Category: Festus Adedayo

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

Pulling down Christopher Columbus’ Buhari statues

Pulling down Christopher Columbus’ Buhari statues By: Festus Adedayo You may not like their reckless consumption of drugs, the airs they put on as “stars” and the pumped-up peacock ego sometimes exhibited by them at their apogee of stardom. The...

/ June 14, 2020

Majek Fashek and the Curse of Drug Addiction

Majek Fashek and the curse of drug addiction and Other Matters By: Festus Adedayo The death of Nigerian singer-songwriter, guitarist and reggae music lord, Majek Fashek, in New York, America, last week threw Nigerians into a nostalgic mood. It brought...

/ June 7, 2020

Why Trump may throw AfDB Adesina inside the Bandama River

Why Trump may throw AfDB Adesina inside the Bandama River By: Festus Adedayo Occasionally, some occurrences on the African continent remind us of how vulnerable we are. Or, put in the lingo of neocolonialism advocates, how tied to the apron...

/ May 31, 2020