I told the story of Walga on this page eight years ago to mark the onset of the Obama Presidency in the United States but Sanusi Tanko Nguru demanded that I should retell the story today, given the impending inauguration of Donald J.
I could not find a more elegantly written but poorly timed tribute at the weekend than All Progressives Congress [APC] National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s congratulatory message to Ghana’s new President Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, on the occasion of their inauguration last Saturday.
Hello, 2017! You were the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
The historic Nigerian military operation that culminated in last Thursday’s capture of Boko Haram’s main military camp in Sambisa Forest, called Camp Zero, historically replicates the end of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers terrorist group in May 2009.
Watching live television pictures from the Syrian city of Aleppo in the past week, I could not help but marvel at the hypocrisy of Western diplomats, politicians and journalists as they struggle to put a spin on events, wriggle themselves out of all responsibility for the sordid events and attempt to pile up blame on others who were also victims in the worst civil war of modern times.
So many Nigerians were scoffing and sneering at his remarks that Minister of Youths and Sports Solomon Dalung was forced to recant them but I am not one of those critics.
More than was the case with President Goodluck Jonathan last year, all Africa was surprised when President Yahya Jammeh conceded to his opponent Adama Barrow in last week’s Gambian presidential election.