Sonala Olumhense

Sonala Olumhense is a regular writer on SaharaReporters.com

Someday, Namadi Sambo, at his appointed time just like everyone else, will die.  Mr. Sambo is the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the country’s second most powerful job...
President Goodluck Jonathan slipped out of town last week, smart man.   With Abuja increasingly hotter over the Stella Oduah corruption allegations, his spokesman issued a statement...
If you are a student and you are sitting in front of your father’s television set in the dark instead of being in front of a lecturer getting a degree, you are a fool.  
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on all of Nigeria’s public officials to give half of their salary for one year towards...
Do you know what WIIFME is?  Let me unveil its colours. Case in Point 1: A friend of mine, a senior official of an American university, obtained a considerable grant for education in Africa....
Last Sunday, I was one of the Nigerian “professionals” in the United States who answered an invitation to lunch with President Goodluck Jonathan in New York. 
The following story, about Nigeria’s anti-corruption hoax, is principally for the record.  It involves a well-defined set of four relatives of the issue: Nuhu Ribadu, the pioneer chairman...
Last week, nine Nigeria Ministers were fired, victims of the power struggle within and around the governing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
As I prepared last week’s column in which I reflected on whether Nigeria will survive 2015, little did I know that before its publication, the Profoundly Decadent Party would unravel. ...
This question was first provoked by a United States security analysis in 2009 which said, in effect, “No!”.
First, I congratulate Blessing Okagbare, who won Nigeria’s two medals at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow.  They were our first since she was a baby. 
As Time marches on, it becomes clearer just how tragic the presidency of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo really was.  In a speech last week, he dismissed Nigerian leaders who were not good enough....