Tag: simon kolawole

Op-Ed EditorJune 26, 2016

Simon Kolawole: Like Brexit, does Biafra deserve its own referendum?

by Simon Kolawole I will start with a footnote: I believe in one, united Nigeria. Not that I am the ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 20, 2016

Opinion: FG’s tubers of yam and 4 other things

By Simon Kolawole The naira has just been effectively devalued — so why are some people jubilating? The way economists, ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 5, 2016

Simon Kolawole: The options President Buhari must carefully weigh

I remember this encounter all the time. My wife and I were on a trip to the US a few ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 30, 2016

Simon Kolawole: I’m not in the mood to give up on President Buhari

A few days to the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari last year, a lady went to buy fuel at her ...

YWriterMay 15, 2016

Simon Kolawole: After fuel price increase, our problem may have just begun

by Simon Kolawole Now that the pump price of petrol has nearly doubled, we can officially conclude that President Muhammadu ...

Op-Ed EditorJuly 12, 2015

Simon Kolawole: Cleaning up our mess is no child’s play

by Simon Kolawole After decades of paying lip service to economic diversification, we are finally paying the price. We never ...

Op-Ed EditorJuly 5, 2015

Simon Kolawole: The one thing President Buhari must do is stop impunity

by Simon Kolawole In my opinion, we should be fighting these politicians, not taking sides. They know where they meet. ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 28, 2015

Simon Kolawole: Wake up, fellow Nigerians, we are in trouble!

by Simon Kolawole  Wake up, fellow Nigerians, we are in trouble. Big trouble. Saraki is the least of our problems. ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 14, 2015

Simon Kolawole: PDP was never the problem…

by Simon Kolawole  Politics should never start and end with intrigues. We thought it was a PDP problem but we ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 31, 2015

Simon Kolawole: Is Buhari the messiah?

by Simon Kolawole  Nigerians, likewise, have been waiting for a messiah since civil rule started in 1999. Recently, a lady ...

Kolapo OlapojuMay 7, 2015

#NigerianTwitter is unimpressed with The Cable’s apology to Wole Soyinka – Top 10 Reactions

by Kolapo Olapoju Online news platform, The Cable Newspaper, may have apologised to Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, over a report, ...

Kolapo OlapojuApril 12, 2015

Simon Kolawole: To my friend and brother, Oronto Natei Douglas

by Simon Kolawole On March 24, 2015, I got an SMS from Oronto Natei Douglas (OND), who was in the ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoApril 5, 2015

Simon Kolawole: Why Jonathan should hold his head high

by Simon Kolawole But Jonathan does not have to be ashamed of anything. He does not need to go back ...

Isime EseneMarch 15, 2015

Simon Kolawole: ‘Petropathetic’ Syndrome – That’s what Nigeria has been suffering from

by Simon Kolawole Has anything changed today? Have we learnt any lessons? Have we changed our ways? I am sad ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 21, 2014

@Simonkolawole: Dear Buharists and GEJites, may we now discuss the issues, please?

by Simon Kolawole I am one of those Nigerians who cannot be easily moved by political slogans. I love the ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 14, 2014

[email protected]: Can Jonathan survive this blitzkrieg?

by Simon Kolawole Will he survive? Will he detonate the bomb? Let’s just relax, with popcorn and Pepsi, and soak ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 7, 2014

Simon Kolawole: A win-win balancing game – Lessons from Delta State

by Simon Kolawole Every election year comes with its own peculiar issues and talking points, but you can be sure ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 30, 2014

Simon Kolawole: ‘You’re not a Muslim. You’re a terrorist’

by Simon Kolawole This quotable quote, more than anything else, captures my position on the Boko Haram maniacs. It is ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 23, 2014

Simon Kolawole: The ‘Tambuwal Test’ for our democracy

by Simon Kolawole You should have seen me battling with tears on Thursday. After 15 years of unbroken experience of ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 2, 2014

@SimonKolawole : Why I love Sankara and hate Compaore

by Simon Kolawole I give special thanks to the almighty God that I am alive to witness the end of ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 26, 2014

@SimonKolawole: 2015- Jonathan stands a chance in the North

by Simon Kolawole I have been listening to comments and reading analyses on the 2015 presidential election with rapt attention. ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 19, 2014

@Simonkolawole: The #BokoHaram peace deal was long overdue

by Simon Kolawole Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education and a leading figure in the Bring Back Our Girls ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 12, 2014

@SimonKolawole : The difficult options before @AsiwajuTinubu

by Simon Kolawole Being a kingmaker could be fun, but these are not the most exciting times in the life ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 5, 2014

@SimonKolawole : Who is afraid of Buhari ?

by Simon Kolawole The moment millions of Nigerians have been waiting for is finally within touching distance. You know it: ...

Op-Ed EditorSeptember 21, 2014

George Kerley: My grouse with Simon Kolawole (Rejoinder)

by George Kerley I read, with keen interest, the opinion of Simon Kolawole published on September 14, 2014, tilted “My ...

Op-Ed EditorSeptember 14, 2014

Simon Kolawole: Corruption is my grouse with President Jonathan

by Simon Kolawole You know the general election is around the corner when you see all sorts of groups springing ...

Op-Ed EditorSeptember 7, 2014

Simon Kolawole: What is Attahiru Jega’s INEC up to?

by Simon Kolawole I am, evidently, one of the admirers of Professor Attahiru Jega, the chairman of the Independent National ...

Op-Ed EditorSeptember 4, 2014

Olusegun Adeniyi: All is not well with our troops

by Olusegun Adeniyi He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day! That popular street lingo, abridged from ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 24, 2014

Simon Kolawole: But Adadevoh was just doing her job

by Simon Kolawole Sometime in 2004, or thereabouts, I told the then Director-General of the National Agency for Food and ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 17, 2014

Simon Kolawole: Marching on to 2015 positively

by Simon Kolawole   The Osun election has set me thinking about Nigeria’s progress yet again. On the one hand, ...

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