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Author: Remi Oyeyemi

Louis Xvi Of France And Yusuf Buhari

Thursday, December 28, 2017
When at 10.22am on January 21, 1793, King Louis XVI of France was executed at Place de la R eacute;volution ( Revolution Square , formerly Place Louis XV, and renamed Place de la Concorde in 1795) it called to question the humaneness of our humanity. Born as Louis-Auguste and referred to as ...

The Paradox Of Untutored Teachers And A Certificateless President.

Friday, November 10, 2017
I have been following the public reactions to the disclosure of mass failure by the school teachers in Kaduna State. I have watched with incredulity the usual vacuous righteous indignation of hypocrites on our public pedestal. I have been trying to ignore the whole seemingly ridiculous scenario ...

Osun State: Time To Rupture The Vultures

Monday, July 24, 2017
quot;You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. quot; - Abraham Lincoln. There is no longer any doubt about the fact that the last Seven years in Osun State under Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola have been th ...

NIGERIA: What And How To Restructure

Sunday, July 2, 2017
The issue of restructuring this unfortunate country called Nigeria is once again on the front burner. Restructuring remains one of the promises made by the APC and President Mohammadu Buhari that they have refused to fulfill. In fact, at all levels of the APC as an administration and political party ...

A Celebration Of Tyranny, Nepotism And Corruption.

Monday, May 29, 2017
Timeline: 2335 hours, May 28, 2017, City of Ogden, State of Utah, USA. Ensconced in the comfortable cranny of this hotel, Nigeria is on my mind. In about 24 hours from now, President Mohammadu Buhari would have spent exactly 730 days in office. Yes, two solid years of anomie. As ...

The Mistake Of 2015

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
It was sir Ahmad Bello, the late Sardauna of Sokoto who called the attention of Nigerians to what he called quot;The mistake of 1914. quot; Indeed, what Sir Bello called quot;The mistake of 1914, quot; actually had its roots in the fertile mind of Flora Shaw, Lord Lugard rsquo;s fiancee ...

The Nexus Between Socio-Economic Woes And Cultural Degeneration

Monday, May 1, 2017
The recent disrespect of Oonirisa, Oluaye, the Ooni of Ife, Kabiyesi Eniitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, by the Eleko of Eko, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has once again reopened the challenges the Yoruba Nation faces as it saunters around in search of a compass to get out of its present political, social and economi ...

Magu’s EFCC, Loot Discovery And Deceit

Friday, April 14, 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) led by Mr. Ibrahim Magu is engaged in a game. And it is a game of deceit. It is a game of duplicity. It is a game of treachery against the people of Nigeria. It is a game that would eventually have high costs for his masters. It is a game that w ...

The Fall And “Rise” Of Saraki

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
A number of weeks ago, I had posted a very brief analysis of the on-going struggle for power within the Nigeria rsquo;s rapacious political elite on my Facebook page. In the brief but cold analysis, I had put aside my dislike for Senator Bukola Saraki and noted that from information this writer i ...

The Tragedy of Nigeria And Lord Denning’s Analogy

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Mr. Peter Ajayi, the man who as the Managing Director employed me into the stable of the Sketch Newspapers in 1988 was the one who introduced me to the seminal brilliance of Alfred Thompson Denning. Mr. Ajayi had summoned me into his office sometime in March 1989 to call my attention to a couple of ...

And ….The Man Died!

Monday, January 2, 2017
ldquo;The man dies in him who keeps silent in the face of tyranny rdquo; - Wole Soyinka And hellip;. the man died From Lagos Island to Lake Chad; Calabar to Sokoto, Ilaje Ese-Odo to Yola and Port-Harcourt via Abuja to Kano, tyranny has surged in the land called Nigeria. It has been a w ...

War Against Corruption: The Buhari Scandals

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
It is evidently unfortunate that certain sections of the media ndash; print, social, broadcast ndash; have been collaborative in fostering media trials of those accused of corruption rather than following through to ensure trials and conviction of those who looted our commonwealth. It is like s ...

2019: Bola Tinubu’s Survival Battles

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
My father had a common saying, ldquo; Ograve;de l 39; oacute; nd aacute; omo egrave; l 39;ab ograve;. rdquo; I am actually at a loss on how to appropriately translate this aphorism without making it losing its substantive meaning. But my best shot is as follows: ldquo;An incorrigible child w ...
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