Bawa, FFK, Shehu: Of slump, slum and somersault 

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By Festus Adedayo Last Thursday, when the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) reportedly slumped at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the story...

Tale of VAT, the lazy grasshopper and the ant

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By Festus Adedayo There is this ancient fable of the ant and grasshopper that best explains the Nigerian fiscal federalism duel. Rivers State governor, Nyesom...

Marwa: Birthday tribute to an enigma

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By Femi Babafemi The danger of writing a tribute to any high profile personality in Nigeria today is obvious: the writer runs the risk of...

Nigeria’s Cat and Mouse Fight With Amnesty International

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By Festus Adedayo "Where the cat is a kitten, the court is wretched… No man there would rest at night because of rodents, for we...

Commodore Olawunmi and the maladies this time

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By Festus Adedayo   An early morning inferno broke out in Circus Maximus, Rome on June 19, 64 A.D. It spread like bushfire through the ancient city....

Forensic Investigative Professionals of Nigeria: An Idea For Which Time Has Come

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By Prince Sixtus Opara In last month’s conclusion on the issue of giving legislative backing to Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria...

Buhari: How not to fail

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Festus Adedayo   President Muhammadu Buhari made one of the most down-to-earth statements of his presidency last Thursday, though by proxy. After meeting Nigerian security chiefs...

The ‘Royalty’ in Buhari, Tinubu’s UK Photo

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Festus Adedayo   There was this conversation between President Muhammadu Buhari and Al Jazeera television held in Quatar in March, 2016. That interview explains the imperialness, the Kabiyesi-ness in Buhari...

Abba Kyari: Who, what shot the Sheriff?

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Festus Adedayo   In the preface to my book entitled ‘Ayinla Omowura: Life and Times of an Apala Legend’ (2020), I equated stardom and zenith of social ladder...

Sunday Igboho and Allegory of Asantehene Golden Stool

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Festus Adedayo   Queen Mother Nana Yaa Asantewaa was just a mother and farmer who spiced her vocation with being an intellectual, politician, and human rights...

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