Michael Egbejumi-David

  • Dame Patience Jonathan

    Election 2015: The losers (2021 re-issue)

    The dust and the acrimony from the 2015 elections have sufficiently settled. Me myself I have somewhat recovered. All those one-sided media outfits during the saga will hopefully now report and publish all relevant sides of the divide. And as oga Read more

  • Nigeria's commercial motorcyclists - Okada

    No Road!

    I arrived Utako Motor Park in Abuja just before 5:30 am. I wasn’t going to fly. My woman had recently come in from the UK through Lagos. A few days later, she came to Abuja. She started by road from Delta to Benin, then flew to Kaduna via Read more

  • State of Osun Pensioners with Ogbeni

    Magic in Osun State

    These are the same Osun pensioners, some of whom have not had a decent meal in a long, long time; people that have not paid house rent, have not paid children’s school fees in a while; people that could not put down dowry on a second wife; Read more

  • Donald Trump

    Ooh, America; that hurts

    I watched the United States of America election night result from the comfort of a hotel room in beautiful Mauritius. The first indication I had that things were going awry was when my woman asked me why I kept running off to the toilet at frequent Read more

  • Adams Oshiomhole

    Shifting times in Edo State

    A few days before President Buhari showed up in Edo State to campaign for his Party’s Governorship candidate in the election that was originally slated for Saturday 10th September 2016, I was in a telephone conversation with a new buddy of mine in Read more

  • A Nigerian herdsman gives water to his cows

    Cows, Herdsmen and subsidies

    Sadly, I’ve come to realise that time has passed by that quaint culture and practice. Moreover, I returned to Nigeria and found cattle herdsmen totting AK47s. Oh oh! That certainly took away from the idyllic nostalgia I had carried in my head. Read more

  • Muhammadu Buhari

    Buhari and Nigeria's negative image

    Some thirty years or so ago, Fela had a hit song titled, ‘Beast Of No Nation’ in which he sang, “I never hear that before o, make government talk o, my people are useless, my people are senseless, my people are indisciplined. Which kind talk be that Read more

  • Uche Ekwunife

    Uche Ekwunife: As ugly as it gets

    “Most importantly, our deep concern is her record which showed that she dumps political parties at will, leaving the parties in its wake factionalized - from the Peoples Democratic Party to All Progressives Grand Alliance, to Progressive Peoples Read more

  • Mallam Nasir El-Rufai

    What is happening to El-Rufai?

    El-Rufai is someone for whom I have a lot of time, a lot of fondness. I find him to be a brilliant, stubborn, hard worker – some of the essential qualities needed to succeed in this life. Sometimes, I wish it were him in Aso Villa, and perhaps, Read more

  • Nigerian Presidential Media Chat - December 2015

    Buhari: Not much has changed

    If Buhari can say this in public in a nationwide televised media event, imagine what kind of instructions he is dishing out to the Department of State Security (DSS) and other government officials in private. Read more

  • President Jonathan addressing the UN General Assembly

    Goodluck Jonathan on my mind

    While corruption never started with Jonathan’s administration, it certainly grew wings and became something hitherto unimaginable. Read more

  • Senator Na'allah

    The Nigerian Senate and our freedom

    On 1st October 2015, the intrepid Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, uninvited, announced to the nation that the previous Jonathan government spent some N64 billion on Independence Day celebrations. It turned out that El-Rufai was wildly off Read more

  • Rotimi Amaechi

    Another look at Rotimi Amaechi

    Driving through some streets of Abuja central area some three weeks or so ago, I came across some squat posters done in assaulting colours. These posters had the picture of Rotimi Amaechi prominent on them. Read more

  • Muhammadu Buhari

    Ministers: Awaiting Buhari’s list

    I see what President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are doing. We all can see it. The long awaited ministerial nominees list came up last week Tuesday, but it wasn’t Buhari’s list. What we got was anti-climatic. It was the APC’s Read more

  • Bukola Saraki

    Saraki not for 2019

    You know that saying: ‘Be careful what you wish for, because you might get it?’ Well, current Senate President, Bukola Saraki is experiencing that feeling at the moment. Read more

  • General Buhari (Rtd.)

    Buhari: In your face!

    In the height of his very public fallout with then President Jonathan, Gen. Obasanjo wrote in an 18-page open letter that one of his grouse with Jonathan was that the latter had set up himself as the President of only the Ijaws. I wonder how Read more

  • Aregbesola dancing with his daughter at her wedding

    Rauf Aregbesola: Let them eat cake!

    Aregbesola is an exemplar of what is generally wrong with the Black man... At best, the governor earned himself a public relations disaster; at worst, it was another exhibition of frightful incompetence. Read more

  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Adams Oshiomhole

    Rewarding Adams

    Okonjo-Iweala, a former Vice President of the World Bank then compounded matters by giving the governor a short lecture in finance. First, she informed Oshiomhole that World Bank’s rules forbid the use of its disbursements and other facilities to be Read more

  • General Buhari (Rtd.)

    The Buhari lacuna

    I didn’t vote for President Buhari in the last election, though I know that Nigeria needed change. I just disagreed with the change agent due to reasons I have explained in various write-ups in the lead up to the election. I didn’t vote for Jonathan Read more

  • Adams Oshiomhole

    Buhari, Oshiomhole, Ekweremadu & change

    Back in 2000, I visited Nigeria and passed through Benin. It was a sorry sight. I couldn’t believe the poor shape the city was in. I visited again ten years later; the place was in a sorrier state. Lately however, whenever I saunter though Edo Read more

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