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How Maurice Iwu reincarnated in Mahmood Yakubu of INEC, By Fredrick Nwabufo

How Maurice Iwu reincarnated in Mahmood Yakubu of INEC, By Fredrick Nwabufo The 2007 general election conducted by INEC under the supervision of Maurice Iwu is, perhaps, one of the most fraudulent in Nigeria’s electoral history. Human Rights Watch said this about that election: “Instead of guaranteeing citizens’ basic right to vote freely, Nigerian government and electoral officials actively colluded in the fraud...... more

The imperative of “people’s manifesto”, By Edwin Madunagu

The imperative of “people’s manifesto”, By Edwin Madunagu In the 20 months since I wrote “Drafting a people’s manifesto” and “Further notes on the people’s manifesto” (February/March, 2018), a sufficient number of significant things have happened and are happening in our country, Nigeria, in the Nigerian Left, to the Nigerian Left and in the world to raise the level...... more

Kogi Governorship Election: This rubbish must not stand, By Bernard Balogun

Kogi Governorship Election: This rubbish must not stand, By Bernard Balogun The graphics coming out of Lokoja, by extension Kogi State, would make any right-thinking, decent and genuine lover of democracy weep. How can this inane display of incumbency “strengthen our democracy”? On the contrary, it weakens and frustrates our democratic journey. The Kogi people have the right to totally reject this...... more

Domiciliation of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Ministry of Information and Culture: A Grave Misplacement

Domiciliation of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Ministry of Information and Culture: A Grave Misplacement All players in the broadcasting value chain from equipment manufacturers to content providers are being affected by the impact of rapid evolution of broadcast technology and the growth of broadband internet access. These developments demand higher technical quality with improved coverage and improved efficient utilisation of spectrum from regulators, who have...... more

Of Atiku, Supreme Court ruling and electoral process, By Amos Isaac Tasheyon

Of Atiku, Supreme Court ruling and electoral process, By Amos Isaac Tasheyon It was spontaneous and swift! Some say it was already a spawn out of the book, what people call the elephant in the room came here. The apex court of the nation, The Supreme Court, has already finally tusked away the seven appeal points of the presidential candidate of the Peoples...... more

Audit process will aid anti-corruption war, By Hameed Oyegbade

Audit process will aid anti-corruption war, By Hameed Oyegbade One of the cardinal agenda of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the war against corruption. In fact, his desire to fight corruption was among the factors that gave him an edge over his co-contestants in the 2011 and 2015 presidential election. Arguably, the administration records some successes in the...... more

Atiku vs INEC & Buhari: Prof. Nwabueze erred on Supreme Court decision, By Festus Keyamo

Atiku vs INEC & Buhari: Prof. Nwabueze erred on Supreme Court decision, By Festus Keyamo My respect for Professor Ben Nwabueze is immense. His age and achievements in the Nigerian legal field and other walks of life set him out as a distinguished citizen of this country. In addition, one of the generally accepted precepts of the African society is deep respect for elders. This precept,...... more

Nigeria and the threat of ethnicity, By Michael Owhoko

Nigeria and the threat of ethnicity, By Michael Owhoko Who will rescue Nigeria from the clutch of ethnic venom that is gradually but steadily being secreted by ethnic nationalists through their actions and behavioural disposition?  I have opted to refrain from specific examples in this write-up to water down envisaged reactions from those who may feel offended; but I have...... more

The illegalities of FG's planned social media regulation, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN

The illegalities of FG's planned social media regulation, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN In the course of last week, the Honourable Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, was all over the news on the resolve of the government, to regulate the social media, with the attendant threats of sanctions for defaulters. He indeed revealed that the President has approved the recommendations of a five-man...... more

What Atiku can learn from President Jonathan in defeat, By Fredrick Nwabufo

What Atiku can learn from President Jonathan in defeat, By Fredrick Nwabufo I do not know much about sports, but I know what good sportsmanship is. Diego Maradona, the Argentine football shaman, was a great player, but he is not celebrated as much as Pele of Brazil.  One fatal flaw detracts from Maradona’s genius – hubris. Maradona is known to be a sore loser....... more

Can old Easterners pray with Yakubu Gowon at 85?

Can old Easterners pray with Yakubu Gowon at 85? “Faith by itself, if it does not have (good) works, is dead” — Holy Bible Somebody once wrote about the Nigeria wartime Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon; “I will never pray with General Yakubu Gowon”. It is not that a praying general is an anathema to this writer, but within...... more

Legal status of foreign companies in Nigeria

Legal status of foreign companies in Nigeria A foreign company in Nigeria is required to register before commencing a business operation in Nigeria. A foreign company may open for business as a secondary establishment, such as an office, agency, branch or subsidiary in Nigeria. However, such a company must fulfill certain legal requirements necessary to obtain local incorporation...... more

Little things can make a difference in Imo

Little things can make a difference in Imo As someone with a passion for travelling to Imo State from time to time from my base in the nation’s capital, I had one of such opportunities last week. I arrived safely, even amid the heavy rainfall in Owerri, the Imo State capital. This time around, my trip was an official...... more

Buhari-Putin entente: Will Russia rush Nigeria to ruin? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Buhari-Putin entente: Will Russia rush Nigeria to ruin? By Fredrick Nwabufo I once wrote: “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 are a trade of interests. Nothing is given for nothing. Every country seeks its own even in the extension of...... more

Presidential Appeal: Still on tradition of Supreme Court Judges to form panel, By Law Mefor

Presidential Appeal: Still on tradition of Supreme Court Judges to form panel, By Law Mefor The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s caucus in the House of Representatives recently raised alarm over alleged plans to subvert the case of the party’s candidate in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, at the Supreme Court. The caucus, in a statement jointly signed by its leaders in the house alleged that...... more

Checkmating raiders and sycophants in government

Checkmating raiders and sycophants in government   There is detailed literature to checkmate the political correctness and excesses of those jobbers and marauders at the helm of the nation’s affairs; after all, the government isn’t theirs, but ours. Of course, government proceedings should be attuned to the people and for the people. And it is high time for...... more

The Nigerian version of Kim Jong-Un in Kogi, By Amos Isaac Tasheyon

The Nigerian version of Kim Jong-Un in Kogi, By Amos Isaac Tasheyon Maybe you may know him, have met him or heard about the man, Kim Jong-Un. He is the Marshal-General, Political Leader of the Workers Party and President of the so-called Democratic Republic of North Korea. His popular aliases include Small Rocket Man, Missile Man, Merciless Dictator, Nerve Agent Killer, all of which were given...... more

Rosa Luxemburg remembered, By Edwin Madunagu

Rosa Luxemburg remembered, By Edwin Madunagu My last published piece, “Revolutions that ‘fired’ young Leftists” (September 26, 2019), was an abridgement of what was originally planned to be a much longer essay. That longer essay would have included not only some revolutions that failed, but also some revolutionaries that failed to make successful revolutions. In that excised...... more

Nigerians shall not live on rice alone, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Nigerians shall not live on rice alone, By Fredrick Nwabufo President Muhammadu Buhari’s “rice revolution” is laudable. Before the “crop rebellion”, Nigeria spent about $1.65 billion annually importing rice from Thailand and India. But the country is not yet home and dry in food production. In December 2018, Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said as of 2015,...... more

NGOs’ covert agenda, By Modu Ba’ana

NGOs’ covert agenda, By Modu Ba’ana Recent events in the country have heightened public appreciation of the significance of intelligence gathering in the national security architecture. In a country where citizens are more inclined to criticise than to applaud, the onerous perpetual duty of maintaining law and order, defending the territorial integrity and generally ensuring that Nigeria...... more

Buhari: President for the vulnerable, By Danliti Goga

Buhari: President for the vulnerable, By Danliti Goga Typical of the fault-finding focus of the media and the political elite, a positive development in government affairs gets fleeting attention-if any. After a first term of strenuous efforts to apply brakes on the affairs of government cascading towards decadent implosion amid incessant resistance from entrenched status quo stalwarts, President Buhari’s...... more

Appraising the surgery at Abia Polytechnic

Appraising the surgery at Abia Polytechnic It has been the utmost desire of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to leave an efficient civil service system in Abia State, by the time he leaves office in 2023. Part of the strategy driving this reform was Ikpeazu’s stance to plug every avenue through which government resources leak, which necessitated an intensive staff...... more

Okorocha’s conspiracy: The counsel of Ahithophel

Okorocha’s conspiracy: The counsel of Ahithophel Collins Ughalaa “And one told David, saying: ‘Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom’. And David said: ‘O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness’”. — 2 Samuel 15:31. On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, there were newspaper reports that certain hitherto estranged politicians from Imo State decided...... more

Onitsha Fire: Time for govt to rev up its rapid response strategy — CLO

Onitsha Fire: Time for govt to rev up its rapid response strategy — CLO The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), South East Zone, is to say the least, deeply saddened over the unfortunate petrol tanker fire that engulfed parts of Onitsha on Wednesday October 16, 2019, leaving in its trail, tears, sorrows and blood. Our hearts go out to those affected by the losses both in...... more

The vituperations of Junaid Mohammed!

The vituperations of Junaid Mohammed! My colleague at the National Conference of Nigeria 2014 and a former follower of the Aminu Kano school of thought, Dr Junaid Mohammed, has once again demonstrated why he is referred to as “a former follower of Mallam Aminu Kano”. His penchant to say anything that will give him publicity is...... more

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

 

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