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Addressing manpower shortage in the police - Sun Editorial

20 November 2018
Addressing manpower shortage in the police - Sun Editorial

The recent revelation by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, that the force had 334,000 officers and men that secure the lives and property of about 190 million...

The Tribulations of Brother Adams - Levi Obijiofor

20 November 2018
The Tribulations of Brother Adams - Levi Obijiofor

Within four years of seizing power at the federal level from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) is on a mission to implode. When that occurs,...

Eid el-Maulud - Daily Trust Editorial

20 November 2018
Eid el-Maulud - Daily Trust Editorial

Today is being celebrated throughout the Muslim world as Eid-el Maulud, the birthday of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. Maulud is celebrated on the twelfth day of the third...

Buhari and the fake news of his death - Raymond Eze

20 November 2018
Buhari and the fake news of his death - Raymond Eze

There is no gain saying the fact that all mortals are indebted to death. In Nigeria’s history, the fate of losing sitting or former Presidents and other prominent leaders has...

Atiku for president? - Dan Akabi

20 November 2018
Atiku for president? - Dan Akabi

One time British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, said that ‘politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed...

2019: With 94 parties still a limited choice - Eugene Enahoro

20 November 2018
2019: With 94 parties still a limited choice - Eugene Enahoro

As campaigning for the 2019 Presidential election officially commences, Nigerians have every reason to be confused as to what the relevant issues really are. Under normal circumstances the vote should...

On sexual abuse of children - Okanlawon Uthman

20 November 2018
On sexual abuse of children - Okanlawon Uthman

Sexual abuse remains the most insidious form of violence against women, not only the most ubiquitous but encompassing other forms of violence in its ambit. Female children are raped and...

The state of Nigeria’s commercial aircraft - Tribune Editorial

20 November 2018
The state of Nigeria’s commercial aircraft - Tribune Editorial

A recent survey conducted at the behest of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) came up with a damning revelation that Nigeria’s airlines fly the oldest aircraft in Africa. Most...

Atiku again Posted - Femi Macaulay

19 November 2018
Atiku again Posted - Femi Macaulay

Former vice president, and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar is scheduled to launch his campaign today. Atiku, who will be 72 this month, will try...

2019: About time we taught politicians we are no fools - Micheal Bush

19 November 2018
2019: About time we taught politicians we are no fools - Micheal Bush

The build-up to the next general elections should reach boiling point any moment now. That’s a quadrennial given, so there should not be any prize for guessing or too much...

Igbo survival in 2019 and politics of 2023 - Casmir Igbokwe

19 November 2018
Igbo survival in 2019 and politics of 2023 - Casmir Igbokwe

The year 2023 is special. The interest in it threatens to eclipse 2019, which is Nigeria’s special election year. In 2023, some Ndigbo believe it is their turn to produce...

Wishing Buhari dead? By Wole Olaoye

19 November 2018
Wishing Buhari dead? By Wole Olaoye

“The true identity of the man in the Villa that claims to be Buhari will only be made known after he is defeated and steps down from power. When that...

2019 general election: As campaigns begin - Tribune Editorial

19 November 2018
2019 general election: As campaigns begin - Tribune Editorial

On Sunday, the 2019 general election campaigns began officially. Ordinarily, this should not call for any concern. But if the primaries organised by the major political parties are any indication,...

As Political Campaigns Begin - Daily Trust Editorial

18 November 2018
As Political Campaigns Begin - Daily Trust Editorial

Nigeria will be a very noisy and very excited place from today, November 18, due to an item in the Independent National Electoral Commission’s [INEC] 2019 election timetable, i.e. Commencement...

What effect does the Trump circus have on the world? - Fareed Zakaria

18 November 2018
What effect does the Trump circus have on the world? - Fareed Zakaria

It’s easy to get distracted by the circus of the Trump presidency. But what is its larger effect? For an answer to that question, take a look at three gatherings...

Why Buhari is not winning the corruption war - Taiwo Adisa

18 November 2018
Why Buhari is not winning the corruption war - Taiwo Adisa

Apart from his popular refrain that claims he belongs to nobody and belongs to everybody, one key quote associated to President Muhammadu Buhari is linked to corruption. He had repeatedly...

2019: Opposition has more money than govt — Garba Shehu

17 November 2018
2019: Opposition has more money than govt — Garba Shehu

Election campaign begins tomorrow, November 18, ninety days to the vote, and something of great interest to citizens and international observers alike is what kind of contest to expect. There...

ASUU and the new minimum wage - Carl Umegboro

17 November 2018
ASUU and the new minimum wage - Carl Umegboro

After a long drawn battle with threats of fire and brimstone, the organized labour alongside private sector suspended its proposed mass action over their demand for a N30,000 minimum wage...

Memo to Buhari, Atiku - Femi Akintunde-Johnson

17 November 2018
Memo to Buhari, Atiku - Femi Akintunde-Johnson

Tomorrow, according to the schedule of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is the day electioneering campaigns towards the February, 2019 general elections will start nationwide. With our fixation and...

Between and an old Buharist and the new Buharideens - Dele Momodu

17 November 2018
Between and an old Buharist and the new Buharideens - Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, today’s epistle was inspired last minute by an encounter I had last night with a Buharideen. I had been contemplating what to write about this week when I...

Beyond 2019 presidential election - Okanlawon Ayoola Opinions

16 November 2018
Beyond 2019 presidential election - Okanlawon Ayoola Opinions

One of the most wearisome things about Nigeria’s political history is how it keeps repeating itself and nothing ever seems to change. The present administration has not yet spent up...

N22,000 or job cuts? - Daily Trust Editorial

16 November 2018
N22,000 or job cuts? - Daily Trust Editorial

The push and pull over a new minimum wage continued unabated when state governors insisted on Wednesday night that they cannot pay the N30,000 per month that labour is demanding....

Gandujegate: Lest impunity prevail - Mohammad Qaddam

16 November 2018
Gandujegate: Lest impunity prevail - Mohammad Qaddam

Though even before the issuance of the controversial court order barring the Kano State House of Assembly from carrying on with its purported investigation into the bribery-taking scandal involving Governor...

Lessons to learn from US Midterm elections - Onuoha Ukeh

16 November 2018
Lessons to learn from US Midterm elections - Onuoha Ukeh

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, when United States citizens fully exercised their franchise, in the Midterm polls, the expectation was that the Democratic Party would sweep the senatorial polls and...

Nigeria's endangered indigenous languages - Thisday Editorial

16 November 2018
Nigeria's endangered indigenous languages - Thisday Editorial

More attention should be paid to the learning, teaching and usage of indigenous languages With our national preference for English as the official language of communication, the learning, teaching and...

Health as Top Priority - Kayode Komolafe

16 November 2018
Health as Top Priority - Kayode Komolafe

Discussions could be illuminating when issues are situated in a global context. It is also a good thing that Nigerian public intellectuals are wont to summon examples from other parts...

Your Most (Dis)obedient Servants - Segun Adeniyi

16 November 2018
Your Most (Dis)obedient Servants - Segun Adeniyi

Sitting at meetings with former President Olusegun Obasanjo is almost akin to attending an advanced class in government and politics and if you pay attention, you are going to learn...

Elections 2019: factors and projections - Edwin Madunagu

16 November 2018
Elections 2019: factors and projections - Edwin Madunagu

The most important factor in the coming elections is that Muhammadu Buhari, incumbent President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, a powerful chief executive of state, is a candidate. He is...

[OPINION] Alleged Buhari double and the spirit of public inquiry - Jideofor Adibe

16 November 2018
[OPINION] Alleged Buhari double and the spirit of public inquiry - Jideofor Adibe

This week’s reflection is on a trending story that began when President Muhammadu Buhari returned from his 104-days of medical treatment in UK in 2017. Many were surprised that on...

Restructuring: Keeping Up With Osinbajo - AKIN OSUNTOKUN

16 November 2018
Restructuring: Keeping Up With Osinbajo - AKIN OSUNTOKUN

When the advocacy for the constitutional review of Nigeria towards achieving the objective of devolution and decentralisation of power (aka restructuring) is cast as ‘meaning different things to different advocates’...

FG and ASUU, end this strike - Daily Trust

14 November 2018
FG and ASUU, end this strike - Daily Trust

The on-going strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities [ASUU] was declared by its President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi as total, indefinite and comprehensive. He said there will be...

Hope in our democratic future - Akinola

14 November 2018
Hope in our democratic future - Akinola

The people of the relatively stable democratic nations of the world would find it rather difficult to understand why democracy should be causing so much pain in our nation. Even...

Why Nigeria is the future -William Bertrand

14 November 2018
Why Nigeria is the future -William Bertrand

Nigeria is poised to be one of the most important nations in the world. It has the resources, the population, the creative and entrepreneurial power and the geo-political presence to...

The enduring partnership between the US and Nigeria -Tibor Nagy

14 November 2018
The enduring partnership between the US and Nigeria -Tibor Nagy

This is the last day of my first trip to Africa as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. I spent most of my 32-year career as an American...

The invasion of Ekweremadu’s residence -Tribune Editorial

14 November 2018
The invasion of Ekweremadu’s residence -Tribune Editorial

It is almost impossible to find a middle ground between the disparate claims by the Nigeria Police and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu over the incident in the latter’s official...

African Investment Forum - Daily Trust Editorial

13 November 2018
African Investment Forum - Daily Trust Editorial

For three days last week, African Development Bank [AfDB] organised the African Investment Forum [AIF] in Johannesburg, South Africa. Its aim was to ramp up intra African business and investment....

Charles Windsor: a Prince the equal of Kings? By Eugene Enahoro

13 November 2018
Charles Windsor: a Prince the equal of Kings? By Eugene Enahoro

The current surname of the British Royal family is Windsor. The word “current” is used advisedly because unlike other family names, the British Royal family name changes! Charles Windsor commonly...

Of course the president is aware - Bukar Jere

13 November 2018
Of course the president is aware - Bukar Jere

This heading is, in a way, a response to Abba Mahmood’s damning indictment of the Buhari Administration in Leadership Newspaper in one of his Thursday Column which, from all indications,...

Ending ASUU, new minimum wage imbroglio - Carl Umegboro

13 November 2018
Ending ASUU, new minimum wage imbroglio - Carl Umegboro

After a long drawn battle, organised labour alongside private sector suspended its proposed mass action over their demand for a N30, 000 minimum wage as President Muhammadu Buhari warmly received...

Samuel Akpobome: What’s going on in this society? - Tribune Editorial

13 November 2018
Samuel Akpobome: What’s going on in this society? - Tribune Editorial

In a rather wacky fashion reminiscent of Sigmund Freud’s idea of Oedipus complex, 18-year-old Samuel Akpobome allegedly had carnal knowledge of his mother in Ologbo, Edo State. However, contrary to...

Professor Tunji Olaopa: Broadening the Career Paths to the Academy - Toyin Falola

13 November 2018
Professor Tunji Olaopa: Broadening the Career Paths to the Academy - Toyin Falola

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Professor Tunji Olaopa—an erudite intellectual in his own right—will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria. Thereafter, I will chair a discussion...

Ban on open sale of drugs - Daily Trust Editorial

12 November 2018
Ban on open sale of drugs - Daily Trust Editorial

Last week, the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria [PCN] said it would commence enforcement of the ban on the open sale of drugs from December this year. PCN’s Registrar Elijah Mohammed...

Let Zakzaky go! - Wole Olaoye

12 November 2018
Let Zakzaky go! - Wole Olaoye

“I know the animal I’m dealing with …Outlawing them is the only solution we see and anybody with a different view should tell us”, said Governor Nasir el Rufai of...

Minister Lai Mohammed’s N3.5m Fatwa - Lasisi Olagunju

12 November 2018
Minister Lai Mohammed’s N3.5m Fatwa - Lasisi Olagunju

Information minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has charm and candour. He is sharp with a brilliance competently spiced with disarming humour. But last week, his charm failed him – and he...

Our increasing debt profile - Okanlawon Uthman

12 November 2018
Our increasing debt profile - Okanlawon Uthman

Nigeria might return to the detrimental debt situation of the 1980s and early 2000s. It will be recalled that Nigeria was removed from the manacles of debt encumber in 2006...

When will the NASS ask Buhari to sack his wife? - Philip Agbese

12 November 2018
When will the NASS ask Buhari to sack his wife? - Philip Agbese

The National Assembly (NASS) – Senate and House of Representatives – are persisting in their season of delusion. They continue to have an over bloated sense of the powers the...

The Supreme Court judgment on oil revenue - Tribune Editorial

12 November 2018
The Supreme Court judgment on oil revenue - Tribune Editorial

The Supreme Court, on October 17, delivered a consent judgment in the case between the Attorney General of Rivers State and two others and the Attorney General of the Federation....

Prince Charles in Nigeria - Daily Trust Editorial

11 November 2018
Prince Charles in Nigeria - Daily Trust Editorial

The heir to the British throne Prince Charles’ three-day visit to Nigeria from Tuesday to Thursday last week was characterised by symbolism and it reflected the issues that are known...

APC’s ongoing self-immolation - Bolanle Bolawole

11 November 2018
APC’s ongoing self-immolation - Bolanle Bolawole

The political war of attrition between the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and some of the leaders of the party like governors Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun)...

IMN: Before another descent into darkness - Eleoja Adesola

11 November 2018
IMN: Before another descent into darkness - Eleoja Adesola

Reading a newspaper editorial, titled “Stopping Army-Shiites’ bloody clashes” gives one the impression that all Nigerians will act rationally and that the appeal in the piece would be taken to...

As Election Campaigns Begin… - Thisday Editorial

11 November 2018
As Election Campaigns Begin… - Thisday Editorial

Politicians should dwell on issues and how to harness the huge natural and human resources to boost development The tenure of office under the current presidential system of government is...

There Was a Party: Who Has Jazzed APC

10 November 2018
There Was a Party: Who Has Jazzed APC

Fellow Nigerians, let me state once again that I have never been a member of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, but I was almost a fanatical supporter of its Presidential flagbearer,...

Anthony Anenih : Death of 'Mr fix it' - Thisday Editorial

09 November 2018
Anthony Anenih : Death of 'Mr fix it' - Thisday Editorial

The death on 28th October of Chief Anthony Akhahon Anenih marked the end of a remarkable era in Nigerian politics. For four decades, starting from the Second Republic, Anenih dominated...

US democracy is in crisis. But Trump is only the symptom - Jonathan Freedland

09 November 2018
US democracy is in crisis. But Trump is only the symptom - Jonathan Freedland

The talk in the US is of constitutional crisis. It’s been looming for a while, thanks to the Mueller investigation into suspected collusion between the Trump campaign and Kremlin efforts...

FG must dialogue with ASUU - Sun Editorial

09 November 2018
FG must dialogue with ASUU - Sun Editorial

University teachers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday began an industrial action over poor funding of Nigerian universities. The strike paralysed academic activities...

ASUU strike: Finding early resolution - Tade Ipadeola

09 November 2018
ASUU strike: Finding early resolution - Tade Ipadeola

Like a thief in the night, the news of an indefinite, total, and comprehensive strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) broke into various homes on Sunday...

Ending obnoxious Osu caste in Igboland - Joel Nwokeoma

08 November 2018
Ending obnoxious Osu caste in Igboland - Joel Nwokeoma

I had just left my village in Ohaji after primary education to begin secondary education at a college in a town near Owerri, the Imo State capital, when I first...

Oshiomhole and his gang - Niran Adedokun

08 November 2018
Oshiomhole and his gang - Niran Adedokun

The All Progressives Congress has lately shown Nigerians all that could possibly be wrong and negative about the Nigerian politician. And that would have been no problem at all but...

NUC prescription for randy lecturers - Thisday Editorial

08 November 2018
NUC prescription for randy lecturers - Thisday Editorial

The NUC is right: randy lecturers should be shamed The recent call by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to Vice-Chancellors of universities to publish the names of lecturers found wanting...

Beyond Geographical Restructuring - Kayode Komolafe

08 November 2018
Beyond Geographical Restructuring - Kayode Komolafe

The legitimate advocacy for restructuring to correct the distortions of the Nigerian federalism suffers from a major draw back: those making the arguments for restructuring are not playing the politics...

Minimum Wage, Maximum Palaver - Segun Adeniyi

08 November 2018
Minimum Wage, Maximum Palaver - Segun Adeniyi

After no fewer than 16 meetings and protracted negotiations with the organised private sector, the authorities in the 36 states and the federal government, the Ama Pepple-led national minimum wage...

ASUU strike: Issues in contention - Oludayo Tade

08 November 2018
ASUU strike: Issues in contention - Oludayo Tade

Like a thief in the night, the news of an indefinite, total, and comprehensive strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) broke into various homes on Sunday...

Boosting power generation - Chima Nwokoji

08 November 2018
Boosting power generation - Chima Nwokoji

Nigeria’s total power generation stock is expected to rise by 1,150 megawatts (MW) between 2019 and 2020, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola disclosed in a...

The planned sale of public assets - Tribune Editorial

08 November 2018
The planned sale of public assets - Tribune Editorial

If all goes according to plan, the Federal Government will, by the end of this year, have sold off 10 or more state-owned companies to select investors and qualified members...

Nigeria, MTN and Pseudo-Nationalism - Jideofor Adibe

08 November 2018
Nigeria, MTN and Pseudo-Nationalism - Jideofor Adibe

The recent report that two global banks – HSBC and UBS- have closed shops in the country should be a source of concern to well meaning Nigerians. Though no reasons...

The late Gen. Alkali and triumph of intelligence - Vanguard Editorial

07 November 2018
The late Gen. Alkali and triumph of intelligence - Vanguard Editorial

By recovering the remains of the late retired Major General Idris Alkali in Lafande community in Jos, Plateau State, the Nigerian Army successfully carried out a grim mission to find...

The Kaduna killings - Sun Editorial

07 November 2018
The Kaduna killings - Sun Editorial

We condemn the recent gruesome killings in Kaduna State which led to the death of 55 people in Kasuwan Magani area of Kajuru council of the state. A similar crisis...

Budget: No, Mr. President, blame yourself not N/Assembly - Turaki Hassan

07 November 2018
Budget: No, Mr. President, blame yourself not N/Assembly - Turaki Hassan

Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his usual buck-passing and self-righteousness, blamed tardiness in the passage of budgets by the National Assembly for the delay in the completion of projects across...

Thoughts on Labour’s strike - Tunde Asaju

07 November 2018
Thoughts on Labour’s strike - Tunde Asaju

How could one conscientiously ask that organized labour shelve its demand for a raise in average pay? The price of bread does not wait for pay raise to move up....

Militias posing threat to our democracy - Okanlawon Uthman

07 November 2018
Militias posing threat to our democracy - Okanlawon Uthman

Presently in Nigeria, the formations of ethnic and religious militias have completely taken over the stage. They also have continued to play noticeable roles with sociopolitical interactions. The scenario poses...

The Shiite killings - Tribune Editorial

07 November 2018
The Shiite killings - Tribune Editorial

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, had a deadly encounter with security agencies last week. The confrontation which lasted for three consecutive days left...

For Buhari, A Sigh! - Eniola Bello

06 November 2018
For Buhari, A Sigh! - Eniola Bello

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; when the wicked… rule, the people mourn.” – Proverbs 29:2 General Muhammadu Buhari was elected president in 2015 essentially on the...

Nigeria’s education sector: Lessons from Finnish system - Hammed Jimoh

06 November 2018
Nigeria’s education sector: Lessons from Finnish system - Hammed Jimoh

Before the manipulation came that “power is power”, a dictum that transcended all lands and borders was “knowledge is power”. If one means no harm, one would believe that the...

Nigeria’s education sector: Lessons from Finnish system - Hammed Jimoh

06 November 2018
Nigeria’s education sector: Lessons from Finnish system - Hammed Jimoh

Before the manipulation came that “power is power”, a dictum that transcended all lands and borders was “knowledge is power”. If one means no harm, one would believe that the...

As Nigerians sink further into poverty - Tribune Editorial

06 November 2018
As Nigerians sink further into poverty - Tribune Editorial

Amid the despair and angst among the country’s populace, fresh statistics from the World Poverty Clock (WPC) created by the Vienna, Austria-based global data lab has offered yet another confirmation...

The unremitted oil revenues - Sun Editorial

05 November 2018
The unremitted oil revenues - Sun Editorial

Recent report that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), its subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and some companies in the oil and gas sector are yet to remit...

The planned workers’ strike - Tribune Editorial

05 November 2018
The planned workers’ strike - Tribune Editorial

The leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said that workers across the country will, from tomorrow, embark on yet another strike over the issue of a new minimum...

General Alkali’s killers must be found - Daily Trust

05 November 2018
General Alkali’s killers must be found - Daily Trust

The recovery by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday last week of the remains of retired Major General Idris Alkali, former Head of Administration at Army Headquarters, brought to an end...

Time to End The Shi’ite Conundrum - Daily Trust Editorial

05 November 2018
Time to End The Shi’ite Conundrum - Daily Trust Editorial

The violence that occurred in and around Abuja for three days up to Monday last week was deeply troubling to all right-thinking Nigerians and we believe it is time for...

The Battle of The Nigerian Generals

03 November 2018
The Battle of The Nigerian Generals

Fellow Nigerians, I once wrote an article about the Nigerian Mafia on this very page. Yes, Nigeria is a Mafia nation and there are a few Mafia families in play....

2023? Non-starter for South-West - Duro Onabule

02 November 2018
2023? Non-starter for South-West - Duro Onabule

Minister of Works, Housing, Power and former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola is in politics but hardly does he exhume politics. This observation is without any contradiction. Better still, all...

Women should be given better opportunities - Opeyemi Babalola

02 November 2018

It is clear that in our history, no woman has emerged president in Nigeria. Across the various political parties in Nigeria, women have repeatedly played very important positions in championing...

IMF’s repeated warnings on foreign debt - Tribune Editorial

02 November 2018
IMF’s repeated warnings on foreign debt - Tribune Editorial

Again at the recently-concluded World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meetings in Indonesia, the IMF warned Nigeria about its rising debt profile. It advised the country not to be misled...

What is Geographical Restructuring?- Akin Osuntokun

02 November 2018
What is Geographical Restructuring?- Akin Osuntokun

“I rejected the notion that geographical restructuring was a solution to our national problems. Geographical restructuring is either taking us back to regional governments or increasing the number of states...

Of China, Africa and ‘Colonial Master’ - Segun Adeniyi

02 November 2018
Of China, Africa and ‘Colonial Master’ - Segun Adeniyi

The 2018 edition of the Media Cooperation for Belt and Road ends tomorrow in Beijing after spending the past four days in Boao, Hainan Province of China. This year, there...

Sign Amended Electoral Act - Daily Trust

01 November 2018
Sign Amended Electoral Act - Daily Trust

The Senate and the House of Representatives announced last week that they had reworked and made the necessary adjustments required by the Presidency to the Electoral Act 2010, and that...

Buhari still the alternative to Buhari - Anthony Kolawole

01 November 2018
Buhari still the alternative to Buhari - Anthony Kolawole

Sometimes, I am lurched into serious thinking, just to discern the reasoning capacity of some Nigerians. Often, and with the next general election barely five months away, one is assailed...

Nigeria’s population challenge - Tribune Editorial

01 November 2018
Nigeria’s population challenge - Tribune Editorial

For some time now, there has been palpable worry in official circles over Nigeria’s rising population figures. For instance, last week, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Finance,...

Labour as Watchdog for the Economy - Femi Falana

31 October 2018
Labour as Watchdog for the Economy - Femi Falana

Industrial unions in the oil sector can play a role in re-fuelling the Nigerian economy.However, we should realise that the Nigerian economy cannot be seriously re-fuelled as long as it...

Making people count in 2019: Challenge before civil society groups, INEC -Agbonsuremi Okhiria

31 October 2018
Making people count in 2019: Challenge before civil society groups, INEC -Agbonsuremi  Okhiria

The challenge of mobilising Nigerians to play their civic roles at elections is enormous. Nigeria is a society with complex socio-political and cultural issues that affect the electoral process. In...

Growing mental challenges - Tribune Editorial

31 October 2018
Growing mental challenges - Tribune Editorial

Recently, the Medical Directors of the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State and Yaba Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos State, revealed that cases of mental challenges are on the rise in the...

What Buhari and Trump have in common - Azuka Onwuka

30 October 2018
What Buhari and Trump have in common - Azuka Onwuka

In some ways, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and President Donald Trump of the United States of America have some things in common. The first thing is that they are...

Welcome reform - The Nation Editorial

30 October 2018
Welcome reform - The Nation Editorial

Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Opeyemi Oke, is leading the way to transform the state judiciary, particularly in tackling delays in the courts. With a population estimate of over 20...

President Buhari’s Non-Existent School Certificate - Femi Aribisala

30 October 2018
President Buhari’s Non-Existent School Certificate - Femi Aribisala

Imagine a situation where you applied for a job in a bank, an oil company or any other organisation, and one of the requirements is your degree certificate. So you...

Atiku Presidency: What is in it for Ndigbo? - Okey Nsorigwe

30 October 2018

It is time we put on our thinking and bargaining cap, to begin to ask, what is in an Atiku presidency for the South East? Before I am accused of...

The Yusuf saga - Ray Ekpu

30 October 2018
The Yusuf saga - Ray Ekpu

The Professor Usman Yusuf saga is obviously sapping the energy and the health of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) of which he is the executive secretary. It all started...

The population time bomb - Daily Trust Editorial

30 October 2018
The population time bomb - Daily Trust Editorial

Top Federal Government officials recently expressed concern over this country’s fast-growing population. Both Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed spoke at the recently held Nigeria Economic Summit...

Buhari: Beyond the noise of WAEC certificate - Josephine Odoh

30 October 2018
Buhari: Beyond the noise of WAEC certificate - Josephine Odoh

President Muhammadu Buhari is once again under the fire of opposition politicians, partisan spin doctors and their minions. Now, like in 2014, the heat against President Buhari in 2018 is...

Charley Boy’s millions - Eugene Enahoro

30 October 2018
Charley Boy’s millions - Eugene Enahoro

Recently Charles Oputa more commonly known as “Charley Boy” or “Area Fada” of “our Mumu Don Do” fame, was awarded N50 million damages in a judgement against the Nigeria Police...

That Ekiti rape case - Tribune Editorial

30 October 2018
That Ekiti rape case - Tribune Editorial

A 57-year-old man, Kehinde Daramola, is currently cooling his heels in the prison custody at the behest of the Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Magistrates’ Court for allegedly raping his 16-year-old...

Nigeria must go? - Casmir Igbokwe

29 October 2018
Nigeria must go? - Casmir Igbokwe

Last week, Buhari addressed a delegation of Kwara State APC members. He [said] those who felt they had another country outside Nigeria might choose to go. Ghanaians want Nigerians to...

Drugs made from human parts? - Daily Trust

29 October 2018
Drugs made from human parts? - Daily Trust

The National Intelligence Agency [NIA] recently raised alarm over some Chinese drugs allegedly made from human flesh. Based on a report it said it received from the South Korean Customs...

2019: Is the Church for sale? - Monday Akogwu

29 October 2018
2019: Is the Church for sale? - Monday Akogwu

I am a strong advocate for the unity of churches in Nigeria. This much I have highlighted in many forums in recent times. I am of the opinion that the...

Fighting terrorism through mass media - Salami Sheriff

29 October 2018
Fighting terrorism through mass media - Salami Sheriff

In our world, we are daily confronted with news of the negative impacts of terrorism. These news items are usually backed with visual images, depicting gory pictures of the dead,...

Ogun APC crisis: It’s about 2023 - Biodun Ogunpola

29 October 2018
Ogun APC crisis: It’s about 2023 - Biodun Ogunpola

Any informed observer of the crisis that has engulfed the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State since the conduct of the gubernatorial primaries would have come to the inevitable...

Buhari on leaving Nigeria - Tribune Editorial

29 October 2018
Buhari on leaving Nigeria - Tribune Editorial

There are quite a few reasons to locate President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent admonition to disgruntled and frustrated Nigerians who think that they have any other country apart from Nigeria to...

Tackle Atiku now or else… - Bolanle Bolawole

28 October 2018
Tackle Atiku now or else… - Bolanle Bolawole

The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants doneand the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they...

Day Ibikunle Amosun met Sango at Koso - Festus Adedayo

28 October 2018
Day Ibikunle Amosun met Sango at Koso - Festus Adedayo

Shortly before the 2003 governorship election, then Governor Olusegun Osoba had come on television to address the common grouse of Ogun State people against his four-year reign. He had apparently...

NYSC and Akwa-Ibom scandalous exorcism - Lanre Adewole

28 October 2018
NYSC and Akwa-Ibom scandalous exorcism - Lanre Adewole

When I ran into the news of the recent tragic-comical flogging incident at Government Technical College, Abak, Akwa-Ibom State, involving the school principal, Deacon Friday Udoka and a corps member...

2019: Has Fashola let out the cat? - Taiwo Adisa

28 October 2018
2019: Has Fashola let out the cat? - Taiwo Adisa

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, at the special Town Hall meeting by officials of the Federal Government held in Ibadan last week hit at what...

Demonising National Assembly is counter-productive - Bisi Olawunmi

28 October 2018
Demonising National Assembly is counter-productive - Bisi Olawunmi

For some time now, the National Assembly and its members have again come under strident public criticism over various charges, ranging from bloated salaries, appropriated constituency projects, defections, and being...

A Week of Crises in Kaduna - Daily Trust

28 October 2018
A Week of Crises in Kaduna - Daily Trust

As we wake up this morning, the people of Kaduna city and its environs would have been under a twenty-four-hour curfew since Friday morning. In fact, except for a few...

2019: The people will decide what happens - Clem Aguiyi

28 October 2018
2019: The people will decide what happens - Clem Aguiyi

The 16 million lazy Nigerian youths will decide whether they want a government that will create jobs or a one that will continue to destroy existing jobs. In Nigeria today,...

The killing of Khashoggi - Sun Editorial

28 October 2018
The killing of Khashoggi - Sun Editorial

We condemn the brutal killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The murder, which is a violation of free speech, has attracted global outrage....

2019 Election And The Challenges Ahead - Thisday Editorial

28 October 2018
2019 Election And The Challenges Ahead - Thisday Editorial

In compliance with the guidelines and timetable of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election, many of the registered political parties have submitted the names of...

The Dangers of Negative Narratives - Simon Kolawole

28 October 2018
The Dangers of Negative Narratives - Simon Kolawole

As a professional journalist and a regular columnist, one of the things I fear the most on the job is boxing myself into a corner. My philosophy of life is...

[OPINION]: Buhari as a choice in 2019 - Abubakar Kagu

27 October 2018
[OPINION]: Buhari as a choice in 2019 - Abubakar Kagu

It was not only the northeast, there was Kano, Kaduna, the UN building, Police headquarters, Kuje, Nyanya, etc.— nowhere was safe. The guns and bombs were never silent. It was...

[OPINION]: A prayer for President Buhari and his ruling party -Dele Momodu

27 October 2018
[OPINION]: A prayer for President Buhari and his ruling party -Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, I don’t know about you but I’m truly worried that our dear beloved country may have fallen into the hands of those who do not see unity and...

The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi -Tribune Editorial

26 October 2018
The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi -Tribune Editorial

The world has virtually been quaking since the drama of the disappearance and, shortly after, obvious murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2 hit the airwaves. He was said...

Why The Economist endorsed me ― Atiku

26 October 2018
Why The Economist endorsed me ― Atiku

THE presidential flag bearer of the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Friday maintained that his latest endorsement by The Economist Magazine, “puts to lies the recent...


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