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FRANK TALK: Emefiele, my aboki

By Steve Nwosu For some inexplicable reason, every time I hear the name Emefiele, my treacherous mind immediately begins to scroll back this photo (below). Somebody told me it was taken several moons ago, when Central Bank Governor…

FRANK TALK: VAT? Osun is coming!

By Steve Nwosu There are many reasons why I'll not be forgetting Governor Gboyega Oyetola's Osun State in a hurry. And it is not just because His Excellency invited me for the state's 30th anniversary colloquium. Nor that Yours…

Like Nero, like Buhari the medical tourist

By Rose MOSES President Muhammadu Buhari can be likened to teenage Emperor Nero who, according to a Roman legend, set the city of Rome ablaze and stood aside to watch and play his fiddle while the great city burned. Or how else would…

FRANK TALK: Neither Abba nor Abbas

By Steve Nwosu  A friend of mine, with a very criminal sense of humour, told me last week that it's because embattled super cop Kyari has a very low criminal rating, that he was simply named "ABBA". This contrast sharply with his 'boy',…

All this Twitter twaddle

A few years ago, when we still had the liberty to think, and freely express our thoughts in Nigeria, I would have sworn that the tweet at the centre of the ongoing face-off between the Nigerian government and Twitter, the American social…

At the mercy of the local airlines (1)

Dateline Enugu. Akanu Ibiam International Airport. April 11, 2021. The flight was supposed to be for around 4:55 pm on that fateful Sunday. And my friends were checked in around 4:00 pm. One of them had even left for the airport at a…