Category: Festus Adedayo

Oyedepo, CAN and the Islamisation Agenda of CAMA 2020

Oyedepo, CAN and the Islamisation agenda of CAMA 2020 By: Festus Adedayo As August 27 anniversary of the 35 years that wily military General, Ibrahim Babangida, gunned himself into office draws near, his baptism with a national uproar on account...

/ August 23, 2020

Tai Solarin, Mailafia, Lai Mohammed at a Reverie with George Orwell

Tai Solarin, Mailafia, Lai Mohammed at a reverie with George Orwell By: Festus Adedayo Any student of autocratic rule will tell you that free speech is always the first casualty of a budding despotism. So, watching the viral video of...

/ August 16, 2020

Why the Colour of #RevolutionNow was not Arab Spring-red

Why the Colour of #RevolutionNow was not Arab Spring-red By: Festus Adedayo They all happened almost simultaneously, as if in a choreography. On February 9, 2011, a huge crowd of protesters had gathered at the Tahir Square in Cairo, Egypt....

/ August 10, 2020

The Sanctimony of Nigerian Army against Rawlings, Nzeogwu’s Ghosts

The sanctimony of Nigerian Army against Rawlings, Nzeogwu’s ghosts By: Festus Adedayo The symbolism of blood in Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings’ name must have terribly scared the Nigerian Army. So also the “baboon drenched in blood” picture of the...

/ August 2, 2020

Can Buhari Separate Two Chickens in a Fight?

Can Buhari separate two chickens in a fight? By: Festus Adedayo Hassan Ayariga, founder of the All People’s Congress (APC) of Ghana, in a recent viral video, publicly reminded Nigerians that their country had become a butt of jokes in...

/ July 26, 2020

Akpabio/Nunieh: Of Sex and Sleaze in High Places

Akpabio/Nunieh: Of sex and sleaze in high places By: Festus Adedayo Watchers of the flick of lurid but disgusting theatre in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) starring Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio and erstwhile Managing Director of the...

/ July 19, 2020

Magu, Maggots and Maga Dogs

Magu, Maggots and Maga Dogs By: Festus Adedayo Again, the system felled Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last week. It had always done that. Olusegun Obasanjo, the maiden president at inception of Nigeria’s...

/ July 12, 2020

The Hushpuppi, Woodberry Jibiti Generation

The Hushpuppi, Woodberry Jibiti Generation By: Festus Adedayo Until their arrest and extradition last week by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United States, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, also known as Ray Hushpuppi and his accomplice in cyber-heist, Olalekan Jacob...

/ July 5, 2020

APC as One Big Forest of Lion, Hyena and Cobra

APC as One Big Forest of Lion, Hyena and Cobra By: FESTUS ADEDAYO Professor of Linguistics and President, Academy of Letters, Francis Egbokhare of the University of Ibadan, on an Ibadan, Oyo State, radio programme where we both appeared yesterday,...

/ June 28, 2020

Edo: Of Oshiomhole and Saraki’s snail, naked masquerade allegories

Edo: Of Oshiomhole and Saraki’s snail, naked masquerade allegories By: Festus Adedayo Court-suspended All Progressives Party (APC) Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, a few days before his court ouster, subtly flexed his power muscles and demonstrated a commendable grasp of African proverbs...

/ June 21, 2020