Commentary

The corruption trial of erstwhile Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode...

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I couldn’t help it. As soon as the new figures conjured by Dr Okonjo-Iweala out of Nigeria’s “rebased” Gross Domestic Product exercise came out, I shouted abracadabra! Then I...
Last June at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, the Nigerian government launched its Presidential Mid-term Report to celebrate its achievements since 2011. 
This piece is not a response to the “North’s” position on the National Conference. I believe every individual or group has the right to respond to the conference as they deem...
What do Okey Ndibe, Pius Adesanmi, Peregrino Brimah and Omoyele Sowore have in common? They are all children of teachers.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The answer to this age-old conundrum had baffled scientists and riddle lovers for centuries. The challenge has always come from the fact that a chicken can...
No, I didn’t mean to tease you, dear reader. I didn’t want to leave the impression that Nigeria has magically realized its dream for regular, uninterrupted (electric) power. That...

Perceptor Blog

“By doubting we come to question, and by questioning, we perceive the truth.” (Peter Abelard, 1079-1142)
“By doubting we come to question, and by questioning, we perceive the truth.” (Peter Abelard, 1079-1142)
“By doubting we come to question, and by questioning, we perceive the truth.” (Peter Abelard, 1079-1142)
These days Perceptor hardly has any questions at all.  It isn’t so much (ahem,) that Perceptor knows everything … (surely not, you cry!)
“By doubting we come to question, and by questioning, we perceive the truth.” (Peter Abelard, 1079-1142)

Articles

The lesson to be drawn from the Nyanya tragedy is that there is a gross error of judgment in Nigeria about the true nature of Boko Haram insurgency. Boko Haram is simply a terrorist organization and...
The corruption trial of erstwhile Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode at a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos failed to hold on Wednesday as anticipated, following the absence of the prosecuting...
I was invited to join a team to brainstorm on the security situation in Nigeria early last year when Boko Haram had made its most dangerous advances, occupying most of Borno state, and daring to...
Whenever Boko Haram cooks human beings, you will see flame. Nyanya went up in flame. Jonathan wore sad face at the scene. Jonathan went to Kano the following day for a political gig. While mourners...
Fellow Nigerians,what you are about to read is a short narrative and feature story on a palm tree.If you have any thing against a palm wine,broom sticks or even a shield please don't read any...

Blog Entries

Nigeria is a bundle of contradictions - a fertile ground for eternal belief in democracy, where all hopes for democractic progress go to die. It has even been said in "respectable" quarters...
Happy Birthday Prof. Wole Soyinka: In celebration of your wit and literary mischief, I am hereby reproducing, what I personally regard as your best poem, "Telephone conversation". I read...
Donald Duke - a former state governor in Nigeria used to intrigue me. Intrigue in the context that I know so little of him not having visited Cross Rivers, or in fact anywhere in the East beyond...
A basic Aikido philosophy states that the strength  is not in muscular force, but in flexibility, timing, control and modesty, its humanitarian purpose is to purify one’s aggressive...
History demands that we record dates when life on the planet suffer grave setbacks, and I’m still struggling to recover the day the holy trinity of dignity, pride and honour fell off the...