Political Issues

Buhari: The renewed debate on underperformance -By Ayo Olukotun

  “On a far more serious and fateful level is the fact that the Presidency…

Politics of national debt sustainability ratios -By Jekwu Ozoemene

  On Wednesday morning, I had an interesting chat with my elder brother, Uche Ozoemene,…

Should Kachikwu Resign? -By Adebayo Ralph

  The several political disasters and untold national crises beleaguering Nigerians are cascadingly becoming too…

Rochas Okorocha Is Killing Me -By Azu Ishiekwene

  After calling out the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, twice in ten months, I…

Mugabe Writes Rochas: I Deserve A Statue More Than Jacob Zuma -By Emmanuel Ugwu

  Dear Rochas, My hatred for the Western media is a global secret. I have…

The Miseducation of Maikanti Baru -By Ijeoma Nwogwugwu

  Exactly a year ago, the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), by its Establishment…

The Tyranny Of The Minority -By Bayo Oluwasanmi

  Alexis de Tocqueville never met Bukola Saraki. Had he encountered the APC Senate President…

Rochas, Jacob Zuma and The Book of Nebuchadnezzar -By Emmanuel Ugwu

  And it came to pass in the sixth year of the reign of Rochadnezzar,…

Biafra: Igbo Governors Must Also Go -By SKC Ogbonnia

  Nnamdi Kanu of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been declared wanted for not…

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Life And People

Putting Egypt in Perspective -By Kehinde Oluwatosin Babatunde

  My earliest encounter with the nation Egypt was not in the subject geography, not on the pages of the atlas,not even through Al-haly of Egypt (African’s most successful football club),not in its pyramids but rather it was in church. My encounter with Egypt was from Sunday school and bible study.The narratives of the Egyptian…

The illegal shipment of GMO maize into Nigeria -By Greg Odogwu

  The National Biosafety Management Agency recently revealed that two shipments of genetically modified maize worth millions of dollars were discovered at a seaport in Lagos. The Director-General of NBMA, Rufus Ebegba, said a vessel arrived at the ENL Terminal at the Lagos port with 25,750 metric tons of genetically modified maize worth an estimated…

Mugabe Writes Rochas: I Deserve A Statue More Than Jacob Zuma -By Emmanuel Ugwu

  Dear Rochas, My hatred for the Western media is a global secret. I have personally boycotted them for over two decades. I would have maintained my blissful presumption that their flagship cable television has long gone extinct, if it were not for a recent event that had to do with your person. You may…

McGregor won afterall… -By Isa Eneye Mubarak

  Let me say this at the (ever present) risk of being insulted as “one of those intellectuals who think they know everything”. Connor McGregor, a hitherto obscure sportsman and a man who is really a non-boxer, managed to get perhaps the greatest boxer of all time, Floyd Mayweather, to fight him, securing himself millions…

Before grabbing them young… -By Chukwuneta Oby

  A man (in his forties) contacted me, sometime back. He complained about his wife (who is in her early twenties). They have a daughter between them. According to him, she seems so absent (almost to the point of restlessness) in the marriage. The business he established for her doesn’t seem to hold her attention…

Democracy & Governance

Corruption: Nigeria’s giant struggle -By Fola Ojo

The last thing I crave in this season is writing about corruption in Nigeria. The depravity is as old as the country herself. Discussing the nauseating absurdity has become so annoying. There is nothing both the dead and the living…

Life And Death: Our Premise Of Existence -By Kehinde Oluwatosin Babatunde

  This article is inspired by a single event and that was the publication of my well researched article -‘Putting Egypt in perspective’, the media was agog with details of the article,while some publishers  rightly acknowledged me as the author,…

Corporate Governance, NNPC and Law Reform -By Onikepo Braithwaite

Need for Law Reform By now, it is patently obvious to all, that the National…

Nigeria: A Cauldron Of Contradictions -By Kehinde Oluwatosin B.

  Recently I engaged a friend of mine in a lengthy intellectual discourse,and the crux…

Music, Abami Eda and Nigerian Democracy -By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

  Music, a creative blend of voices, melodies, instrumentation, rhythms and rhymes, is a universal…

The law to strangle civil society -By Oluseyi

  The effort to take away the freedom of thousands of civil society organisations —…

Dependence, independence and interdependence in leadership -By Seni Adetu

How many times have I said various leaders express their leadership in different ways, and…

Forgotten Dairies

The Asaba Massacre And The Nigerian Question -By Charles Ogbu

  For the people of Asaba, Delta State, October 7, 1967 remains a day they…

Wasteful search for oil in the North -By Etemiku

  A few days ago, I was rummaging through some past national dailies. One of…

Asaba: Of memories and motivation -By Prof. Pat Utomi

  It happened in broad daylight. One of the most horrifying atrocities of the 20th…

Why Awolowo’s statue is sitting down -By Abimbola Adelakun

  Piqued by criticisms that followed his 20-foot statue of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the artist,…

IPOB: Abiding By United Nations Conventions -By Abiodun Ladepo

  YOU probably saw the video the other day…of Nigerian army personnel in an Armored…

Between white collar crime and business efficacy -By Tayo Oke

  If you ever wondered what sort of people get involved in criminal activities, your mind would have instantly been fixated on the usual criminal gangs on our streets, the armed robbers invading peoples’ homes at night or even in…

The Forgotten Conversations -By Simon Kolawole

A keen follower of the perennial debate on the state of the Nigerian union would have noticed some patterns by now: your diagnosis of the problem inevitably determines your prescription. If you think the problem with Nigeria is the 1914…

Economic Issues