Nigeria, the supposed ‘Giant of Africa’ has been in the news lately for the wrong reasons. The never ending Boko Haram insurgency which started since 2009, mind boggling corruption where billions of dollars is being frittered away by heartless public servants and their politician accomplices, all manner of internet scams…


In 1988 Donald Trump made speculations that he will be throwing his hat in the ring in the US presidential race. Nobody gave the ‘Real Estate’ mogul a chance as the then Vice-President George Bush Sr was the front liner by the opinion polls to succeed the legendary Ronald Reagan.


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was founded in 1978 as an educational trade union to act as a collective pressure group on behalf of all public universities. This was in the heady days of the 1970’s when trade unions had enormous powers and held governments to ransom. …


One of my lecturers in the Department of English at the University of Lagos where I did my undergraduate studies was Dr (Mrs) Yewande Ntekim-Rex.

When I read the news broke by Roy Mustang of the death of David Ntekim-Rex by armed robbers in the Jibowu area of Lagos. …


Diezani Alison-Madueke has scored firsts in several endeavours. In 2006, she became the first woman to be appointed a Director in The Shell Petroleum Development Company where the board appointed her as the External Relations Director after spending less than fifteen years in the Anglo-Dutch country. She went on to…


Senator Dino Melaye first came to national consciousness in 2007 when the then first female Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Patricia Olubunmi Etteh was impeached as Speaker for an alleged financial malfeasance. A group known as the Integrity Group was hurriedly formed to install Honourable Dimeji Saburi Bankole…


Airport Project Fancy: Misplaced priority by Tony Ademiluyi

Professor Chinua Achebe ended his twenty-one year fiction writing hiatus by writing the ‘Anthills of the Savannah’ which is one of the greatest literary oeuvres to emerge from Africa. It was a 1987 Booker prize shortlist. The antagonist, Ikem Osodi was the…


In 1883, Otto Von Bismarck who later became the Chancellor of Germany was up in arms against the Marxists who were gaining ground in the country on a daily basis. …


China has never hidden its desire to be the next conquerors of Africa. Africa is now the new beautiful bride among foreign investors and a second scramble for her but this time around different from the 1884–1885 scramble and partition of Africa is the new reality now.

All sectors are…


During the colonial era, the Nigerian police was decentralized. It was called the Native Police Authority and the recruits lived amongst the people. The former were well familiar with the areas that their policing operations covered and in most cases were indigenes of the areas they policed. They were very…

Tony Ademiluyi

I am a writer with a bias for politics and foreign affairs. I am a Manchester United Fan and love to swim and analyze the news.

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