Opinion articles


Chibok And Dapchi Girls: The Whoredom Of Karma

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Soldiers (R) drive past a signpost leading to the Government Girls Science and Technical College staff quarters in Dapchi, Nigeria, on February 22, 2018.Anger erupted in a town in remote northeast Nigeria on February 22 after officials fumbled to account for scores of schoolgirls from the college who locals say have been


We Now Know Why Russia Wants a 100-Megaton Nuclear Torpedo

It can get around U.S. missile defenses. We Now Know Why Russia Wants a 100-Megaton Nuclear Torpedo In a speech on March 1, 2018, Russian president Vladimir Putin detailed a half-dozen “invincible” new Russian weapons under development, which he assured would give his nation the ability to launch “unstoppable” nuclear attacks on the United States.


Dapchi 110: The Tragedy Of A Nation

By Reuben Abati Karma is a bitch. Poetic justice is a bastard. Both have combined to wrong-foot the incumbent Buhari administration to make it look like a big mistake and an act of misjudgment by the Nigerian electorate. If Buhari had been disallowed from taking power in 2015, and those who advised President Goodluck Jonathan


The Shame of Dapchi: Mr. President, your apology not acceptable!

By Alex Ekemenah Last week Monday, another tragedy struck the nation when in a raid similar to the attack that led to the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, on 14 April 2014, Nigeria’s most dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram, stormed Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State and made away


When Obasanjo and Jonathan farted in Otuoke church

By Tunde Odesola Written in 1953, “The things men do” is the title of one of the 90 thrillers by English novelist, James Hadley Chase. His novels were very popular in European markets with France leading the pack just as far-flung Russia was not left out. Chase was a renowned name in Africa and Asia,


Re: Dear Senator Tinubu, Buhari has thrashed us all

By Tunde Rahman Ordinarily, Abimbola Adelakun is one of the engaging, perceptive and incisive columnists of The PUNCH newspaper. It would, however, appear that her awareness that she commands a not insubstantial readership sometimes goads her to tread in the realm of sheer recklessness, carelessness with facts, and embarrassing illogicality. This is certainly the case


How to Inoculate the Public against Fake News

When people were given a toolbox of deceptive techniques and told to “play Russian troll,” they learned to reject disinformation. Friday’s indictment of 13 Russians on charges of attempting to defraud the public and influence the U.S. presidential election shows that that the United States remains vulnerable to what the indictment calls “information warfare” but

Senator Remi Tinubu

Dear Senator Tinubu, Buhari has thrashed us all!

Abimbola Adelakun On Tuesday, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the erstwhile strongman of opposition politics, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, expressed her frustration at how her husband was “thrashed” by the President Muhammadu Buhari government he helped put in office. Even a minimally savvy observer of Nigerian politics would have figured out that a palace coup