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Beyond suspension of herdsmen Ruga settlement, By Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha

Beyond suspension of herdsmen Ruga settlement, By Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha Following the suspension of the Fulani Herdsmen RUGA Settlement policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government across the country, a northern youth group under the aegis of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has openly threatened to make Nigeria ungovernable. The group said unless the Fulani herdsmen were allowed to...... more

My Lord, Chief Justice Ibrahim Tanko you gaffed authoritatively! By Fredrick Nwabufo

My Lord, Chief Justice Ibrahim Tanko you gaffed authoritatively! By Fredrick Nwabufo The Supreme Court is an “ecclesiastical order’’; it sits on high looking down on the “lowly”. It dispenses in inexorable “justice”; justice not because it is always just, but because it cannot be interrogated when it is unjust. In the course of my career as a journalist, I have covered a...... more

Justice Tsoho, a worthy successor to Justice Kafarati, By Adewole Kehinde

Justice Tsoho, a worthy successor to Justice Kafarati, By Adewole Kehinde The current Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Hon Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, is due for retirement. He became a Judge of the Federal High Court on October 31, 1991. He will leave the Bench by July 25, 2019, on attainment of the mandatory statutory retirement age of 65...... more

Buharism: The Case For National Ideology, By Mansur Wambai

Buharism: The Case For National Ideology, By Mansur Wambai It is quite remarkable that Nigerians who regularly lament the lack of ideology in our practice of democracy and agonize over the seeming preference for “carry-go” democracy among politicians, have failed to recognize the elements of an ideology in the policy thrust of the Buhari Administration. It is disappointing that despite...... more

AIT: Guilty as charged? By Julian Stanislaus

AIT: Guilty as charged? By Julian Stanislaus After all the hue and cry and orchestrated protests outside embassies ostensibly against denial of press freedom by NBC’s shut down of AIT, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi ended up taking cover under the flowing gowns of his elders in the media to intervene and shield him from the consequences of his...... more

The truth about Lagos-Ibadan railway project, by Abdullahi Mohammed

The truth about Lagos-Ibadan railway project, by Abdullahi Mohammed Not a few Nigerians must have noted with shock and disbelief the vicious, unrelenting campaign of calumny which has been raging against the Federal Ministry of Transportation for some time now on the social media and in the traditional media alike. It goes without saying that the motive of the sponsors...... more

The killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter and the omnipresence of bandits on Nigerian roads, By Fredrick Nwabufo

The killing of Afenifere leader’s daughter and the omnipresence of bandits on Nigerian roads, By Fredrick Nwabufo On Wednesday, June 12,  Adenipekun Ademiju, a staff member of Atakumosa west local government area of Osun state embarked on a journey – of no return.  It was a quotidian day like any other, and there was nothing betokening tragedy. He boarded a bus from Osun town heading for Ibadan.  On...... more

COZA Rape Scandal: Between religion and media, By Olabanji Usman

COZA Rape Scandal: Between religion and media, By Olabanji Usman For almost a week, the media has been on fire belching rages and venoms from the four corners of the country. I have read and over read more than a thousand counter-opinions and commentaries on rape accusation levelled against COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, by popular singer’s wife, Busola Dakolo. As much...... more

Federalism, local government autonomy and the crisis of identity in Nigeria, By Austin Emaduku

Federalism, local government autonomy and the crisis of identity in Nigeria, By Austin Emaduku Local government councils, counties, prefectures, cities, boroughs, municipalities, etc., the world over, are regarded as vehicles of grassroots development because of their closeness to the people. It is for this reason that it is often argued that they be granted enough financial strength and space to operate. However, the question of...... more

Court convicts Yola Electricity Distribution Company staff for fraud

Court convicts Yola Electricity Distribution Company staff for fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Maiduguri Zonal Office on Tuesday has secured the conviction of one Ahmadu Mai before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri. Mai, an Officer II Finance and Accounts at the Business Unit of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Bulunkutu, was first...... more

Restructuring: When one house is better than two! By Abdulrazaq Magaji

Restructuring: When one house is better than two! By Abdulrazaq Magaji Throughout his sojourn at the National Assembly, former senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki never saw anything immoral in expending one-quarter of the federal budget on fuelling the false lifestyle of lawmakers and their hangers-on. In fact, when he executed the presidency of the Senate, Dr, Saraki consistently defended the misnomer and...... more

Wanted: A public holiday to honour Oloibiri crude oil-find, By Chima Nwafo

Wanted: A public holiday to honour Oloibiri crude oil-find, By Chima Nwafo Reasons for the declaration of certain days as public holidays vary from country to country, just as the events and circumstances that occasion the declaration differ. In some countries, holidays are declared to honour heroes and heroines, as well as historical milestones. Though in some climes such as Nigeria, religious holidays...... more

INEC committed to improving the electoral process — Yakubu

INEC committed to improving the electoral process — Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated its commitment towards improving the country’s electoral process. Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, renewed the commitment on Monday morning while delivering the opening address at the 2019 General Elections Review Meeting with the Media held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja GRA,...... more

Anambra State Government has no powers to arbitrarily ban a registered trade union in Nigeria, By KeneChukwu Okeke

Anambra State Government has no powers to arbitrarily ban a registered trade union in Nigeria, By KeneChukwu Okeke  Our attention has been drawn to a report titled, “Anambra State Government bans tricycle union” published across online media platforms on Friday, July 5, 2019. The report, which has curiously gone viral on the Internet smacks of puerility. The malafide action of the Anambra State Government as published is not only...... more

Osun Verdict: A travesty of justice, By Emmanuel Ogebe

Osun Verdict: A travesty of justice, By Emmanuel Ogebe The Supreme Court verdict on Osun State governorship election raises a number of fundamental questions that beg for deep dispassionate answers. How does this judgment measure up, considering the decision of the Supreme Court in the Dr Bukola Saraki’s case that an incompletely constituted Code of Conduct Tribunal was still competent...... more

As Ganduje desecrates 200-year-old tradition, By Tony Ademiluyi

As Ganduje desecrates 200-year-old tradition, By Tony Ademiluyi The British spent well over 300 years in India. Their indirect rule policy saw them make use of the traditional rulers to administer the extremely vast country. When the Raj gave the Hindu-dominated country on August 15, 1947, they opted to do away with the traditional rulership system, in order to...... more

Self-determination for southeast: Is Ohanaeze youth now the rebranded IPOB? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Self-determination for southeast: Is Ohanaeze youth now the rebranded IPOB? By Fredrick Nwabufo Self-determination is a universal principle no doubt, but its application is defined within the context of the law, norms and precepts of the state. It has become orthodox to frame this concept narrowly; the fact is, self-determination beyond the remit of the prevailing laws of a country is subversion. The UN...... more

The bomb from US Embassy, By Tony Ademiluyi

The bomb from US Embassy, By Tony Ademiluyi The biting and harsh reality of the Nigerian economy has made migration very attractive. Right from the time of military rule, professionals and non-professionals alike have been fleeing the country that touts itself as the “Giant of Africa” in droves, in order to have a semblance of a decent life for...... more

Ancestral lands, the pencil and the awesome eraser, By Ugo-Akpe Onwuka

Ancestral lands, the pencil and the awesome eraser, By Ugo-Akpe Onwuka The reason why a pencil has an eraser is because surely there would be mistakes. Interestingly, have you noticed that the eraser is just a fraction of the length of the pencil? Have you cared to ask why it is made so? Now listen; people who create crisis and encourage mayhem...... more

Task before 9th National Assembly leadership, By Tony Ademiluyi

Task before 9th National Assembly leadership, By Tony Ademiluyi Since 1999, the National Assembly has been in a battle of supremacy between its members and the apparatchik of the ruling party at the centre. The members have been locked in a battle for the selection of their leaders as a way of asserting their independence, while the party leaders have...... more

Dakolo and the rape allegation, By Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese

Dakolo and the rape allegation, By Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese Fellow Nigerians, I greet you all. I’ll like to speak on the rape allegation as narrated by Mrs Busola Dakolo in a recent video interview. My heart was heavy with emotion and my eyes laden with tears as I watched the narrative. I had refrained from commenting on the incident, until...... more

H-Medex Garki Area II Abuja porous; unprotected from criminals, terrorists, By Emmanuel Onwubiko

H-Medex Garki Area II Abuja porous; unprotected from criminals, terrorists, By Emmanuel Onwubiko I write with a sense of responsibility as a concerned citizen of Nigeria who has lived in the nation’s capital for over two decades. The purpose of this letter  to you the editor of the widely read and extensively circulated newspaper is to alert the owners of one of the Abuja’s latest...... more

National Youth Council inimical to youth’s welfare, By Asoro Abubakri Olatunji

National Youth Council inimical to youth’s welfare, By Asoro Abubakri Olatunji International Youth Right Day should be another date set aside and an angle to reminisce on the needs and rights of youths. These include the Right to Education, Freedom and Infrastructural facility.  Right to freedom may include freedom of association, including freedom from discrimination and all kinds of domestic violence, participatory government...... more

Buhari: The retrograde record breaker, By Tochukwu Ezukanma

Buhari: The retrograde record breaker, By Tochukwu Ezukanma On May 29, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated for a second four-year term.  The elaborate ceremony was all familiar, for it was the seventh presidential inauguration Nigerians were witnessing in the country’s 20 years of unbroken democracy. As usual, it was a jamboree of the shakers and movers of the...... more

Ruga settlement: Is the rising Fulaniphobia a protest against Buhari? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Ruga settlement: Is the rising Fulaniphobia a protest against Buhari? By Fredrick Nwabufo President Jonathan wore a winsome smile while donning Fulani clothing and trying on the tribal hat. It was on March 19, 2015; a few days to the general election, and the day Miyetti Allah appropriated the former president as its life patron. Jonathan panegyrised the pastoralists, describing them as a “major...... more

NBA's Fear: Secondus cries out, alerts global community

NBA's Fear: Secondus cries out, alerts global community The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said that the fear of insecurity and intimidation of Judges raised by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) vindicates the opposition's position that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is using devious means to obstruct justice from coming out...... more

Army’s culpability during elections indefensible, by Lovina Iburene

Army’s culpability during elections indefensible, by Lovina Iburene The very nauseating and criminal role played by the Army in the recently-concluded presidential, governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria, must be stopped, if we have to move forward as a nation. We are not in a military regime. Why then must the government of the day militarise our elections...... more

What laws would Lawan promote as Senate President? Asks Odimegwu Onwumere

What laws would Lawan promote as Senate President? Asks Odimegwu Onwumere As the Yobe North All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has emerged President of the 9th Senate, crossing the margin of 54 votes needed to win the election on June 11, 2019, there are little things we need to look into. It’s not about defeating Senator Ali Ndume (APC,...... more

No need for panic, working with Miyetti Allah in South-East is a security strategy, by Fredrick Nwabufo

No need for panic, working with Miyetti Allah in South-East is a security strategy, by Fredrick Nwabufo  Security is everybody’s business. No individual, group, institution or organisation is nugatory in matters of security.  All efforts are needed and all hands must be forged into one fist in the pursuit of peace. In fact, it imperils security if any stakeholder to the peace is “quarantined” and stereotyped. On Wednesday,...... more

ICPC/NBET tango turns political, By Mabel Laide

ICPC/NBET tango turns political, By Mabel Laide Allegations of political manipulation of the operations of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) have erupted as the investigative body launched yet another “media persecution” pre-empting filing of charges at a court of law against the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC, Dr. M...... more

 

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