Sonala Olumhense

Sonala Olumhense is a regular writer on SaharaReporters.com

Let me see if I understood the events of last week. On Monday, two weeks after a supposed Boko Haram jailbreak in Abuja in which over 20 persons were killed, its militants arrived in Nyanya, on the...
Last June at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, the Nigerian government launched its Presidential Mid-term Report to celebrate its achievements since 2011. 
Imagine a world in which, one morning, the United States and the United Kingdom announced a visa and travel ban on…let’s say 1000 members of Nigeria’s political class and their...
Corruption in Nigeria, says Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, is grossly over-exaggerated. 
What is the most infuriating thing about the death of many young Nigerians in the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) jobs scam? Not the incompetence.  Not the ripping of N1000 from the grasp of...
President Goodluck Jonathan last week finally got some traction on the Second Niger Bridge (SNB) project. It was one of the key elements he felt he needed to win the Igbo vote in the 2007 and 2011...
I wish to congratulate the government of the United States, which last week announced the freezing of an additional $458 million in Sani Abacha loot, Nigeria’s assets appropriated during his...
I thank you for acknowledging my article published last week.  I trouble you with this follow-up only because of the dangerous debris left behind by your Special Adviser, Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu.
I have often disagreed with your work in the government.  There are two principal reasons for this.  The first is that you serve as the arrowhead of a change scheme known as President...
University of Ibadan alumnus Ibukun Babarinde did the institution and Nigeria a remarkable favour last week.  Shocked at what he found of Mellanby Hall’s toilet facilities, he pulled out a...
As a writer who has questioned the heart of the All Progressives Congress (APC), I am pleased to notice that it is clarifying its mission and character.  On December 1, 2013, I asked the...
President Goodluck Jonathan was in Yola last Tuesday to commission the Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School.   Before the visit was over, new presidential controversies were ignited....