MY PATH and Michael Awe’s crossed after I was appointed editor of The Punch newspaper in 1992. He was one of the brilliant chaps I head-hunted from other newspaper houses with the sole aim of turning around The PUNCH newspaper and positioning it as the flagship of the Nigerian media.Continue Reading

THE GAFFE from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is getting too much to a level the French would call maladroit. The first was his thoughtless remark about the voters’ card expiry dates. As reported by The Guardian, ““In case they do not announceContinue Reading

I’M STILL searching for explanation on the data that produced Nigeria as the happiest country in the world when I read the report that recently defeated Osun State Governor, Alhaji Isiaka Oyetola after studying the gubernatorial polls with the elders of his party has decided to confront the victor, SenatorContinue Reading

TO LEAD by example is to train generations of followers. This is the way to capture the recent surgery the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo had at the Duchess International Hospital. Though it would have been preferable if the Vice President had had the procedure done at a government hospitalContinue Reading

WE HAVE always state that strong institutions are the only panacea to good governance. Be it military, police, civil organisations, service providers, et al. Without strong institutions, the society will continue to flounder, wobble and fumble. There are basic institutions that must never be compromised. The first is the abilityContinue Reading

HATE HIM or like him, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a man that has empowered a lot of people and also must have stepped on lots of toes. He has achieved a lot in his lifetime. Some of these achievements would take some people three life times to achieve halfContinue Reading

ONE THING that nobody can argue about is that Nigeria’s ethos, norms and values have been eroded over the decades. It has never been this bad! In 1994 when the Muhammadu Buhari and Tunde Idiagbon led military administration introduced the War Against Indiscipline, WAI, Nigeria was not this bad. WhatContinue Reading

EKITI GUBERNATORIAL Election of last Saturday brought into the fore once again, the ills associated with politics in Nigeria. Young boys were seen displaying, with pride, money paid for their votes. Violence was the order of the day. Louts made away with ballot boxes, in at least two units. EconomicContinue Reading

Yesterday was Father’s Day and I want to use the opportunity to speak as a father to the generality of children, the world over. The period of your youth should not be wasted. Make full use of it as you are developing in other not to have any regrets inContinue Reading

THE STEPPING have changed, with each era comes a different stepping. As the stepping changes so also the lyrics, the slogans and the slangs change with it. This yo era youths have thrown caution to the wind. They sag, they corrupt the lyrics, they murder sleep and sleep in daytime.Continue Reading