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El-Rufai, June 12 and Abacha woken from the dead

Festus Adedayo Yesterday, General Sani Abacha clocked 28 years in the grave. Abacha’s sudden expiration at the thick of his maximal and maniacal rule reminds...

Emir Sanusi and the Battle of Kwatarkwashi

Festus Adedayo The duo of Abba Yusuf, governor of Kano State, and the Nigerian presidency stand the risk of plunging Kano back into the year...

Hunger: Northern Nigeria takes its mother to the sky

Festus Adedayo Late Afrobeat superstar, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, in his early musical ensemble days as Africa ‘70, recalibrated a folklore that told the story of food...

Ibadan blast, Abuja kidnaps and calamities

Festus Adedayo Big calamities seldom knock before opening the door. Calamities’ sneaky essence is articulated in one song by grand old Odolaye Aremu, Ilorin, Kwara...

Ogboni cult in Beta Edu and T.B. Joshua

Festus Adedayo The “Edan” is a Yoruba Ogboni cult insignia, an emblem of membership in the Ogboni society. It is a cylindrical duality of male...

Akwa Ibom’s N32 billion Yamoussoukro Basilica

Festus Adedayo One single thread links Umo Eno, self-styled pastor governor of Akwa Ibom State, his predecessor, Emmanuel Udom and Felix Houphouet-Boigny. It is the...

Lasisi Olagunju: Abobaku, japa and Tinubu ‘haters’

By Lasisi Olagunju “We sit here stranded, though we’re all doin’ our best to deny it.” I do not know under what condition Bob Dylan...

Lasisi Olagunju: Gaza or Jerusalem – where should Nigerians be found?

If history were a child, the Yoruba would insist on calling it an Abiku. History keeps climbing the chimney and, in Wole Soyinka’s voice,...

Tinubu’s certificate, open society and its enemies

Festus Adedayo Who is the man who today sits atop the presidency of Nigeria? What is his name? Who are his parents? Who are his...

The Mohbad in Nigeria at 63

Festus Adedayo Humour and laughter often serve as a powerful tool in driving home words that may otherwise be difficult to communicate. An example is...

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