When the story of the revolution that ushered in a new political day in Nigeria is eventually told, none of the main dramatic personae would forget the sterling roles played by the ever-vibrant Nigerian media. But among the largely fair and patriotic reportage and analyses Dele Momodu’s column, Pendulum, published every Saturday by ThisDay, is among these outstanding few. Not only has this column over the years helped set many a national socio-political agenda, it has become the virtual weekend tonic for millions of Nigerians for its forthright, often unabashed opinions about varied national and international issues. Mercurial, incisive, passionate and hugely patriotic, Dele’s weekly opus is thoroughly intelligent and ready to tell the truth to anyone no matter whose ox is gored.
LT. General Theophilus Danjuma (RTD)