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As Ekiti honours Obiano today, By James Eze

As Ekiti honours Obiano today, By James Eze Today in Ado-Ekiti, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, and his beautiful wife, Dr Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, shall be honoured with chieftaincy titles by the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe in his palace. Governor Obiano will be conferred the title of Aare Amuogun of Ado-Ekiti while his...... more

Amazing developmental strides in Boko Haram’s Bornu birthplace

Amazing developmental strides in Boko Haram’s Bornu birthplace Every time I have reason to travel to Maiduguri for an assignment, my family members become prayer warriors, and clarifications are sought around my dreams at such periods to check for what might be portents, while safety measures are devised against any possible untoward development.  As the birthplace of Boko Haram,...... more

High expectations as Ihedioha gets set to begin tenure as Imo Governor, By Ikechukwu Amaechi

High expectations as Ihedioha gets set to begin tenure as Imo Governor, By Ikechukwu Amaechi Emeka Ihedioha will take the oath of office as the sixth democratically elected Governor of Imo State on Wednesday, May 29, a dream come true both for himself and for Imolites who have suffered for long. Expectations are high, from the ruling class and from the masses. Imo presently plumbs the...... more

Ending ‘environmental terrorism’ in Bayelsa the Dickson way

Ending ‘environmental terrorism’ in Bayelsa the Dickson way According to Sheikh Zaki Yamani, the stubborn Arab strategist, and one-time Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources from 1962-1986, “The Stone Age did not end for lack of stones, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.” The compelling logic of this position...... more

Dear IGP Adamu, begging bandits is not a security strategy, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Dear IGP Adamu, begging bandits is not a security strategy, By Fredrick Nwabufo Dear Police Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu, You cannot tackle the atrophic security threat assailing the country by pandering to the whims of the antagonists. Of course, being a sterling security professional, you know this; hence my befuddlement by your statement at the meeting in Kebbi State on Friday. At the indaba with...... more

Importance of press freedom in a democracy

Importance of press freedom in a democracy Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Introduction From the dawn of...... more

Unmasking Babagana Abba Dalori, the voodoo tycoon, By Tony Egbulefu

Unmasking Babagana Abba Dalori, the voodoo tycoon, By Tony Egbulefu For 28 years, Babagana Abba Dalori lived a quiet life. With all the risks to lives and limbs in his native Borno State, North-east Nigeria, he wished above all things to graduate safe and alive from the Electrical and Electronics Department of University of Maiduguri, (UniMaid), do his National Youth Service...... more

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in history, By Peter Abuchi

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in history, By Peter Abuchi The history of modern politics in Nigeria, especially since return to civil rule in 1999, cannot be written without generous space devoted to the personality of Right Honorable (Chief) Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. Chief Amaechi is currently the Minister of Transportation and in the last general elections, was the Director General of...... more

As Bill to establish Federal Polytechnic, Aba, passes second reading

As Bill to establish Federal Polytechnic, Aba, passes second reading Once again, another good news is reverberating across the 17 local government areas of Abia State. The bill to establish a federal polytechnic in Aba, Abia State, has scaled through the second reading. Abians have rolled out the drums to celebrate this feat. The bill entitled: “A bill for an Act...... more

The women trying to solve Lagos’ waste problem

The women trying to solve Lagos’ waste problem For Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, the inspiration came early.  As a child growing up in the 1980s and 90s, she watched her engineer mother lead teams at Nigeria’s now closed telephone utility company. “My mum was a goal-getter with an important job,” she told Al Jazeera, adding that having a role model "helped...... more

How Nigeria’s college graduates are beating unemployment

How Nigeria’s college graduates are beating unemployment Faced with a shrinking number of government jobs and a struggling economy with fewer private sector vacancies, Nigeria’s college graduates are increasingly becoming their own bosses.  Learning handicrafts, trading in consumer goods and networking have become the “in” thing as everyone struggles to beat the economic downturn.  At least 1.6 million...... more

Meet Warlord Khalifa Haftar, Libya’s new Gaddafi

Meet Warlord Khalifa Haftar, Libya’s new Gaddafi Warlord Khalifa Haftar, a military strongman in Libya who controls much of the east and commands the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), has been provoking an all-out military conflict in Libya. He menaces the internationally recognised government of Tripoli with the use of military force if he does not obtain what...... more

National Assembly leadership and crisis of endorsement

National Assembly leadership and crisis of endorsement A News analysis by Obike Ukoh, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Who leads the 9th National Assembly is already a contentious issue. Although the National Assembly is self-regulatory, the controversy was sparked off by the endorsement of personalities for the positions of the Senate President and Speaker House of Representatives by...... more

Kayode Ajulo: Unmasking the man behind Atiku’s citizenship controversy •Joins APC legal team

Kayode Ajulo: Unmasking the man behind Atiku’s citizenship controversy •Joins APC legal team  Undoubtedly, one of the issues which have dominated discussions in recent times is the hearing of election petition filed by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, against candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, who was declared...... more

Jibrin from Sudan, Atiku from Cameroon, but there are really no Nigerians, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Jibrin from Sudan, Atiku from Cameroon, but there are really no Nigerians, By Fredrick Nwabufo Before 1914, the geographical space called Nigeria existed in bifurcation – the northern and southern protectorates. And before the British savaged and carved out the area for immanent exploitation, there were thriving kingdoms, ethnic groups, cultures, traditions, and civilisations. In the stout bushes of the eastern section of the lower Niger,...... more

Another look at Ihedioha’s Transition and Inauguration Committees, By Walter Duru, Ph.D

Another look at Ihedioha’s Transition and Inauguration Committees, By Walter Duru, Ph.D  On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode inaugurated a 20-man Transition Committee, ahead of the May 29, 2019 Governorship Inauguration Ceremony of his successor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and charged them with clearly defined mandates. The committee is saddled with, among other things, the onerous responsibility for ensuring a...... more

‘O to gee’: Now, the burden of expectation! By Abdulrazaq Magaji

‘O to gee’: Now, the burden of expectation! By Abdulrazaq Magaji From June, governance will never be the same in Kwara State. There will be a clear demarcation between state and personal bank accounts, competence will replace ass-licking in crucial appointments and the issue of who gets what will no longer be at the whim of one man. These are part of...... more

Abu Gidado: Encounter with an incorruptible patriarch, By Yushau Shuaib

Abu Gidado: Encounter with an incorruptible patriarch, By Yushau Shuaib On his 66th birthday – April 2, 2006 – I wrote a tribute on the incorruptible nature of Alhaji Abu Muawiya Gidado, Nigeria’s former Minister of State for Finance and Chairman of the monthly meeting of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) during the Gen Sani Abacha military administration. I was...... more

Fake U.S. soldier bags jail term in Abuja

Fake U.S. soldier bags jail term in Abuja    For posing as Major Barneth of the U.S. Army, Enabuele Osazee Frank has been sentenced to 30 days in prison with option of N25,000 fine by Justice Danlami Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, sitting in Jabi.  Enabulele was among six suspected internet fraudsters, popularly called ‘Yahoo boys’...... more

CBN: Emefiele’s one good turn deserves another

CBN: Emefiele’s one good turn deserves another Public offices are held in trust for the people. Therefore occupiers of public offices are the golden fish that have no hiding place.  It is thus instructive that they should justify their appointments by demonstrating competence, accountability, discipline and leadership. These virtues approximate the essence of every successful public office holder....... more

When oil exploration is cruel •Bayelsans lament as commission of inquiry is inaugurated

When oil exploration is cruel •Bayelsans lament as commission of inquiry is inaugurated Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 empanelled a high-powered commission of inquiry on environmental degradation in the state. It is composed of distinguished technocrats from the academia and renowned global environmentalists chaired by Dr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York. Sentamu is also a member...... more

Why I bother about Nigeria, By Felix Oti

Why I bother about Nigeria, By Felix Oti Why do you bother? This is a question friends, relatives, and many colleagues have asked me due, largely, to my continuous involvement in discussions of the Nigerian economic, social, and political environment. It is a question, I must admit, I have asked myself several times. Though I have spent more of my...... more

Ekumeku War: Anioma uprising against British rule, By Tony Eluemunor

Ekumeku War: Anioma uprising against British rule, By Tony Eluemunor The philosophical novel, Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane, a Senegalese, condemned colonialism thus: “The morning of the Occident in Africa was couched in crimson for those who landed on our shores were white and mad”. This leads to an intriguing aspects of the Ekumeku war, waged by the Anioma people...... more

Nigeria: Girl-child marriage spreading like wildfire

Nigeria: Girl-child marriage spreading like wildfire  The issue of child-brides in Nigeria is becoming astronomical with poverty fingered as a major factor leading families to give out their girl children to older men for marriage. ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE writes that 23 million girls are already victims of child marriage in Nigeria and while one in every five girls is married...... more

Birthday wish for Tinubu at 67: Be more like Awolowo, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Birthday wish for Tinubu at 67: Be more like Awolowo, By Fredrick Nwabufo “What is the real benefit of Tinubu’s overlordship in the South-West?  In my state, the government has been owing workers. And there is no real development beyond manufactured statistics. Even Lagos that is often cited as the state where things are happening is the worst city to live in the world,...... more

The emerging Ezeigbo Gburugburu, By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu

The emerging Ezeigbo Gburugburu, By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu Prof MN Umenweke of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has been threatened. He said one Chris Uba threatened to kill him for declaring Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah the clear winner in penultimate week’s Anambra South Senatorial District National Assembly election.  But Umenweke’s wife in a bold move unexpected of women of today...... more

Anambra: Obiano’s five years of failed promises

Anambra: Obiano’s five years of failed promises There is a popular saying that a promise is a debt but that statement appears to be vague in the political arena as most promises given by politicians during electioneering campaigns end up in the dump. Suffice to say that most promises made by politicians are only empty statements mostly done...... more

Kudos to Ibori, binding force of Delta politics, By Karifest Duchess Onyekaah

Kudos to Ibori, binding force of Delta politics, By Karifest Duchess Onyekaah  That day the rumour nearly broke the Internet: “Chief James Onanefe Ibori has decamped to the ruling party”. I was jolted and hit psychologically as if by a thunderbolt! Within minutes, so many concerned people called me to ask if it was true. I was sad, but within me, I still...... more

Ogoni case enough reason to fight injustice, By Fegalo Nsuke

Ogoni case enough reason to fight injustice, By Fegalo Nsuke The painful experience of the Ogoni people signals the dangers faced by people all over the world, and represents real threats to nationalities who seek peace, freedom and justice for their peoples. In some cases, as with the Ogoni, those who seek justice for their people face real persecution even from...... more

The harmless sword, By Esther Chizaram Ngele

The harmless sword, By Esther Chizaram Ngele  “Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding, and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” – Martin Luther King Jr Approaches to the natural law theory show that “natural law contains certain moral principles which are eternal, universal and immutable, on which human...... more

 

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