Columnist: Farouk Martins Aresa : 361 Stories Published

Buhari Bowed - Imf & W. Bank Treat Africa As Foreclosed Properties

Sunday, June 19, 2016
What is surprising is that it took Nigeria rsquo;s Buhari this long to capitulate to Foreign countries that make the economic rules for the rest of the world. It takes world power like Russia and China to stand up to them. Even then they could trade with China to spite Russia. While the Japanese ...

Ijaw Could Not Have Been President In Any Other Nation

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
We must ask all the cheerleaders encouraging Niger Delta Avengers and other militia groups mushrooming demands or blackmail: which part of Arewa Republic, Odua, or IPOB Republic are we willing to concede to Ijaw President? Biafra would have died if Ojukwu had been President. How soon we fo ...

Buhari Without Idiagbon

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Buhari one-year anniversary has been anything but glorious. It has been pitiful compare to his last time around. It is a different era, yet Buhari has done what most Northern rulers do best. When he loaded his personal staff with Northerners, some of us defended him based on the fact that he was ...

Niger Delta Is Not In Syria Or Iraq

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Niger Delta Avengers are bombing their own lives and that of next generations out of existence. If it was a foreign power, oil companies or Nigerian Army that is destroying this environment, we would be labeling the mute response from international communities racist. Even in Iraq and Syria; Fall ...

African Beauty Has Become Global Too

Friday, June 3, 2016
Whenever ldquo;civilized rdquo; Africans speak of world or international standard, you can bet your house it is not about origination out of mother Continent. Like political economy, it has to emulate Europe and lately the Americas. It strikes like a bunch of needles under your seat when men and ...

Abuse: Trump Backers Are Not On Fire As Clinton & Cosby’s

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
What is the difference between Donald Trump abuse of women and those of Clinton or Cosby? Some would easily answer that it is the involvement of drugs. While Cosby women felt abused, Trump rsquo;s claimed they were flattered and one of Clinton rsquo;s demurred. Well, it is much deeper. Bill Cosby ...

Only Exemplary Indigenous Characters Can Change Nations

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The difference between Kwame Nkrumah and Jaja of Opobo before him was that one tried to first build a Continental while the other tried to build an Economic independence. The Rooted Threats were knocked down. Man needs certain amount of money to live a simple decent life. How much is enough after th ...

Strike Cannot But Low Oil Price Has Changed Basis For Subsidy

Friday, May 20, 2016
Going on strike because of jumbo politicians rsquo; remunerations without basis make sense; not for increase in the price of petrol right now. Those waiting on the queue to buy petrol for days and nights at local petrol stations paid much more than the price increase. They would rather spend that ti ...

Philanderers Like Trump Soiling Reputable Wives Unfairly

Monday, May 16, 2016
It is so outrageous for anyone to project the sins of philanderers on their reputable wives. While Nollywood and Hollywood actors or actresses may share sexual indiscretions, scandals and jumbo salaries with politicians, we expect leaders to be thoroughly vetted before they are voted in. Actors a ...

Zika Virus Is Back Like Ebola– Foetal Cns At Risk

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Zika virus was discovered in Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947 during monitoring of rhesus monkeys for yellow fever in a field study. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and Tanzania. Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have since been recorded in Americas, Asia and Pacific. ...

Oba Of Benin Must Be Respected With His Head Buried In Ile-ife

Sunday, May 8, 2016
There is one Oba in Nigeria that most of the people have in common, that is Omo N rsquo;Oba of Benin. Most ethnic groups, especially from the South, either has claims to him or his subjects put claims on them. Whatever the validity of each claim or novel theories, it shows some relationships between ...

Welcome Home: Where Men Are Men Women Are Women

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
My late friend, Fifi Hesse, who was Principal Secretary to the Ministry of Education n the 1970s, told me how he and his Minister once attended a conference in Nigeria shortly after the June 4 1979 events in Ghana. At one social gathering, their Nigerian hosts surrounded them and interroga ...

Watch Fulani Farm Terrorists Truncate Buhari Agenda

Thursday, April 28, 2016
We were thinking Boko Haram, IPOD, IBB and Tinubu were going to plan or see the downfall of Buhari like Babangida did in 1985. Many of us have been anything but right so far. Then came foreign allocation shortage, the fuel crisis and Nigerians still crave tightly unto foreign products. Amazingly ...
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