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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 abductees. He had been interrogated about his sources which he declined to disclose. Similarly, Samuel […]

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 ideology of which was founded on “four legs good, two legs bad”. Only the pigs […]

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Nigeria is in dire need of astute leadership that can get her out of the quagmire of social-economic challenges that she is currently enmeshed. The extant leadership in the country is not only rudderless but has shown no signs or capacity to bring about positive changes in the polity even in the next ten years. […]

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The struggles we pass through, didn’t start today. Did you know, that there was once a time in Nigeria , when things weren’t all rosy, but there was an acknowledgement of a life beyond average. During this time, resources were controlled by the regions and monarchical lords. Although, there was stil dissatisfaction among clans, but […]

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It is no longer news that President Mohammadu Buhari has signed an Executive Order Number Six, an administrative instrument in his war against corruption in the country. The executive order in effect places some alleged corrupt Nigerians under watch, denies them access to their doubtful wealth and bars them from travelling out of the country. […]

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The Ekiti error has now been corrected. The lord of the manor would soon return to the farm and the king of the jungle would return to where he belongs – the jungle. With the inauguration of Dr Kayode Fayemi as the governor of Ekiti state, the stage seems set for the restoration of values […]

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From all of us, on the cold wild streets, of Nigeria, from the longitudinal west coast, down to the eastern axis, of the lower Nigeria. From all of us, homeless but not hopeless, who in the struggle for a better tomorrow, decided to rely on our PVC’s with the hope for a working and better […]

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It is no news that during the previous week, many political parties conducted primary elections. These elections were conducted to select the best candidate that will represent the parties for various elective posts in this forthcoming general elections scheduled to hold next year. As it is with previous elections, every contestant promised “Paradise” on earth. […]

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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 […]

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A Yoruba adage says, “A man who does not know where the rain began to beat him, can not say where he dried his body.” The 2014 presidential election warm up that eventually brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power is what we should not forget in a hurry. Then, there were flood of promises to […]

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