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Muhammad Sanusi II: The Nagging Modernist, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu

Muhammad Sanusi II: The Nagging Modernist, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus lived between 155 and 240 AD. He was a conservative theologian who became more popular as Tertullian. He is recorded by history as founder of Western theology, though he was of Berber origin and lived in Carthage, which was then, part of the Roman Province of Africa....... more

PRCAN versus the Ministry of Finance, By Chido Nwakanma

PRCAN versus the Ministry of Finance, By Chido Nwakanma The award of a brief to a foreign firm for the public relations campaign for the Debt Management Office of Nigeria in its effort to sell Eurobonds has understandably drawn the ire of the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN). PRCAN protested, and the Ministry of Finance has responded, claiming...... more

It’s time Magu stops media trial sympathy, By Kelvin Adegbenga

It’s time Magu stops media trial sympathy, By Kelvin Adegbenga My attention was recently drawn to the publication in an online media; http://newsrescue.com  with the caption: As Saraki bags title in Zamfara, society now rewards thieves, treasury looters with chieftaincy titles,” Magu says I wouldn’t have reacted to the publication, but considering the recent activities of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and...... more

Reflections on the National Assembly, By Abdulrazaq Magaji

Reflections on the National Assembly,  By Abdulrazaq Magaji Over the past several months, the restructuring debate has understandably been pushed to the front burner with opinions on the issue being as varied as they are divided. Expectedly, every Nigerian appears to have an idea on how and what to restructure. While some believe institutions should be strengthened without jeopardising...... more

Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail: Behind-the-scene actors

Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail: Behind-the-scene actors Just like in the entertainment industry, behind the scene players are hardly known, yet their roles remain the soul of success of the industry. One fact remains undeniable – Nnamdi Kanu, our very own brother, son, father, uncle and hero to many young Igbos and lovers of freedom has been unjustly...... more

DESOPADEC security funds meant for Delta youths: An Open Letter to Governor Okowa

DESOPADEC security funds meant for Delta youths: An Open Letter to Governor Okowa Your Excellency, First, I want to appreciate your strategic efforts so far in ensuring that the youths of Delta State under your watch benefit from the SMART Agenda through series of programmes, ranging from Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP), to Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP), and many other initiatives put...... more

Oba of Lagos v Ooni of Ife

Oba of Lagos v Ooni of Ife I’ve watched an online video wherein the Oba of Lagos SEEMED to decline the overtures of the Ooni of Ife, in a public gathering. I do not intend to dwell on the status of both Obas and I think elders should appreciate and reciprocate courtesies from their juniors. Respect is reciprocal....... more

Magu versus Senate: Time to end the circus, By Nwaeze Onu

Magu versus Senate: Time to end the circus, By Nwaeze Onu For a while now, Nigerians have been bemused and worried at the same time, by the seeming unending circus that the nomination and Senate confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has become. President Muhammadu Buhari’s strong confidence in Magu is only rivalled by the...... more

Ex-President Jonathan’s 2015 Election Failure: The missing hands of God, By Bernard Balogun

Ex-President Jonathan’s 2015 Election Failure: The missing hands of God, By Bernard Balogun Many years ago, Chief Ebenezar Fabiyi Obey, Juju music exponent, fondly called  Baba Miliki, sang this popular tune: “Aimasiko londamu eda o-o, oro mi l’owo Oluwa lo wa a.” This means,  ‘We lack the knowledge of what the future holds; we continually struggle, but my fate is in the hands of God.’ Before his...... more

“Et tu Jones”? You, too, stabbed Ohakim?

“Et tu Jones”? You, too, stabbed Ohakim? Part of my chosen title today, “Et tu Jones?”, is a corruption of what is known as the last word of dictator Caesar in William Shakespeare’s famous play, Julius Caesar, written in 1599. Caesar had been warned by a soothsayer to beware of Ides of March, but he did not heed the warning. It...... more

Umuleri Airport: Obiano’s audacious leap forward, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu

Umuleri Airport: Obiano’s audacious leap forward, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu Several years back, as primary school kids, one of the current affairs we learnt, ‘crammed’ and read out even when woken at midnight was that the “largest market in West Africa is Onitsha.” Then, we heard mostly of Ochanja Market. I have no doubt that some schools close to Onitsha may have gone...... more

Why Governor Ugwuanyi chose to put Enugu State in the Hands of God, By Ike Ezugwu

Why Governor Ugwuanyi chose to put Enugu State in the Hands of God, By Ike Ezugwu We have raised our hopes and our cities highWe have followed fragile dreams But only One could take the measure of our goals And we’ve stumbled over the trials of life And we’ve wrestled the unseen But only One can calm the storm inside our souls In the hands of God we will fall Rest for the...... more

Why Buhari’s anti-corruption war is failing, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu

Why Buhari’s anti-corruption war is failing, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu Not many had expected the judicial outcome of some of the cases brought before competent courts against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Dame Patience Jonathan, challenging the freeze on their money in some banks. In a similar way, the outcomes of EFCC’s cases...... more

NBA leadership still wobbling, By Abdulrazaq Magaji

NBA leadership still wobbling, By Abdulrazaq Magaji “As priests in the temple of justice, our legal practitioners should live above board and no longer feel comfortable that some of the less-than-virtuous among them occupy critical and sensitive positions dealing with sanctions and preferment within the Bar.” Law teacher, Prof Akin Oyebode, who made the above observation and Nigerians...... more

Okorocha’s bleeding local governments, By Collins Ughalaa

Okorocha’s bleeding local governments, By Collins Ughalaa Sometimes I feel ashamed of the kind of administration we have in Imo State:  Rescue Mission Government. Sometimes I feel embarrassed at the gibberish that are cooked and dished out from Government House, a place that should have been an exalted sacred altar, from where a deity, the Governor, speaks in clear...... more

Looking inward on unemployment, By Isiaka Habeeb

Looking inward on unemployment, By Isiaka Habeeb Nigeria has always been referred to as the giant of Africa. The country is not only a giant because of its large landmass, population and abundant human and material resources, but also for the love and support it renders to other African countries during times of need. The African continent is...... more

Happy retirement to President Buhari, By Ifedayo Obi

Happy retirement to President Buhari, By Ifedayo Obi I want to assuage the fear of many Nigerians about President Muhammadu Buhari’s current leadership panorama. I know before this month of April ends he will take the path of honour by resigning from his position as President. But if he won’t, we should persuade him to do so. Though it...... more

Armageddon In Ogoniland, By Fegalo Nsuke

Armageddon In Ogoniland, By Fegalo Nsuke The expected clean-up of Ogoni land may save the environment, but many may never recover from the terminal diseases pervading the area, and increasingly killing our people. Shell's lies and irresponsibility has left an irreparable damage on the health on thousands in Ogoniland, necessitating an urgent need for a health audit....... more

Umahi’s project supervision prowess, By Philip Nweze

Umahi’s project supervision prowess, By Philip Nweze Ebonyi State Governor, Engr David Nweze Umahi, is seen by many from different perspectives. While some see him as an ever-smiling and easy-going politician, others see him as a tough and principled administrator with very rigid stance on issues pertaining to governance. Needless to say, his principled stand has earned him...... more

Bikola Saraki: A dwarf in the hall of greats, By Tony Ademiluyi

Bikola Saraki: A dwarf in the hall of greats, By Tony Ademiluyi The separation of powers theory is what shot Baron de Montesquieu to fame. His radical ideas which the then decrepit monarchy viewed with utmost suspicion was the remote cause of the popular 1789 French Revolution, which made France the first country in the entire Europe to jettison the monarchy for a...... more

Is Magu a victim of conspiracy of the corrupt?

Is Magu a victim of conspiracy of the corrupt? In 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari campaigned on a tripod of promises to diversify and improve the economy, to fight insurgency and improve the security of lives and property throughout the federation, and to fight corruption at all levels. On victory and assumption of office, the President appointed cabinet ministers and others...... more

A tale of two Samuels, By Emmanuel Onwubiko

A tale of two Samuels, By Emmanuel Onwubiko In faraway Geneva, Switzerland, in Western Europe, over ten dozen top chief executive officers of blue-chip companies operating on the Black African continent are about now rounding up their meeting, with the objective of uncovering the magic wand for the rapid industrialisation of Africa. These egg-heads, plus a mixture of politicians...... more

Ali versus Senate: The way forward, By Bernard Balogun

Ali versus Senate: The way forward, By Bernard Balogun In the last two or three weeks, the nation has been treated to an interesting drama between Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali (retd), a lawyer who holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminology. Ali retired as a Colonel from the Nigerian Army. During his military career, long before his appointment by President Muhammadu...... more

Of Magu, Senate confirmation and Buhari’s miscalculation, By Tony Ademiluyi

Of Magu, Senate confirmation and Buhari’s miscalculation, By Tony Ademiluyi Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe was asked a question by some bewildered journalists, on why he was serving the government of Lt-General Joseph Arthur Ankrah, which deposed the government of his supposed political mentor, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah. He replied that they needed his expertise in public relations, and he was serving them...... more

The last road to Golgotha, By Abdulrazaq Magaji

The last road to Golgotha, By Abdulrazaq Magaji Former Nigerian President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, besides being a lucky man, is truly an incredible character. Here’s a man whose political profile received a boost after he caught the attention of his estranged benefactor and former president, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo. That was after Jonathan undid, and inherited the seat of...... more

Ambode, please, don’t crush the 4,000 impounded motorbikes, By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu

Ambode, please, don’t crush the 4,000 impounded motorbikes, By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu The National President of Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairers, and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Shehu Babangida, said the association has 12 million members across the country. Less than half of the number may be found in Lagos alone, judging by its population. The president claimed that they have...... more

Pension Scam: APC’s show of knavery, By Tony Ademiluyi

Pension Scam: APC’s show of knavery, By Tony Ademiluyi When the then conservative President of Prussia, Otto von Bismarck, presented an evergreen idea to the German Reichstag in 1881; he included a blueprint of financial support-system for aged members of the society, which will be government-backed and partly financed by contributions throughout their active working years. This radical idea formed...... more

Is Okorocha governor for the living or the dead?

Is Okorocha governor for the living or the dead? On several occasions, Governor Rochas Okorocha had attempted to rivet the mentality of the people of Imo with his self-acclaimed stellar performance since he became governor of the state in 2011. But on the occasion of the 2016/2017 Legal Year celebrated by lawyers in the state on 27 February, 2017, Okorocha...... more

Open letter to a segregationist, By Abdulrazaq Magaji

Open letter to a segregationist, By Abdulrazaq Magaji Dear Segregationist, Let me begin by reminding you of what some of us think of your agitation. Some of us think, and honestly too, that rather than dissipate energy campaigning for Nigeria’s break-up, it is time you joined hands to end the Osu caste system in Igboland and emancipate the stigmatised members of...... more

THE FUTURE AWARDS or backward denigration?

THE FUTURE AWARDS or backward denigration? One trick that the Caucasian liberals have used to perpetually under develop Nigeria and the African continent is to create crisis, and then prop up African stooges and puppets years later to offer placebos, under the guise of interventions. Under the ill-fated administration of military president, Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, the...... more

 

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