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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
Between Damon and Pythias - Duro Onabule

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
onathan and the Chibok girls affair - Majeed Dahiru

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

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

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
Should civil servants participate in partisan politics? - Ahmed Joda

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
NYSC scheme in need of overhaul - Adebayo Raphael

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
The security check on Atiku’s plane - Tribune Editorial

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
Treasury single account as apple of discord - Adepegba Rogers

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
Who will tear-gas the police - Omale Samuel

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
Challenge of mental health in Nigeria - Thisday Editorial

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
Dead, Buried and Forgotten - Segun Adeniyi

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
Atiku’s Dream to Make Nigeria Work - Joe Keshi

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
Patriotism and the myth of Metele massacre - Tunde Asaju

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

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
The Nigerian parking lot extortionists in Italy - Tribune Editorial

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
Salient issues to consider on 2019 presidency - Carl Umegboro

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...

His transition hours - Wole Olaoye

26 November 2018
His transition hours - Wole Olaoye

Goodluck Jonathan’s greatest call to enduring fame is the fact that he was the first Nigerian to ever concede victory to his opponent in a major federal election. Before his...

Why Oshiomhole should be supported to reform APC - Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande

26 November 2018
Why Oshiomhole should be supported to reform APC - Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande

Since Adams Oshiomhole took over as APC national chairman, he has been all over the place trying to ensure that all members of the party submit to the principle of...

[Opinion] Boko Haram Will Continue Killing Soldiers - Fisayo Soyombo

26 November 2018
[Opinion] Boko Haram Will Continue Killing Soldiers - Fisayo Soyombo

… [how can] a soldier come up and say ‘I’m not well equipped’ yet you have a rifle; what do you want? You want APC, you want tanks? The basic...

Global support will end violence against women - Kehinde-Ajala Sakirat,

26 November 2018
Global support will end violence against women - Kehinde-Ajala Sakirat,

International day for the elimination of violence against women is observed on November 25 each year. The day is set aside to call for global support for the socio-economic wellbeing...

Buratai’s soothing balm and the courage to fight on - Sunday Ochai

26 November 2018
Buratai’s soothing balm and the courage to fight on - Sunday Ochai

I am charmed by the courage, mien and resilience of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and leader of Nigeria’s counter-insurgency operations, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai. The burden of...

Yet another rapist father - Tribune Editorial

26 November 2018
Yet another rapist father - Tribune Editorial

The spate of gross misconduct and anti-social behaviours that include rape and paedophilia of the incestuous variant is festering at a worrisome rate in the face of the paucity of...

Gentleman Jonathan and Governor Shettima of Borno - Taiwo Adisa

26 November 2018
Gentleman Jonathan and Governor Shettima of Borno - Taiwo Adisa

Last week, Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima attempted a revision of Chapter Four of the book My Transition Hours, written by former President Goodluck Jonathan and presented to the public...

To Oil the Wheel of Progress… - Simon Kolawole

26 November 2018
To Oil the Wheel of Progress… - Simon Kolawole

I have a story to tell. In the 1970s, three governments set up national oil companies to engage in exploration, production and refining. Nigeria created the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation...

Nigerians want issues-based 2019 politics - Clem Aguiyi

24 November 2018
Nigerians want issues-based 2019 politics - Clem Aguiyi

The biggest folklore in town today is the myth of a supposed impostor named Aminu Jubril El Sudan masquerading as Nigeria’s president. While I sympathize with President Buhari on this,...

APC’s “NextLevel” of Fraud, Incompetence, and Sorrow - Farooq Kperogi

24 November 2018
APC’s “NextLevel” of Fraud, Incompetence, and Sorrow - Farooq Kperogi

APC’s embarrassing “NextLevel” reelection campaign has erased all lingering doubts that the Buhari presidency is a veritable graveyard of creativity, intelligence, and basic decency. The campaign’s logo and slogan, as...

Governors and the Crime of Security Vote - Yemi Adebowale

24 November 2018
Governors and the Crime of Security Vote - Yemi Adebowale

Last week, the Court of Appeal in Abuja affirmed that failure of public officers to give an account of security votes entrusted to them amounted to stealing and criminal misappropriation,...

As John Dramani Mahama Turns 60, a Toast to an Icon - Dele Momodu

24 November 2018
As John Dramani Mahama Turns 60, a Toast to an Icon - Dele Momodu

I have the pleasure of celebrating the immediate past President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, a man who has demonstrated beyond any doubt that not all African leaders are clueless,...

EFCC Fighting Elections, Not Corruption - Shaka Momodu

24 November 2018
EFCC Fighting Elections, Not Corruption - Shaka Momodu

Politics is in the air and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is at it again. The former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has become a pawn in...

Atiku, Buhari and 2019 Fantasy Island - Segun Adeniyi

24 November 2018
Atiku, Buhari and 2019 Fantasy Island - Segun Adeniyi

Every election season in countries well-governed, citizens expect that the policy documents of the leading candidates will contain not only promises but also what would come from their pockets to...

Atiku: After the conclave - Amanze Obi

23 November 2018
Atiku: After the conclave - Amanze Obi

His steps and moves have, so far, been measured and calculated. He has been taking deliberate and conscious steps to ensure that he puts his hand where his mouth is....

NLC Labour Lords, ronu - Jimanze Ego-Alowes

23 November 2018
NLC Labour Lords, ronu - Jimanze Ego-Alowes

The leaders of the Nigeria Labor Congress, the NLC, must be a mysterious pack. They are mysterious at least in their operating philosophy and logic. Otherwise, it is difficult to...

University of Ibadan and irony of fate - Tunde Akanni

23 November 2018
University of Ibadan and irony of fate - Tunde Akanni

So, the University of Ibadan, at 70, the nation’s premier, will now act the proverbial lamp lacking the capacity to see own underside? What has happened to all the promises...

Campaign promises and 2019 election - Habib Yakoob

23 November 2018
Campaign promises and 2019 election - Habib Yakoob

Political campaigns have no doubt become an integral part of modern democracy. Ordinarily, its basic essence allows candidates to sell their party programme and launch efforts to convince voters to...

2019: Beyond ‘Next Level’ and ‘Getting Nigeria Working’ - Oludayo Tade

23 November 2018
2019: Beyond ‘Next Level’ and ‘Getting Nigeria Working’ - Oludayo Tade

LIKE sprinters awaiting the sound of the gun to start the race, the two leading contenders for the coveted Aso throne, President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, have rolled out...

2019: As the whistle is blown… - Jideofor Adibe

22 November 2018
2019: As the whistle is blown…  - Jideofor Adibe

The whistle for 2019 has finally been blown as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifted the ban on partisan politics and campaigns on Sunday, November 19 2018. The same...

The increasing boat accidents - Tribune Editorial

22 November 2018
The increasing boat accidents - Tribune Editorial

In the last few years, hundreds of people have lost their lives in boat accidents on Nigeria’s waterways. A study revealed that between June 2006 and 2015 alone, a total...

Big Bad Bureaucracy? Reinventing the Bureaucracy As a New Public Service in Nigeria - Tunji Olaopa

22 November 2018
Big Bad Bureaucracy? Reinventing the Bureaucracy  As a New Public Service in Nigeria - Tunji Olaopa

For those who might say, why this rather provocative title: Big Bad Bureaucracy? There are three things about the title that makes it an intriguing one for me. First, there...

[OPINION]: Restructuring and its frenemies - Louis Odion

21 November 2018
[OPINION]: Restructuring and its frenemies - Louis Odion

Back in the Athenian garden where the tradition of public debate was first documented in antiquity, the danger had long been recognised. Logicians call it red herring. Those in the...

[OPINION]: Handshake Across History?, - Wole Soyinka

21 November 2018
[OPINION]: Handshake Across History?, - Wole Soyinka

Let us begin with some collective introspection. I have become increasingly convinced that, between leadership and the led, there is only a very thin dividing line, often nearly indistinguishable. There...

FRSC, respect your core mandate - Daily Trust

21 November 2018
FRSC, respect your core mandate - Daily Trust

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) recently launched an advocacy campaign for the ‘Ember Months’, a period which represents the peak of human and vehicular movements ahead of the end...

[OPINION]: Re: Gandujegate: Lest impunity prevails - Ibrahim Aliyu

21 November 2018
[OPINION]: Re: Gandujegate: Lest impunity prevails - Ibrahim Aliyu

A critical look at Mohammad Qaddam Sidq Isa’s sadistic article entitled “Gandujegate: Lest Impunity Prevail,” published in the opinion page of Daily Trust, Friday, 16 November edition, leaves no one...

[OPINION]: Three months to the cliff - Jamila Abubakar

21 November 2018
[OPINION]: Three months to the cliff - Jamila Abubakar

One of the weeklies last Sunday screamed, ‘Its total war!’ It was announcing the signal for the commencement of the Presidential and Legislative elections campaigns as prescribed by law. The...

Effects of social media - Steve Mbanugo

21 November 2018
Effects of social media - Steve Mbanugo

Attempt to regulate the use of social media by government has been met with serious resistant by the people as they see it as a ploy by government to muzzle...

Baban Salkida got it wrong again - Richards Murphy

21 November 2018
Baban Salkida got it wrong again - Richards Murphy

Boko Haram expert, Ahmad Salkida, is doing a yeoman’s job in perpetrating belief in the invincibility of the terror group. His most recent delivery for the terrorists is the tepid...

[OPINION]: Handshake across history II - Wole Soyinka

21 November 2018
[OPINION]: Handshake across history II  - Wole Soyinka

Let us begin with some collective introspection. I have become increasingly convinced that, between leadership and the led, there is only a very thin dividing line, often nearly indistinguishable. There...

[OPINION] Three months to the cliff - Jamila Abubakar

21 November 2018
[OPINION] Three months to the cliff - Jamila Abubakar

One of the weeklies last Sunday screamed, ‘Its total war!’ It was announcing the signal for the commencement of the Presidential and Legislative elections campaigns as prescribed by law. The...

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...

[OPINION]: The tribulations of Brother Adams - Levi Obijiofor

20 November 2018
[OPINION]: 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...


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