Political Issues

Part-time Legislature: IBB’s Belated Panacea and Lawmakers’ Baggage -By Zainab Suleiman Okino

  Former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), does not shy away from controversies.…

A Mother’s Agony: Videos, Terrorists, and the Nigerian Government -By Esther Yakubu

  Many people have asked me how I felt seeing my daughter, Dorcas, in the…

In Response To Garba Shehu: Stop The Lies, This Is Not The Change We Voted For -By Elias Ozikpu

  It amounts to arrant callousness to question the genuineness of a woman’s tears whose husband lies inanimately at the hospital on the back of…

Kogi 2015 Guber Election: The Electorate and Justice Served -By Shadrach E. Omeiza

  The Kogi State electorate has never found it so fortunate than now when they…

The PDP Lives On – In Self-Induced Coma -By Otu Ita Toyo

In its days, it was impossible to imagine the Peoples Democratic Party brought to its…

Obasanjo: Buhari’s Imposition Mocks Democracy -By Ken Tadaferua

  Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo reveals that he and four other eminent Nigerians brought President…

Who Will Save Imo State Citizens From Governor Rochas Okorocha’s Pestilence? -By Okechukwu Nwanguma

In the last seven months, public servants in Imo State have not earned their salaries.…

Professor Yakubu’s Fall Into Fatalism -By Modiu Olaguro

Professor Mahmood Yakubu’s grim prospects concerning the conclusiveness or otherwise of subsequent elections, especially that…

Rejoinder To Remi Oyeyemi’s Conspiracy Of Inconclusive Elections -By Funke Philips

  Remi Oyeyemi’s piece, 2019: the ‘conspiracy of inconclusive elections’ is a product of abusive scholarship directed at…

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Life And People

The Cost of American Hypocrisy to Global Democracy -By Chris Beatty

For the past ten years, I’ve worked in places where public confidence in the democratic process is shaky at best. In much of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, elections are often marred by the lack of confidence in officials and institutions, as well as intimidation, violence and restrictions on free press. Successful elections…

Beautifying your home with Nobel Carpets and Rugs

  Interior design which is the hub of the 21st century trendy home has left so much reservation for the floor which embraces your first step as a guest into an apartment. Home is no longer home until it is homey and inviting. Hospitality is a word used to refer to your home when it…

An Open Letter To Dr. Olatunji Abayomi -By Femi Odere

  Dear Dr. Abayomi: You will not be wrong if, after reading this letter, you wonder why I should be concerned about responding to a letter that was addressed not to me but to your bosom friend of many years Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Party (APC). You described…

Nigeria Should “Boycott” Future Olympics -By Okey Ndibe

  Nigeria went to Rio, Brazil and, as the world looked on, gave a thoroughly embarrassing account of itself. Don’t get me wrong: this swipe is not targeted at the heroic men and women who represented us in a variety of events. They, above all, were the primary victims of their country’s show of shame.…

My Language, Your Dialect -By Pius Adesanmi

  This one will be a long read. I see it as a contribution to the enhancement of the self-worth and dignity of the Nigerian citizen. So, abeg bear with me, grab a cup of water, tea, beer, ogogoro, burukutu, or anything you drink, settle down, and read along. Yesterday, I put up an update…

Democracy & Governance

#CostofCorruption: How Corruption Cost Me My Posture -By Enema David Ogah

  August 18, 2015. Nsukka, Enugu State. It started like every normal day: I woke up, said my prayers, had my bath and headed to work. I was riding my Qlink motorcycle when disaster struck. I’d slowed down to go…

Role Of Lawyers In The Fight Against Corruption In Nigeria -By Bolaji Owasanoye

  “A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper, Guido, has cheated him out of $10,000,000. His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first place. It was assumed that Guido would hear nothing…

The Human Conscience And Its Constitutionality -By Edikan Ekanem

  On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes…

Buharislamization Of Nigeria And The Danger Of Silence -By Onyiorah Paschal Chiduluemije

  It is increasingly disturbing the way and manner President Muhammadu Buhari has been running…

NHRC report on electoral fraud: Another paper tiger? -By Jide Ojo

  Last Thursday, August 11, 2016, the National Human Rights Commission released a 284-page report…

NGO Regulatory Bill: Why The Nigerian Government Has It All Wrong – Again -By Mary Olushoga

  When has the Nigerian government ever gotten anything right? BudgIT a civic technology company…

An Open Letter To Dr. Olatunji Abayomi -By Femi Odere

  Dear Dr. Abayomi: You will not be wrong if, after reading this letter, you…

Forgotten Dairies

Railways and Political Backwardness in Nigeria -By Owei Lakemfa

  Nigeria’s first speed train rolled off on July 26 in a roar of controversy.…

Nigeria’s first successful military coup -By Sesugh Akume

  I’ve seen online posts commemorating yesterday, 29 July 2016 as the 50th anniversary of…

Adekunle Fajuyi And The Politics Of Remembrance -By Niyi Osundare

  Talking Points —- Show me your hero and I will tell you who you…

The Fajuyi Legacy and Demand for Restructuring of Nigeria -By Femi Falana

The Life and Times of Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi Francis Adekunle Fajuyi was born on June…

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Revisiting El Rufai’s Religious Bill and Our Peace -By Philip Agbese

    The legislation, “a Bill for a Law to substitute the Kaduna State Religious Preaching Law, 1984” (the 1984 Edict) or simply known as the Kaduna state Religious Activities Regulation Bill is still in the making but it has…

Five Years After UNEP Report – Will Ogoni Breathe Again? -By Nnimmo Bassey

  Today, August 4, 2016, marks the fifth anniversary of the submission of the report of the assessment of the environment of Ogoniland to former President Jonathan by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report etched for Nigeria and…

Economic Issues