Tag: Farooq Kperogi

Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 4, 2018

Today’s Noisemakers: Ayo Sogunro, Farooq Kperogi, Tope Oshin, others

Every day on the Nigerian Internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

Omoleye OmoruyiApril 11, 2018

Today’s Noisemakers: Farooq Kperogi, Kaduna government, Dipo Awojide, others

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 4, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Unravelling of the corruption in Buhari’s “anti-corruption” fight

by Farooq Kperogi The latest thunderbolt from the Head of Service of the Federation that President Buhari was actually aware ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 28, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: How about the Other “Mainas” in Buhari’s Government?

by Farooq Kperogi President Muhammadu Buhari is infamously impervious to, and even contemptuous of, public opinion. That’s why his order ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 21, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: World Bank, Buhari, and Presidential Subnationalism

by Farooq A. Kperogi   World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, in a news conference on October 12, reported President ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 30, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Femi Adesina and the Godification of Buhari

by Farooq Kperogi Dissent and criticism are not only core structural components of democracy, they, in fact, mark the difference ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 23, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: El-Rufai’s morbid fixation with the death of his political enemies

By Farooq A. Kperogi There is no doubt that Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai embodies one of the most morbidly ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 2, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: JAMB’s mediocre cutoff- An unconventional view

by Farooq Kperogi   The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) recently reduced the cutoff for its standardized admissions test ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 26, 2017

Farooq Keprogi: This is why Garba Shehu is failing at his job

by Farooq Kperogi People who know that presidential spokesman Malam Garba Shehu was my undergraduate journalism teacher never fail to ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 19, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: America’s South is like Nigeria’s North and vice versa

by Farooq Kperogi It is all too easy to look at the United States and be led to suppose that ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 12, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: How “Bello” Became Nigeria’s most universal “ethnic” name

by Farooq Kperogi This article has been in the works for months. Each week I decide to work on it, ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 5, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Ango Abdullahi and his lie about Northern Nigerian Colonial Economy and Niger Delta Oil

by Farooq Kperogi In my May 6, 2017 column titled “Top 8 Popular National Lies that Won’t Die in Nigeria,” ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 2, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: What angry Nigerians are getting wrong about the National Assembly’s legislative immunity bill

by Farooq Kperogi A lot of ignorant social media commentators are beating up on the Nigerian Senate for passing “Bill ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 15, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Buhari, not Nnamdi Kanu is responsible for Biafra

by Farooq Kperogi On the surface, it sounds oddly counter-intuitive to suggest that President Muhammadu Buhari is the principal reason ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 8, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: The intellectual case against Nigeria’s break up [Pt IV]

by Farooq Kperogi One of the biggest germinal tragedies of Nigeria, as Chinua Achebe has pointed out in his The ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 1, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: The intellectual case against Nigeria’s break up (Pt III)

by Farooq Kperogi What I have said about the Yoruba people (see part II) is also true of many other ...

Op-ed EditorJune 24, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: The intellectual case against Nigeria’s break up (Pt II)

by Farooq Kperogi I want to begin this week’s instalment by responding to a challenge thrown at me by a ...

Op-ed EditorJune 17, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: The intellectual case against Nigeria’s break up (Pt 1)

by Farooq Kperogi In light of the strains imposed on our quest for national unity by the renewed agitation for ...

Op-ed EditorJune 10, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Large lies of lying Lai Mohammed

In a recent TV interview, Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed said he had never lied. That’s a lie, Lai’s ...

Op-ed EditorMay 28, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Growing cottage industry of internet falsehoods around Buhari’s health

by Farooq Kperogi President Buhari’s health is now the biggest source of clickbait (i.e., intentionally misleading or outright false headlines ...

Op-ed EditorMay 20, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Xenophilia, fake sovereignty and Nigeria’s slavish politicians

By Farooq A. Kperogi Sometime in 2012 at the height of Goodluck Jonathan’s unnerving incompetence amid rising Boko Haram insurgency, ...

Op-ed EditorMay 13, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Appreciation to my primary and secondary school teachers

by Farooq Kperogi Americans observe the first week of May as “Teacher Appreciation Week” to honor their primary and secondary ...

Op-ed EditorMay 6, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Top 8 popular national lies that won’t die in Nigeria

by Farooq A. Kperogi In Nigeria, once lies and historical myths take roots, they are almost always impossible to uproot. But ...

Op-ed EditorApril 29, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Nigeria’s future is sadly still in its past

by Farooq Kperogi The other day I was reflecting on Nigerians’ new favourite pastime: endless griping about the increasingly disabling ...

Op-ed EditorApril 24, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Babachir Lawal’s suspension- praises and concerns

by Farooq A. Kperogi It’s great that after much dillydallying President Buhari has finally summoned the intestinal and testicular fortitude ...

Op-ed EditorApril 15, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Why President Buhari is wildly popular in the Muslim North

Someone suggested a few weeks ago on Facebook that President Buhari’s irrationally wild popularity in the Muslim north would require ...

Op-ed EditorApril 1, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: The Dino Melaye distraction and school pride

by Farooq Kperogi Although Senator Dino Melaye is certainly not in the good graces of Aso Rock, the president’s handlers ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 25, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: In 2015, I told Buhari I’d be his watchdog, not his lapdog

In last week’s column titled “Psychoanalyzing Dishonest, Low-IQ Buhari Apologists,” I quoted a sentence from my April 4, 2015 column ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 21, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Psychoanalyzing dishonest, low-IQ Buhari apologists

by Farooq A. Kperogi It was Sigmund Freud who first put forward a psychological concept called “projection.” It’s an ego ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 11, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Why Government is losing the propaganda war

by Farooq A. KperogiNo non-partisan Nigerian with even the littlest intelligence doubts that willful lies and propaganda are the Buhari ...

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