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An election about emotions – Not reason

An election about emotions – Not reason

By Michael John It is easier to spot a pin in a haystack than to pick what the issues are in this upcoming election. There is more emotions than reason,…

The book Obasanjo may not write!

By Michael John Someone sent an interesting pun about Chief Obasanjo to my Facebook account. Obasanjo had always criticized every administration in Nigeria. Shagari was an unmitigated disaster. Buhari was…

The crucifixion of CAN!

The crucifixion of CAN!

By Michael John Guess who is under fire? The Christian Association of Nigeria! A man who claims to be a pastor and who goes by the name of  Kallamu Musa-Dikwa…

Jumbo hopes to run

By Michael John Jumbo, my veteran soldier pal, is not happy. That is not a cause for concern because Jumbo is not often happy – he is an angry man.…

The strange surprises in these election campaigns

The strange surprises in these election campaigns

  By Michael John This election is beginning to remind me of an argument in a palm wine bar in my village, when all the participants could be said to…

The season of the burning grass

The season of the burning grass

  By Michael John One still can’t get the picturesque description of the season of the burning grass in Cyprian Ekwensi’s masterpiece, “Burning Grass”, out of one’s mind.  In that bestseller…

You be thief …. You be aged

You be thief …. You be aged

  By Michael John In the days when men were men and women were married by the men who deserved them…. music used to make sense and formed a part…

Guess who is calling for change?

Guess who is calling for change?

  By Michael John Recently preachers and pastors have tended to be more of followers of John the Baptist, than of Jesus Christ. John the Baptist was the man of…

The lost hope of the common man

The lost hope of the common man

  By Michael John The Nigerian Chief Justice, Justice Mahmud Mohammed is a good man with a good heart. A rare combination in our country. But just what is needed…

The Primaries: Same old story

The Primaries: Same old story

  By Michael John The primary election of the political parties in Nigeria have come and are gone. It all looked like “Part Two” of a film we have watched…

Obasanjo and the righteous Senate

Obasanjo and the righteous Senate

By Michael John Soldier, statesman, farmer, spy… guess who I am talking about? I will give you five counts to get it right. One! Two! Three! Four! Going! Going! Going!…

Keshi and the fluttering Eagles

Keshi and the fluttering Eagles

By Michael John It was a must-win match for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and it was taking place at home. Coach Stephen Keshi told us before the match that…

On the Police and accidental discharges

On the Police and accidental discharges

By Michael John The Nigeria Police have finally confirmed what we already knew – there is often nothing accidental about accidental discharges. In other words, most accidental discharges are programmed…

The second coming of Stephen

The second coming of Stephen

By Michael John Stephen is back – not exactly like a bad coin, but like Nollywood coming up with part two of a tragic film. Kudos to him. Unlike the…

What is a level playing field?

What is a level playing field?

By Michael John Good news. I have just gotten my son off cartoons. It was quite a herculean habit to break. Whenever he got the remote control, he switched it…

America’s no weapon policy

America’s no weapon policy

By Michael John According to America’s ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle, United States would not sell arms to Nigeria because of human right abuses – particularly in the ongoing…

Between Malaria and Ebola

Between Malaria and Ebola

By Michael John Travelling out of the country has become a major concern to people suffering from malaria or if you prefer, high fever. Not because having malaria is a…

Adekunle’s place in history

Adekunle’s place in history

Michael John When the news broke that Benjamin Adekunle had “faded away” (remember that old soldier never die they just fade away), I sought the views of old soldier Jumbo…

A war without heroes

By Michael John According to Tom Joad, an American war chronicler, “Every War has its heroes, those who take risks to protect the values we cherish.” So…how come after years…

Dr Ameyo Adadevoh: A tribute

Dr Ameyo Adadevoh: A tribute

By Michael John Dr Ameyo Adadevoh, consultant physician and endocrinologist, rest in peace. You were right as you treated patient Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian American whose terrorism of Nigeria is…

The death of handshake!

By Michael John With total submission to God and profound regret; with gratitude to God for a life well spent we announce the untimely transition to glory of Handshake. May…

Impeachment: Much ado about chicken faming

By Michael John It has been said that the queen can do no wrong – she has no executive power and the office is merely ceremonial. In the same vein,…

Time called on Maigari

By Michael John In case you missed the news, Alhaji Aminu Maigari has been impeached as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation. That does not seem to favour the…

Using dollar to defraud nations (3)

Using dollar to defraud nations (3)

Forcing him out of the Garden of Eden ended his free lunch, man has always tried to live and consume off the labor of others. Since plundering is the only…

Using dollar to defraud nations (2)

Using dollar to defraud nations (2)

On the insistence of Rockefeller, President Ronald Reagan in August 1987 made Alan Greenspan the new Federal Reserve Chairman. With no time wasted on October 20, 1987 he manipulated the…

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