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I Am Embarrassed To Have President Jonathan As My President – Gbenga Olorunpomi

I Am Embarrassed To Have President Jonathan As My President – Gbenga Olorunpomi

For weeks, I had resisted the urge to write. So many landmark events have transpired in the last few weeks and despite the persistent prompting by two editors to put my opinion into words, I chose not to. I just wanted to clear my mind for the task ahead. However, it took me less than a minute to make up ... Read More »

With Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos will Be Fine – @Lanre_Olagunju

With Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos will Be Fine – @Lanre_Olagunju

The phenomenal transformation Lagos has encountered in recent years is basically due to the brilliant heads that have governed the state. For the next gubernatorial polls, superficially looking at the calibre of the top two gubernatorial candidates, one can hastily say that Lagos, most likely will just be fine with any of them. But considering the fact that democracy magnifies ... Read More »

#PAUSIBILTY: The Malfeasance of Joey The Donkey, As The King Of The Jungle by Adebayo Coker

    I want to tell a story and I pray you follow me. Joey is a donkey, strong but only amiably useful in the transport of man and goods from one point to the other, even to the present day. Each time other strong members of the jungle go on expedition, they ride Joey and leave him at the ... Read More »

#Pausibility: Adulation For That Lagos Boy by Adebayo Coker

Let me start by wishing you a Happy New Year. Many things in your life will be turned around for good and you will record greater achievements this year; albeit you have to make the right decisions. I had wanted to drop this piece last week but felt it would be more appropriate for the start of a new year. ... Read More »

PAUSIBILITY: The Gravitas Of These Tickets by Adebayo Coker

I have not been disturbed, in anyway and at anytime, by the religiousity of anyone in arriving at my conclusion. Your Christianity or Islam, better still, your religious belief is not my problem in as much as you are saddled with a responsibility and you deliver expressly, my unreserved ovation will go to you. Now that we have Christian-Muslim Ticket ... Read More »

#NoiseOfRevolt: Buhari, a macho whose time has come – By @Obajeun

#NoiseOfRevolt: Buhari, a macho whose time has come – By @Obajeun

How can we talk about change, yet we are confronted by a 73 year-old who seems younger with his narratives than a 57 year-old? Never in history has a loud cry for change brought more profound contradictions. But today, we are a witness to history. Suddenly, Nigerians have become so angry that the imperative of change is now the main ... Read More »

#PAUSIBILITY: The Fruit. The Tree. The Orchard. – Adebayo Coker

I must start by tendering my unreserved apology to my followers for not being able to deliver last week. I had a certain deadline that hung to my mind like a vagitus of my son: I had to attend to it. Our political climate is becoming more and more interesting as our relative ‘peace’ is further threatened by much perforation ... Read More »

The Hut

Jake Okechukwu Effoduh Represented Nigeria at the World Economic Forum Meeting at the Vatican. He shares his experience from his meeting with the Pope. The Hut by Jake Okechukwu Effoduh. Insight from the World Economic Forum meeting at the Vatican  There is a common Igbo[1] proverb that says, ‘A man who does not leave his hut will bring nothing in.’[2] ... Read More »

#PAUSIBILITY: We Must Scale This Fence. – Adebayo Coker

I was not able to watch the clip of the jumping legislators till last week Sunday. Remember I told you I didn’t want anyone to put sand in the garri I was enjoying at Ake Arts and Books Festival (AABF). By the way, for some of us that are complaining about the dearth of the reading culture and literary life ... Read More »

#Pausibility: Asceticism vs Epicureanism.- Adebayo Coker

Earlier this week, our polymath Prime Minister, who had on many occasions ‘rebased ‘our minds that our  economy is standing gidigba, finally announced that we should expect  some measure of imposition on our ‘normal’ life as a nation. I can’t imagine a Nigeria where a minister can’t ride a three-million-dollar car; a Nigeria where a Director in a government parastatal  ... Read More »

#Pausibility: Of Nominal, Normal and The Extreme by Adebayo Coker.

  Just as the common example, Ramadan has come to an end and a sharp upsurge in the patronage of brothels and beer parlors are noticeable.  Do not get me wrong, same could be said of quadragesimal period. A great number of us display piety louder than the Pope and the chiefest of Sheikhs just around those periods that we ... Read More »

#Pausibility: Your Daily Bomb-o-scope, Don’t Go Out Without It. -Adebayo Coker

The life of a Nigerian is not worth more than a pawn on a chess board; that is to say, nothing is too big for the Nigerian politician to sacrifice: as long as it is not his/her ambition, he/she is okay by it. Nigeria is going down, locally and internationally. There is no denying it. We need help. The blood-esurient ... Read More »

#Pausibility: Excuse Me! This is a Secular State. -Adebayo Coker

My good friend and brother, Jeff Underwood asked me earlier in the week if I’m considering posting any other thing on my blog apart from politics. It’s a good question as I have asked myself the same over and again; in fact, I attempted being apolitical on my blog sometime back but to tell you the truth, there is no ... Read More »

#PAUSIBILITY: ARMISTICE WITH AN EYE CYST?- ADEBAYO COKER

One of the news items, in fact, it was reeled as a Breaking News item, last weekend was the Ceasefire Deal that was entered into by the FGN with Boko Haram. I am sure so many of us will say it is a welcome development; but immediately I saw that piece on Channels TV I knew this is another of ... Read More »

#PAUSIBILITY: EKITI, A GLIMPSE OF MORE KITI KITI TO COME- ADEBAYO COKER

I am one of those that never abused or cursed the people of Ekiti on the choice of the Governor they elected in the last gubernatorial election of the state. In fact, I stopped talking about Ekiti politics the moment the result of the said gubernatorial election was announced; I even congratulated and wished the Governor-elect God’s guidance in his ... Read More »