English is the combination of many languages, and it's why you will find some French words, Greek words, Latin words, West Germanic words and more in the language. So it's a combination of loanwords .
In the early centuries since the first written of English alphabets and words, we have had
“My brethren the Infidels in this country are pointing their fingers to our faces we also should do the same. After the message I gave in Rijau Niger state and presently am in Kontagora the message was delivered to the President through a reliable source. I stand by the existing
Mr. Gwnfor Evans MP, the great Welsh politician, lawyer and author and the leader of Plaid Cymru, the Welsh nationalist party, for no less than 36 years before he passed on in 2005, made the following historic and profound observation many years ago. He said,
“‘Britishness’ is a political synonym for
Somewhere, Goodluck, son of Jonathan, is laughing his head off, remembering a completely different kind of day when he was the president of Nigeria.
That was the day that one Olusegun, the son of Obasanjo, penned an open letter to him, “Before It Is Too Late,” assaulting his presidency.
But today is
I saw a video yesterday where a concerned man called for the Authorities to ban Olamide's song that promotes drug abuse. It was a passionate appeal. I hear him and as a parent myself I feel his pain. However, ban is never the solution.
How do you ban Google, YouTube and
An agricultural produce farm Florieda Integrated Farms, located in Ado-Odo in Ogun State has called out a serial fraudster who uses the company name to defraud people online. According to the report sent in to us by the company representative, the fraudster Opara Darlington through an online platform cons potential customers
“I hear say Atiku don port oh, from APC to God knows where…”
“He used to be a Customs officer. Going from one port to another should not be an issue or a problem for him. It is in the nature of Customs officials to go from one port to another. When they
Before Independence during the pre-oil era, Nigeria was a giant in the farming sector, but due to oil boom, this sector has been neglected for almost half of the last millennium. With the advent of drop in Brent Crude price, the Government of the day are looking for alternatives to
I was really excited on Saturday when I received news of the eventual visit of President Muhammadu Buhari’s media team to him in London. I had always felt that the exclusion of the media team from the London medical vacation and the various visits practically undermined the Presidential media office, and
Fellow Nigerians, this has been a week of feverish action and frenetic activity between Nigeria and Great Britain. I assume that all Nigerians know that our dear beloved President is currently a resident of the beautiful city of London, not by choice but of necessity. Twice, in quick succession, Nigeria
Acting, according to Wkipedia, which is what most Nigerians rely on these days, “is an activity in which a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character” while an “actor (often actress for female) is a person who portrays a character in a performance.” Again,
“To live in Lagos Island, these days, one needs to engage the services of rainmakers during the rainy season”, a friend who lives in that part of Lagos told me the other day. The job of a rainmaker, as known in our traditional communities, is actually to stop the rain
Recently, I had a conversation with Mohammed Ali Ndume, the Senator representing Borno South senatorial zone and who was recently suspended by the Senate.
Because of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume's notorious history, I must confess that my mind was a bit biased against him and so when on Sunday the 8th
Fellow Nigerians, I had the rare honour of sitting and chatting with our Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, last Sunday, July 2, 2017, and it was such an amazing encounter. As you would probably have noticed on this page in the last few weeks, I’ve been visibly worried about the
Those from outside Igboland that say that they do not want Biafra have missed the point. It is for the people of the east to make that call and to make that decision and not for you.
What you believe is good for the Igbo or what you prefer for them
Taking to Facebook to reveal how he sees Nnamdi in his article titled “The Lion of the East”, Nigerian’s former aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode , wrote that the IPOB leader is an Ojukwu, an Nzeogwu and an Azikiwe all rolled into one.
According to him, however, he agrees with everything Nnamdi Kanu says,
The most discussed subject in Nigeria today is what is called “restructuring” and indeed so popular is this subject that it has attracted the attention of roadside commentators, the bright, the not-so-bright, the mischievous and the outrightly unintelligent all united by the singular claim that Nigeria belongs to all of
Dear Churchill & Tonto Dikeh, please permit me to make this an open letter.
Congratulations on your decision to finally part ways. Navigating the ups and downs of a of a long term committed relationship takes perseverance and a certain kind of faith. I hope your latest decision to finally go
“Baba just fall my hand! Ha, wetin.”
“Baba Bubu, the President of all Nigeria.”
“In the spirit of this season, may Almighty Allah (SAW) grant him good health and quick recovery. It is part of our duty to pray for our leaders. Only infidels pray for evil.”
“My friend, the fasting season
I wrote this a while ago, but with recent events like the videos of Pastor Ashimolowo that trended on twitter, Pastor Ibiyeomie and how the Kemi Olunloyo matter was handled and many others, I thought to share again here.
One of the most abused verses of scripture is found in 1st
Fellow Nigerians, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that this is a season of acute paranoia and schizophrenia in our dear beloved country. But we must not give up. We have more to gain in an atmosphere of peace and unity and more to lose in a condition of war
A man called Nnamdi Kanu and his movement called the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) single-handedly brings the whole of the south-east of our country to a standstill with his one day “stay at home order” and someone in the Presidency says they don’t consider him to be a leader
In an article shared on social media this morning, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, blasted Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed for granting an interview to Channels TV where he gave reasons why the Federal government cannot release former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki and leader of the
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani Kayode, has again called for the division of Nigeria, saying “give us Oduduwa or let us die.”
Recall that the former Minister has been a strong advocate of the struggle for a state of Biafra, and has supported the leaders of different pro-Biafra groups in the
I congratulate the President, the President’s supporters, and the Presidency. They have achieved a feat that President Trump and his handlers can only dream of: a consensus of silence and avoidance.
President Trump and his handlers have been heehawing to their hearts’ content, they have not been able to foist a
Fellow Nigerians, let’s call a spade a spade, and not by any other name today. I’m seriously perturbed that while our dear President is indisposed, for now, some of his so-called friends are only interested in consolidating themselves in power. I think President Muhammadu Buhari deserves better than this. Hate
Come Saturday (27th May), it will be exactly 50 years that Lagos State was created (along with others) by the military administration of General Yakubu Gowon to give Nigeria a 12-states structure. Instructively, four days after that historic event, on 30th May 1967 to be specific, the late Colonel Emeka
The Senate fought the Executives; DSS fought EFCC, Judiciary fought the Executives and now the Executives are fighting the Executives.
There is a war in the Presidency. This is what some of us have been warning about and pleading with President Muhammadu Buhari to come clean on the cause, year of onset
I wondered why someone will think the exit route to end difficulties of life is by taking his or her own life. I then realised the person was probably going through depression, despair, health issues, marital issues, low self-esteem and so on.
But after suicide, is that the end? There is
Just recently the DSS invited a friend of mine and bonafide son of Nnewi, Chief (Dr) Ifeanyi Ubah of Capital Oil & Gas Ltd fame to come and give an account of the whereabouts millions of liters of PMS stored by NNPC on his Tank farms. Since this invitation, I
In April 2014, Nigerians were confronted with a monumental tragedy when 276 female students were abducted from the premises of Government Secondary School, Chibok by Boko Haram insurgents. While more than 150 of them have, at different times, regained their freedom—many of them with physical and psychological scars that they
Yesterday made it exactly 30 years since Chief the Honourable Obafemi Awolowo passed away. To be sincere, not one single day passes that I think of him and his legacies that I do not sincerely wish that I had the chance to meet him in person. Well, I understand that
“E ku amojuba awon 82 Chibok girls, o”
“What is that supposed to mean in plain English? You better watch your tongue. It will be politically incorrect and suicidal to start making a joke out of something that serious.”
“Where is the joke?”
“In your tone. I know you when you want to
It’s normal for there to be a lot of hand wringing among young people in Nigeria when something like Emmanuel Macron happens. A 39-year-old guy sets up a political movement and is swept to the Presidency of his country in roughly a year. If you live in a country that
The rise in the price of petrol from ₦86.50/L to ₦145 Naira/L still leaves a heavy toll on Nigerians, most have gotten used to the excruciating fact that a litre of petrol now ₦145 Naira.
Sadly, as if the skyrocketing price of petrol isn’t enough, the ‘friendly’ fuel station attendants have
I remember that Segun, as SA media to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, passed through a path which I also passed through recently and I learnt a lot from those who worked with him, and who are still working with me in the same office. When President Yar’Adua had
The confusion over the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as chair of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is one of the most remarkable pieces of political theatre you would ever see.
This is a man nominated by the President of Nigeria for public office. The president is head of the government’s
When last week, President Muhammadu Buhari decided to suspend the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, and the Director General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke in order to allow unfettered investigations of both public officers, the most striking immediate reaction was the SGF asking:
(For Omoyele Sowore, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, Bayo Omisore, Moses Ochonu, Dapo Rotifa, Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo, Yommi Oni, Yomi Okusanya Scott, Jesse Bay, Peter Oshun, Obinna Aligwekwe, Olutoyin Adeyinka Eweje,Ayo Turton, Inibehe Effiong, Gimba Kakanda, Abdul Mahmud, and so many valiant warriors in your shoes within and without Fatherland.)
I was fourteen years-old and in Form Four when I first encountered the Greek philosopher, Plato. No,
What a relief! So, the Big Brother Naija reality television programme is finally over. It ended Sunday evening with 23-year old Efe Michael Ejemba, University of Jos graduate of Economics and singer winning the N25 million + SUV at stake, with 57.6% of the votes from over 24 million voters
In 2013 when I wrote the article, “CBN: The Poverty In Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s Legacy,” apart from discussing how the charismatic bank manager-turned Central bank governor had played a central role in the Jonathan regime’s impoverishment of Nigerians, I tried to explain how the governor’s “Islamic banking” proposition was not what it seemed. Many
The Alaafin of Oyo Lamidi Adeyemi the Third went to London and he paraded 3 or 4 of his wives in a move captured by the News and Print Media in London and back home in Nigeria.
The love for polygamy by most of our traditional rulers, High Chiefs and other
Never be too quick to commend a Nigerian official who, Allah be praised, finally does something commendable. There will always be that little spoiler- as if they are allergic to doing anything that does not have comma somewhere and somehow.
I was just going to commend General Buratai for taking time
It all started yesterday afternoon with my feeling cheated that I paid for my car when I bought it in 2014 and nobody warned me that there are parts of it that I will never get to use because of the culture of obodo oyibo.
If you sell me a car,
It is a sign of the times, and a tragedy that the most popular Senator in the Nigerian National Assembly at this moment is not the person who has moved the most impactful motion, not a lawmaker who has proposed a thought-provoking bill, and certainly not any Senator who has
In the embarrassing issue of the “Certificate Saga,” as fine media prophet Woli Arole captioned it, the more of a presentation Dino Melaye makes, the more it is obvious that unlike “Eze who went to school,” Dino did not.
I take full responsibility for any legal or more likely illegal implications of
Fellow Nigerians, I don’t know about how you feel but I think our country is on a dangerous slide. Unless a miracle happens or something is deliberately done to arrest the combustive situation, we may be heading for a cataclysmic fall again. I know those who lack a sense of
Dear Son of Man,
How best can I express my disappointment in our dispositions as a nation than this little space afforded me to ventilate on issues beyond my power to alter? It is true, what you said in your last letter, that we take one minion step forward and two
Where I wan hide my face put?
Shey una don take ear dey hear the arrant nonsense and jagbagantis wey dey shelle for National Assembly?
The drama, the blackmail, the clowning around of most of the riffraffs called senators, whose sole aim of representing us is to loot us into oblivion.
It has now turned out that the monster President Muhammdau Buhari failed to destroy is becoming his nemesis.
For a president, who coasted to power on the promise of change, I had watched the inexperience at democratic governance or naivety exhibited by Mr. Buhari when he thought he was boasting, saying