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Author: Ajiroba Yemi Kotun

Bubbles Burst

Monday, March 28, 2016
ldquo;But all bubbles have a way of bursting in the end. rdquo; ndash; Barry Gibb Did you know that like the dawn rsquo;s loud chorus that seem to presage a bright hot summer rsquo;s day (continued from The Payback-Coup of 01/02/16 by this writer), Lieutenant-Colonel Yakubu Gowon (b. ...

The Payback-Coup

Monday, February 1, 2016
ldquo;If you prick us do we not bleed? ...And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? rdquo; ndash; William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Did you know that on 29th July, 1966, in a famed ldquo;return match rdquo;, otherwise known as the ldquo;July Rematch rdquo;, the ldquo;July Replay rdq ...

Dogs Eat Dogs

Friday, December 4, 2015
First Posted 1st October, 2015 And Updated 4th December, 2015. ldquo;It rsquo;s not the size of the dog in the fight; it rsquo;s the size of the fight in the dog. rdquo; ndash; Mark Twain (1835-1910) Did you know that after killing the Prime minister of Nigeria (1960-1966), The Ri ...

Dogs Eat Dogs

Thursday, October 1, 2015
ldquo;It rsquo;s not the size of the dog in the fight; it rsquo;s the size of the fight in the dog. rdquo; ndash; Mark Twain (1835-1910) Did you know that after killing the Prime minister of Nigeria (1960-1966), The Right Honourable Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, KBE (1912-1966), and Fin ...

Caught Napping

Saturday, August 15, 2015
ldquo;Autumn has caught us in our summer wear hellip; rdquo; - Philip Larkin (1922-1985) Did you know that to try to stop the fighting and violence which had taken complete control of the whole of Western Nigeria in general and ldquo;the non-Oyo speaking areas of Egba, Ijebu and Ondo provinces ...

Brewing Crisis

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
ldquo;There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. rdquo; - Henry Kissinger Did you know that for those who were any closer to deciphering the code back then in the mid-sixties, Nigeria rsquo;s disturbing security report had set the alarm bells ringing earlier than ...

No Level Playing Field

Sunday, May 31, 2015
ldquo;I rsquo;m motivated by creating a level playing field for the world so that the weak have a chance. rdquo; ndash; Iqbal Quadir Did you know that like most of their contemporaries on the African continent, Nigerians grew up in a vastly different world? They genuinely believed that the most ...

The Titans' War

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great (356 BC-323 BC) Did you know that it was the personality clash between the first Premier of Western Nigeria (1954-1960), official Parliamentary Leader of the O ...

OBASANJO STIRS UP THE BEES

Friday, December 19, 2014
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Did you know that Before It Is Too Late, former President Olusegun Obasanjo's controversial and provocative open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan last December was meant to redouble or heighten the be ...

IKIMI’S FLIGHT OF FANCY

Friday, October 24, 2014
It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Do you know that the French word exposé, first used in 1803 from past participle of exposer, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, perhaps America s best dictionary, and meaning to r ...

IKIMI’S FLIGHT OF FANCY

Friday, October 10, 2014
It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Do you know that the French word exposé, first used in 1803 from past participle of exposer, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and meaning to reveal (something hidden, dis ...

BAPTISM OF FIRE

Monday, September 8, 2014
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. - Confucius (551-479 B.C.) Did you know that the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello (1910-1966) campaigned for the first time in the history of Northern Nigeria during the 1959 elections, to counter the Action Group s vigorous campai ...

JONATHAN’S CAT’S PAWS

Friday, August 1, 2014
'Let only the good come from you and the evil from others.' - Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658) Do you know that the rising crescendo of ethnic tensions and the employment of religious justification for Boko Haram's acts of terror, which has for some time now bogged down Africa's most populous ...
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