It’s election season in Nigeria. The political public relations industry is abuzz. Political hopefuls are hiring hacks to write tendentious screeds that make them feel good but that no one reads. And, of course, smears, coarse insults, illogic, and prevarications … Read the rest
Translated in its simplest form, “aṣiṣe” (ashee-shay) in Yoruba means blunder, mistake or error. But the English language perennially fails to capture the nuances of certain Yoruba words. Aṣiṣe is deeper than a mere, everyday mistake. There is an element … Read the rest
By Minabere Ibelema
One night at the turn of the 20th century, a woman named Carry Nation (real name) entered a pub in a town in Kansas and began to wreak havoc. With a hatchet in one hand and a … Read the rest
Many readers of this column—and of my social media interventions—have asked me to endorse a candidate for the 2023 presidential election. Although I have my mental archetype of the kind of person that should be president, I won’t endorse a … Read the rest
Former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has declared his intention to run for president on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Atiku, who was the presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 general election, announced his … Read the rest
In Waziri Adio’s article, “Is Nigeria Due for Another Electoral Upset?” (THISDAY, January 16, 2022), he made a strong and neat argument on the near-impossibility of an upset in the 2023 presidential election. By upset, he meant a third force … Read the rest
Dani Alves has said Lionel Messi does not look happy at Paris Saint-Germain and called on his former teammate to return to Barcelona and play alongside him again.
Messi left Barcelona last summer to sign a two-year deal with PSG. … Read the rest
By Farooq Kperogi
This week, Nigeria’s power grid collapsed twice in the space of 48 hours. Similar experiences were reported in February, May, July, and August of 2021, according to TheCable, which also disclosed that Nigeria has had “206 collapses … Read the rest