GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Latest News Nigeria, London and globalisation, By Emmanuel Onwubiko Northern Governors are lazy: Sultan of Sokoto Man goes on trial in America, slammed with 21-count charge over $4bn Bitcoin fraud NUPENG threatens strike over dispute with AMCON Osinbajo disappoints Rivers APC, commissions Wike’s projects Bill Gates regains title as world’s richest person 8 hours after losing it Aisha Buhari identifies obstacle to Vision 2030, SDGs Google to train 10 million Africans in online skills Court rules July 31 in case of lynched Aluu 4 UNIPORT students Senate halts planned concession of Port Harcourt Refinery Delta Govt. moves to tackle flood menace Echoes of Ezu River Police Massacre: How to end torture and extra-judicial killings in Nigeria (Part 3)

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (267,206 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (248,038 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (201,995 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (172,775 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (169,788 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (151,514 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (131,105 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (123,713 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (115,544 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (107,575 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (107,238 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (99,847 views)

 

Kaduna declaration: What has changed?

Kaduna declaration: What has changed? We have just been told that the Coalition of Northern Youths, or by whatever name they are called, are considering reviewing the quit order, which they handed down to the Igbo living in their territory. One of them who spoke on national television a few days ago said they were thinking...... more

A nation of many actors

A nation of many actors Acting, according to Wkipedia, which is what most Nigerians rely on these days, “is an activity in which a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character” while an “actor (often actress for female) is a person who portrays a character in a performance.” Again, according...... more

We’re drinking our oil and eating our children’s future

We’re drinking our oil and eating our children’s future In 2007, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was desperate to solve a conundrum that was nearly as old as Nigeria’s independence. It was an especially recalcitrant problem. Ibrahim Babangida, former Military President, also attempted to solve it in the late 80s but he failed. Upon return to democracy, Olusegun Obasanjo,...... more

What are we restructuring?

What are we restructuring? Nobody needed any telling that he was angry as he made his presentation. “Nigeria is a failed state”, Dr Abubakar Othman, who teaches African Poetry and Creative Writing at the University of Maiduguri, repeatedly declared before launching into a song, or more appropriately, a chant, rendered in a “strange” language. Even...... more

Footballers as patriots

Footballers as patriots As we struggle to untie the knots of discord and disunity, one group of compatriots that we ought to look upon as models are the footballers from Nigeria plying their trade in different European leagues. Nigeria, being one of the best-rated soccer-playing nations in the estimation of the global football governing...... more

Of Lion King, Hyenas and Jackals, By Olusegun Adeniyi

Of Lion King, Hyenas and Jackals, By Olusegun Adeniyi There is no better reflection of the state of our nation today than the Facebook exchange between the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari and the Senator of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani. It speaks to several issues: Nigeria is no better than a...... more

Another Pandora’s box

Another Pandora’s box Nigeria appears to be troubled from all angles. The economy is in tatters. We are grappling with the incompetence of a bunch of power seekers who wanted power for its own sake. They are running a government that promised so much but is delivering so little. The government, certainly, is trying...... more

Look at them!

Look at them! Look at them, look at the people who are stealing your future and the future of your children and grandchildren. Look at them again. Do you recognise them? Look at their fat necks, the necks that you will mistake for Mahogany trunk. People with fat thick necks, people who have been...... more

Of Joy Odama and a compromised police

Of Joy Odama and a compromised police What exactly is responsible for the deterioration of professionalism and discipline in the Nigeria Police: Is it due to lack of competence and or lack of will-power to change the compromised and corrupt status quo in the force by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris?  The deepening spectre of deterioration of...... more

ATTENTION EVERYBODY!

ATTENTION EVERYBODY! Even as we shout and scream at each other and we are clamouring to destroy the temple and erect a new one we should be mindful of the larger world we live in and be conscious that we are surrounded by enemies. We should be on our guard as a people...... more

Politics of appearance

Politics of appearance When some Igbo groups led by South East governors met in Enugu the other day to affirm their belief in a united Nigeria, they were merely responding to the expediencies of the moment. Their youths led by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have driven Nigeria to the precipice. Pro-Biafra groups...... more

Nigeria and the ghosts of 1966, By Olusegun Adeniyi

Nigeria and the ghosts of 1966, By Olusegun Adeniyi For a long time, I had held the notion that principal actors in the events that led to the collapse of the First Republic and its aftermath should document their accounts so that our generation and those after us can learn useful lessons. After reading “The First Regular Combatant: Brigadier General...... more

The looming demographic disaster, By Olusegun Adeniyi

The looming demographic disaster, By Olusegun Adeniyi A United Nations (UN) population estimate released last week reaffirmed earlier projection that Nigeria is set to overtake the United States in population by 2050. Titled, “2017 Revision of World Population Prospects”, the UN report added rather ominously that the concentration of population growth in the poorest countries will pose a...... more

Confederation is the solution

Confederation is the solution Former Governor of Ogun State the late veteran Journalist Chief Victor Olabisi Onabanjo was a most vocal canvasser for a Confederation structure for Nigeria in those days. And in solid agreement with him were the likes of Elder statesman Chief Anthony Eronsele Enahoro, former Senate leader and Populist Dr Olusola Saraki,...... more

2017 Budget: Expensive government and dubious allocations

2017 Budget: Expensive government and dubious allocations The Business Dictionary defines budget as: “An estimate of costs, revenues, and resources over a specified period, reflecting a reading of future financial conditions and goals.” The online business dictionary also affirmed that budget is one of the most important administrative tools.  A budget, it argued, serves also as a plan of...... more

Nigerian media and the wheelbarrow theory

Nigerian media and the wheelbarrow theory Mr. Solomon Dalung, the current Sports and Youth Development Minister, can rightly be ranked as the most unpopular cabinet level minister in this dispensation.   His unpopularity isn't because of lack of achievements in the fields of Sports but for certain public show of crass incompetence and inefficiency embedded in his...... more

Igbo and their trapped trillions

Igbo and their trapped trillions There is every reason to believe that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) whose activities triggered the quit notice given to the Igbo in the North by Arewa youths is elated by the stand of the northern groups. IPOB believes that the Arewa youths, through their declaration, may have, without knowing...... more

The Lord is My Shepherd…, By Olusegun Adeniyi

The Lord is My Shepherd…, By Olusegun Adeniyi What else shall we write? That was the title of a column written by Prof Olatunji Dare in the nineties. It attests to the fact that for every columnist, a moment comes when you look at practically all the issues dominating the news and you wonder what new things you have...... more

Coup d’etat is possible anywhere

Coup d’etat is possible anywhere Who says coup d’état is not possible in Nigeria or anywhere for that matter? Let no one delude themselves and treat their citizens anyhow on the false oars that coup is not possible or that no individual or group of individuals can touch them. The purpose of this essay is not...... more

That Whistle-blower’s Bill of 1999

That Whistle-blower’s Bill of 1999 A certain philosopher was credited as stating that politicians think of the next election but statesmen think of posterity.  This wise saying finds practical application in the factual political story of a bill for a Whistle-blower’s policy that was initiated as far back as between 1999 and 2003, by then member of...... more

Countdown to Armageddon

Countdown to Armageddon The outburst was premeditated and the delivery was properly rehearsed. It unleashed vitriolic excesses on the Igbo. It described the Igbo as unruly, ungrateful, uncultured, acrimonious and stubborn. The Igbo were also packaged as a people with insatiable criminal obsessions. That was the Northern Youth Coalition, spewing hate against the Igbo....... more

Buhari and the 2019 Debate, By Olusegun Adeniyi

Buhari and the 2019 Debate, By Olusegun Adeniyi Thanks to Speaker Yakubu Dogara, I was on the floor of the House of Representatives last Friday as guest speaker at a special session to mark the mid-term of the 18th National Assembly. I was invited to speak on “Image Perception of the Legislature: Causes and Possible Solutions” (http://wp.me/p7LdSh-t03). While, as...... more

The best way to stop rape

The best way to stop rape As far back as three decades ago, my Father Mazi Cyprian Osonduagwuike Okorieocha Onwubiko gave me a little bit of civic education laced massively with philosophy and logic.  He narrated to me what he considered as the shortfall and deliberate pitfall of politics played by the species of human beings who...... more

How government undermines trado institutions

How government undermines trado institutions For the better part of the last two decades, at my free times, I have read researched articles on a very intriguing term known as consociational democracy. The term consociational democracy is seen as the form of democratic governance system found in countries that are deeply divided into distinct religions, ethnic,...... more

APDA seizes the stage

APDA seizes the stage Something new has just crept into the political horizon. A few days ago, a new political party called Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) was unveiled in Abuja and has been registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The party, going by the philosophy and ideals it paraded, is the product...... more

Presidency, obey court verdicts or kill democracy in Nigeria

Presidency, obey court verdicts or kill democracy in Nigeria The enduring beauty of democracy, as practised in civilised climes, is the institutional and enforcement frameworks that are put in place to ensure that nobody is above the law.  In those climes, the supremacy of the Constitution is not merely uttered by words of mouth but applies in all aspects of...... more

Biafra @ 50: Resurgence of people’s power

Biafra @ 50: Resurgence of people’s power Abraham Lincoln, Republican was the 16th President of the world’s largest democracy - the United States of America – between 1861 and 1865.  He was such a renowned statesman whose presidency was credited with many feats, among which was the January 1, 1863 issuance of the Emancipation proclamation and his earlier facilitation of...... more

The North, Which North?

The North, Which North? We have lived with this myth for far too long. We have tolerated and accepted this political deception for as long as anyone can remember. But the myth has to be exposed for what it really is. The lie must be consigned to the dust bin.  The mask has been removed. For...... more

Who lifted the veil on Biafra?

Who lifted the veil on Biafra? A major thematic concern of Chinua Achebe’s last literary work, “There Was a Country”, is the official ring of secrecy, which was run around the subject matter of Biafra by successive Nigerian governments. Achebe’s concern here is that Nigeria as a country is living in denial. A country called Biafra existed....... more

PenCom appointments and the “anti-Igbo agenda” of the Buhari administration, By Olusegun Adeniyi

PenCom appointments and the “anti-Igbo agenda” of the Buhari administration, By Olusegun Adeniyi A few weeks ago, the federal government announced the removal of the Director General of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Mrs Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, who was immediately replaced by Alhaji Aliyu Abdulrahman Dikko. In reconstituting the board, Mr Funso Doherty was also announced as the new chairman to replace former PDP National...... more

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,640) Business Verdict (18) Columnists (717) Complaints & Requests (92) Enterprise & Opportunities (167) Entertainment (345) Features (473) Global Business Monitor (167) International (1,467) Interviews (126) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (64) News (26,877) Opinion (761) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,824) Religion (582) Sports (1,288) Stock Watch (20) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN words on marble advert

 

 

Senator Adeleke on the dancing steps in London

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!