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Your Favourite Newspaper Columnist?

Mine is Saturday with Joe, itz on the back page of the saturday punch!

& maybe "MEDALS" on the same saturday punch.

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I've come to like Kulikulii too, especially in the run-up to April elections when most of his takes converged with mine too.

So close were we then that he quoted me in his column.

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My best is always Mr. Femi Adesina of THE SUN.

His level of consistency is unmarched.

Infact, my friday is incomplete without having read him.

He is a class above many!

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Edwin Madunagu is simply the Best. I have followed him for years. Though atimes, I do not enjoy it when he jump into those Communist heroes and their histories. But he is simply a servant of truth.

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He now writes for The Nation and he's on my list, if you check up.

Young folks of our generation know little about Olatunji Dare. At the height of his punditry career, most of us were in primary/secondary schools then. Dare Olatunji is regarded in the industry as Nigeria's most cerebral political columnist in the 90's. He's an elder in the art now, and even in his current Tuesday columns in The Nation, you still see class in his writings.

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How could anyone forget the master satirist Olatunji Dare, who played such a pivotal role in the ridicule of military dictators, back when Dare was a columnist for the Nigerian Guardian. That man's prose was a sheer pleasure to read, though since he relocated stateside, he only sends the occasional piece to a less well known newspaper whose name escapes me now.

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Sam Omatseye, Don't ever try to read his missiles if you hate the word "TRUTH". So superb.

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Dele Sobowale-Frankly Speaking,the only reason i read Vanguard these days.

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In no particular order. Tunde Fagbenle (sunday punch), Haruna Muhammed (the nation), Simon Kolawole(thisday), Adelakun(punch), Femi Adeshina (sun), Duro Onabule (sun), funke egbemode (sun), yomi odunuga (the nation), sina (sun)

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I buy and keep for reference purpose. Got loads of it in my apartment.

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^^^ Oga do u still buy newspapers in this age, u alluded to that. All ur favorite columnists can be found online.

ill bookmark ur list, I only read Simon kolawole and Ruben, but ill be giving the others u mentioned a look in. Okey Ndibe was someone I liked reading too when I was younger.

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1. simon kolawole(thisday)

2. reuben abati(guardian)

3. azu ishikwere(punch)

4. cashmir igbokwe(punch)

5. ijeoma nwogugwu(thisday)

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Reuben Abati

Dele Sobowale

Kayode Komolafe

Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

Casmir Igbokwe

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Dele Sobowale >>>>>> Reuben Abati.

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no body has mentioned AZU!!!! on tuesdays punch the man is brilliant

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Dele sobowale (thumbs up)

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Reuben Abati is my man any moment.

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^^^

That article convinced me that President Yar adua deserves my prayers because obviously he was prepared to do the right thing, but his northern brothers won't let him.

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Ochereome Nnanna

of the Vanguard Newspaper.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2009/12/09/abba-aji-servant-or-sabo/

fearless columist.

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Vanguard - Dele Sobowale Rules!!!

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Simon Kolawole. Thisday

Reuben Abati- Guardian

the knucklehead columnist: the nation, I hav only read 3 of his write ups, but I think he is good.

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Dele Omotunde of TELL and Reuben Abati of The Guardian

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SIMON KOLAWOLE does it for me. See my thread: http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria?topic=325477.msg4579904#msg4579904

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give it anytime, any day to dr. reuben abati. highly intelligent and mind-blowing articles. what's more, he is humorous in presentations. 1 million gbosa!

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I like anything to do with Reuben Abati or Edwin Madunagu.

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My Top 10:

1, SIMON KOLAWOLE [THISDAY]

Although he once uttered a statement that drew my ire, but I give it to him as Nigeria's most unbiased, incisive columnist today. My weekend is not complete without grabbing Thisday to see what Simon has for me.

2, AZUBUIKE ISHIEKWENE [PUNCH]

It's a pity I hardly read Punch these days and I have not been following Azu's writings again. But what I have read from his column when punch was my favourite, plus the few articles of his I still come across by chance, he is a great analyst with sharp pen and unbiased mind.

3, MAHMUD JEGA[DAILY TRUST]

This guy stunned me with his writings and one of the few people that demystified my uninformed perception of Hausa/Fulani folks as intellectual laggards(I'm embarrassed I ever held that silly thought). Combining word artistry with breathtaking analysis, he is one of the reasons I still open Daily Trust website everyday.

4, IJEOMA NWAGWUGWU[THISDAY]

While others write more on the political side of our national life, Ijeoma writes on teh economic side more often. Another Thisday columnist I hardly miss. Although we hold extremely opposite opinion on the Sanusi debate but I give it to her, she is a good analyst.

5, REUBEN ABATI[GUARDIAN]

Reuben is perhaps the most popular columnist in Nigeria today. I'm not much of his fan as he is too radical for my liking, but you can't just ignore his writings. The Abuja land-gate further soils his name, but there is no disputing the fact that Reuben is a very sound analyst. His creativity with words is another endearing asset of his.

6, CASMIR IGBOKWE [PUNCH]

Oh, I'm missing my Punch friends! Casmir's analyses are another unputdownable pieces. There was a time he was writing his column from Cardiff when he was undergoing a course there and his column was retitled 'MUSINGS FROM CARDIFF'. I remember teh piece he did on one popluar Cardiff professor taht rides bicycle to office. I hardly follow him on weekly basis again, but if he's still the Casmir I read till a couple of years ago, he will still makes my favourite list.

7, YOMI ODUNUGA [formerly PUNCH, now THE NATION]

When Punch was my favourite, Yomi was another columnist that made my weekends with his column, KNUCKLES. Very incisive and analytical. He has now crossed over to The Nation (or is Daily Independent?), where he continues his KNUCKLES column, and I still see his writings but they don't appeal to me again, maybe because of teh quality of the printing of Daily Independent.

8, MUHAMMAD HARUNA, [THE NATION and DAILY TRUST]

I got to know Haruna late, just two years ago, but I have known much about him, especially from the war of opinions/history he and Dare Olatunji(another senior journalist and 'The Nation' columnist) fought late last year. He is another columnist I follow around. He is perhaps the most veteran print journalist from the North(He's from Niger state). I like his diction and grasp of history. I also like his independent-mindedness. He writes what he feels is correct, even if he is the only Nigerian holding that opinion. Sanusi, the current CBN governor, doesn't agree with him on most issues and, like Simon Kolawole, Sanusi had picked holes in their writings in the past. His minus is being close to IBB and maybe Buhari.

9. IS'HAQ MODIBBO KAWU, DAILY TRUST

This Ilorin guy is another columnist whose column I hardly miss. Another fine writer.

10. JOSEPH ADEYEYE, PUNCH

A new generation columnist with Punch. When I used to 'eat and drink' Punch, he wasn't a columnist with them then. I first knew him when he quoted the nairaland topic UGLY BRITAIN in his column sometime last year. Since then, I follow his writings. A fine analyst and tries to be as objective as possible.

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