Political Issues

Beyond Fayose: The Future Of Ekiti -By Reuben Abati

I spent the better part of last Tuesday, October 16, focusing on developments in Ekiti…

As Buhari’s credibility gathers momentum -By Muhammad Ajah

Let me begin this piece with a very resounding appreciation of the former US Ambassador…

2019: Why Women Matter -By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Few hours back, I strolled into one of the key offices under the office of…

My Thief Is Better Than Yours… -By Chide Ibrahim

As a young girl in secondary school, I caught a glimpse of a book with…

The Delectable Appeal Of Atiku Presidency -By Chijioke Mbaka

Much of the nation heaved a sigh of relieve on 7th October with the announcement…

How Money and Life will shape 2019 -By Emmanuel Onwubiko

The most significant election since independence in 1960 will take place in February next year…

Clarify the Position of APC in the FCT with Regard to the 2019 General Election, ANRP Asks INEC

ABUJA, 12 October 2018 — Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) has asked the Independent National…

Much ado about Obasanjo Atiku reunion -By Muhammad Ajah

Before the 2003 presidential elections, former president Olusegun Obasanjo who was seeking reelection was humbled…

Buhari vs Atiku Campaigns: It Is Anti-Corruption Vs Restructuring And A Year Of The ‘Little Man’ -By Jonah Ayodele Obajeun

Electioneering narratives push the boundaries of decision making for the electorates, but when laced with…

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Life And People

Remembering Those Bleeding Tales -By King Owen-Cambel Ogu (I)

“If I were Nigeria,” my father said to me as we had a long-delayed conversation on the veranda of his single-storey house, “I will colonise São Tomé and all the islands up to Gabon; because the west could use those areas to destabilise us.” That frank view expressed by my dad who schooled in Japan…

Why MTN, Again? -By Azu Ishiekwene

It seems MTN is never too far from the speed dial to trouble. Three years ago, the telco, which has the dominant share of the mobile telecoms market in Nigeria, was slammed with a $5.2 billion fine for failing to disconnect 5.1 million subscribers after the registration deadline. After a back-and-forth, a bloodied nose and…

An Open Letter to Former Vice President and the PDP Presidential Flag Bearer for 2019 General Election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar -By Okike Benjamin

Dear Sir, Congratulations on your success as the PDP presidential flag bearer for the 2019 general election in Nigeria. It is good to let you realize that the battle to Aso Rock Villa just begun with your emergence as the party’ s choice of presidential candidate for the election. It is not yet over until…

Re: The Asaba Disgrace -By Philip Agbese

  “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.” – George Bernard Shaw The above quote should hit Reuben Abati if indeed he has a conscience and a duty to be patriotic to Nigeria, the land of his birth. It might however mean nothing…

Financial Inclusion, Poverty, Hawkers, Daddy Freeze & Tithe -By Nneka Okumazie

If an individual hawks stuff around, who is responsible for that situation, and whose responsibility is it to lift that individual out of poverty? Factors responsible for poverty may include income, purchasing power, conditions of living, trade and monetary policies. There are some who are impoverished but aren’t hawking. What drives people to hawk and…

Democracy & Governance

Silence Is Not An Option: Protecting Freedom Of Expression In Nigeria -By Osai Ojigho

On 28 February 2018, officials of Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) arrested and detained for seven days, Tony Ezimakor, the Abuja Bureau Chief of Daily Independent Newspaper for publishing a story on Boko Haram and alleged ransom payments for…

Political Transhumance in Nigeria -By Abimbola Lagunju

In the last lines of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the pigs under the leadership of Napoleon had invited local businessmen (whom they had chased out of manor Farm in a revolution) to a party on the Animal Farm, the general…

2019: Nigeria Needs A CEO President -By Jerry Edo

Nigeria is in dire need of astute leadership that can get her out of the…

An Epoch of Nigeria Federalism -By Kareem Itunu Azeez

The struggles we pass through, didn’t start today. Did you know, that there was once…

Executive Order Number Six And The End Of Democracy -By Sylvester Odion Akhaine

It is no longer news that President Mohammadu Buhari has signed an Executive Order Number…

Fayemi’s Second Bite: That Ekiti Might Breathe Again -By Yinka Adeosun

The Ekiti error has now been corrected. The lord of the manor would soon return…

Letters to Atiku and Buhari (1) -By Kareem Itunu Azeez

From all of us, on the cold wild streets, of Nigeria, from the longitudinal west…

Forgotten Dairies

Momentous thrilling events to cherish in Nigeria -By Muhammad Ajah

In life, there are times one feels sober. There are also times one feels elevated…

Is Obiano Trying To Demystify The Church In Anambra? -By Fredrick Nwabufo

The church has always played a sacerdotal role in Anambra. It has become an institution…

Bòdá Ràúfù -By Kehinde Oluwatosin Babatunde

Ràúfù is a code name deployed in Yoruba’s lingo dominated culture to describe a supposed…

The Issue Is Not About Politics, It Is About Principle. Shittu Should Resign -By Yahaya Muhammad Abubakar

It was just a few days back when we heard about the resignation of the…

Nawodè -By Kehinde Oluwatosin Babatunde

“Ìyàwó n foso dabo , ìyàwó n dáná dabo, ìyàwó wà ínu yàrá dabo” This…

What The Hell Is Wrong With “200 Million Mumus”? -By Bayo Oluwasanmi

In response to an article written some years ago by Okey Ndibe, Lagbaja the Afrobeat sensation, whose real name is Bisade Ologunde, defines and explains Mumu as “(a) The mumu people they “lead” are no different from their mumu “leaders”…

Lessons From the Ambode Gamble -By Louis Odion

Like Phoenix in the storybook, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos seems on the rebound after political crucifixion at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Golgotha. In his post-defeat broadcast last Wednesday, grace and sobriety had replaced the bile and bitterness in…

Economic Issues