Olumide Iyanda

Sooting for life!…

By Olumide Iyanda  Email: oiyanda@gmail.com Twitter: @mightyng The drums were muted and there were no dancing fans as Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan defeated Warri Wolves 2-0 in their last home match of the season at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, on Wednesday, October 16. The victory was too little, too late, as the […]

Come, let’s talk together

Buzz, Olumide Iyanda, Email: oiyanda@gmail.com, Twitter: @mightyng, SMS: 08053069129 With an unenviable record of few policies and programmes for the greater good of Nigerians, you have to forgive those who see any gesture from the Federal Government as a Greek gift. That perhaps explains the reaction in some quarters to the proposed national conference announced by President Goodluck Jonathan […]

Jonathan’s unpopular wars

By Olumide Iyanda You have to give it to former President Olusegun Obasanjo; the old soldier knows how to choose his battles wisely. One of the biggest tricks he pulled on Nigerians was making people think his moves against ex-Governors Dieprieye Alamieyeseigha (Alams), Joshua Dariye and Ayo Fayose of Bayelsa, Plateau and Ekiti respectively were crusades […]

Theatre of the absurd

Olumide Iyanda When the Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke, said in May 2012, that “in the Nigeria of today, we can no longer manage the theatre so we are looking for international investment partners”, many who are used to how the art sector fared in the past feared something ominous […]