Nigeria’s ‘heroes past’ and the inconvenient truth by David Hundeyin

Once upon a time, I actually looked up to a number of older Nigerians. Call it childhood naivety, youthful idealism or a need to believe in something, but for a long time I believed that the line in Nigeria’s national anthem that goes “The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain,” actually …

We need more disrespect for Nigerian leaders by David Hundeyin

Do me a favour before you start reading this article. Go to YouTube and search for an animated satire show called “Headcases.” It’s been cancelled now, but back in 2008, it was one of my favourite things on television. Having grown up under General Abacha and (retired) General Obasanjo, the experience of watching a primetime …

Stuck With Trump by David Frum

He’ll compel loyalty no matter what the FBI finds. If Republicans kowtow, they might as well hand him the 2024 nomination now. Getty; The Atlantic He’ll compel loyalty no matter what the FBI finds. If Republicans kowtow, they might as well hand him the 2024 nomination now. You might think that the FBI search at …

Time is running out. The Department of Justice must indict and convict Trump by Laurence H Tribe and Dennis Aftergut | The Guardian

On Tuesday CNN reported that key January 6 texts have been erased by officials of Donald Trump’s defense department in addition to homeland security and the Secret Service. Not even a clueless Hamlet could avoid smelling “something rotten in the state of Denmark”. With the growing list of deletions, there is a whole new criminal conspiracy to …

Spiralling inflation, crops left in the field and travel chaos: 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain by The Guardian

As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it? John Harris When British politicians talk about Brexit and its consequences, they tend to adopt rictus grins and assure us that, by some miracle …

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