Sunday, March 7, 2021


March 6, 2021

Why Biden embraces Nigerians and shuns Buhari

President Biden appreciates Nigerians but has nothing but stone-cold disdain for the inert, isolated mannequin in Aso Rock that pretends to be Nigeria’s “president.”

President Buhari and President Biden
February 27, 2021

Top seven expressions you didn’t know we owe to Black America

The contributions that African Americans have made to global English also owe debts to the enduring influences of their (West) African origins.

Map of America and Africa
February 20, 2021

Fulani and other African personal names among Black Americans

Thousands of personal names the Gullah people bear are similar to many names people in west and central Africa still bear.

Map of America and Africa
February 13, 2021

Surprising American cousins through my mother’s ancestry

The most shocking surprise for us was that AncestryDNA’s database matched us with hundreds of cousins who turned out to be mostly Black Americans.

Map of America and Africa
February 6, 2021

Gullah: Long lost Africans in America who are still African

From the 1990s, the Mende people in Sierra Leone and the Gullah people in the US have established formal linkages.

Africa and U.S. maps
January 30, 2021

Ibrahim Gambari’s new insidious assault on the media

Where governments used to seize and burn copies of newspapers that published critical stories, they now tell telecommunication companies to block the URLs of news websites.

Ibrahim Gambari and Peoples Gazette
January 23, 2021

Three fallacies in Falola’s “diss” of diasporan academics over ASUU

It’s OK to be an excellent teacher and a middling researcher or a terrific researcher and a passable teacher.

Professor Toyin Falola
January 9, 2021

Kukah, Pantami, and self-interested government critics

Anyone who defended—or, worse, still defends—Jonathan has no moral right to criticise Buhari.

January 2, 2021

Why Abba Kyari’s Death Was 2020’s Most Momentous Moment

In this week’s column, I will bring together some of my published thoughts and predictions on Abba Kyari before and after his death.

Late Abba Kyari
December 26, 2020

Bakare didn’t defend Tinubu; he defanged him

Everything about Tinubu — from his very name to his claims of being from Lagos State, from his source of income to his parentage — is an elaborately fraudulent scheme.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu