Sonala Olumhense

Buhari: Facing the Mountain

Written by Sonala Olumhense

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari is awash in a flood of suggestions from the important and the not so important people among us. Each person is offering him views on what he should do and how he should do it for the full flowering of the critical changes we believe he is in the best position to bring about at this point in our national history.

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Buhari: How to Empty Aggressive Into Progressive

Written by Sonala Olumhense

In a highly-advertised public relations gimmick on July 14, 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan announced what he called a “comprehensive” four-year audit of the federal government’s finances since 2007.

That base year was the year he and Umaru Yar’Adua, who at their inauguration had labelled themselves “children of independence”, took power.

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Again, On Re-looting Sani Abacha

Written by Sonala Olumhense

In June of 2014, Nigeria received another slice of the famous loot of former leader General Sani Abacha.

The $227 million piece of the pie came from Liechtenstein.  The government knew what would follow: that Nigerians would question how the money would be spent.

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Mixed Metaphors: The Brain-Dead Edition

Written by Sonala Olumhense

There is a time to fight, just as there is a time to walk away.  For me, the time is right for the former Cup of Nations winner to walk away.  Actually, the walking away is a little late, but if Keshi made that move now, he will still be able to win a few championships in the hearts of his admirers.

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Professor Deceiving People

Written by Sonala Olumhense

Two weeks ago, I received from a Nigerian who identified himself as Professor EJC Nwana, a letter in which he told me he was “thoroughly worried that your hatred of President Jonathan has been elevated to a dangerous level.

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