Femi Fani-Kayode

David Oluwafemi Adewunmi Abdulateef Fani-Kayode is a Nigerian politician, essayist, poet, and a lawyer by training.

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The Power Of A Woman, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Women are a precious gift from God but there are some things that all men need to know. Women are by far the deeper and more powerful of the two sexes. No matter how strong a man thinks he is, he is like butter in the hands of a woman…

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When Will Our Shackles Be Broken? By Femi Fani-Kayode

On April 20, 1653 Oliver Cromwell, who was the Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland and the greatest statesman and revolutionary that England ever knew, stormed the English ''Rump Parliament'' at Westminster and courageously pronounced the following words after which he sacked Parliament and boldly took power. He said:…

Jonathan, Tukur and A Government Of Jezebels, By Femi Fani-Kayode

I must commend President Goodluck Jonathan for removing Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as National Chairman of the PDP and finally dumping him. It really is good riddance to bad rubbish because that man was a disaster to his party. PDP itself is bad enough but to have a self-conceited and vainglorious…

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The Gutless Eunuch And The Spirit Of The Jagaban, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Permit me to begin this contribution by quoting from a portion of an essay that I wrote on 26 September 2011, which was titled ''On Goodluck Jonathan, David and Goliath''. The portion reads as follows: ''A few days ago from the sacred pulpit of the hallowed chambers of the National Christian Centre in Abuja and in the presence of…

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A True Story, By Femi Fani-Kayode

The best stories are usually the true ones. The following story is not only true but it is also revealing and remarkable. Please fasten your seatbelts, sit back and patiently read it. You never know, you may learn something from it. I certainly did. Here we go. Someone asked me…

A New Year Prayer, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Our columnist, Femi Fani-Kayode prays for Nigeria and Nigerians as we celebrate Christmas and head into a New Year. (more…)

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My Dreams for Nigeria, By Femi Fani-Kayode

There is so much death in this country. So many tears. So much evil. So much betrayal. So much sadness and so many tragedies. So much corruption and deceit. So many shattered dreams, broken hearts and wounded souls. So much injustice and insensitivity. So much greed and want. So much…

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Greedy Pastors, God’s Endtime Generals and the Nigerian Church, By Femi Fani-Kayode

The Lord Himself said ''I shall build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail''. Nothing gives the believer greater strength and comfort than these beautiful and prophetic words. It speaks of our ultimate victory over satan and the inevitable triumph of light over darkness. Whatever may be happening in our lives or…

The Nerve Of Lawal Kaita And The Shame Of Junaid Mohammed, By Femi Fani-Kayode

In the last few days the following contributions from two eminent personalities have inflamed passions and been the topic of heated debate all over the country. The first came from Alhaji Lawal Kaita, a respected elder-statesman and a former Governor of the old Kaduna state on the platform of the defunct NPN. He was quoted as saying that…

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Between S.L. Akintola and Obafemi Awolowo, By Femi Fani-Kayode

In an interview with the Punch newspaper on 30th November 2013, Dr. Omololu Olunloyo, a great nationalist, a two-time former Commissioner of Education of the old Western Region, a former Governor of Oyo state, one of our few remaining elderstatesman and a man that played a prominent role in the politics of both the First and…

TRAVELOGUE: The Miracle In Ondo, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, is currently touring Ondo state. He writes on part of his trip, saying the state government is performing wonders and delivering on its promises to the people of the Sunshine state  It is not often that I am left speechless and at a loss for…

Let Not The Man Die In Us, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Eagles do not hide when they see a storm gathering, lions do not retreat when the enemy threatens and kings do not run when they hear the sound of battle. Rather the eagle flies boldly into the eye of the storm without a trace of fear but with power, majesty,…

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The Triumph of the Will, By Femi Fani-Kayode

''Do people shape society or does society shape people?'' This is the question of the century and my answer is as follows. The sheer power of vision, creativity and strength that the human mind harbours and is capable of harnessing is truly remarkable. If properly channeled and developed it does not only have the…

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The Curse Of Power, By Femi Fani-Kayode

This is a grim and depressing essay and the subject matter is painful to digest. I take no pleasure in writing it and I would suggest that those that are easily hurt, over-sensitive and unduly emotional should stop here and go no further because this is not the stuff for…

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I Stand and I Fight, By Femi Fani-Kayode

The word of God is immutable and unassailable and He is faithful to keep it to the very end. If I know nothing else, this I know to be true. I know that scripture cannot be broken and that whether we live or die tomorrow is in the hands of…

A Nation, Not a Tribe, By Femi Fani-Kayode

I was born on October 16th in the year of our Lord 1960 and consequently I celebrated my 53rd birthday last week Wednesday. It was a quiet low-key affair in which, as is customary with me, I spent most of the day in fasting, prayer and sober reflection, surrounded by…

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Jonathan’s Greek Gift and The True Believers, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Permit me to begin this contribution with the words of Senator Femi Okurounmu who is the Chairman of the President's Advisory Committee on the National Conference. In the February 12 edition of the National Mirror Newspaper, he said the following about President Goodluck Jonathan-  "Jonathan has betrayed the goodwill of the Yoruba. The man…