Michael Egbejumi-David

Michael Egbejumi-David

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.



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 more

29 Mar 2017 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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; more

18 Jan 2017 16:12 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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 more

18 Nov 2016 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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 more

15 Sep 2016 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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. more

22 Apr 2016 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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 more

16 Feb 2016 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID 3 Comments

“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 more

5 Feb 2016 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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, more

22 Jan 2016 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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. more

6 Jan 2016 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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

24 Dec 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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 more

10 Dec 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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. more

6 Nov 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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 more

12 Oct 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID 1 Comments

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. more

27 Sep 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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 more

11 Sep 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID 1 Comments

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 more

28 Aug 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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 more

31 Jul 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

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 more

21 Jul 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

I am not one of Buhari’s fans; not one of his baying cult followers, but I have to concede that the man’s stock is quite high at the moment. The General’s star is shining brightly. His stock has recently skyrocketed. But why is that? more

18 Feb 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID 2 Comments

Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are too jittery to go to the polls right now. It appears that they were rattled, feared a likely loss to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election so they blinked first more

15 Feb 2015 00:00 Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID