Who are the ‘we?’ Speak for yourself only, some cynics would say on merely seeing the headline of this piece. They would add: “You can talk because you are in government, earning ‘fat’ salary and enjoying other perks of office, so why won’t you be glad?” Okay. So that there’ll be...
Kwara State is unarguably one of the hitherto civil service driven states in Nigeria. A state created in 1967 via military promulgation, among five others, by the then Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon. Today, with about three million people, the resources and infrastructure in place continue to challenge...
A few hours away from now, the media would be awash with appraisals of chief executives across Nigeria. This is particularly true of first term governors who were sworn in on May 29, 2019. Kwara will not be different. Friends and foes of the administration of AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, egged...
For sometimes now, I have consciously resisted the temptation to join opaque debates seeking to pin the misfortune of the PDP in the last election on former Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed’s alleged non-performance. The skewed, anecdotal analyses are driven by ruling party stalwarts and, unfortunately, by members of...
There comes a time when everyone must take a position on happenings within his environment. In the last several weeks, I have seen Governor Wike throw his safety and comfort out of the window and place himself as a sacrificial lamb for the good of Rivers State and her...
Whether in the media or on the streets, the preponderance of public opinion is that Kwara State is now led by a man with eyes fixed on changing the narratives of the north central state for the right reasons. He is seen, and correctly so, as a man with...
Next week, the Muhammadu Buhari administration would be exactly five years in office. Four full years of a first term, and one year accomplished in the second term of four years. In five years, President Buhari has touched Nigeria in diverse ways, despite myriad of challenges; economic, security, political, social,...
Let me start by giving due credit for this headline, which is not original to me. I lifted it from the 1983 song by reggae star, Peter Tosh, in the album titled Mama Africa. The song is Glass House, and it goes thus: “If you live in a glasshouse Don’t throw...
Niger State, in recent years, like every other part of the country, has been having its own share of insecurity problems, mostly by armed bandits who have held the state, particularly Niger East hostage; maiming, kidnapping and rendering innocent citizens homeless, while also destroying their means of livelihoods. This barbaric...
Let’s tell the story of Venezuela, because it bears striking similitude with that of Nigeria. Just like us, Venezuela is rich in oil, very rich. At a time, the county’s problem was not money, but how to spend it. Just like Nigeria. And quite like us again, the South American country...