Tag: Sonala Olumhense

EditorJanuary 3, 2018

Chimamanda Adichie, Banky W, Toke Ibru, others make YNaija inaugural #Woke100 List

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

Isime EseneJune 6, 2016

Sonala Olumhense: First, service the engine of change

by Sonala Olumhense Having just experienced Nigeria for myself for the first time in several years, I am convinced there ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 30, 2015

Sonala Olumhense: Is Buhari the Lion, or the Meat?

by Sonala Olumhense But while the PDP was cut, cut up, and cut down, it has proved since Buhari’s assumption ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoApril 26, 2015

Sonala Olumhense: Dear Gen. Buhari, it is not enough to declare your assets

by Sonala Olumhense   We need students, parents, schools, civic and professional associations putting down the pens and pencils of ...

Op-Ed EditorApril 6, 2015

Sonala Olumhense: Change has not come to Nigeria yet

by Sonala Olumhense Has change come to Nigeria?  Not yet, but Nigerians have changed.  They have regained control.  They have ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoApril 5, 2015

Sonala Olumhense: The challenge before Buhari, the Sherriff of No-Nonsense

by Sonala Olumhense “I don’t have money to give you…If I had I would not give you because the destiny ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoMarch 24, 2015

Sonala Olumhense: I can only wish Nigeria a happy married life

by Sonala Olumhense If you want to marry a husband, never you marry a wakabout.  If you marry a wakabout ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoMarch 15, 2015

Sonala Olumhense: Who will save CAN from its crisis of credibility?

by Sonala Olumhense The Bible tells the fascinating story of how the devil engaged Jesus Christ in a contest of ...

Op-Ed EditorNovember 3, 2014

@SonalaOlumhense: Muslim/Muslim ticket is not bad for Nigeria

by Sonala Olumhense “It will be insensitive to the point of absurdity for any leader, or any political party to ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 26, 2014

@SonalaOlumhense doesn’t trust @INECNigeria’s #2015ElectionCountdown – this is why

by Sonala Olumhense “I must tell you that we have caught some high-profile double registrants and we may be able ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 19, 2014

@SonalaOlumhense: Ebola- Jonathan deserves praise

by Sonala Olumhense I join the praise of Nigeria ruler Goodluck Jonathan over the country’s handling of the Ebola virus. ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 5, 2014

@SonalaOlumhense: Happy birthday, Nigeria? No!

by Sonala Olumhense That was a familiar Nigerian greeting last week as the country marked its 54th year. But the ...

Op-Ed EditorSeptember 29, 2014

@SonalaOlumhense: A litany of recent misdeeds – Nigeria style

by Sonala Olumhense Last July, the Government of Nigeria announced it had placed orders for the Nigeria Air Force of 40 helicopters, ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 24, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: Nuhu Ribadu, then and now

by Sonala Olumhense Hopefully, for his own sake, Nuhu Ribadu will become Adamawa State’s next governor, following his decampment to ...

Op-Ed EditorAugust 18, 2014

Sonala Olumhense writes | Why the Northern Elders were right on Jonathan

by Sonala Olumhense Disclaimer: I do not write this article in favour of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), which last ...

August 3, 2014

Sonala Olumhense writes | Why I am not excited by this week’s USA-AFRICA summit

by Sonala Olumhense Hopefully, Washington has a solution for leadership indifference and hypocrisy.  Otherwise this week’s summit has only a ...

July 22, 2014

Sonala Olumhense writes | What I want the Chibok parents to do today as they meet GEJ

by Sonala Olumhense Instead, Mr. Jonathan, wearing sweet-smelling scents and smiling broadly, will seek to deploy his snakeskin oil charm, ...

July 14, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: The Super Eagles’ road to the chieftaincy

by Sonala Olumhense It is no coincidence that each time we enjoy a little success, our old structural and administrative ...

June 29, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: #EkitiDecided – Impunity, nourished by immunity

by Sonala Olumhense I join all of those who have congratulated Fayose, a man who defied all forecasts and his ...

June 15, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: Nigeria – How do we speak with one voice?

by Sonala Olumhense Mrs. Oduah?  Her legacy is not of service but of corruption and scandal, including status-forgery, for she ...

June 8, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: Between the insulters and the insultees

by Sonala Olumhense Mrs. Jonathan did not specifically say her husband was coming home in tears every night, but clearly, ...

May 25, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: Pres. Jonathan’s presidency ran out long ago

by Sonala Olumhense At greater stake is Mr. Jonathan’s credibility, which is in tatters, shredded by errors of omission and ...

May 19, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: Oga at the top and a country called Internet

by Sonala Olumhense Wendell, unmasked as a manipulator and liar in the earlier days of the unraveling, had failed to ...

May 12, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: Nigerians must campaign and vote in ABP next year

by Sonala Olumhense The Economist warned: “The incompetence of Nigeria’s president and government is hurting the country’s reputation at home ...

April 20, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: When good people elect bad people

by Sonala Olumhense The look on President Jonathan’s face in that hospital in Abuja last week did not exactly expose ...

April 13, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: Dear Jonathan, where is the promised 10,000mw of power?

by Sonala Olumhense I have no doubt that the Jonathan government is more committed to the electricity question than his ...

April 6, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: Is there a conspiracy against Nigeria?

by Sonala Olumhense More than anyone else, these countries know exactly what is behind the atrocious governance in Nigeria, and ...

March 25, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: The unemployment crisis – Which way out?

by Sonala Olumhense What is the way out?  The government cannot move forward, let alone lead anyone, if it cannot ...

March 16, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: The 2nd Niger Bridge and other broken promises

by Sonala Olumhense But here we are: 2014, and the SNB seems to be the latest proof the President intends ...

March 9, 2014

Sonala Olumhense: How the US can help Nigeria

by Sonala Olumhense If the objective of the US is to help the people of Nigeria, it needs to bear ...

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