Political Issues

PDP Governors: A Strategy of Invisibility? -By Pius Adesanmi

  I have been looking at Ogbeni Ayo Fayose and his fellow PDP governors with…

Before Nigeria Goes The Way Of Rwanda -By Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, I finally found my way to Kigali, Rwanda, two weeks ago. I had…

Can The APC Reign For 60 Years? -By Fredrick Nwabufo

It was Vincent Ogbulafor, former PDP national chairman, who betrayed a fatal flaw and said…

Rochas, Should Zuma’s Statue Continue To Stand In Owerri? -By Erasmus Ikhide

A few days ago, the statue fame vanity of a governor, Mr. Rochas Okorocha was…

ANRP, Nigeria’s Leading Opposition Party Organises to Rescue the Nation

ABUJA, 17 February 2018 — Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) Nigeria’s only credible alternative is…

Quick math in Kogi state.. Mediocrity = 4 + 4 -By Isa Eneye Mubarak

If I am to write a book, ‘How to Be the Best Governor in Kogi…

THE APC AND THE RESTRUTURING OF NIGERIA… -By Albert Afeso Akanbi

Sometimes in January, former President Olusegun Obasanjo released an 18 page Open Letter, in which…

Dan Ali and Ortom Senate Appearance -By Ifeanyi Emeka

  There is no doubt that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has chosen to…

How Good People Elect Bad Leaders -By Alex Otti

It was George Jean Nathan (1882-1958) who said that “bad leaders are elected by good…

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Life And People

Jacob Zuma’s Long Walk To Darkness -By Emmanuel Ugwu

  Last Wednesday night, Jacob Zuma beat a hasty retreat from the presidential lectern after he announced his resignation ‘’with immediate effect.’’ Those steps away from the spotlight are the beginning of a lonely walk in darkness. Zuma had docked and dodged and deferred his overdue departure. But on the eve of a no-confidence vote…

#FraudAlert: How I Virtually Lost My Business To Diamond Online Banking -By Idongesit Umoh

  I have been deliberating over the last few months if I should post this or not as it relates to my business. I didn’t want a case where when #IdongHarrie is searched on the internet, part of what comes up is information about fraud. However, it is high time I speak about this. My…

An Open Letter To The President Of NACCIMA, Iyalode Alaba Lawson -By Don Ebubeogu

Dear Madam President, Permit me to use this medium to post this letter to you. I have followed your activities since you assumed the leadership of NACCIMA. Like most of our members, I find your actions and dispositions commendable and the tonic the Organized Private Sector (OPS) needed to advance our interest and contribute to…

The Soaring Eagles -By Issa Babatunde Ahmed

  Irrespective of the type of sport, as long as the team represents the green-white-green flag, all tribes of Nigeria become united in support. The round leather game called “football” is one language all the various ethnic groups in the country understands. A sensitive and crucial part of life for the people of Nigeria. Despite…

Christians Are Idol Worshippers (1) -By Femi Aribisala

  I went to buy blank videotapes in a van emblazoned with Christian VideoNet on both sides. When I came out of the van, an Asiatic gentleman engaged me in friendly banter. He was clearly not a Christian, but I soon got the impression he was in the marketplace for a new religion. He did…

Democracy & Governance

Judges, The Law And Our Democracy -By Reuben Abati

To expand the democratic space in Nigeria and to ensure the legitimacy and stability of our democratic process, the rule of law, perhaps the supremacy of the law, anchored on constitutionalism and a progressive, liberal and developmental construction of the…

Nigeria: the Need for a Developmentalist Coalition -By Omano Edigheji

Introduction Nigeria is endowed with both human and natural resources. Yet, it remained undeveloped. It is a rich country with poor people, a situation of poverty in the midst of plenty. Why have some nations developed and others not? Nations…

IGP Idris’ Follies -By Shaka Momodu

  It is no longer news that the police high command had in the aftermath…

Strong Institutions, Not Restructuring, is the Solution to Nigeria’s Problems -By Chinedu George Nnawetanma

The restructuring of Nigeria has been the staple of conversations across the country for quite…

Democratic Institutions, Dankwambo and the Youths Agenda -By Chief Edwin Emeka

  All over the country, one palpable gist in every corner is the quest for…

Col. Hameed Ali, Kemi Adeosun and Babagana Monguno Charged for Contempt

Following the refusal by the Minister for Finance, Mrs kemi Adeosun and the Comptroller- General…

No Pride; No Justice -By Whyte Habeeb Ibidapo

If there is a society where the sane is compelled to doubt his sanity especially…

Forgotten Dairies

Buhari as Africa anti-corruption czar -By Jide Ojo

  “Corruption and its effects have many sides. It poses real threat to national security,…

How #BBnaija Can Improve The 2019 Elections And Leadership -By Timi Olagunju

  Recently, I listened to a Kenyan who said he wished #BBNaija was a reality…

Medical Emergency (Non)Response In Nigeria -By Abiodun Ladepo

You get accidentally knocked down by a car in the middle of Ibadan…knocked down hard…

Life is Never Over Until It Is -By Tope Oke

As an ardent football lover, I have been opportuned to see a lot of matches…

Striking the right balance in fuel pricing -By Uche Uwaleke

  The acute fuel shortage experienced during the last festive season may have abated but…

CODE, Dotun’s Exit And Next-Generation Leaders -By Hamzat Lawal

Not long ago, my friend and co-founder at Connected Development (CODE),Oludotun Babayemi, exited from the Executive Management of CODE and moved to a non-executive role as member of the Board of Trustees. This means that he will no longer have…

The Fallacy That GT Bank Hates Innoson And Ndigbo -By Churchill Okonkwo

  With the new bench warrant for the arrest of Mr. Innocent Chukwuma issued by an Ikeja Special Offenses Court, Nigerians are once more debating on whether GTBank and Buhari hate Ndigbo or not. At the peak of the Innoso-GTBank…

Economic Issues