OPINION: When The World Becomes Too Much With Stingy Men!

By Isaac Asabor When my 17-year old son, Daniel, cursorily read the speech delivered by the Chairman of an event I covered as a Reporter in Ikorodu on December 13, 2020, he was unarguably perplexed over the achievements recorded by the Club in the year as conveyed by the speech. For the sake of clarity, it suffices in this context to say that the event revolved around the official presentation of Lion (Comm) Adefunke Oluranti Esan as the 17th President of Ikorodu Metropolitan Lions Club, and the installations of other…

OPINION: Is Human Live Still Sacrosanct Or Not?

By Isaac Asabor Without resorting to demeaning the value of human life, it is expedient to ask right away in this context that the question on whether “human life is still sacrosanct or not” has been on the lips of many people who on their own value human life.  Yes, it is a fundamental moral question that needs to be answered by all. Let’s look at the life of Mr. X who nearly died of frustration and suffering before he managed to finish his primary education. His parents seemingly begged…

OPINION: Is Museveni Afraid Of Social Media Platforms Or Bobi Wine?

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that there is so much happening in Uganda at the moment that I decided to poke my nose into its affairs. Journalists call this Afghanistanism. So, to Uganda we go to find out if President Yoweri Museveni is afraid of the social media platforms or afraid of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu who is known by his stage name as Bobi Wine, his major opponent in the just concluded presidential election. To answer the foregoing question, which is invariably the headline of this…

OPINION: Seeing Resignation Over Allegation Of Failures Or Corruption As A Moral Act

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that the resignation of Prime Minister Juri Ratas of European Union member, Estonia, did not in any way jolt political observers as leaders in his ilk have in the past taken similar action as a way of safeguarding their integrity.  As widely reported in the media on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Ratas resigned after an inquiry into a property development project in the capital. As gathered, Ratas informed President Kersti Kaljulaid of his resignation, and has denied any knowledge of wrongdoing,…

OPINION: Cluelessness and the Misunderstanding of Leadership Vision

By Jerome-Mario Utomi Nigeria is afflicted with perennial ‘leadership haemorrhage.  This particular fact  among other signs in recent years, was brought to fore in the last couple of month’s protests by Nigerians against bad governance and demand for change in the country.From commentaries within this period, it was obvious that many Nigerians believe that the nation’s leadership crisis was aggregated by successive deficiency in leadership vision and in some cases made worse by public official’s  understanding and interpretation of problems with clarity but lacking in political will to see or…

VIEWPOINT: Is Education really a Scam?: Who said it and to Whom?

By Richardson Ogwezzy I begin to see Nigeria as a country where people say all manner of things that may affect people, sometimes, in a very damaging way. Is it because everyone has freedom of expression?  A case in point in our country  where overwhelming number of our youths are saying that education is a scam. This evil saying is growing a greater momentum in the country. There is a biblical saying, that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. This is exactly what many of our…

OPINION: COVID-19, Not Auspicious Time To Dance Away Our Sorrow

By Isaac Asabor The rate at which some careless Nigerians are partying or rather dancing their collective sorrow away amidst the raging COVID-19 pandemic is making other Nigerians who on their own have been obeying all extant protective measures put in place by the governments to prevent its transmission to be worried by each passing day. Not only that, the irresponsible actions of the violators have been raising the salient question of whether it is healthy or suicidal for people to be dancing away their sorrow to the detriment of…

OPINION: Kaduna State Government And Aisha Yakubu

By Isaac Asabor The question, “Where Are The Prophets?” which a Nigerian reggae musician, Peterside Ottong, asked in his music album in 1989 seems to be reverberating once again after Governor Nasir El-Rufai led government in Kaduna State demolished Asher Kings and Queens Restaurant and Lounge, owned by Aisha Yakubu, and located at Sabon Tasha, in Kaduna, on December 31, 2020 days after “Kaduna Sex Party” poster appeared in public. Since the demolition, commendations and condemnations have continued to trail the demolition of the Restaurant and Lounge while the owner…

OPINION: Paternity Test: Beyond The Razzmatazz!

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that since the paternity saga that revolves around the Managing Director of First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB), Mr. Adam Nuru, started trending on social media space that Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA), which is the chemical name for the molecule that carries genetic instructions in all living things, majorly to determine the paternity of a child, has equally been trending on the social media, particularly from hilarious perspective.  It has become a source of inspiration to comedians, sort of. One of the…

OPINION: Trump’s Unsportsmanlike Conduct As A Reminiscence Of The Metaphoric Masquerade

By Isaac Asabor If there an African proverb that best describes the unsportsmanlike conducts of the incumbent President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, since he was defeated by President-elect Joe Biden, it is unarguably the one that says “A performing masquerade that tries to extend his allotted time while trying to impress his audience may expose his anus.” The phrase “…expose his anus” in this proverb simply means being put to shame, reproach and trouble. Many leaders, particularly in African countries, were at different times in the…