Posts Tagged ‘Senate’

Jovo Yurip: Yankius, which ones now? Why you no tell me say Senator Ovie Omo-Agege na Pyrate? You bad O!

Yankius: Jovo, look my eye well. Omo-Agege no be Pyrate at all at all. Wetin make you think so to the point say you come my place this hot afternoon come dey accuse me anyhowly?

Jovo Yurip: You never hear? Senator Omo-Agege storm senate chamber for national assembly this afternoon through back-door with 15 men, come carry mace from Ekweremadu hand. Small thing remain Omo-Agege wan head Ekweremadu fall but chance no dey. The guy na real Wafi guy.

Yankius: Wow! It is wa O! What if Ekweremadu head back? Omo-Agege pass that level now! This na the kind thing when I no like to hear. Naim be the only voice of Urhobo people for National Assembly. Now them go increase him suspension back to the full six months. Ah! Then go don arrest am…

Jovo Yurip: Since. Him go sleep well for cell tonight.

Yankius: What a big shame. Him for take am easy now. I no understand the jaguda levels when him come use koro koro feature. Abi them use ufovwo on am?

Jovo Yurip: The guy embalm himself well and  na rugged Pyrate. E fit die for him principles and him interests. No be wenkune guy at all. I like Omo-Agege die. E don reach time bust bottle politics go dey happen for that yeye national assembly.

Yankius: Wetin make you dey repeat this Pyrate thing about Omo-Agege now? Them send you come?

Jovo Yurip: Why did he “storm” the Senate chamber with “15 Men” if no be Pyrate? Tell me now?

Yankius: (laughing) Come on, act your age. Storm na regular word when journalists dey use report when many people enter public place at once and 15 men no be Pyrate thing. Na song naim them mention 15 men.

Jovo Yurip: Your logic no go work today O! Na 15 them dey take organise siege for Pyrate. You no know wetin siege mean. I know Pyrate story well well. If you like kill me, Omo-Agege na Pyrate. Period. What did I say? Period.

Yankius: Wetin come concern me if Omo-Agege be Pyrate self?

Jovo Yurip: Na true sha that your root still dey?

Yankius: If you no get who to work with tonight no drink the root O! If not priapism naim go take you do yeye all night unless you fit go hospital.

All Guys Dey


As ridiculous as it may sound, if Anioma were to be granted a State today, the new capital of Delta State would be either Koko (Itsekiriland) or Bomadi (Ijawland) or even Oleh (Isokoland). However, some Urhobos are crying for a [reinstated] “voice” in federal politics at the 90-day suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agage (Delta: APC) from the upper house of the National Assembly but they cannot even handle themselves well politically within Delta State. Is this not the time for Urhobos to look inwards?

When you hear the phrase “Warri No Dey Carry Last” it sounds funky but it is also a delusional statement. Warri people especially the Urhobos do come last in most things but most importantly in the federal politics of Nigeria. The Urhobos are the fifth largest ethnic group in Nigeria yet have no president, no vice-president, no minister, no head of national security force, no governor and now no senator, The Urhobos, again, have no state, no state capital and so much nothing. (more…)

James Ibori is both Nigeria and a Nigerian in the most representative of terms. The Ibori Corruption Saga has much less implication for the ex-governor of Delta State himself; it is a signature of Nigeria as it, its forgettable past and possibly its uncertain future. Ibori’s triumphant entry into Nigeria is seriously superficial, his real welcome was a very deep reflection of the expectations and preferences of the ruling elite in Nigeria and their clients. Ibori’s return home to Nigeria is a test for all who have misgoverned and stolen big from Nigeria. (more…)

Saraki Nwaoboshi

Corruption is essentially a phenomenon that is highly secretive mostly because its perpetrators seek to avoid the consequences of detection, prosecution and conviction. In Nigeria, and for a long time corruption in high places has been both visible and morally-neutral because of the generous guarantee of impunity public officials readily enjoy. However, the impunity guaranteed by government inertia appears to be insufficient for thieving public officials. Nowadays, lawmakers actually enact bills to destroy those who have the temerity to detect, expose or prosecute their very own cases of corruption and enact bills to immunise themselves against detection and prosecution. Is there not supposed to be a “War Against Corruption” (WAC) going on in Nigeria? (more…)


Christmas is here! This time last year many politicians from Delta State were queuing up in London, England to see ex-Governor and Gubernatocrat, Chief James Onanefe Ibori. They were far away from home and the main reason they wanted to see “the Man” was to secure their political futures in the wake of the 2015 general elections and perhaps do other things for themselves. After all, Ibori is founder of the dominant Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) based Ibori Dynasty that rules Delta State even when he is in the slammer in a foreign land! One may wonder what this Christmas holds for the Ibori Dynasty. (more…)