Political Issues

President Buhari’s Impotence Vs Dino Melaye’s Opulence -By Tunde Odesola

Not every cat has nine lives. This cat had only one, but lost it on…

The Outrageous Allowances Of NASS Members

Many critics of the bicameral legislature contend that the cost of getting into the hallowed…

Will Trump reprise Buhari? -By Minabere Ibelema

Whenever it appears that an incumbent is facing long odds for re-election, I think of…

Buhari, Southeast And Obiano’s Initiative -By Ifeanyi Afuba

Surprisingly, one or two sections of the Anambra elite are unimpressed with Governor Willie Obiano’s…

Talkin’ About A Revolution -By Simon Kolawole

I always hesitate to use the “R” word because I don’t understand how it really…

Yahaya Bello, A Hard Choice For President Buhari? -By George Oyedepo

For anyone who cares to listen, the Governor of Kogi state Yahaya Bello will proudly…

Ajimobi And The Politics Of Memorializing By Naming -By Festus Adedayo

On Tuesday last week, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State made a very huge contribution…

Your Excellency, The Chickens Are Home To Roost -By Festus Adedayo

In the next few days, specifically nine days from today, the party will be over…

Re: Ugwuanyi’s ’40 Seconds’ Leadership Quality -By Dr. Edwin Obune

I read the poorly written article by one Mr. Odo Ugochukwu where he expressed his…

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Life And People

Islamophobia Has Grown Louder And Bolder Across Canada -By Andrew Mitrovica

However and wherever it manifests itself, to defeat hatred, you must confront it: head-on, with determination, uncowed by the apologists, who prefer, like so many politicians these days, to coddle, excuse or ingratiate themselves to the powerful hate-mongers in our midst. Happily, Mohamed Fakih is not a politician. He is a successful restaurateur who chose…

Music Meltdown -By Oliver Ejike Uja

Good music is like a medicine that calms the nerves and sooths even the most upset person. In the Bible Saul employed the services of David to play the lyre whenever the evil spirit from God was troubling him. And Saul was refreshed when David plays the lyre. “If music be the food of love,…

An Open Letter To Ogun State Governor-Elect, Prince Dr. ‘Dapo Abiodun -By Martins Olamiji Sijuwade

Prince Dr. ‘Dapo Abiodun MFR. Governor-Elect, Ogun State. Your Excellency, I may be right or wrong – for I read it long ago in an American book – that it was Lyndon Johnson that told Richard Nixon (whether vice versa) about the peculiarities of the oval office and how it turns out to be different…

Las Vegas awaits for heavyweight king Joshua

Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua is nearing the latest defence of his three world titles, with a number of huge fights awaiting him should he pick up his 23rd win and maintain his unbeaten record. The Londoner, whose parents hail from Nigeria’s Yoruba people, will make his North American debut when he faces Jarrell Miller…

RCCG, Adeboye, Daddy Freeze And Suicide: Heaven Or Hell? -By Nneka Okumazie

Sometimes, individuals made up their minds on a major decision, but later came to regret it. There are so many experiences that people later confessed that they didn’t know what they were doing. In life, business, school, etc. ignorance is not an excuse, because people often use ignorance for deceit, or inaction. It is almost…

Democracy & Governance

History Beckons As June 12 Becomes Democracy Day In Nigeria -By Joe Igbokwe

After 27 years struggle, great history was recorded when the National Assembly ratified June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria. For 27 years we struggled, we spoke, we appealed, we begged, we asked and called the attention of the powers…

Panacea To Nigeria’s Power Sector Problem -By Ettu Mohammed

The Transmission Company of Nigeria is 100 % owned and managed by the Federal Government of Nigeria and it is the weakest in the Nigerian Electricity Network. TCN is the heart of the Generating and Disco Company that was privatized…

Behind The Mask – No Democracy -By Roy Biakpara

Democracy is defined as a form of government in which power ultimately comes from the…

Inauguration Day: A Day To Unleash The Beast -By Fakinlede Pelumi

I am pessimistic over the inauguration day in Nigeria as a democratically elected president will…

Reducing the Cost of Governance in Nigeria -By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo and Oseloka H. Obaze

Nigeria suffers from democratic overload. Governance expenses are hugely disproportional to its developmental strides and democracy dividends.…

NFIU and local govt financial integrity -By Eze Onyekpere

Recent media reports indicate that the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit  has issued new guidelines meant…

Nigerian Laws, Local Governments, And The 36 Emperors We Call Governors (1) -By Sesugh Akume

Nigeria is a messed up country in part, if not chiefly because we have very…

Forgotten Dairies

Another Boko Haram in NURTW -By Aystruggle Aystruggle

Gunshots by some individuals led by Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede made people of Oshogbo in Osun…

The Kano Emirate Crisis Is Buhari’s Baby -By SKC Ogbonnia

The mess bedeviling the Kano Emirate Council is President Muhammadu Buhari’s baby. It stinks like…

Dear Leah Sharibu! -By SOC Okenwa

Dear Miss Leah Sharibu, Ordinarily I should be sending you a happy sixteenth birthday wish…

When the Insolent Meets the Unthinkable, The Kano Delimma -By Louis Odion

It is perhaps a measure of the ethical pestilence ravaging the land today that Cecilia…

Little Things Also Matter At Sheraton Hotel -By Kolade Malik Ademola

I woke up to a mild Monday morning getting ready for a business symposium at…

Do Me I Do You—You Do You (Pain Plus Revenge) -By Swandy Banta

I had a cousin called Lucy. She was a sweet introverted lady who had a shy smile that easily warmed her way to people she met. Lucy had a boyfriend. One day, she was found dead in her apartment with…

Stop Raping Your Dreams -By Kolade Malik Ademola

Empirically, I don’t care if you accede to this or not, but we’ve been living under the duress of the temptation created by our imaginary minds. The duress is or may be cloaked in robes of fear that are beautifully…

Economic Issues