[OPINION]: Shall we tell the President? - Simon Kolawole

22 April 2018
[OPINION]: Shall we tell the President?  - Simon Kolawole

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, I hope this meets you well. I don’t know if you remember me. My name is Simon. Simon Kolawole. Never mind. We will come to that...

The fracas in the Senate -ThisDay Editorial

22 April 2018
The fracas in the Senate -ThisDay Editorial

The invasion of the Senate by thugs is wrong, shameful and reprehensible Although majority of Nigerians have always viewed the National Assembly and its members in less-than-flattering terms, the sordid...

Chibok abductions: Four years after -Sun Editorial

22 April 2018
Chibok abductions: Four years after -Sun Editorial

In the despondent, somber, atmosphere which marked the national remembrance of four years of captivity of the Chibok girls, the Federal Government must wake up to reassure Nigerians that it...

Heinous act of mace snatching -Daily Trust

22 April 2018
Heinous act of mace snatching -Daily Trust

This country has witnessed many ugly firsts over the years but the invasion of the Senate chamber during plenary by thugs on Wednesday last week, April 18, who made away...

[OPINION]: The race for the Mace - Tunde Asaju

22 April 2018
[OPINION]: The race for the Mace - Tunde Asaju

Pius Adesanmi is always looking for trouble. Imagine tweeting about the paunches of our service chiefs. Children raised in Yagbaland should be forgiven for their ignorance of what goes on...

[OPINION]: Can the president be always right? -Taiwo Adisa

22 April 2018
[OPINION]: Can the president be always right? -Taiwo Adisa

Something baffles about the mode of responses that comes out of the Nigerian presidency in recent years. Most of the times, you smell the aura of infallibility and the critic-is-always-wrong...

[Opinion]: Buhari must apologize for anti-youth comment - Sonala Olumhense

22 April 2018
[Opinion]: Buhari must apologize for anti-youth comment - Sonala Olumhense

President Muhammadu Buhari should apologize for his insult of Nigerian youths at the Commonwealth Business Forum in the UK last Wednesday. This is now even more important following the “clarification”...

Embrace environmental sanitation for public health - Daily Trust Editorial

21 April 2018
Embrace environmental sanitation for public health - Daily Trust Editorial

Environmental sanitation encompasses the control of environmental factors that are connected to disease transmission. An effective sanitation system provides barriers between wastes and humans in such a way as to...

Nigeria and Australia 2018 -Sun Editorial

21 April 2018
Nigeria and Australia 2018 -Sun Editorial

The 21st Commonwealth Games ended in a celebratory mood on April 15 in Gold Coast, Australia. About 6,000 athletes from 71 countries participated in the Games. Nigeria’s representatives at the...

[Opinion]: 2019: Why South-West may go with Buhari - Idowu Samuel

21 April 2018
[Opinion]: 2019: Why South-West may go with Buhari - Idowu Samuel

The southwest region operates a different brand when it comes to politics. The electorate and the political players often times approach politics with a pragmatic disposition, imparting knowledge on how...

[Opinion]: Inflation and the decrepit Naira - Abubakar A. Fari

21 April 2018
[Opinion]: Inflation and the decrepit Naira -  Abubakar A. Fari

It is tough, inflation is too much in Nigeria. The Oxford dictionary explains inflation as “a general rise in prices of services and goods in a particular country, resulting in...

[Opinion]: Privatisation: Changing the face of Nigerian economy - Sisaa Agboh

21 April 2018
[Opinion]: Privatisation: Changing the face of Nigerian economy - Sisaa Agboh

With the recent inauguration of the over N50billion Sunti Golden Sugar Estates in Niger State by President Muhammadu Buhari, the face of the Nigerian Economy is undoubtedly changing; courtesy of...

[Opinion]: Senate, thugs and the Mace: Understanding parliamentary misconduct - Jibrin Ibrahim

21 April 2018
[Opinion]: Senate, thugs and the Mace: Understanding parliamentary misconduct - Jibrin Ibrahim

On Wednesday, five thugs allegedly walked into the Senate, seized the mace, the symbol of authority of the Senate, walked out, entered a waiting SUV and drove out. After their...

[OPINION]: The sexploiter and his cousins - Azu Ishiekwene

20 April 2018
[OPINION]: The sexploiter and his cousins - Azu Ishiekwene

Afeez Baruwa could be on his last mile to jail. Or he could be going home a free man. Three years ago, the former lecturer in the department of Accounting...

The invasion of the Senate -Tribune

20 April 2018
The invasion of the Senate -Tribune

In an incident that must rank as one of the most bizarre since the return to civil rule in 1999, hoodlums suspected to be under the authority of a suspended...

[OPINION]: Is this change? - Fola Ojo

20 April 2018
[OPINION]: Is this change? - Fola Ojo

Is change, according to the creed and credo of Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress co-crusaders, having a hard time breathing? Is change now packing its bag and baggage...

[OPINION]: Missing Senate mace? Count me out - Duro Onabule

20 April 2018
[OPINION]: Missing Senate mace? Count me out - Duro Onabule

In any national controversy, I prefer standing out, rather than join even the “popular” group, whatever the price will be for my personal view, and this is not being pedantic....

The Offa robbery attacks -Sun Editorial

20 April 2018
The Offa robbery attacks -Sun Editorial

The general insecurity in the country has, once again, been exposed by the recent heinous robbery attacks on five banks in Offa, Kwara State. The April 5 robbery left 17...

[OPINION]: Stolen mace and the desecration of democracy -Ayo Olukotun

20 April 2018
[OPINION]: Stolen mace and the desecration of democracy -Ayo Olukotun

Nigerian democracy advances in fits and starts, a feeble step forward, a lull, then a huge step backwards into infamy. As President Muhammadu Buhari was projecting Nigeria on the world...

[OPINION]: Beyond the Buhari declaration -Akin Osuntokun

20 April 2018
[OPINION]: Beyond the Buhari declaration -Akin Osuntokun

On account of dejavu alone President Mohammadu Buhari chose the wrong moment to lay bare the open secret of his ambition for a second term in office. In terms of...

UNESCO seeks educational integration -Punch Editorial

20 April 2018
UNESCO seeks educational integration -Punch Editorial

As major transformations arise from globalisation, digitalisation and more complex and diverse societies, there is a growing need to develop education policies that equip children, young people and adults for...

Our population time bomb -Daily Trust Editorial

19 April 2018
Our population time bomb -Daily Trust Editorial

The National Population Commission (NPC) has put Nigeria’s current population at 198 million people, with the urban population growing at the rate of 6.5% every year. Chairman of NPC Mr....

The Offa bank robbery -Tribune Editorial

19 April 2018
The Offa bank robbery -Tribune Editorial

Nigerians remain shell-shocked by the April 5 bank robbery in Offa, Kwara State, in which bandits shot 30 persons including policemen. The incident conjured the horror of a tragic movie...

[Opinion]: Just 1%: How to make Naija stronger - Blessing Omakwu-Soremekun

19 April 2018
[Opinion]: Just 1%: How to make Naija stronger - Blessing Omakwu-Soremekun

A few weeks ago, a domestic worker in my home-let’s call her Mama Musa-narrated the experience of giving birth to her first child to me. When she arrived the only...

The Abacha loot -Sun Editorial

19 April 2018
The Abacha loot -Sun Editorial

After protracted negotiations and signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Swiss authorities, it is heartening that the Federal Government has admitted receiving 2.5m Abacha loot. The refund...

[Opinion]: Before we shred the ‘Abacha Document’... - Abdulrazaq Magaji

19 April 2018
[Opinion]: Before we shred the ‘Abacha Document’...  - Abdulrazaq Magaji

By 2023, each of the six geopolitical zones would have produced a president, a vice president, prime minister, deputy prime minister, president of the Senate and speaker of the House...

[OPINION]: A national security endangered - Segun Adeniyi

19 April 2018
[OPINION]: A national security endangered - Segun Adeniyi

Given their backgrounds in the industry, the relationship between Dr Edmund Dakorou as Minister of State for Energy and Mr Funso Kupolokun as the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria...

Of randy lecturers, lazy students and an immoral nation -Niran Adedokun

19 April 2018
Of randy lecturers, lazy students and an immoral nation -Niran Adedokun

Nigeria is in trouble but we do not know. Or, we pretend not to know it, which is even worse. Ignorance could conceal a state of gradual depreciation but when...

Reducing threat of hunger -Punch Editorial

19 April 2018
Reducing threat of hunger -Punch Editorial

WithI more mouths to feed than at any other time in its history, Nigeria is anxiously in search of the panacea for the spectre of looming hunger. In acknowledgment of...

[Opinion]: Can God speak in discordant voices? - Jideofor Adibe

19 April 2018
[Opinion]: Can God speak in discordant voices? - Jideofor Adibe

The political season is a festival of sort for many - not just for political gladiators but also for most members of the society - from political pundits to those...

Anyone who supports Buhari’s re-election will be doubly disappointed if he wins again –Akin Osuntokun

18 April 2018
Anyone who supports Buhari’s re-election will be doubly disappointed if he wins again –Akin Osuntokun

Mr. Akin Osuntokun is the Director of Media and Public Communications, Coalition for Nigeria Movement and a Deputy Chairman of the Nigeria Intervention Movement. Osuntokun, who is also a former...

The return of history to schools -Sun Editorial

18 April 2018
The return of history to schools -Sun Editorial

The Federal Government’s recent decision to reintroduce history as an independent subject into the basic and junior secondary schools in the country is commendable. According to the Minister of Education,...

Herdsmen: Buhari’s admission -Tribune Editorial

18 April 2018
Herdsmen: Buhari’s admission -Tribune Editorial

It was such a sweet relief to hear President Muhammadu Buhari open up to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, that the several intractable killings in Benue and other states...

[Opinion]: Pontius Pilate, NEMA and the truth - Philip Agbese

18 April 2018
[Opinion]: Pontius Pilate, NEMA and the truth - Philip Agbese

One reality Nigeria is facing in contemporary time is the blurring of the lines in the nation’s quest to tame corruption, the one evil that has been proven to be...

[OPINION]: Like Mohammed Yusuf, like El-Zakzaky -Steve Nwosu

18 April 2018
[OPINION]: Like Mohammed Yusuf, like El-Zakzaky -Steve Nwosu

I am not one of those mischievous Nigerians throwing jabs at President Muhammadu Buhari for accusing Muammar Gaddafi of breeding and arming the killer herdsmen now rampaging all over the...

Sexual harassment on campus -Thisday Editorial

18 April 2018
Sexual harassment on campus -Thisday Editorial

The National Assembly should act fast on the bill on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions The recorded voice alleged to be that of a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University,...

[Opinion]: On Reclaiming and building our democracy - Ibrahim Gambari

18 April 2018
[Opinion]: On Reclaiming and building our democracy - Ibrahim Gambari

Democracy is not a particular state of affairs but a process that requires continuous maintenance and commitment from both leaders and citizens. For the first time in our history, we...

[Opinion]: As Sai Baba goes to work in London, again - Tunde Asaju

18 April 2018
[Opinion]: As Sai Baba goes to work in London, again - Tunde Asaju

It’s been a long time since President Buhari has been forced to endure the foul air in Naija. President Jones didn’t quite get to deodorize the nation for the promised...

[OPINION]: Did Nigerians truly ‘clamour’ for Buhari’s return? - Sam Bolaji

18 April 2018
[OPINION]: Did Nigerians truly ‘clamour’ for Buhari’s return?  - Sam Bolaji

Although people had speculated widely that President Muhammadu Buhari through his body language, would seek re-election in 2019, the President had kept mute on the matter till the early hours...

Boko Haram: No amnesty for mass murderers -Punch Editorial

18 April 2018
Boko Haram: No amnesty for mass murderers -Punch Editorial

Having,in his own opinion, “technically” defeated the Boko Haram insurgents, President Muhammadu Buhari and some interest groups are anxious to grant amnesty to “repentant” insurgents. De-radicalisation, amnesty and reconciliation are,...

[Opinion]: Governor Ortom and his little Davids - Yakubu Mohammed

18 April 2018
[Opinion]: Governor Ortom and his little Davids - Yakubu Mohammed

Poor Samuel Ortom. Still there is no respite for this beleaguered governor of the embattled Benue State. Sitting perilously in the eye of the storm, or much worse, on the...

Chibok girls: Four years and counting -Vanguard Editorial

17 April 2018
Chibok girls: Four years and counting -Vanguard Editorial

The abduction of 276 final year students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State on 14th April 2014, became a great turning point in the nation’s military...

Editorial Dastardly robbery in Offa -Daily Trust

17 April 2018
Editorial Dastardly robbery in Offa -Daily Trust

Two weeks ago, Nigeria witnessed one of the deadliest and most daring robbery attacks in recent times. About 30 heavily armed men attacked five commercial banks in Offa, the second...

The illogical diaspora protests - Eugene Enahoro

17 April 2018
The illogical diaspora protests - Eugene Enahoro

Last week the news and social media carried stories of peaceful but noisy protests which greeted the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) in the UK for the Commonwealth Heads...

OPL 245, Adoke and the political intrigues - Babagana Bukar

17 April 2018
OPL 245, Adoke and the political intrigues - Babagana Bukar

On Friday, the 13th of April 2018, Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja made a landmark pronouncement which, stripped of legal language, means when a...

MPC’s counsel to the government -Tribune Editorial

17 April 2018
MPC’s counsel to the government -Tribune Editorial

At the end of its April meeting, the first after its reconstitution, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had two concrete pieces of advice...

Authority looting and other matters - Oludayo Tade

17 April 2018
Authority looting and other matters - Oludayo Tade

In the light of many eye-sore and ear-sore episodes which have characterised contemporary every day lived experiences of Nigerians, it is practically impossible to allow our dead leaders-of-thought to rest...

The girl said ‘No’ -Sun Editorial

17 April 2018
The girl said ‘No’ -Sun Editorial

Last week, on April 14, Nigeria marked the fourth anniversary of the capture and abduction of 276 young girls, all of them students, by Boko Haram from their school in...

APC and Buhari: Banking on corruption -Azuka Onwuka

17 April 2018
APC and Buhari: Banking on corruption -Azuka Onwuka

The All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari are smart thinkers. Having reviewed their three years in office and come to the realisation that there is no major achievement to...

Buhari should demand better performance from Customs -Punch Editorial

17 April 2018
Buhari should demand better performance from Customs -Punch Editorial

WITHIN the last three years, six million people have embraced rice farming to increase the number to 11 million, thereby leading to over 90 percent drop in the product’s import....

[Opinion]: The State of the Nigerian Nation - By Dr. Tunji Olaopa

17 April 2018
[Opinion]: The State of the Nigerian Nation - By Dr. Tunji Olaopa

The Nigerian state is passing through a very tough time, and we really need to admit this if we must even have a chance of outlining the solution. In fact,...

Stay focused -The Nation Editorial

16 April 2018
Stay focused -The Nation Editorial

Nigeria’s specialised universities must heed government’s directive on their specialties THE directive given by President Muhammadu Buhari telling the country’s specialised universities to return to their core mandate is a...

Between a president and a professor -Lasisi Olagunju

16 April 2018
Between a president and a professor -Lasisi Olagunju

Governance is like romance. It is not how long but how well. Sometimes it can be short and pleasant; it can also be long and awful. Whatever it is, there...

The fake brewery in Ikorodu -Tribune Editorial

16 April 2018
The fake brewery in Ikorodu -Tribune Editorial

The Lagos State Police Command, a few days ago, announced the discovery of an alleged fake brewery in Ikorodu where counterfeit products were being produced. The brewery allegedly produced malt...

No to PIGB fuel tax -Sun Editorial

16 April 2018
No to PIGB fuel tax -Sun Editorial

The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) passed by the National Assembly would have been an excellent piece of legislation that will provide governance and institutional framework for the oil sector,...

The Looters Curse -Chidi Amuta

16 April 2018
The Looters Curse -Chidi Amuta

The Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, needs a new tailor badly. The garb of a minister of the federal republic ought to fit better than the rough tunic of...

Tackling the food security problem -Thisday Editorial

16 April 2018
Tackling the food security problem -Thisday Editorial

The National Food Security Council must ensure it delivers on its mandate In recent years, Nigeria has consistently been featured on the negative side of the different global human development...

Buhari’s 2019 re-election ambition: Matters arising - Alimi Banire

16 April 2018
Buhari’s 2019 re-election ambition: Matters arising - Alimi Banire

Finally, the man whom everyone had been expecting to speak has finally spoken up on what’s his political ambition in the Nigerian polity come 2019. That man is no order...

Chibok girls’ four years in captivity - Punch Editorial

16 April 2018
Chibok girls’ four years in captivity - Punch Editorial

The global outpouring of outrage and the social media interest spawned by the audacious abduction of 276 schoolgirls from the Government Secondary School in the rustic town of Chibok, Borno...

[Opinion]: Of Nigeria and authority looting - Oludayo Tade

16 April 2018
[Opinion]: Of Nigeria and authority looting - Oludayo Tade

In the light of many eyesore and ear-sore episodes which have characterised contemporary every day lived experiences of Nigerians, it is practically impossible to allow our dead leaders of thought...

[Opinion]: Alleged looters’ list: Open justice or open season? - Abdulsalam Ajetunmobi

16 April 2018
[Opinion]: Alleged looters’ list: Open justice or open season? - Abdulsalam Ajetunmobi

The Federal Government recently released lists of individuals suspected of looting public treasury. While some have applauded the Federal Government for these lists, others have expressed concerns over the lists...

Only thieves can become Nigeria’s President — Balarabe Musa

16 April 2018
Only thieves can become Nigeria’s President — Balarabe Musa

A former governor of Kaduna State in the Second Republic, Balarabe Musa, says nobody can become the President of Nigeria without first being a thief or supported by thieves. According...

[Opinion]: Dauda the sexy Prof drowns in Ife waterloo - Tunde Odesola

16 April 2018
[Opinion]: Dauda the sexy Prof drowns in Ife waterloo - Tunde Odesola

(Chanting of anthem) Great Ife! Great Ife! Africa’s most beautiful campus Conscious, vigilant, progressive Aluta against all oppression… Another great Ife is a counterfeit…” Student leader: Ever articulate gbagba! Ever...

Buhari’s intention to seek second term -Daily Trust

15 April 2018
Buhari’s intention to seek second term -Daily Trust

Political activities in this country in the run up to the 2019 elections engaged a higher gear on Monday last week when President Muhammadu Buhari announced his intention to contest...

Run, Buhari: Resign and run far away - Sonala Olumhense

15 April 2018
Run, Buhari: Resign and run far away - Sonala Olumhense

Finally, President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed what has been known to many for nearly three years: he wants to remain in power for four more years. According to Mr. Buhari,...

The Prof and his student: Way of a man with a maid -Sulaimon Olanrewaju

15 April 2018
The Prof and his student: Way of a man with a maid -Sulaimon Olanrewaju

It is too high a price to pay for coitus, especially one that was not. For allegedly suggesting getting in between the thighs of an unwilling student, Richard Akindele, a...

[Opinion]: The Archbishop of Canterbury and his cruel husband - Femi Fani-kayode

15 April 2018
[Opinion]: The Archbishop of Canterbury and his cruel husband - Femi Fani-kayode

When President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in the United Kingdom in preparation for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Archbishop Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Cantetbury and the presiding Bishop of...

Little Things That Matter -Eniola Bello

15 April 2018
Little Things That Matter -Eniola Bello

“Let all things be done decently and in order.” – 1Corinthians 14:40 Ever attended any event populated by top government officials, party big wigs, the CEOs of blue chip companies,...

President Buhari’s Re-Election Bid -Thisday Editorial

15 April 2018
President Buhari’s Re-Election Bid -Thisday Editorial

President Buhari’s intention to run for a second term is within his rights. It is left for the electorate to endorse or reject him Although the announcement that he would...

So Bubu wants to seek re-election in 2019? - Kaine Agary

15 April 2018
So Bubu wants to seek re-election in 2019? - Kaine Agary

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari (Bubu) declared his intention to seek re-election as President of Nigeria in the 2019 general election and people are losing their minds over this announcement....

Sex-for-marks scandal at Ife University -Punch Editorial

15 April 2018
Sex-for-marks scandal at Ife University -Punch Editorial

Widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s best tertiary institutions, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is battling to save its image over an ongoing sex-for-marks scandal. A female undergraduate of the...

[Interview]: Buhari’s declaration: Allowing him again will spell doom - Bishop Chukwuma

15 April 2018
[Interview]: Buhari’s declaration: Allowing him again will spell doom - Bishop Chukwuma

His Grace, Most Rev. Emmanuel Olisa Chukwuma, the Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and Bishop of Enugu Diocese, was one of the clergymen and prominent...

[Interview]: Why the North will still vote for Buhari in 2019 –Matthew Kukah

15 April 2018
[Interview]: Why the North will still vote for Buhari in 2019 –Matthew Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, speaks to TOBI AWORINDE on the socio-economic situation in the North, President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance and the forthcoming 2019 elections You...

[OPINION]: Why I’ll vote Buhari again and again –Femi Adesina

14 April 2018
[OPINION]: Why I’ll vote Buhari again and again –Femi Adesina

The greatest talking point in our country this week has been the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari that he would seek a second term in office next year. And naturally...

We’re prepared to stop Buhari’s 2nd term bid –Yerima, Arewa Youth Leader

14 April 2018
We’re prepared to stop Buhari’s 2nd term bid –Yerima, Arewa Youth Leader

President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Shettima Yerima, has said that President Muhammdu Buhari, who has declared his interest to run for a second term, will be...

Buhari is the most prepared person for presidency –Momoh

14 April 2018
Buhari is the most prepared person for presidency –Momoh

Former Minister of Information and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Tony Momoh, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is the most prepared person for the presidency. Reacting...

[Opinion]: Britain’s New African Empire - Mark Curtis

14 April 2018
[Opinion]: Britain’s New African Empire - Mark Curtis

Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange control over 100trillion worth of Africa’s resources in just five commodities – oil, gold, diamonds, coal and platinum. My research for the NGO,...

Why we won’t support Buhari – Odumakin, Afenifere spokesman

14 April 2018
Why we won’t support Buhari – Odumakin, Afenifere spokesman

Spokesman of pro-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, has said that the group is not going to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election because the president failed to deliver on his...

Now That Buhari Has Let the Cat Out of the Bag -Dele Momodu

14 April 2018
Now That Buhari Has Let the Cat Out of the Bag -Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, it has been a very interesting week in our dear beloved country. What has been a long purportedly hidden, but open secret, which we all knew about anyway,...

Christopher Abebe (1919–2018) -Sun Editorial

14 April 2018
Christopher Abebe (1919–2018) -Sun Editorial

Renowned Nigerian industrialist and boardroom guru, Dr. Christopher Ebhodaghe Abebe, passed away on March 22, at the age of 99. In his death, Nigeria has lost one of her best...

[Opinion]: Born-again Senate? - Yakubu Mohammed

14 April 2018
[Opinion]: Born-again Senate? - Yakubu Mohammed

Question mark in the headline suggests robust doubt, lack of conviction, some bit of tentativeness - something editors should keep severely at bay. At least this much we were told...

[OPINION]: Danjuma’s belated call to action -Shaka Momodu

13 April 2018
[OPINION]: Danjuma’s belated call to action -Shaka Momodu

Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) stirred up a hornet’s nest recently when he called on Nigerians to rise in self-defence against killer herdsmen who have displayed an unrelenting thirst for...

[OPINION]: Another side of America revisited -Acho Orabuchi

13 April 2018
[OPINION]: Another side of America revisited -Acho Orabuchi

Many people wonder why America is so strong in many aspects and could provide an abundance of amenities to its citizenry. They often ponder what makes the American systems—the political...

Police’s firearms recovery programme -Daily Trust

13 April 2018
Police’s firearms recovery programme -Daily Trust

Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Kpotun Idris recently directed Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] to immediately embark on a comprehensive recovery of...

Nigeria’s first female Senior Advocate speaks on judiciary corruption

13 April 2018
Nigeria’s first female Senior Advocate speaks on judiciary corruption

A senior lawyer, Folake Solanke, says she is saddened by incidences of corruption within the Nigerian judiciary. Mrs Solanke, the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said solution must...

[OPINION]: Obasanjo winning it for Buhari -Duro Onabule

13 April 2018
[OPINION]: Obasanjo winning it for Buhari -Duro Onabule

With barely a year to the presidential election and until a while ago, beyond speculations and perhaps clamour for particular favourites, we never knew the aspirants. But, more out of...

[OPINION]: Chief Ayo Adebanjo at 90 -Ebenezer Babatope

13 April 2018
[OPINION]: Chief Ayo Adebanjo at 90 -Ebenezer Babatope

By the time you are reading this, one of the most loyal and dependable supporters of Papa Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, would have clocked 90 years on earth. At...

The Lagos Land Use Charge controversy -Sun Editorial

13 April 2018
The Lagos Land Use Charge controversy -Sun Editorial

The public outcry that greeted the Lagos State government new Land Use Charge (LUC) is quite understandable. The increase, which was considered astronomical, came at a wrong time. Although the...

Chibok girls : Four years after -ThisDay Editorial

13 April 2018
Chibok girls : Four years after -ThisDay Editorial

Government must do more to ensure the release of the remaining schoolgirls Tomorrow marks exactly four years that 276 girls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Government Girls Secondary...

[OPINION]: Buhari re-election: This one is a marathon -Fola Ojo

13 April 2018
[OPINION]: Buhari re-election: This one is a marathon -Fola Ojo

It is official. Ageing and ailing 74-year-old sitting President Muhammadu Buhari has a burning desire to run for re-election 2019. Wow! Buhari is running. Okay! If you are a Buhari-basher,...

[OPINION]: How to get the President to step down -Tunji Ajibade

13 April 2018
[OPINION]: How to get the President to step down -Tunji Ajibade

Pieces of good news are rare gems each time one looks across our continent. That was the situation in the last quarter of 2017 and the first in 2018. The...

Gates on Nigeria’s human capital development -Punch Editorial

13 April 2018
Gates on Nigeria’s human capital development -Punch Editorial

Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, was right on target when he told Nigerian policymakers recently to accord greater priority to human capital development to achieve real economic growth. For starters, he...

[Opinion]: The human side of Buratai - Adetokunbo Coker

13 April 2018
[Opinion]: The human side of Buratai - Adetokunbo Coker

At the heels of the news of Nigerian Army abandoning wounded soldiers fighting the insurgency in the North East, I saw the picture of a Nigerian soldier in need of...

Nigeria’s foot-dragging on AfCFTA -Sun Editorial

12 April 2018
Nigeria’s foot-dragging on AfCFTA -Sun Editorial

The last minute decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to cancel his scheduled attendance of the extraordinary summit of the African Union in Kigali on March 21 demonstrated Federal Government’s dithering...

[OPINION]: Buhari, 2019 and the persuaders -Segun Adeniyi

12 April 2018
[OPINION]: Buhari, 2019 and the persuaders -Segun Adeniyi

With Chief Orji Uzor Kalu—whose corruption charges have been given one of those famous All Progressives Congress (APC) deodorant treatments—gallivanting all over the country on a presidential campaign of which...

Road map for the transport sector -ThisDay Editorial

12 April 2018
Road map for the transport sector -ThisDay Editorial

The National Transport Commission Bill is timely Designed to fix many of the problems that have for decades impacted negatively on the Nigerian maritime industry, the National Transport Commission (NTC)...

[OPINION]: How will Buhari finance his re-election? - Abimbola Adelakun

12 April 2018
[OPINION]: How will Buhari finance his re-election? - Abimbola Adelakun

The lukewarm reception of Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement of his desire to contest next year’s presidential election posits that 2019 will not be a joyous repeat of the sweep of 2015....

Offa robbery carnage -Punch Editorial

12 April 2018
Offa robbery carnage -Punch Editorial

Just like many other communities across Nigeria, Offa, Kwara State’s second largest town, is in deep mourning. It is in bereavement after a dastardly robbery attack on its police station...

[Opinion]: Biofuels/Ethanol: An untapped goldmine - Latif D. Busari

12 April 2018
[Opinion]: Biofuels/Ethanol: An untapped goldmine - Latif D. Busari

Discussions on why Nigeria should look beyond oil as its major source of revenue are never in short supply. The call for economic diversification remains a topical issue in Nigeria....

[Opinion]: Offa robbery: Story of our lives - Niran Adedokun

12 April 2018
[Opinion]: Offa robbery: Story of our lives - Niran Adedokun

Thursday, April 5, 2018 was a particularly sad day for me. Coming from Erin Ile, one of the towns bordering Offa in Kwara State and belonging to a social media...

[Opinion]: Buhari’s decision to seek re-election - Jideofor Adibe

12 April 2018
[Opinion]: Buhari’s decision to seek re-election - Jideofor Adibe

I was surprised that some people seemed surprised that Buhari decided to seek re-election. I have always maintained that it will be unthinkable for any President of the country to...

Handle Danjuma’s call with utmost care -Vanguard Editorial

11 April 2018
Handle Danjuma’s call with utmost care -Vanguard Editorial

Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. T.Y. Danjuma recently fired the verbal equivalent of an armed warhead when he called on Nigerians to defend themselves against the unending rampage of...

The ‘treasury looters’ lists -Daily Trust

11 April 2018
The ‘treasury looters’ lists -Daily Trust

Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed exploded a political bombshell on Friday, March 30, 2018 when he released a list containing six names who he said were looters of the...

The menace of rape -Tribune Editorial

11 April 2018
The menace of rape -Tribune Editorial

The rate at which the Nigerian society is ‘breeding’ paedophiles and sexual predators has become quite frightening. The courtrooms are replete with cases of defilement while the tabloids report incidents...

[OPINION]: Kofi Annan @ 80: Memories and Reflections -Kingsley Moghalu

11 April 2018
[OPINION]: Kofi Annan @ 80: Memories and Reflections -Kingsley Moghalu

To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you areand what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to go...

Rape and the Enugu concert -ThisDay Editorial

11 April 2018
Rape and the Enugu concert -ThisDay Editorial

The state could do more to reverse the upsurge in the crime No fewer than 20 girls were reportedly sexually attacked by hoodlums during the recent “free” music concert featuring...

N500bn boost for non-oil exports -Sun Editorial

11 April 2018
N500bn boost for non-oil exports -Sun Editorial

In a move to diversify the economy and boost the growth of non-oil export sector, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently announced the disbursement of Non-oil Export Stimulation Facility...

Let riggers go to jail -Punch Editorial

11 April 2018
Let riggers go to jail -Punch Editorial

Nigerian politics is thoroughly rotten. It is sharply defined by cheating, violence and, ultimately, rigging that utterly subverts the popular will. As a self-confessed accomplice in the systemic rot, Ibrahim...

[Opinion]: From uncertainties of yesterday to the reassurances of today - Richard Murphy

11 April 2018
[Opinion]: From uncertainties of yesterday to the reassurances of today - Richard Murphy

The Nigerian Army in recent times has been recording successes in the war against Boko Haram. However, these exploits may not amount to much if the people, for whom supreme...

[Opinion]: I want Buhari’s kind of job - Tunde Asaju

11 April 2018
[Opinion]: I want Buhari’s kind of job - Tunde Asaju

I think I know why most of us are envious of Sai Baba’s job. Only a few deluded people who think that life would end without their little contribution to...

A comeuppance for the pension thief -Vanguard Editorial

10 April 2018
A comeuppance for the pension thief -Vanguard Editorial

In what will pass as a befitting climax to a trial drama that began five years ago, the long arm of justice eventually caught up with pension thief, John Yusuf,...

[OPINION]: Pot and kettle -Ray Ekpu

10 April 2018
[OPINION]: Pot and kettle -Ray Ekpu

The scenario is dramatically enticing. The PDP had wanted to say to Nigerians that it had sinned in the past and come short of their glory. It paid the ultimate...

[OPINION]: Dismantling the Bermuda Triangle in APC - Muhammad Ajah

10 April 2018
[OPINION]: Dismantling the Bermuda Triangle in APC - Muhammad Ajah

President Muhammadu Buhari, while calling for constitutionality on tenure extension of executive members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), had stated that it is better to follow strictly, the...

For Winnie -Tribune Editorial

10 April 2018
For Winnie -Tribune Editorial

NOMZAMO Winifred (Winnie) Zanyiwe Madikizela-Mandela, who died on April 2 aged 81 during a protracted illness, will forever be remembered as one of the most important female politicians of the...

Nigeria’s demographic time-bomb deadly effects -Punch Editorial

10 April 2018
Nigeria’s demographic time-bomb deadly effects -Punch Editorial

Dire warnings that Nigeria’s exponential population growth might develop into a social disaster have gone largely unheeded. Occasionally, though, when prompted by the scary projections, the government makes pronouncements, blowing...

[Opinion]: Nigeria and lessons from the African Trade Agreement - Ken Ukaoha

10 April 2018
[Opinion]: Nigeria and lessons from the African Trade Agreement - Ken Ukaoha

Nigeria did not sign on to the framework arising from the negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which held in Kigali - Rwanda precisely on the 21st...

I won’t be part of any peace talk until FG unproscribes IPOB — Nwabueze

09 April 2018
I won’t be part of any peace talk until FG unproscribes IPOB — Nwabueze

A renowned constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze has said he will not be part of any kind of peace talk until the Federal Government unproscribes the Indigenous People of Biafra,...

The way -The Nation Editorial

09 April 2018
The way -The Nation Editorial

Now is the time to embrace vocational training WITH no end in sight to the scourge of unemployment ravaging the youth population; with countless empowerment and intervention schemes falling miserably...

[OPINION]: Time to change the story - Mahmud Jega

09 April 2018
[OPINION]: Time to change the story - Mahmud Jega

I was reading yesterday an interview that Emir of Borgu Alhaji Muhammadu Sani Haliru Dantoro, Kitoro IV granted to Leadership Sunday. He said President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be expected to...

Presidents, robberies and prisons -Lasisi Olagunju

09 April 2018
Presidents, robberies and prisons -Lasisi Olagunju

“Every morning, as I come out of Agodi Government House, I look down and I see Agodi Prisons,” Col. Ahmed Usman, a former Military Administrator of Oyo State, once told...