill In Oyo State?

Senator Soji Akanbi and Governor Abiola Ajimobi at an event before things fell apart One of the biggest shocks for Nigerians during the 2019 presidential election is that President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC was defeated in Oyo state by PDP’s Atiku Abubakar. That the state has an APC government in control makes it more embarrassing for the ruling party…

2019: 6 Things Atiku’s Emergence Means To APC

2019: 6 Things Atiku’s Emergence Means To APC

The die is cast! It is going to be Muhammadu Buhari versus Atiku Abubakar in the presidential election in 2019. Some of us sensed this outcome, some were looking forward to the promise of a digital presidency, while a good fraction of us believed it would be Buhari vs. Kano. Here we are, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar is the…

Meet Arafat, The Danfo Driver With One Leg

Meet Arafat, The Danfo Driver With One Leg

Born in Badagry Lagos, Arafat lost one of his legs at the age of 10 in what appears to be a case of polio but he would tell you “enemies of progress” afflicted him with a disease. Well, that is no more the focus because he has since moved on to make the rest of his life meaningful despite his…

Musings: My Symbiotic Equilibrium…

Musings: My Symbiotic Equilibrium…

In January 2017, I admitted that I had not made too many mistakes in my life and it’s probably because I do not take so many risks and that may also be why I am not yet where I wish to be in business. So, every time I am part of a conversation that touches on my smart decisions and…

Dear Nigeria, How Secure Are You?

Dear Nigeria, How Secure Are You?

It is exactly two years that Nigerians heard arguably one of the most memorable statements ever in a presidential inauguration speech. “I belong to everybody, I belong to nobody,” was the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015 and oh…we loved it. He promised to fight insecurity and corruption to a standstill because these, to him, were the only…

Let Them Own Their Childhood!

Let Them Own Their Childhood!

It is that time of the year when we celebrate Children’s Day in Nigeria. A day when we indulge them and allow them to be truly children. Sport competitions, parties, picnics, concerts, dramas, school excursions, religious experiences and several other events started since the beginning of the week. While cities across Nigeria host more events to celebrate these children, the question on…