Comment: Over the past six years I have written several articles about the wrongs and decadence of University Campus Grown Fraternities (UCGF) (some deleted) with insider knowledge. I more recently even developed two essay series out of them, namely, Fraternities are Viruses in Nigeria and The Leadership of a Bad Brother (both which do not names persons or fraternities) with another series in making that does mention names. A major international media house and a documentary film maker have even contacted me for my expertise on the matter. However, over a decade before me Omoleye Sowore (in 2002) had written one of the most important articles on the source problem of cults (UCGF) in Nigeria and its possible remedies. I am sure many readers will agree. Continue reading
Wole Soyinka is forgiving and commuting personally designed punitive sanctions once again and in the most “magnanimous” and “solemn” of ways. Wole Soyinka is a great man. Soyinka is neither God Almighty, a spiritual leader (except within the National Association of Seadogs a.k.a. Pyrates Confraternity), a president, a jurist, nor an organised crime boss. Where the authority for Soyinka pronouncing “Fatwas of Forgiveness” upon great and small men originates from is a disturbing curiosity countless people share. The new round of forgiveness from Soyinka has been triggered by the mourning of his long-time friend and confidante, the very excellent and honourable person of lawyer Deji Sasegbon, SAN (Deceased). Continue reading
When the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari announced an increase in fuel price, from N87 to N145 litre of petrol, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, did exactly what Comrade Adams Oshiomhole would have unfailingly done in the same position: call for a “people’s strike / protest” as means of curtailing “excessive profiteering” favoured by capitalists and free marketeers in the country and make life fairer for the common man. Interestingly, Oshiomhole as NLC president had vehemently and publicly rejected the notions of (a) striking workers shall not be paid work-related incomes and (b) courts do not have a right to enforce judgments that can criminalise a strike / protest action. Continue reading
“Captain Blood” is the “internal name” of the Wole Soyinka, co-founder and spiritual head, of the Pyrates Confraternity (PC) also known as the National Association of Seadogs (NAS). Soyinka is more affectionately addressed internally as “Capoon Blood” or “CB” (its abbreviation), a name which also well known to the general public. The PC is the internal image of the organisation and NAS is the public image creating some interesting bifurcations within. What is most unusual about the name Capoon Blood is its elusive origins. Continue reading
Pepper Rest: O Boy, I just love intelligent men. The kind intelligence I don start to regard the most na the one when a man go dey use thieves to take get whatever he want for life without having to steal himself.
Yankius: If na Buhari matter you wan take start this evening na nasty violence you dey find be that O! You hear me me so!
Pepper Rest: Shoo! No be President Buhari I been dey refer to O! Na gist of Wole Soyinka naim I be wan gave you.
Yankius: Madam give Pepper two big Orijin and one full nkwobi on my account. Sorry, Pepper as you were saying…
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