Sonala Olumhense

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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Awaiting Completion

Written by Sonala Olumhense

Let me begin by registering my deep approval of the energy of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to hunt down General Muhammadu Buhari’s academic credentials. Some Nigerians feel that this is malicious, that the chase avoids the issues involved in next week’s presidential election.

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Mixed Metaphors: It Is Injury Time

Written by Sonala Olumhense

I CONGRATULATE PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN for finally visiting Borno State, the heartland of the insurgency in Nigeria, last week.  His stop was Maiduguri, the state capital, where he guaranteed his personal security inside layers of soldiers and officials.

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Election 2015: No Fence To Sit On

Written by Sonala Olumhense

Four years ago, ahead of the 2011 election, I endorsed General Muhammadu Buhari for president of Nigeria in his face-to-face battle with Goodluck Jonathan.

I argued that in all of the years of the Peoples Democratic PartyÔÇÖs (PDP), its mission had been simply to provide for itself, and that Mr.

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