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Still on the illegality of CCT trial of the CJN, By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa

Still on the illegality of CCT trial of the CJN, By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa There’s no distinction to be drawn from the case of Nganjiwa v FRN, as to either clothe the CCT with jurisdiction, or rob the NJC of disciplinary control, over the office of the CJN or any judicial officer. The CJN filled the CCB Forms in pursuance of his judicial responsibilities as...... more

Rising rate children-out-of-wedlock a cause for concern, By Muhammad Ajah

Rising rate children-out-of-wedlock a cause for concern, By Muhammad Ajah  I appeal to my readers for understanding, and not misunderstanding of this piece. It is very petrifying the rise in number of children out of wedlock. Children from un-solemnised matrimony carry despicable identities (in some cultures), though divinely innocent. The act is provocative, but it is becoming an accepted norm in...... more

Buhari’s Anti-Judicial Coup: An old dictator bares his fangs, By Emmanuel Ogebe, ESQ

Buhari’s Anti-Judicial Coup: An old dictator bares his fangs, By Emmanuel Ogebe, ESQ  December 31, 2018 marked 35 years since General Muhammadu Buhari overthrew a democratically elected government and shot his way to power via military coup. In 2019 in further confirmation of his trenchant unrepentant ways as an unrehabilitated anti-democrat, he has again moved against an arm of government in a continuing pattern...... more

Memo to General Buratai on Military-Media Relations, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Memo to General Buratai on Military-Media Relations, By Yushau A. Shuaib Dear General Buratai, I thank you for inviting media executives and public relations practitioners, through the Deputy President, Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mallam Suleiman Gaya, for the interactive dialogue held in Maiduguri last December, 2018. The event was friendly, frank and sincere, towards evolving stakeholders’ engagement and enhancing military-media relations. However,...... more

IGP Idris: To go or not?

IGP Idris: To go or not? The controversy over whether the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Idris Kpotum Ibrahim should go or remain just few weeks to the nation’s general elections is borne out more of sentiments than sincerity of purpose. In such critical moments that national decisive events like elections are approaching, people engage in desperate...... more

PDP’S disgraceful silence over Melaye’s saga, By Nduka Uzuakpundu

PDP’S disgraceful silence over Melaye’s saga, By Nduka Uzuakpundu This is a season of political anomy; one that has not only proved to a hot to handle for the top policy-makers of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), but also put it in a quandary of some monstrous proportion. The source of all that, which is now much of an embarrassment...... more

Of Buhari, Jubril al-Sudani, and the Atiku trillion naira allegations, By SKC Ogbonnia

Of Buhari, Jubril al-Sudani, and the Atiku trillion naira allegations, By SKC Ogbonnia Happy New Year, Fellow Nigerians!  Electoral seasons are replete with dramatic revelations, allegations, and rumours. Such news appears more novel, attracts more attention and thus spreads faster and wider. For the Nigeria’s 2019 elections, none seems to have trended more than the rumour that the current occupant of Aso Rock is...... more

Buhari, The Lion, steps out for continuity, By Muhammad Ajah

Buhari, The Lion, steps out for continuity, By Muhammad Ajah I do not know how to describe President Muhammadu Buhari as a very successful leader of Nigeria. I am short of words to describe him as the most successful president in the history of Nigeria; successful in the full meaning of the word. Some of the past leaders sincerely tried their...... more

Is Rotimi Amaechi a wailer? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Is Rotimi Amaechi a wailer? By Fredrick Nwabufo These are desperate times; a time of signs and wonders. It is “injury time” – anything can happen. Only the unwary will be taken in by the magic of this time.  Everything you read, every video you watch, and every audio recording you listen to that is put out by APC...... more

The Peter Obi we know, By Onukwugha Osuji

The Peter Obi we know, By Onukwugha Osuji “Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time. — Sydney Smith, 1771-1845 Leadership or Management remains the most critical element in every development equation – for a family unit, group, organisation, body corporate or geo-political entity. Whatever the resource endowments of any entity, competent...... more

Buhari, trust and National Assembly, By Jerome-Mario Utomi

Buhari, trust and National Assembly, By Jerome-Mario Utomi The first opinion that is formed of a leader’s intelligence, according to Niccolo Machiavelli, is based on the quality of men he has around him. When they are competent and loyal, he can always be considered wise because he has been able to recognise their competence, and to keep them loyal....... more

Tinubu has won accolades, By Asoro Abubakri Olatunji

Tinubu has won accolades, By Asoro Abubakri Olatunji “This guy made my life by signing me.” That was the comment of Adekunle Gold, one of the new trending artists in Nigeria, while acknowledging the contribution of another artist – Olamide – to his rise to stardom. This places Olamide in the category of few African leaders in their various...... more

2019: Why President Buhari may win again, By Emeka Onwubiko

2019: Why President Buhari may win again, By Emeka Onwubiko “One thing we forget to know is that failed states once had civil, constitutional laws that were put in place: when these laws don’t work for all that's when dictatorship arises and injustice hugs the land, and prosperities become the luxury of the few, not the masses.” — Henry Johnson Jr Ask...... more

My New Year message to President Muhammadu Buhari, By Okechukwu Nwanguma

My New Year message to President Muhammadu Buhari, By Okechukwu Nwanguma President Buhari, in your New Year Message, you reiterated your oft-expressed commitment to ensure free, fair, peaceful and credible election in 2019. Fair enough. But there are clear and present dangers and indeed, obstacles to the realisation of this expectation of Nigerians. Major among the obstacles is the partisanship of security...... more

Revisiting the call to revive Igbo Language, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Revisiting the call to revive Igbo Language, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu Recently, a bill was brought before the Lagos House of Assembly. It was tagged, “A Bill for a Law To Provide for the Preservation and Promotion of the Use of Yoruba Language and for Connected Purposes,” seeking to make Yoruba a core subject in schools, and also to enhance the preservation...... more

The man who lives in Nigeria’s biggest “glass house” is throwing stones, By Raymond Obaseki

The man who lives in Nigeria’s biggest “glass house” is throwing stones, By Raymond Obaseki This is the season of political campaigns, a season mostly synonymous with propaganda and often times outright lies by politicians and their surrogates. With his presidential campaign struggling badly to gain neither attention nor traction, Atiku Abubakar and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have led the attack against President Buhari, members...... more

Audu Ogbeh’s silent revolution, By Sonala Olumhense

Audu Ogbeh’s silent revolution, By Sonala Olumhense  Among the coincidences, intersections and crossroads of life, I had just commenced my career when Audu Ogbeh, now Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, first entered the federal cabinet as Minister of Communications. The year was 1982, and he was a sprightly 35-year-old who spoke plainly, demonstrated prodigious energies, and got...... more

Akwa Ibom’s performing government should not be interrupted, By Joseph Ekong

Akwa Ibom’s performing government should not be interrupted, By Joseph Ekong The current pace of economic progress in Akwa Ibom State can be intercepted by electing rebels. By dint of fact and evaluation one can really say that the Gov Emmanuel Udom-led government has employed prudence in his administration, and also in manning the complex affairs of the state, especially in the...... more

On Obi and statistics for development imperatives

On Obi and statistics for development imperatives Barely two weeks ago, a widely-broadcast debate was organised for some of Nigeria’s Vice-Presidential candidates, prominent among who were His Excellency, Professor ’Yemi Osinbajo of the ruling All Progressives Congress [APC] and a former State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – the main party...... more

Seriake Dickson and the quest for restructuring, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Seriake Dickson and the quest for restructuring, By Godwin Onyeacholem Henry Seriake Dickson, the countryman Governor of Bayelsa State, is an engaging personality, highly cultivated, courageous and exuding a charming comportment. A proud Ijaw man whose progeny stretches far into the throbbing southwest town of Ijebu-Ode (where his great grandmother comes from and was a princess), Dickson is unmistakably passionate about...... more

What is the logo of your Benz? By ’Fisayo Soyombo

What is the logo of your Benz? By ’Fisayo Soyombo Those who believe in God know that there are times He uses the unworthy vessel to work wonders. One was Moses the stammerer, who considered himself unqualified but was nevertheless picked to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land. Another was Saul, the man who went about arresting believers of Jesus...... more

2019 polls and the security question, By Zayyan Usman Gwandu

2019 polls and the security question, By Zayyan Usman Gwandu It is gladdening to note the commitment of the Federal Government towards the provision of adequate security for the success of the 2019 general elections. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, recently revealed that the National Security Council is ready to curb every challenge during the forthcoming 2019 general election. Dan-Ali,...... more

I visited Obasanjo and learned how to play “ayo”, By Adiele Ephraim O.

I visited Obasanjo and learned how to play “ayo”, By Adiele Ephraim O. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been in the news lately – like he always is, at least, every four years. This time, word on the street is that Baba Iyabo has forgiven his former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, and would be supporting his 2019 presidential bid on the platform of the Peoples...... more

Dear Santa, I am part of the Nigeria problem, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Dear Santa, I am part of the Nigeria problem, By Fredrick Nwabufo In the past, I used to ask myself, “What has Nigeria done for me?” But these days, there is usually guilt when that thought intrudes. There is now the thought of, “What have I done for Nigeria?” I have come to understand that I have been a part of the Nigeria...... more

Obi: An embodiment of ideas

Obi: An embodiment of ideas Greatness is nothing but repeated excellence. The Vice Presidential Debate might have come and gone, but it engraved an indelible impression on my mind and that of so many Nigerians. The fiercest and strategic battle of 21st century, is not that of weapons and physical strength, but contestation of ideas. The...... more

2019: Atiku and Obi as an alternative

2019: Atiku and Obi as an alternative The emergence as President of General Muhammadu Buhari was heralded with optimism as a catalyst of much-trumpeted change in 2015. Many Nigerians wanted a change of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s administration that was tagged as corrupt, and the opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) was seen as the last resort for the masses...... more

What the VP Debate taught us about alternatives to APC and PDP, By ’Fisayo Soyombo

What the VP Debate taught us about alternatives to APC and PDP, By ’Fisayo Soyombo In a country of 91 political parties in theory but just two in practice, a vice-presidential debate was always going to be a hard sell: For many reasons! When the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) announced the five parties to participate in the exercise,...... more

2019: Buhari, Atiku test popularity in the Southeast, By Muhammad Ajah

2019: Buhari, Atiku test popularity in the Southeast, By Muhammad Ajah While it is somewhat clear the popularity the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari enjoys in the other four geopolitical zones of Nigeria, the Southeast and South-South zone still stand opposed to his candidacy and government. But the South-South is gradually titling to Buhari with the big regional and political colossuses like former...... more

Global anti-corruption laurel for Nuhu Ribadu, By Chido Onumah

Global anti-corruption laurel for Nuhu Ribadu, By Chido Onumah On Friday, December 7, 2018, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stood before a global audience in Putrajaya, Malaysia – at the 2018 International Anti-corruption Day celebrations – as joint winner, with Leonard McCarthy, a former Vice President of Institutional Integrity at the World...... more

An open letter to Bianca Ojukwu, By Law Mefor

An open letter to Bianca Ojukwu, By Law Mefor Since you walked the red carpets as a beauty queen, many of us have followed you. Though beauty contest is a mere competition that has traditionally focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes of the contestants, most contests have evolved to also incorporate personality traits, intelligence, talent, and answers to...... more

 

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