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Can a cabal that is against Aisha Buhari be for the President? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Can a cabal that is against Aisha Buhari be for the President? By Fredrick Nwabufo I have always assumed that “the cabal” or the kitchen cabinet in any administration exists at the pleasure of the president or the leadership; hence members of this clique owe him and everything that comes with him, unsoiled loyalty. My assumption was underpinned by some classical examples. In 2010, the kitchen...... more

Rape for grades and psychological control in Nigerian universities, By Law Mefor

Rape for grades and psychological control in Nigerian universities, By Law Mefor The chilling story of what happens in the Cold Room of University of Lagos is enough mirror of what goes on in the rest. It took the undercover, investigative journalism of Nikki Mordi of the BBC to open the can of worms. Our little daughters, sisters and even mothers are being...... more

NDDC: A people’s albatross, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

NDDC: A people’s albatross, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa According to the introductory note to the Act establishing it, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was conceived to “use the sums received from the allocation of the Federation Account for tackling ecological problems which arise from the exploration of oil minerals in the Niger-Delta area”. The NDDC replaced the Oil...... more

One item missing from the Budget, By Simon Kolawole

One item missing from the Budget, By Simon Kolawole Over breakfast and the obligatory cups of coffee somewhere in New York late September, a bright and enterprising Nigerian lady was, as it were, preaching to the converted on the urgency and benefits of private sector investment in infrastructure in Africa. The previous day at the Africa Investment Forum road show...... more

Our universities as citadels of corruption, By Obidike Chukwuebuka

Our universities as citadels of corruption, By Obidike Chukwuebuka The corrupt system in our universities is the cause of sex for grade and sex for admission. Are you aware that University admissions are supposed to be out by now? But you can count the number of schools that have published such yet. In fact, they won’t even give you the...... more

How (not) to kill the Federal Civil Service!

How (not) to kill the Federal Civil Service! This is not the best of times for the Nigeria’s Federal Civil Service. As things stand, several factors have combined to dampen the morale of many hardworking career civil servants who, for no fault of theirs, may never reach the pinnacle of their career. At issue is the suspension (some call...... more

House of Reps is an unnecessary burden; let’s do away with it, By Fredrick Nwabufo

House of Reps is an unnecessary burden; let’s do away with it, By Fredrick Nwabufo The flatulent size of the national assembly accents the orthodoxies and paradoxes of Nigeria. Nigeria’s lawmakers are some of the highest paid in the world, in a country where about 100 million people live on less than a dollar per day, and where citizens are expected to be stoic and exist...... more

Kanu, IPOB and the UN, By Ochefu Itakpa

Kanu, IPOB and the UN, By Ochefu Itakpa By now the media hype of an imminent “storming” of the 2019 United Nations General Assembly in New York by the delusory Nnamdi Kanu at the head of an IPOB delegation must have achieved his sinister agenda of bamboozling the ignorant and misled Igbo youths. The self-destructive impetus of the Biafran...... more

Flux of bandits and struggling ship of state, By Meduoye Adeyinka

Flux of bandits and struggling ship of state, By Meduoye Adeyinka The silence of the talking drum goes aloud as the fierce masquerade and his stooges, which dance at night, have shape-shifted to the league of banelings walking in the day. They collectively sang in adulation, to the cloud hovering above, and chant their own cognomen while the dispirited onlookers muttered in...... more

Insecurity: Nigerians not safe on roads, farms, homes – Cleric

Insecurity: Nigerians not safe on roads, farms, homes – Cleric The president of the United Church of Christ in Nations, popularly called HEKAN, Reverend Amos Kiri, on Sunday lamented that Nigerians are not safe on roads, farms and in their homes due to insecurity. HEKAN President made the call at the church’s national headquarters in Kaduna, during the ordination service of...... more

Youth and ambition, By Godwin Adindu

Youth and ambition, By Godwin Adindu (Ambition should not be open. Ambition should be selective; it should also be guided.)   Youth is fun; it is also responsibility. Youth is the stage of life driven by hope and aspiration. Ambition is the watchword of the age. It is the driver, a motivator even an obsession. The entire society...... more

Anti-corruption war: A case for whistleblower law, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Anti-corruption war: A case for whistleblower law, By Godwin Onyeacholem At every given opportunity, President Muhammadu Buhari not only proudly re-affirms his administration’s commitment to mount a vigorous fight against corruption, he also as best as he can often ticks off some of the initiatives laid out for that purpose and the achievements so far. Here is the reason: waging war...... more

As the low deepens, what lies beneath: Lamentation for Nigeria (IV), By Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr

As the low deepens, what lies beneath: Lamentation for Nigeria (IV), By Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr “No matter how long we choose to live in denial, the farthest road has an end, the worst disease has a lifespan, the greatest cheat and deceit will not forever blind, and the darkest night shall be swallowed by morning.” — Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr In a few days this beleaguered...... more

The Rule of Law’s role in attracting foreign investment

The Rule of Law’s role in attracting foreign investment The strength of the Rule of Law in a country ranks among the top three considerations when multinationals make decisions about where to locate foreign direct investment – above considerations such as the cost of doing business and access to national and regional markets. In its simplest form, the Rule of...... more

As the low deepens, what lies beneath: Lamentation for Nigeria (III), By Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr

As the low deepens, what lies beneath: Lamentation for Nigeria (III), By Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps. — Martin Luther King Jr. The words of Martin Luther King Jr. here above reproduced runs...... more

Machiavelli, prebendalism and conspiracy of the Nigerian elite, By Law Mefor

Machiavelli, prebendalism and conspiracy of the Nigerian elite, By Law Mefor The problem of the Nigerian nation is prebendalism (political systems where elected officials and government workers feel they have a right to share government revenues, and use them to benefit themselves, supporters, co-religionists and members of their ethnic groups) and Machiavellian conspiracy of the inept ruling elites. What the Nigerian nation...... more

As the low deepens, what lies beneath: Lamentations for Nigeria (II), By Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr

As the low deepens, what lies beneath: Lamentations for Nigeria (II), By Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” The first part of this series ruffled not a few feathers, it got partisans fuming, interestingly it got both the APC and PDP irredentists wondering where my loyalty...... more

59 years in throes of environmental distress, By Chima Nwafo

59 years in throes of environmental distress, By Chima Nwafo Despite the entangled and largely polluted state of Nigerian waterways and rivers nationwide, it is interesting to note there are global organisations determined to make the maritime ecology safe and healthy for humanity. But 59 years after independence, such maritime activism, like other environmental advocacy endeavours, are yet to create the...... more

As the low deepens, what lies beneath (Part I): Lamentation for Nigeria, By Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr

As the low deepens, what lies beneath (Part I): Lamentation for Nigeria, By Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia Jnr “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King Jr. This series is humbly inspired and redemptive, and I shall try to make each part of it short and reader friendly, by Jove when I’m done we shall all in LOVE, congregate...... more

Of values and gains of right education: The way forward, By Echefuna’ R G Onyebeadi

Of values and gains of right education: The way forward, By Echefuna’ R G Onyebeadi Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, is Indian Nokia’s CEO, Rajeev Suri, is Indian. Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen, is Indian.   One of Amazon’s directors, Indra K. Nooyi, is Indian.   MasterCard’s CEO, Ajaypal Singh Banga, is Indian. Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, is Indian. Reckitt Benckiser’s CEO, Laxman Narasimhan, is an Indian. Pakistan’s income through...... more

Between reality and fallacy, By Meduoye Adeyinka

Between reality and fallacy, By Meduoye Adeyinka At a point at which they gobbled at our feet, they uttered as it has been rehearsed a night before dawn, saying: “Our government will make you taller, smarter, fatter, and remove the crab-grass on your lawn.” The other says, your government doesn't work; and then they get elected and proved...... more

Revolutions that “fired” young Leftists, By Edwin Madunagu

Revolutions that “fired” young Leftists, By Edwin Madunagu I feel the need to begin with some clarifications on the title that has been constructed for this piece: “Revolutions that ‘fired’ young Leftists.” This need will be more than adequately met if a specific meaning can be attached to the word, “revolution”, as used in the article, and if the...... more

The Judiciary and National Interest, By Ishmael Rufus

The Judiciary and National Interest, By Ishmael Rufus The court proceedings leading to an order releasing Sahara Reporters Publisher and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore, should raise genuine concerns as to whether the gravity of the offences for which he has been charged justified his release on bail. It would...... more

You can accuse Osinbajo of anything but not corruption, By Fredrick Nwabufo

You can accuse Osinbajo of anything but not corruption, By Fredrick Nwabufo You can accuse Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of being “down-to-earth”, considering his pint-size. You can also accuse him of intellectual exuberance, but you cannot tack corruption to him. It will not stick. Over the years, the maelstrom of anger against Osinbajo has widened. The reason for this, perhaps, is the perception by...... more

Nigeria: Restructure or rupture, By Austin Emaduku

Nigeria: Restructure or rupture, By Austin Emaduku Nigeria is standing on the edge of a dangerous cliff. It is just a matter of time before it tips over. Rather than the current emotional and politically driven call for a “Revolution”, we all really need to calmly analyse and situate the cause(s) of our problems. In any case, a...... more

El-Rufai: Ranting of Tinubu’s media foot soldiers and his ebbing ambition, By Emmanuel Ado

El-Rufai: Ranting of Tinubu’s media foot soldiers and his ebbing ambition, By Emmanuel Ado Sun Tzu, without doubt, was an acknowledged brilliant military strategist. But to the bewilderment of historians, Tzu was constantly more preoccupied with finding ways to avert war, that he was comfortably tagged a pacifist. Tzu, in fact, is credited with securing countless victories without having to wage a war. In The...... more

Two burning issues facing ministers

Two burning issues facing ministers When President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, inaugurated his cabinet on August 21, two burning issues were omitted in his speech. I am sure the issues must have been discussed at the ministerial retreat organised by the office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the President felt it was no...... more

Nigeria sliding into indirect rule, By Ibrahim Umar-Bashir

Nigeria sliding into indirect rule, By Ibrahim Umar-Bashir Much as the British colonialists maintained the Nigerian territory under their stronghold through indirect rule, Nigeria has again become captive by an unelected cabal who indirectly wants total dominance over governance of Nigeria and her resources. This cabal is represented by the man known as the Chief of Staff to the...... more

PEPT Appeal: What tradition says about Supreme Court Judges to form Panel, By Law Mefor

PEPT Appeal: What tradition says about Supreme Court Judges to form Panel, By Law Mefor “We have no friends among you” — Justice Nikki Tobi The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the nation’s final court of appeals on all matters – socioeconomic, political, cultural, traditional and even religious. It also serves as court of first instance on matters for interpretation of the Nigerian Constitution. The Supreme...... more

Can Mr. President stay home?

Can Mr. President stay home? President Muhammadu Buhari was recently quoted in a section of the media as telling the restive Nigerian youths that anyone who is malcontent about the state of affairs at home can as well travel to wherever the person desires and live. Apparently, the President might have been disturbed by the absurdity...... more

 

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