Category: Columnist

Abiola and the Parable of a Poor Man in the Kitchen

BY DELE MOMODU    Fellow Nigerians, I’m sure you are probably familiar with the stories of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. Yes, stories, for he was a man of...

Soldiers Turned Election Riggers

The late former Chief of Army Staff in the military regime of President Ibrahim Babangida, Lt. General Salihu Ibrahim once described the Nigerian Army as an “army of...

Onnoghen, Adeleke and Tales of Man’s Inhumanity to Man

BY DELE MOMODU • Fellow Nigerians, please don’t get it wrong, I’m not a Judge and I’m not about to deliver a judgment in favour of the ‘suspended’ Chief...

And Igini Stood His Ground

•BY SHAKA MOMODU• “When you have a mountain in your path, do not sit down at its foot to cry, but rather, get up and climb it.” For no reason other than he was...

Now that Presidential Election is Over, Life Continues

BY DELE MOMODU•  Fellow Nigerians, let me say congratulations to both President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for different...

The Great Electoral Heist

•BY SHAKA MOMODU• The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything– Joseph Stalin I am angry, very angry. Indeed many...

The Empty Promises Nigerians Must Reject Today

•BY DELE MOMODU• Fellow Nigerians, finally, hopefully, the appointed time has come for the most anticipated Presidential election in Nigeria. It is not that the...

The Herdsmen’s President

•BY SHAKA MOMODU• Despite the fact that he has broken all his campaign promises, failed the three key pillars the All Progressives Congress (APC) advertised in its...

President Muhammadu Buhari

Four Years After, We are Back to Square One

•BY DELE MOMODU• Fellow Nigerians, how time flies indeed. About four years ago, we went through this very ritual, though the election was shifted by six weeks, for...

Buhari’s Day of Reckoning

Liberty is rarely lost overnight. The wall of tyranny often begins with benign building blocks of safety — each one lying on top of a predecessor — eventually...