Is Buhari Confused while Saraki rampages and Jonathan Boys go insane?
What is truly going through the mind of President Buhari at the present moment has become a task for fortune tellers and tea leaves readers. In these early days of … Continue reading
Disarray in Buhari’s Camp amid Saraki’s insubordination and signs of things to come!
By Frisky Larr If there is anything that many observers agree upon, it is the fact that Muhammadu Buhari could have had a better start into his civilian presidency. Most … Continue reading
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Erosion of Good Governance!
Midway through the tenure of Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidency, I wrote in an article that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, was the biggest … Continue reading
Buhari’s Contradictions versus the Helpless Frustrations and Jabs of Jonathan’s Apologists!
The signs thus far, are looking pretty positive. Pronouncements and the quality of contacts, as well as the nature of interactions observed in the camp of the President-elect, have been leaving … Continue reading
The Shame of Africa’s Political Inferiority
Let’s fess up to it! That Africa hardly wields any political significance in global politics and diplomacy is an unspoken secret. A lot of incidents happen within the African continent … Continue reading
President-elect Muhammadu Buhari: The Troubles ahead!
Since Tuesday the 31st of March 2015 when it became obvious that the Presidential election in my home country has been decided, I have been relishing the sense of joy … Continue reading
Understanding The Supporters of President Jonathan!
When diehard supporters of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan are engaged on issues bordering on the current state of the nation, they often always base their passion on age-long issues of … Continue reading
When a President and a Nation become the Laughing stock of the Neighborhood!
It looked like a scene on a modern theater stage re-enacting a familiar but long-forgotten incident of the primordial days. A man from the world of modern civilization lost in … Continue reading
President Goodluck Jonathan: Nearing the End of the Road?
It does not take rocket science to see through the cheerful and confident mask of President Goodluck Jonathan these days. A mask that obviously conceals deep worries and uncertainties … Continue reading
Desperate President Jonathan weighing suicidal options?
When news first broke out that the secondary school leaving certificate of the presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) was to become a campaign issue in the … Continue reading
The Serious Mistake that Nigeria cannot afford to make NOW!
The last time that a flurry of diplomatic activities was unleashed on Nigeria by the international community was sometime in 2009/2010. The Yar’Adua mafia had held Nigeria hostage and was … Continue reading
Parça parça sızan inanılmaz esrarengiz Boko Haram gerçekleri
Bütün dünya, Boko Haram’ın Nijerya’da durmadan yaptığı soykırımı kınayıp başını sallarken tüm Afrika’yı ağırlıkla baş sallamaya zorlayan konu bambaşkadır. Yapılan katliamı görmüyor, işlenen suçun acısını hissetmiyor değiller de. Onları meşgul … Continue reading
The Presidential Joke called Jonathan!
Were it not a matter as serious as ruling over a strategically important country called Nigeria, the man Goodluck Ebele Jonathan would have been a highly interesting and enjoyable subject … Continue reading
Many Reasons to hate Buhari! But many more to crucify Jonathan!
Let me make it emphatically clear that this is not a clarion call to crucify President Goodluck Jonathan even though he has been likened to the Christian prophet Jesus Christ, … Continue reading
The Obasanjo that I know
When information reached me sometime in 2010 that President Obasanjo had taken interest in my book “Nigeria’s Journalistic Militantism”, I felt flattered and awesomely gratified. I have, for several years … Continue reading
Is Boko Haram the true cause of Jonathan’s dismal Performance as President?
These days, there is one argument that is persistently heard when a section of Nigerians attempt to explain why the President of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is largely … Continue reading
Nigerians largely want Jonathan Out, but do they want Buhari In?
A few months ago, I wrote an article in which I implied that Nigerians should blame the arrogance of the Northern elite if our lame-duck President Jonathan is returned … Continue reading
Nijerya terör örgütü Boko Haram’ın gizli babaları
Nijerya’yı son zamanlarda ciddi bir şekilde sarsan ve dünya kamuoyunu yaklaşık 270 genç kızı kaçırmakla yoğun bir şekilde etkileyen Boko Haram’ın terör eylemlerine son vermek için Nijerya hükümetinin adına terör … Continue reading
Jonathan’s Nigeria: What a peculiar Mess!
It is no doubt, a “PEMKELEMESS”! And in case you’re left wondering what “Pemkelemess” stands for, it means nothing else than “peculiar mess”. It is said to be the creation … Continue reading
Erdoğan’ın başarıları ve siyasi hataları – Bir yabancının bakış açısı!
Ankara üniversitesi, eski Basın ve Yayın Yüksek okulu (bugünkü İletişim Fakültesinin) mezunuyum. 12 Eylül 1980 yılının asker darbesinden tam 4 gün sonra Türkiye’ye ayak bastım ve kesintisiz olarak Türkiye’de … Continue reading
A President and Journalists in Need of urgent Help!
Jide Ajani’s article “Goodluck Jonathan: A President in need of help!” was first published in Sunday Vanguard of May 11, 2014. It is a must-read. It is a daring exposé … Continue reading
Boko Haram, Gov. Nyako and the President
As 2015 draws closer, the focus in Nigeria is now increasingly set on the performance and professionalism of media operatives. After all, communication media are the mouthpiece and reflector of … Continue reading
The True Face of this National Conference!
There was hardly any reasonable political analyst one year ago, who did not see through the President’s game plan when he suddenly declared his intention to convene a National Conference … Continue reading
Is Nigeria drifting uncontrolled under President Jonathan?
Given the facts and figures available to the beholder, this question should ordinarily pose no match to the intelligent mind probing for an answer. Yet, the natural instinct of the … Continue reading
Are Nigerians pained at all by the Shame of Underdevelopment?
When Nelson Mandela reportedly expressed his views that he cannot understand that Nigerians are not angry at their leaders, I have no doubt he was aware that he was striking … Continue reading
2015: Blame Arrogance of the North if Jonathan is returned!
I heaved a huge sigh of relief when the latest of the annual World Economic Forum drew to a close in the Swiss Alpine municipality of Davos a few days … Continue reading
Wither 2013, Welcome 2014: A Year of turbulence and Political Upheavals?
The year 2013 is coming to an end today leaving behind the numerous political troubles and fewer successes of a deeply troubled nation. It requires no fortune-teller to foresee the … Continue reading
A Quick Review of President Jonathan’s Response
President Jonathan’s response to the 18-page letter written by former President Obasanjo is an emotionally very well composed expose that is largely short on substance. The bunch of swipes at … Continue reading
Change of Tactics in the North checkmates Obasanjo and catches Jonathan in a Trap!
Since it became obvious in 2010 that late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was terminally ill in his Saudi Arabian bed, former President Olusegun Obasanjo had been Northern Nigeria’s Public Enemy … Continue reading
The Example of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and our Three Economic Musketeers!
When it comes to expertise in economic management and gender equality, many nations envy Nigeria. Aside the political and economic powerhouses of the world, there is hardly any aspiring country … Continue reading
Jonathan Throws Nigerians in a State of Confusion!
Nothing best symbolizes the confused state of mind of the average Nigerian today than the general perception of President Jonathan’s unexpected call for a National Conference. When Jonathan flagged off … Continue reading
Will Jonathan Blow up Nigeria for 2015?
It is not unusual in a democratic setting, to start laying the groundwork for electoral success two years ahead of an impending election. Many will agree however that it is … Continue reading
“Rise Africa” interviews Frisky Larr
Georges Ekwensi September 21, 2013 Blog, Interviews, Literature Frisky Larr is a Nigerian-born journalist based in Germany. His latest book, Africa’s Diabolical Entrapment, focuses on the constraints that traditional religions and Christianity are … Continue reading
The Jonathan Disaster: Hard Facts vs. Sentiments
In several articles, in which I addressed the weaknesses of the Jonathan Presidency within the past few months, I have always highlighted two crucial messages. First, I emphasized the risk … Continue reading
Barrack Obama: The Audacity of Shame?
When Barrack Obama wrote the book “The Audacity of Hope” shortly after his inauguration to the Presidency for his first term, he was largely reechoing widely held sentiments all over … Continue reading
The many Questions left unanswered by the State of Emergency!
As a legal document, the constitution of any country hardly makes for good leisure reading as would a suspense-packed thriller novel. It often serves as a point of reference when … Continue reading
What do Hobby Bloggers say Today who made Obasanjo their Punching Bag?
When I started taking on hate-filled critics of former President Olusegun Obasanjo during the days of his 8-year tenure, many hurled abuses at me and called me a sellout! Very … Continue reading
The Dangers of President Jonathan’s Desperation
By Frisky Larr The body language of President Jonathan these days betrays everything but ease. It betrays defiance. Not often do we see the lips of this rather innocent and … Continue reading
Is Boko Haram just a Label? What Game is playing out here?
Nigerian readers will need no recap to understand what Boko Haram stands for. It is a phenomenon that trails the daily lives of individuals like a psychological shadow stretching over … Continue reading
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A Review of Frisky Larr’s new book: “Africa’s Diabolical Entrapment”
By Tony Abolo “Africa’s Diabolical Entrapment” is the title of the latest book written by Frisky Larr. To simplify the weight of the words chosen for this title, I will … Continue reading
President Jonathan: Why it is all looking so messy!
For us in the communication and media business, the nuts and bolts of success in positions of public exposure are basically the ability to communicate and connect with target audiences. … Continue reading
Fallout with Obasanjo: Is our President desperate about 2015?
No sooner had the lights dimmed out on the presidential media chat on November 18, 2012 than tweets began to run in on the popular social networking site, dissecting the … Continue reading
Drama in Edo State: Latest on Oshiomole’s Certificate saga!
Since the end of the Governorship election that was held on July 14, 2012, calm is yet to return to the ancient city of the old BiniKingdom. It will be … Continue reading
Countdown in Edo State: Will Oshiomole cruise to victory?
The paradox in Edo state: The very first Governor since the days of retired General Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia of the defunct Bendel State, who has given Edo State a bunch … Continue reading
Is Oshiomole getting too desperate in Edo State?
By Frisky Larr Within the past two months, Nigerians have witnessed not less than ten media headlines reporting the alarm raised by Governor Adams Oshiomole over impending electoral manipulations in … Continue reading
Nigeria’s Journalistic Militantism
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Can a Northerner ever be de-tribalized in Nigeria?
Let’s face it. In the present dispensation, northern Nigeria has produced three brilliant Nigerians of the younger generation, on which Nigerians may build their hope for a better tomorrow. You … Continue reading
Who is misleading America on Boko Haram?
Recent unconfirmed media reports claim that theUnited States of America is leaning towards an official policy position on the wave of terror attacks perpetrated onNorthern Nigeriaby the Boko Haram group. … Continue reading
Subsidy Removal: Whose Interest was the President protecting?
The rude awakening on New Year’s Day is yet to be forgotten. The wounds have hardly healed and the scars are all too visible. Yet more insults are added to … Continue reading