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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

The elephant in the room, a dent on its trunk, By Najatu Muhammad

The elephant in the room, a dent on its trunk, By Najatu Muhammad •On Kano and the EU Report; Operation Oops! •We are now dancing on the brink For the past few decades, the Nigerian Police Force has consistently vindicated this preposition; it has been a microcosm of all that is wrong with Nigeria at every stage of its evolution. Systematic and structural issues...... more

2023: Case for a Christian President, By Zikeyi John

2023: Case for a Christian President, By Zikeyi John Current estimates put the Christian and Muslim population in Nigeria at almost par, though some estimates give a slight edge to Muslims in the country. While the north is predominantly Muslim, the south is predominantly Christian. Yet, these broad categories ignore significant populations of both faiths across both sections of the...... more

The cabinet Nigerians need from Buhari, By Tony Ademiluyi

The cabinet Nigerians need from Buhari, By Tony Ademiluyi After the inauguration of George Washington in 1789, as the first President of the United States of America, he said he would need a group of highly-intelligent and patriotic men to govern the country with him. He proposed that he would appoint them and he alone had the right to fire...... more

Buhari’s cabinet: To be or not to be? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Buhari’s cabinet: To be or not to be? By Fredrick Nwabufo “It will take the next two months before ministers can come on board. Bringing them in now may disrupt the clean-up going on. So, Nigerians just have to be patient.” This was Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, speaking to Reuters on July 1, 2015 on the hold-up in appointing ministers. He said...... more

Open Letter to Ijaw Nation: Know your enemies, By Wabiye Idoniboyeobu

Open Letter to Ijaw Nation: Know your enemies, By Wabiye Idoniboyeobu  For about a year, I have deliberately avoided issues pertaining to the Ijaw nation. Not because I don’t understand my role as a stakeholder and a national executive of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide; but simply because I wanted to give the enemies of the Ijaw nation more time to expose...... more

Imo: Kudos to the reconciliatory spirit of a winning team, By Walter Duru

Imo: Kudos to the reconciliatory spirit of a winning team, By Walter Duru On Monday, June 3, 2019, former chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and ex-member of the House of Representatives, Chief Uche Onyeagucha, was sworn in as Secretary to the Imo State Government by Governor Emeka Ihedioha. Ihedioha’s choice of Onyeagucha has, as expected, generated reactions with different stakeholders canvassing...... more

Political exclusion of South-East affirms the propaganda of Biafra extremists, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Political exclusion of South-East affirms the propaganda of Biafra extremists, By Fredrick Nwabufo  “Onye Nigeria, I told you one day, there will be job adverts for positions in the federal civil service, and there will be a clause: ‘No candidate from the South-East allowed’; the exclusion of Ndi Igbo from the leadership of the three arms of government is just the beginning.” That was...... more

Buhari’s hammer on AIT, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Buhari’s hammer on AIT, By Fredrick Nwabufo The Buhari presidency’s animus against AIT has a four-year history. On April 26, 2015, a reporter and a cameraman of the TV station were estopped from covering the affairs of then President-elect Buhari at the Defence House. And since then, it has been a test of wills. The fount of this...... more

The many implications and consequences of the Nigerian Government’s dictatorial action against AIT and RayPower - Intersociety

The many implications and consequences of the Nigerian Government’s dictatorial action against AIT and RayPower - Intersociety Having carefully studied the reasons given by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, regarding its militarist and dictatorial shutdown of the African Independent Television (AIT) and its Ray Power Radio; and having also carried out quick background checks on the present composition and ethno-religious backgrounds of the Commission’s leadership and extent of...... more

Of gullible women and randy pastors, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Of gullible women and randy pastors, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu No crime is perfect. The more perpetrators of crime attempt to cover up their misdemeanour the more the crime is exposed. King David paid the price of his immorality with Uriah's wife. The illegitimate knowledge produced a pregnancy, but his attempts to conceal the evil deepened the mess. When all his...... more

Of concrete jungles and absence of playgrounds for children, By Chima Nwafo

Of concrete jungles and absence of playgrounds for children, By Chima Nwafo While older societies are engaged in urban transformation and beautification of their environment, Nigerian states and local governments are busy developing concrete jungles or future slums, devoid of planning, landscaping, drainages (despite the problem of flood), gardens, parks, public libraries and other features of a healthy environment. As part of its...... more

Buhari, how does your support for Palestine benefit Nigeria? asks Fredrick Nwabufo

Buhari, how does your support for Palestine benefit Nigeria? asks Fredrick Nwabufo There is no morality in global politics. It is eat or be eaten. The nucleus of international relations, beyond the niceties of diplomacy, is interest. Substantially, foreign relations is a trade of interests. Nothing is given for nothing. Every country seeks its own even in the extension of charity to another...... more

Buhari’s first term: Verdict of the examiner

Buhari’s first term: Verdict of the examiner As the navigator-in-chief and veritable personification of the unique creed of governance that he has been advocating and eventually ushered him into office as Nigeria’s most popularly elected President, no one is more qualified to determine the success of the four-year trial period of the Muhammadu Buhari Administration. After overwhelmingly earning...... more

Bola Tinubu: Caught in a monkey trap, By Reno Omokri

Bola Tinubu: Caught in a monkey trap, By Reno Omokri The demystification of Bola Tinubu continues. On the last day in May 2019, the news broke out like a bombshell. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had concluded its ‘investigation’ into the activities of Oando Plc and found its management culpable. The SEC further announced that it was...... more

Tale of a two-faced hypocritical Governor, By Comr Obidike Chukwuebuka

Tale of a two-faced hypocritical Governor, By Comr Obidike Chukwuebuka It is very shameful that Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on May 13, 2019 where he claimed that his closeness to President Buhari was because of their shared commitment to honesty and passion for infrastructural development. Gov Obiano also went on to ask President...... more

Wanted: Performance rating and merit-based cabinet. An assessment of Buhari’s ex-ministers by Olawale Rasheed

Wanted: Performance rating and merit-based cabinet. An assessment of Buhari’s ex-ministers by Olawale Rasheed The ministers had their valedictory gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari at last week’s Federal Executive Council meeting. By now, the President and his inner caucus must be shopping for new hands to take the nation to the next level, as the ruling party has promised. Curiously, it is not too much...... more

Okowa’s phenomenal four-year stride writ large on the sands of Delta, By Augustine Avwode

Okowa’s phenomenal four-year stride writ large on the sands of Delta, By Augustine Avwode   In two days, it would be four years since the era of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa dawned on Delta State. And, let’s say it here the way it is: Okowa has given a good account of himself as the Governor of Delta State in the last four years. He has...... more

Dear Buhari, don’t end up making Jonathan, Obasanjo, IBB look like heroes, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Dear Buhari, don’t end up making Jonathan, Obasanjo, IBB look like heroes, By Fredrick Nwabufo   In Nigeria, governments come and go, but each one outpaces the other in impunity, non-performance, corruption and incompetence.  Before the administration of President Buhari that of Goodluck Jonathan was knocked as the archetypal highhanded, clueless, corrupt and wasteful government. But before Jonathan’s reign, Obasanjo’s administration was pilloried as a corrupt...... more

‘Dancing’ Theresa May sobs out of the Brexit conundrum and out of Downing Street

‘Dancing’ Theresa May sobs out of the Brexit conundrum and out of Downing Street Few months back in faraway Nairobi, Kenya, the visiting Premier of Britain, Mrs. Theresa May, was caught dancing to some African beats during a visit to that beautiful African nation. Kenya is, without doubt, a great tourist’s destination point for most European tourists. The late Princess Diana was a notable frequent...... more

We must all be Fulani, By Fredrick Nwabufo

We must all be Fulani, By Fredrick Nwabufo Conspiracy theories are the palm oil of Nigeria’s politics. They give taste to falsehood, tension, fear and unrest.  And often, they are ignorantly eaten, regurgitated and spewed by the unwary. On December 11, 2013, former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote a caustic missive entitled, ‘Before it is too late’, searing former President...... more

NPA, Apapa roads and how to run government business

NPA, Apapa roads and how to run government business As a long-standing player in Nigeria’s Maritime space I have watched the traffic gridlock along the Apapa axis progressively deteriorate and grow into the colossal national embarrassment over the years. Since I started conducting business in the Apapa Area in 1998, access roads into that part of Lagos have never been...... more

Ndigbo in APC and avoidable sincerity of deceit, falsehood, By Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha

Ndigbo in APC and avoidable sincerity of deceit, falsehood, By Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha In this period of disclaiming Nigerians as non-Nigerians, one is tempted to conclude that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Federal Government may have declared the people of South-East as non-Nigerians too. Going by the submission of the ruling party, through utterances and body language, the people of South-east may...... more

A case for meaningful inclusion of Nigerian women in governance, By Ify Ayomo

A case for meaningful inclusion of Nigerian women in governance, By Ify Ayomo The 2019 elections have come and almost gone, as the battles have shifted to the legal front. But a look at the race has shown that women are significantly few in the number of candidates and winners in the election. Except for a few of them that were elected into legislative...... more

Akwa Ibom and failure of governance

Akwa Ibom and failure of governance Lately my beloved state, Akwa Ibom State has been in the news for the wrong reasons, carting away every available trophy of infamy.  A state that was once revered and held out as a model in development and uncommon transformation has so retrogressed in the last four years that today, it...... more

The real haters of Ndi Igbo, By Tochukwu Ezukanma

The real haters of Ndi Igbo, By Tochukwu Ezukanma I am incontrovertibly Igbo, and I am unwaveringly committed to the good of the Igbo. However, I am unrepentantly anti-Biafra. I am opposed to Biafra because the Igbo have the most to lose in the case of a break up of Nigeria. Secondly, Biafra is not realizable. It is a fantasy...... more

 

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