2019 election watch: defection update.  

I am sitting here, in a friend’s office, and somehow, my mind is on the elections that are going to be held next year, instead of what I came here to do, which is to see someone. While I wait for my host, I am going to ruminate on the latest round of defections and cross carpetings that are fast becoming a regular feature of our political landscape in the build-up to the 2019 general elections. Of course, it is no longer news that the Senate president has defected from…

The Problem With Lagos

Nigeria is a wonderfully diverse country. Many cities, many states, and, like all such spaces, many troubles and situations. Now, this is a tip-off, but the writers and correspondents here are on a mission to chronicle the country in a way that has probably never been done before, picking on states and cities, their strengths and pleasures, and of course, their troubles and erm, uncomfortable situations. So for this virtual tour, we will be kicking off with a city that is epic in all possible ways, the city of hustlers,…

Twitter goes up in Flames│ I Will Not Follow You Into The Gutter – Reno Omokri

I will not follow you into the gutter-fifietalkslive.com

Facebook is not the only platform with gob-smacking vicious netizens. Just two days ago, two of Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokespersons- Reno Omokri and Femi Fani-Kayode, were caught up in a Twitter war over Atiku’s comment concerning the Fulani herdsmen. After a little digging, one could easily discover that Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s comment was in response to FFK’s claim that, all Fulani are herdsmen. Everyone knows Atiku has been nursing a presidential agenda. This means, the last thing he needs right now is someone who’ll drag his name…

A love letter to President Buhari – Viola Okolie

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Dear President Buhari, I woke up this morning with a lot on my mind and just as I was about to pour my mind out on paper, my head said to me: “Viola, wakanda person are you? Are you alright? Are you tired of foraging for fuel like a hungry pack rat just emerging from the gutters? Is it that you don’t want to stay alive for a few more years at least, to be cursing Fashola anytime he flashes you light? Wakanda this? Taaaa!” So, I listened to my…

[FULL LETTER] Obasanjo Writes President Buhari

Obasanjo writes President Buhari-www.fifietalkslive.com

[FULL LETTER] Obasanjo Writes President Buhari THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT By President Olusegun Obasanjo ———————————————————————————————- Since we are still in the month of January, it is appropriate to wish all Nigerians Happy 2018. I am constrained to issue this special statement at this time considering the situation of the country. Some of you may be asking, “What has brought about this special occasion of Obasanjo issuing a Special Statement?” You will be right to ask such a question. But there is a Yoruba…

Keep Sounding the Drums of Clean Energy – Dumebi Akukwe

Clean Energy

The need for Clean energy is increasingly gaining consideration – in a country like Nigeria where its population is continually increasing and the pressure for a greater supply of energy is growing alongside, it has become necessary to explore new and better sources of energy. Considering that across the world the effects of climate change are evident; the strong heat waves, heavy rainfall and increased flooding, it is time to for the world to accelerate its transition from the Carbon based energy production to environmental-friendly and sustainable forms of energy.…

70 years Old Afikpo Grandma Paraded for Sex with Younger Bloke

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Asilovers, una don hear the latest happening in this obodo Nigeria? Did you guys hear of that 70 year old woman that was ‘caught’ having sex with a 30 year old man in her house and her ‘senseless’ granddaughter raised an alarm, informing the villagers. The woman and the man had not only been disgraced but also banished from the village too?? One of Ebonyi Daughters, a facebook celebrity Eby Amanda Pious-Urum lent her voice and declared her stand concerning the heinous act and as usual some pipus came their to…

Nigeria Analysis: Are we getting any better?

Hello again, dear reader. So I just got off the phone with a significantly older senior colleague, someone I like to think of as a mentor, though he violently resists this label, he prefers to refer to himself as a guide, his reason being that though he has walked the path I now tread, many years back, when he was in his prime, he is still walking the path now, albeit a slower, slightly different pace. And just as a tourist may point out a landmark to a guide, or…

AMVCA Best Actor Award Loading…

Another Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards is loading… And this time, there is just one category, one nomination, and one vote. Mine. So listen up. The award for best “Actor” in a comedy series goes to… *drumroll, for heightened anticipation* Hollup, hollup, before you go too far. This really is about the biggest comedy we have all been involved in so far, we don’t even know who the director is, or the producer, all we know are the parts we are acting, or being made to act. It is a…