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Dr Ochayi Ekoja is a public commentator passionate about the Nigerian Project-a prosperous nation aptly described in biblical adage ' a land flowing with milk and honey' whose common wealth will in reality be accessible to the common man.He desires to see a new Nigeria that the entire black race worldover will be proud of.

A MEMO FROM A CONCERNED BUHARIST: When Buhari Becomes President

  NB: This piece was written some weeks to the general election and might appear prophetic. ‘When Buhari becomes president’ is an expression many Buharists wish should become a reality and it is barely four weeks from the landmark election. Surprisingly the original date for the presidential election also coincides with Lovers’ day February 14 […]

Muhammadu Buhari lied under oath

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Muhammadu Buhari lied under oath

By Femi Aribisala THESE are interesting times. Muhammadu Buhari, the APC presidential candidate whose only policy plank is that he will fight against corruption without wavering, is not as straight-forward as he would have Nigerians believe. Buhari lied under oath. He perjured himself claiming his school-leaving certificate is with the military. This has now been […]

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TINUBU DECIDES: BUHARI WINS APC TICKET

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  ‘The winner is General Muhammadu Buhari’, these were the words of APC Presidential Electoral Chairman Dr Kayode Fayemi at exactly 6:00pm on 11th December 2014 at the end of votes counting. This is no longer news. This was an announcement I waited patiently to hear though the final result defied my prediction of Atiku’s […]

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NB:This article is not to portray the writer as a Buharist or Atikumaniac but it is an attempt to predict the winner of the APC ticket All is now set for the much awaited APC national convention holding at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, where the presidential flag bearer of the APC will emerge. There […]

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SOYINKA GOOFED(2): A LETTER TO PROF

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SOYINKA GOOFED(2): A LETTER TO PROF

Opinion Nigeria Headquarters, Abuja, Nigeria. 21st November, 2014.           Dear Prof,                                         THE BENEFITS OF INTERNET Sir, I write in response to your widely publicized speech at the 3rd Zik Annual Lecture some days ago. I must apologise first and foremost for the late arrival of this letter because I opted […]

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‘WHO’ IS THIS LEADERSHIP NIGERIA NEEDS ?

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  The choice of words in the above heading is deliberate. ‘What’ is the more appropriate word but I have decided to use ‘who’ figuratively to personify this elusive mystic leader called leadership. I was provoked to write this piece because of comments from Nigerians especially members of the political class namely: The Chairperson of […]

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Professor Wole Soyinka Goofed. (Part 1)

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  “ The heavy reliance on Internet for academic activities would soon witness the end of books as instrument for mind development and potential building” QUESTION: Who made this statement?  A. Prof Soyinka B. Salisu Buhari C. Bode George It is almost certain to most readers that the answer should be either B or C. […]

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PANACEA FOR CURBING KIDNAPPING AND CRIME

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It is now far too common in Nigeria to hear of bombing, gunmen on rampage, kidnapping or one form of terrorism here or there that it is no longer news. On a daily basis able bodied Nigerian men and women are hacked down by these heartless, lawless anti-state elements called terrorists who do the same […]

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ROGUE BANKS

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ROGUE BANKS

Many banks customers in Nigeria will agree with me that we are being robbed of our meager money by these so-called commercial banks which I prefer to call robber banks. Recently the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced that it had recovered about 6 billion Naira as illegal charges from banks in 2012. If we […]

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PART 2: ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF CORRUPTION, OIL BARONS AT OUR JUGULAR

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The birth of oil in Nigeria that began with the first oil drill in Oloibiri(now in Bayelsa state) has turned this country into a laughing stock rather than a blessing. The crude oil discovery which was hailed as another addition to Nigeria’s catalogue of national resources, making us pride ourselves as one of the most […]

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