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Endless glowing tributes on Pius Adesanmi - Ehi Braimah

18 March 2019
Endless glowing tributes on Pius Adesanmi - Ehi Braimah

Why do good people die? Why are they always in a hurry to leave us? I have been searching everywhere for answers to these questions but no clues have come...

How to end rigging in Nigeria -Simon Kolawole

17 March 2019
How to end rigging in Nigeria -Simon Kolawole

Let us perform an experiment. Let us make a Super Law that says if you are an elected public officer at any level of government, you must enrol all your...

Questions that impugn Buhari’s victory - Ezukanma

13 March 2019
Questions that impugn Buhari’s victory - Ezukanma

Buhari waving at supporters In both 2011 and 2015 presidential elections, I voted for Mohammadu Buhari because then I believed he will be a refreshing contrast to Goodluck Jonathan, whose...

[Opinion] Gun-point and bullion van democracy - Kassim Afegbua

12 March 2019
[Opinion] Gun-point and bullion van democracy - Kassim Afegbua

There is something melancholic about the mentality of an average Nigerian. I was almost tempted to say a black man, but it will be inappropriate to generalise it to such...

[Opinion] Abiola Ajimobi: Mistake or mystique? - Festus Adedayo

11 March 2019
[Opinion] Abiola Ajimobi: Mistake or mystique? - Festus Adedayo

The last two weeks must have been very challenging for the governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi. Assailed on all fronts due to the loss of his bid for the...

[Opinion] Ogun 2019: Tinubu, a toothless lion - Tunde Ajose

05 March 2019
[Opinion] Ogun 2019: Tinubu, a toothless lion - Tunde Ajose

Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has been hailed in many quarters as being a ranging bull across the country especially the southwestern part of Nigeria. He has lived in the fake euphoria...

An open letter to the president-elect - Olusanya Anjorin

05 March 2019
An open letter to the president-elect - Olusanya Anjorin

Dear Mr. President, There is no other word to start than to say congratulations to our president.You have been through turbulent water but you have successfully navigated and sailed through...

The Herdsmen’s President - Shaka Momodu

23 February 2019
The Herdsmen’s President - Shaka Momodu

Despite the fact that he has broken all his campaign promises, failed the three key pillars the All Progressives Congress (APC) advertised in its mission statement – security, fighting corruption,...

[Opinion] A Nation on Tenterhooks - Olusegun Adeniyi

23 February 2019
[Opinion] A Nation on Tenterhooks - Olusegun Adeniyi

Anxiety has always been part of the tradition of elections in Nigeria. But the tension arising from the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections which ought to have...

INEC: Can Mahmood Yakubu redeem his image at stake? - Onyekakeyah

19 February 2019
INEC: Can Mahmood Yakubu redeem his image at stake? - Onyekakeyah

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Nothing in the recent history of Nigeria has shocked the entire country like the postponement of the long awaited general election in the morning of...

My fears, hopes about 2019 elections - Chris O. O. Biose

14 February 2019
My fears, hopes about 2019 elections - Chris O. O. Biose

For credible elections, there are at least five critical groups that must play their roles creditably. These are the electoral body, government in power, the ruling political party, security agencies...

[Opinion] Surprises as we near the D-Day - Jideofor Aidbe

14 February 2019
[Opinion] Surprises as we near the D-Day - Jideofor Aidbe

In barely 72 hours, the D-Day will beckon and the anxiety will shift to the H-hour. I don’t believe that February 26 will be a doomsday for the country because...

2019 elections and state of the nation - Umar Lukma

12 February 2019
2019 elections and state of the nation - Umar Lukma

In his views about the elections taking place this week, elder statesman and second republic governor of old Kaduna state, Balarabe Musa, concluded ruefully that Nigeria was heading inevitably towards...

After the voting is over what next? - Eugene Enahoro

12 February 2019
After the voting is over what next? - Eugene Enahoro

This time next week Nigerians would have cast their votes in the 2019 Presidential election. By now it should be far too late to convince anyone to change their mind....

In the line of fire - Ayodele Segun

12 February 2019
In the line of fire - Ayodele Segun

Above all qualifications and considerations, Muhammadu Buhari as a presidential candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 election was voted for, by many Nigerians...

The benefits of executive order seven - Thisday Editorial

12 February 2019
The benefits of executive order seven - Thisday Editorial

The executive order may provide a push on road infrastructure if properly implemented Nigeria is blessed with about 195,000-kilometre road network, out of which some 32,000 km are federal while...

ASUU and the temporary reprieve -Thisday Editorial

11 February 2019
ASUU and the temporary reprieve -Thisday Editorial

It is in the nation’s interest that the latest agreement is honoured Following the signing of a Memorandum of Action (MoA) with the federal government, the Academic Staff Union of...

A Vote for A Credible Presidential Election - Thisday Editorial

10 February 2019
A Vote for A Credible Presidential Election - Thisday Editorial

The INEC, security agencies and other stakeholders must ensure the election is conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner This coming Saturday, February 16, the 2019 presidential election will hold...

Buhari vs Atiku: Matters That Matter -Simon Kolawole

10 February 2019
Buhari vs Atiku: Matters That Matter -Simon Kolawole

When Globacom, the Nigerian telecommunications giant, unveiled Anthony Joshua as its brand ambassador a couple of weeks ago, something delighted me. Even though I know that the world heavyweight boxing...

The message Nigerians must deliver to Buhari next week -Dele Momodu

09 February 2019
The message Nigerians must deliver to Buhari next week -Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, please, permit me to make some quick clarifications in this season of general bickering and mutual distrust and spiteful hatred. One. I do not work for any campaign...

Corruption As A Peculiar Mess Besetting Nigerian Politics - Magnus Onyibe

06 February 2019
Corruption As A Peculiar Mess Besetting Nigerian Politics - Magnus Onyibe

A famous unlettered lbadan politician is associated with part of the title of this article when he famously pronounced the term Peculiar Mess as PENKELEMES. But that parody is not...

[Opinion] The Long March to Decent Work - Issa Aremu

06 February 2019
[Opinion] The Long March to Decent Work - Issa Aremu

The NLC’s 12th National Quadrennial Delegates Conference started yesterday in Abuja with the pre-Conference Central Working Committee (CWC) National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. The opening Ceremony of the three-day Congress...

If I were to vote… - Mohammad Qaddam Sidq Isa

02 February 2019
If I were to vote… - Mohammad Qaddam Sidq Isa

Being admittedly apathetic when it comes to voting, I can’t recall the last and only occasion I voted in Nigeria, or even who I voted for, for that matter. Also,...

Between Buhari and Atiku, My Candid Forecast - Dele Momodu

02 February 2019
Between Buhari and Atiku, My Candid Forecast - Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, let me say how excited I am that the Nigerian Presidential election is barely two weeks away. Naturally, nothing dominates the news here than the topic of who...

Akanbi and Gani at Times Like This - Issa Aremu

31 January 2019
Akanbi and Gani at Times Like This - Issa Aremu

Last Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Honourable Justice Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria reportedly based on an interim order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over allegations...

Security and Elections - Kayode Komolafe

31 January 2019
Security and Elections - Kayode Komolafe

The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government… (Chapter II, Section 14 (2b) of the 1999 Constitution) In the last few days, the constitution...

Averting a Needless Constitutional Crisis - Segun Adeniyi

31 January 2019
Averting a Needless Constitutional Crisis - Segun Adeniyi

On Tuesday, the National Judicial Council (NJC) directed both the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen and the acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko to respond to the...

The Legal Battle for Restructuring - Femi Falana

28 January 2019
The Legal Battle for Restructuring - Femi Falana

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo once recalled that “on the eve of civil rule in 1999 the Federal government had encroached into many crucial areas exclusively within the competence of states. These...

Ousting The Court of Appeal and Suspending The Chief Justice . This is a Power Grab Gone Too Far - Thisday Editorial

27 January 2019
Ousting The Court of Appeal and Suspending The Chief Justice . This is a Power Grab Gone Too Far - Thisday Editorial

Democracy and the Rule of Law are hinged on due process. President Muhammadu Buhari is doing exactly the opposite in suspending the head of the judicial branch in a spite...

No Retreat, No Surrender - Simon Kolawole

27 January 2019
No Retreat, No Surrender - Simon Kolawole

Before every election in Nigeria, there is always always always something stirring up emotions, inflaming passion and pushing us, as it were, to the precipice. We are never starved of...

Our president has done it again - Dele Momodu

26 January 2019
Our president has done it again - Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, the way events happen at the speed of light, in our dear beloved country Nigeria, is unbelievable. I flew out of Lagos yesterday on a few hours flight...

Still on Obasanjo - Akin Osuntokun

25 January 2019
Still on Obasanjo - Akin Osuntokun

“Buhari has succeeded in deceiving us the first time and we will be fools to allow ourselves to be deceived the second time. Even when figures, facts and statistics are...

Tinubu As A Glorified Power Hostage - Majeed Dahiru

24 January 2019
Tinubu As A Glorified Power Hostage - Majeed Dahiru

While focusing on Obasanjo’s personality, Tinubu and his cheerleaders fail to appreciate the grim reality of the slide of Buhari’s Nigeria into a totalitarian and autocratic state comparable only to...

Obasanjo: Wages of the Old Soldier’s Rage - Azu Ishiekwene

24 January 2019
Obasanjo: Wages of the Old Soldier’s Rage - Azu Ishiekwene

At this rate, President Muhammadu Buhari may beat former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida to the record of collecting the most abusive letters from a former president. Olusegun Obasanjo’s letters...

The APC Presidential Campaign and the Elites/Masses Binary - Yohanna Bwala

24 January 2019
The APC Presidential Campaign and the Elites/Masses Binary - Yohanna Bwala

So far, judging from the presidential campaign messaging of the All Progressives Congress (APC), it is clear that the party has chosen to carry on with the populist political strategy...

A vote for local government autonomy - Thisday Editorial

24 January 2019
A vote for local government autonomy - Thisday Editorial

Politics is the biggest hurdle to development in the local councils In the course of a visit by the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) to his office last...

The Faces of War at Dalori Camp - Olusegun Adeniyi

24 January 2019
The Faces of War at Dalori Camp - Olusegun Adeniyi

Seated on a mat with their needles and threads, weaving embroideries on northern caps in production, the four young men appeared as if they had no care in the world....

Martin Luther King Jr and Germany’s Martin Niemoller - Irene Fowler

24 January 2019
Martin Luther King Jr and Germany’s Martin Niemoller - Irene Fowler

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The world celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr who was a force for racial and societal equality and cohesion and is an enduring...

Alternatives to restructuring - Chinweizu

23 January 2019
Alternatives to restructuring - Chinweizu

It is certain that the 2019 election will produce a Fulani President. Buhari is the incumbent and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate. Atiku Abukakar is the Peoples Democratic Party...

US’ Worries Over 2019 Elections - Tribune Editorial

23 January 2019
US’ Worries Over 2019 Elections - Tribune Editorial

Recently, the United States expressed concern over what it called intimidation and partisanship by security agencies ahead of this year’s general election. It expressed its readiness to observe the entire...

Insecurity in the North-West -Thisday

23 January 2019
Insecurity in the North-West -Thisday

Northwest of Nigeria is lurching towards chaos. The eruption of insecurity across some North-western states is a concern not only for the authorities but indeed all of us. Armed robbers...

Of Evolution, Revolution and Disruption a Requiem for Crude Oil - Alex Otti

23 January 2019
Of Evolution, Revolution and Disruption a Requiem for Crude Oil - Alex Otti

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” – Albert Einstein Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist. He propounded the theory of evolution which...

2019 Polls: on your marks … -Thisday Editorial

22 January 2019
2019 Polls: on your marks … -Thisday Editorial

The INEC should ensure that the elections are free and credible With the release last week by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the final list of eligible candidates...

[Opinion] Why Atiku’s US Trip is a Super Coup Against APC - Dele Momodu

20 January 2019
[Opinion] Why Atiku’s US Trip is a Super Coup Against APC - Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, this season of jolliness and bonhomie has not been the best of times for the ruling party, APC, and certainly not for its Presidential flagbearer, President Muhammadu Buhari....

[Opinion] In the Name of Democracy - Simon-Kolawole

20 January 2019
[Opinion] In the Name of Democracy - Simon-Kolawole

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in...

Onnoghen: Throwing mud in the face of the judiciary - Dan Agbese

19 January 2019
Onnoghen: Throwing mud in the face of the judiciary - Dan Agbese

Justice Walter Onnoghen Two important points need to be made at the outset. One, no one disagrees with President Buhari’s sworn determination to rid this country of the vermin we...

[Opinion] Managing Perceptions of the 2019 elections - Jideofor Adibe

17 January 2019
[Opinion] Managing Perceptions of the 2019 elections - Jideofor Adibe

Perception – also known as optics- is a belief or opinion held by people on the basis of how things seem. Our perception of any event is our reality and...

The constitutional issues that underlie the Brexit negotiations - Christopher Kirkland

17 January 2019
The constitutional issues that underlie the Brexit negotiations - Christopher Kirkland

Last night’s government defeat on the Withdrawal Bill has led to renewed questions relating to the ability of the government to negotiate a deal with the EU, or even to...

Too much - The Nation Editorial

17 January 2019
Too much - The Nation Editorial

Against the backdrop of the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, that the Aso Rock Clinic, Abuja, lacked medicaments and syringe barely 18 months ago, Nigerians must have been...

Aisha Omolola’s suicide - Ray Ekpu

16 January 2019
Aisha Omolola’s suicide - Ray Ekpu

In the last few years, Nigerians have witnessed the horrible spectacle of people taking their own lives, sometimes in a dramatic fashion. A few of them have chosen to take...

The botched coup in Gabon - Sun Editorial

15 January 2019
The botched coup in Gabon - Sun Editorial

We congratulate the people and government of the Republic of Gabon for the prompt foiling of the attempt by a small military clique to overthrow their elected constitutional government. The...

Beyond Brexit – Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain - Atiku Abubakar

15 January 2019
Beyond Brexit – Nigeria wants a new trade deal with Britain - Atiku Abubakar

All of this is extremely welcome, and indeed necessary. Unfortunately for Mrs May, the government that she met with led by President Muhammad Buhari ­cannot deliver any of this. For...

2019 Election: Is INEC really APC? -Sam Nkire

15 January 2019
2019 Election: Is INEC really APC? -Sam Nkire

“Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own” – Charles De Gaulle...

1966 coup and demise of federalism - Emmanuel Oladesu

15 January 2019
1966 coup and demise of federalism - Emmanuel Oladesu

Fifty-three years after, the mistakes of the January 15, 1966 coup is still haunting Nigeria. The country is yet to fully recover from the military misadventure. The fall of the...

Averting Democratic Dictatorship In Nigeria - Yinka Odumakin

15 January 2019
Averting Democratic Dictatorship In Nigeria - Yinka Odumakin

If the question were to be asked about the greatest danger that ever befell democratic governance in the history of Nigeria, the answer obviously will be the All Progressives Congress(APC)....

APC as a hunting party - Lasisi Olagunju

15 January 2019
APC as a hunting party - Lasisi Olagunju

We all know that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has a huge appetite for victims. It is also a very audacious hunter of real and perceived enemies. But wise hunters...

The questionable trial of the CJN - Thisday Editorial

15 January 2019
The questionable trial of the CJN - Thisday Editorial

The decision of the federal government to drag the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal over his assets declaration could not have been...

FUTA Name Change Debate And The Propriety of Shehu Shagari's Place In History - Dr. Kayode Ajulo

15 January 2019
FUTA Name Change Debate And The Propriety of Shehu Shagari's Place In History  - Dr. Kayode Ajulo

World over, immortalising leaders, either of thoughts, or leaders whose time wrought evocative and prosperous indicia on the face of a nation's history is an age-long practice. Even in democracies...

Like America like Nigeria? - Wole Olaoye

14 January 2019
Like America like Nigeria? - Wole Olaoye

The old saying, ‘Like father like son’, would have been true of Nigeria in relation to America but for the fact that America is not Nigeria’s father. When you consider...

Onslaught on the Judiciary: Nigerians must rise up to defend democracy - Dr Mike A. A. Ozekhome

13 January 2019
Onslaught on the Judiciary: Nigerians must rise up to defend democracy - Dr Mike A. A. Ozekhome

A strong judiciary is one of the irreducible fundamental platforms for any meaningful constitutional democracy. If you terrorise, intimidate, harass and humiliate the judiciary, using strong hand and brute force,...

2019 BUDGET: BURDEN WITHOUT BENEFIT - Victor Abel

07 January 2019
2019 BUDGET: BURDEN WITHOUT BENEFIT - Victor Abel

Victor Abel argues that the authorities should ensure that Nigerians benefit from their heavy financial burden With the presentation of the proposed 2019 federal government budget by President Muhammadu Buhari...

Another Appeal to President Buhari and His Supporters - Dele Momodu

06 January 2019
Another Appeal to President Buhari and His Supporters -  Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, please permit me to say happy new year to you all. May God almighty make this a peaceful year for our dear beloved country. There is nothing greater...

The Elevation of Incompetence - Shaka Momodu

05 January 2019
The Elevation of Incompetence - Shaka Momodu

There is a struggle going on in Nigeria. It is a struggle between two evils – one, less so with a touch of human face and the other, extremely so...

Letter to our politicians - Tony Afejuku

04 January 2019
Letter to our politicians - Tony Afejuku

What a Christmas it has been! What a new year it will be! And what future of our country confronts us! Where are our politicians to write and shape Paradise...

2019 elections: A risky preview - Jamila Abubakar

02 January 2019
2019 elections: A risky preview - Jamila Abubakar

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on the queue to vote during the bye-election at the Ile baale Unit PU006 in Oro, Irepodun local government area of Kwara...

How Buhari is fighting corruption in Nigeria - Oyeniran Abioje

02 January 2019
How Buhari is fighting corruption in Nigeria - Oyeniran Abioje

President Muhammadu Buhari I dedicate this letter-article to Prof. Hussein Oyinlola Boboye (HOB) Oloyede, the Vice-Chancellor of the Summit University, Offa, Kwara State, saying that university education is not about...

Shehu Aliyu Shagari (1925-2018) - Thisday Editorial

30 December 2018
Shehu Aliyu Shagari (1925-2018) - Thisday Editorial

The death, on Friday at age 93, of Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari has robbed our country of a patriot who was both an elder and a...

Let there be jobs -Tope Fasua

30 December 2018
Let there be jobs -Tope Fasua

Kindly permit me some space for a rejoinder to your column dated 22nd December, 2018 with the above title. My locus standi is established by the fact that I am...

Shagari, Dangote, Otedola And Too Many Matters - Dele Momodu

29 December 2018
Shagari, Dangote, Otedola And Too Many Matters - Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, this is one of those weeks when what you never planned decides to jam what you already planned. I had planned to write on my encounter with one...

Christmas and the demonisation of Christ - Gbinije

24 December 2018
Christmas and the demonisation of Christ - Gbinije

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turnedNor Hell a fury like a woman scorned. (The Morning Bride – William Congreve) Jesus Christ is the authentic Messiah and unblemished...

THE APC IN PANIC MODE Thisday Editorial

24 December 2018
THE APC IN PANIC MODE Thisday Editorial

Panic is easy to detect. People start sweating. They feel nauseous. Their heart starts to beat at an incredible rate. Then they stop thinking straight. They become paranoid. They make...

2019 Budget and The Subsidy Question

23 December 2018
2019 Budget and The Subsidy Question

The subsidy regime is not a good option. It is a drain on scarce resources Hardly had President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 appropriation bill to the National Assembly last...

[Opinion] Why That Popular APC Song is Getting Stale and Boring - Dele Momodu

23 December 2018
[Opinion] Why That Popular APC Song is Getting Stale and Boring - Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, let me say on this page what I have been saying privately to my friends in Nigeria’s ruling party, APC. I must confess that I have much more...

[Opinion] Democracy in search of democrats - Dan Agbese

21 December 2018
[Opinion] Democracy in search of democrats - Dan Agbese

Some of the presidential candidates in the 2019 general elections signed a peace accord in Abuja on December 11. Those who did not sign it on the first day have...

[Opinion] Spiritual versus political power in our country - Tony Afejuku

21 December 2018
[Opinion] Spiritual versus political power in our country - Tony Afejuku

When I sat down to do this column I meant, that is, I intended to dwell on what I carried for sometime in the sub-continent of my sub-consciousness as our...

Badeh and a Nation Under the Gun - Olusegun Adeniyi

20 December 2018
Badeh and a Nation Under the Gun - Olusegun Adeniyi

The circumstances under which Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh died on Tuesday underscore the gravity of the security challenge facing us in Nigeria today. Whatever may have been the motive...

The Atiku dream to make Nigeria work - Keshi

17 December 2018
The Atiku dream to make Nigeria work - Keshi

Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar The much-anticipated Atiku Abubakar policy document to make Nigeria Work Again has been launched and now available for public scrutiny....

Hiding behind the electoral bill - Shuaibu

17 December 2018
Hiding behind the electoral bill - Shuaibu

President Buhari declined assent to the new electoral bill in his enlightened self-interest. It should not have come as a surprise to anyone that the push to determine the law...

Would Buhari concede a close race? - Sonala Olumhense

16 December 2018
Would Buhari concede a close race? - Sonala Olumhense

his new book, ‘My Transition Hours,’ former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan blames former United States President, Barack Obama, for his defeat in the 2015 election. Last week, Muhammadu Buhari, the...

A Vote for Parliamentary system - simon kolawole

16 December 2018
A Vote for Parliamentary system - simon kolawole

In case you missed it, 71 reps have tabled a bill before the house proposing the adoption of a parliamentary system of government in Nigeria. For some reason, this major...

Nigerian Politicians and the Latest Craze in Town - Dele Momodu

15 December 2018
Nigerian Politicians and the Latest Craze in Town - Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, let me say how worried I’m about our dear beloved country Nigeria. Yes. I’m troubled because of how much we have allowed politics and politicking to turn our...

Buhari and the Promise of Security - Thisday

15 December 2018

In 2015, history was made. An incumbent president being defeated in an election (and leaving office!) in our part of the world is rare to say the least. We were...

High rate of road accidents - Thisday Editorial

14 December 2018
High rate of road accidents - Thisday Editorial

Statistics of death on our roads are becoming rather alarming. Last month, 11 students of the University of Maiduguri who were sent home from school because of the ongoing Academic...

The President and His Wife - Akin Osuntokun

14 December 2018
The President and His Wife - Akin Osuntokun

There is hardly any significant individual who supported the emergence of President Mohammadu Buhari and has not found cause to regret the decision and express disappointment at his stewardship. For...

The Trial of Citizen Amina Mohammed - Olusegun Adeniyi

13 December 2018
The Trial of Citizen Amina Mohammed - Olusegun Adeniyi

On Monday last week, the Department of State Services (DSS) paraded in Abuja a woman named Amina Mohammed allegedly for impersonating the wife of the Kogi State Governor in order...

Guilty until proven innocent - Tunde Asaju

13 December 2018
Guilty until proven innocent - Tunde Asaju

Finally people are taking note of the degeneracy that has characterized Naija beat reporting for decades. A young reporter is detailed to cover a beat, he does nothing to be...

Ingredients for a Credible Election - Simon kolawole

13 December 2018
Ingredients for a Credible Election - Simon kolawole

Friday, a little-known civil society group, Zamfara Unity Forum, issued a press statement raising the alarm that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was trying to interfere in the...

2019 Poll: Averting a catastrophe - Thisday Editorial

11 December 2018
2019 Poll: Averting a catastrophe - Thisday Editorial

Apparently worried by a political environment suffused with mud-slinging, rancour, incitement and hate speech, the National Peace Committee headed by a former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar last week...

Saraki As (Kwara) State? - Issa Aremu

11 December 2018
Saraki As (Kwara) State? - Issa Aremu

My constructive engagement with my brother, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on governance issues of our dear state, certainly predated my emergence as the Governorship candidate in February election...

Nigeria’s future: What’s the plan? - Eugene Enahoro

11 December 2018
Nigeria’s future: What’s the plan? - Eugene Enahoro

As 2018 comes to an end the media and indeed the whole nation is consumed by the upcoming national elections. The beginning and end of that story is whether or...

Fuel punishment for Nigerians at Christmas - Luke Onyekakeyah

11 December 2018
Fuel punishment for Nigerians at Christmas - Luke Onyekakeyah

NNPC Tanke The threat last week by oil marketers to shut down depots nationwide over unpaid subsidy debts shows that except something is done urgently to settle this matter; the...

Why Many Nigerians are Scared of the Year 2019 - Dele Momodu

08 December 2018
Why Many Nigerians are Scared of the Year 2019 - Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, this is usually a festive period when most people look forward to the New Year, with high hopes and great expectations. But not anymore. I don’t know if...

Hameed Ali: Nightmare of border syndicates - Dan Onwe

08 December 2018
Hameed Ali: Nightmare of border syndicates - Dan Onwe

The Comptroller-General (CG) Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) is a public figure, whose name does not reverberate like his peers in such sensitive leadership positions. Ordinarily,...

A Tale from Three Cities - Olusegun Adeniyi

08 December 2018
A Tale from Three Cities - Olusegun Adeniyi

“Oro buruku toun terin” That Yoruba adage which, according to my sister, Molara Wood, means that the best way to temper a very serious matter is with laughter, was at...

If Buhari Will Reshuffle His Cabinet, These Ministers Shouldn’t Go To The “Next Level” - Fredrick Nwabufo

07 December 2018
If Buhari Will Reshuffle His Cabinet, These Ministers Shouldn’t Go To The “Next Level” - Fredrick Nwabufo

Fredrick Nwabufo Sources at the presidential whispered to me that President Muhammadu Buhari is considering “reshuffling” his cabinet. Since 2015, President Buhari has made no changes to his team. And...

Executive Order 5 And the Economy - Femi Falana

05 December 2018
Executive Order 5 And the Economy - Femi Falana

The National Emergency Management Agency and the Rivers state government were busy last week evacuating not fewer than a hundred people who were trapped in the rumbles of a collapsed...

The obsession with Atiku’s visa - Tunde Asaju

05 December 2018
The obsession with Atiku’s visa - Tunde Asaju

We cannot pretend that Atiku Abubakar is not important in the political calculations of either the ruining class or those at the receiving end of serial bad governance. The one...

The Metele setback - Daily Trust Editorial

02 December 2018
The Metele setback - Daily Trust Editorial

The November 18 attack by Boko Haram terrorists on positions of the 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele, Guzamala Local Government Area of northern Borno State was a major setback...

Winning The War Against Boko Haram - Thisday Editorial

02 December 2018
Winning The War Against Boko Haram - Thisday Editorial

The security agencies tasked with the arduous job of containing the chaos and securing the nation must be well-provided for Following the recent brazen attacks on our troops by Boko...

To Win the War on Terror, We Need Opportunities and Jobs - Atiku Abubakar

02 December 2018
To Win the War on Terror, We Need Opportunities and Jobs - Atiku Abubakar

In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people...

A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR JOHN MAHAMA AT 60 - Dele Momodu

01 December 2018
A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR JOHN MAHAMA AT 60 - Dele Momodu

Fellow Africans, if you had access to this column last week, you must have seen, or read, the special tribute I penned for one of Africa’s greatest leaders of the...

[Opinion] Boko Haram: A General’s Frustrations - Eniola Bello

01 December 2018
[Opinion] Boko Haram: A General’s Frustrations - Eniola Bello

“Ha Officer! How did Boko Haram insurgents kill, in one fell swoop, over 70 soldiers of the 157 Battalion, Metele, Borno State right in their barracks? I had thought those...

Between Damon and Pythias - Duro Onabule

30 November 2018

Imagine a planned short trip from Lagos to Abuja, slated for only three hours, lasting virtually 12 hours stretch, part of which was seven hours wait at the departure lounge...

onathan and the Chibok girls affair - Majeed Dahiru

30 November 2018

Expectedly, the book, My Transition Hours written by former president Goodluck Jonathan, which was publicly presented 28th November, a day he turned 61, has generated a lot interest within and...

2019 Presidency: Salient issues before pitching a tent - Carl Umegboro

30 November 2018

Indisputably, the die is cast between the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the oppositions for the control of power particularly the central government as this tenure wraps up....

Impediment to decisive victory over Boko Haram - Mohammad Qaddam Sidq Isa

30 November 2018

After nearly a decade since the eruption of the protracted war between the Nigerian state and Boko Haram insurgents, and in view of the failure of the Nigerian military to...

[OPINION] Peter Obi, South East Political Leaders and 2019 - Jideofor Adibe

29 November 2018
[OPINION] Peter Obi, South East Political Leaders and 2019 - Jideofor Adibe

The news that South East Governors and other major political office holders stayed away from the installation of former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the Waziri Adamawa on November...

Should civil servants participate in partisan politics? - Ahmed Joda

29 November 2018

In its Tuesday 12th November edition, Daily Trust highlights how civil servants who failed to get their party nomination for the 2015 general elections were reabsorbed into the service. I...

NYSC scheme in need of overhaul - Adebayo Raphael

29 November 2018

Following the Nigerian Civil War between 6 July 1967 to 15 January 1970, the Supreme Military Government under the leadership of General Yakubu Gowon launched its post-war 3Rs (Reconciliation, Rehabilitation...

The security check on Atiku’s plane - Tribune Editorial

29 November 2018

On his return to Nigeria from a trip recently, former vice president and presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku...

Treasury single account as apple of discord - Adepegba Rogers

29 November 2018

Just few months after the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Index opened a can of worms on how Nigeria has sunk deeper into corruption, despite Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade, Ms. Priti...

Who will tear-gas the police - Omale Samuel

29 November 2018

The men of Nigeria Police Force were once civilians and will later in life turn to civilians, either by retirement, resignation or dismissal. Like the popular saying, whatever goes around...

Challenge of mental health in Nigeria - Thisday Editorial

29 November 2018

Mental disorder is a major public health issue that needs adequate attention The recent alarm by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole that three in every 10 Nigerians suffer...

Dead, Buried and Forgotten - Segun Adeniyi

29 November 2018

Although we still don’t know the actual number of gallant men and officers of the Nigerian army that we lost or the operating environment that allowed the Boko Haram insurgents...

[Opinion] Why Nigeria Will NOT Defeat Boko Haram In 20 Years - Mayowa Tijani

29 November 2018
[Opinion] Why Nigeria Will NOT Defeat Boko Haram In 20 Years - Mayowa Tijani

This is a personal journey: Before I left for the United Kingdom in September 2017, I promised myself that my master degree was not going to be just another one....

Atiku’s Dream to Make Nigeria Work - Joe Keshi

29 November 2018

The much-anticipated Atiku Abubakar policy document to make Nigeria Work Again has been launched and now available for public scrutiny. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former customs officer, a consummate politician...

Patriotism and the myth of Metele massacre - Tunde Asaju

28 November 2018

So, it is said that about 100 soldiers died in the battle against Boko Haram in Metele and from all indications, people are ‘politicising’ the tragedy. The army finally agreed...

The increasing peril of social media to mental health - Ladi Yakubu

28 November 2018

People have long debated the roles the Internet and social media play in our lives, attributing without facts many pitfalls and positives to the common use of online platforms. However,...

The Nigerian parking lot extortionists in Italy - Tribune Editorial

28 November 2018

It will certainly be interesting to imagine Nigeria as a colonial power. What kinds of values are likely to be transmitted to the colonies? The results may likely astound even...

Salient issues to consider on 2019 presidency - Carl Umegboro

27 November 2018

The die is cast between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the oppositions for the control of power, particularly the central government as this tenure wraps up. However, the...


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