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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

Critique of abstract politics, By Edwin Madunagu

Critique of abstract politics,  By Edwin Madunagu About the middle of 1985, the tendency to which I belonged in Nigeria’s Marxist Left met somewhere on the campus of the former University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. We met to review our programme and, in particular, to discuss what I may now articulate as “abstractionism” in...... more

DSO and the allegations by Abubakar Mahmoud Ahmed

DSO and the allegations by Abubakar Mahmoud Ahmed My attention has been drawn to an article in Daily Nigerian, an online news site, on the facts behind Modibbo Kawu’s travails by one Abubakar Mahmoud Ahmed, who unlike some of us is not natural, physical and visible for all to see and engage in discourse. Why someone who truly believes...... more

If Leah Sharibu was Zahra Buhari, would she still be in captivity? By Fredrick Nwabufo

If Leah Sharibu was Zahra Buhari, would she still be in captivity? By Fredrick Nwabufo A man, with bloodied “babariga” and with head cocked down, perched emotionlessly in the driver’s seat of a Land Cruiser jeep at Kurmin Kare village along Kaduna-Abuja express way in the searing afternoon of April 29. He was the driver of Mohammed Abubakar, chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC)....... more

Imagine Sanusi’s fate if Ganduje controlled the Police, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Imagine Sanusi’s fate if Ganduje controlled the Police, By Fredrick Nwabufo One of the resilient arguments against the establishment of state police is the retailing of the abusive power of the badge to governors. And really, this contention is germane if situated in the actualities of today. Why should “police power” be given to governors who see themselves as “constituted authority”? Who...... more

Fayemi, Afenifere and Restructuring

Fayemi, Afenifere and Restructuring The vexed issue of restructuring was on the front burner at the just concluded national retreat held by Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) in Ekiti State.   In an address to the Group, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State called on the proponents of restructuring in the Southwest zone of Nigeria to...... more

Zamfara: Diplomacy as alternative to war, By Moses Oluwaseyi

Zamfara: Diplomacy as alternative to war, By Moses Oluwaseyi The preamble to the Constitution of the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) reads: “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.” Therefore, it is not a futile saying that conventional military approach is...... more

Arguments in the Nigerian Left, By Edwin Madunagu

Arguments in the Nigerian Left, By Edwin Madunagu The 2019 general elections provoked undeclared and unstructured discussions and debates in the Nigerian Left. Of the various themes that can be articulated from these animated exchanges of opinions – some of which are continuing – at least three may be considered central in the history and politics of revolutionary socialist struggle...... more

Between estimated billing and estimated vote counting systems in Nigeria, By Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey

Between estimated billing and estimated vote counting systems in Nigeria, By Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey Nigeria has largely experienced one system of doing things: estimation, and this is based on the fact that as an African society it is mostly a traditional rather than a scientific culture. One major property of scientific cultures is exactitude, which is parallel to a major ingredient of traditional societies, approximation,...... more

Buhari’s $500,000 father-Christmas gift to Guinea Bissau could provide 50 classrooms in Kano, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Buhari’s $500,000 father-Christmas gift to Guinea Bissau could provide 50 classrooms in Kano, By Fredrick Nwabufo It is said: “It is better to give than to receive.” But I think, some giving(s) do not come from the quarters of charity, sacrifice, wisdom or chivalry, but from a place of deep insecurity and delusion of grandeur. When the purpose of giving is to “maintain an appearance”, then that...... more

Why Malami must not return as AGF/Justice Minister, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Why Malami must not return as AGF/Justice Minister, By Godwin Onyeacholem                                                                       The death knell for a much-anticipated revolutionary justice system, and indeed the Buhari administration’s promised war against corruption, sounded the moment Abubakar Malami, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was awarded the post of Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Buhari’s unduly delayed first list of cabinet ministers. With that appointment,...... more

Oil-producing states need a structure for ecological governance, By Chima Nwafo

Oil-producing states need a structure for ecological governance, By Chima Nwafo The Niger Delta region currently lacks a structure for environmental governance, despite sharing common ecological challenges. The leaders and institutions, like African governments, appear not to be working together in unity to address inherent environmental provocations. Perhaps, this could be attributable to the nature of politics in Africa, which is not...... more

Understanding the Ogoni struggle for freedom and justice, By Fegalo Nsuke

Understanding the Ogoni struggle for freedom and justice, By Fegalo Nsuke  The protest for freedom and justice by the Ogoni of Rivers State, South-south Nigeria, is a struggle against discrimination, political deprivation as well as a deliberate economic squashing, which has ultimately passed a death sentence on the Ogoni people. It is a struggle against Shell’s irresponsible business practices which has left...... more

When blood is thinner than water! : A tribute to Lai Mohammed, By Abdulrazaq Magaji

When blood is thinner than water! : A tribute to Lai Mohammed, By Abdulrazaq Magaji The pilfering cabal in Kwara State, so daring and ever devious over the past decade and half, has never been this desperate. Since the March 9 election that halted the growing despondency in the state, desperate efforts by agents of the outgoing administration and their main patron are cleaning up their...... more

Between Ajayi Crowther University Vice Chancellor and agitating parents

Between Ajayi Crowther University Vice Chancellor and agitating parents The Vice Chancellor of the Ajayi Crowther University (ACU), Oyo, Right Reverend Prof. Dapo Asaju, was in the news recently in what could be described as an altercation between the university and some parents over some rules and regulations introduced by the institution to ensure discipline and smooth running of the...... more

Nigeria: How not to fight corruption, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Nigeria: How not to fight corruption, By Godwin Onyeacholem Between fighting corruption with bare knuckles in an inspired manner and wearing well-padded gloves to do half-hearted battle with a monster that has literally crippled the country, the Buhari administration has to make up its mind on which style to adopt. And because time is not on its side, it had...... more

Is CCT the nightmare of public officers or mercenary of the executive? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Is CCT the nightmare of public officers or mercenary of the executive? By Fredrick Nwabufo On September 21, 2011, the hearing room of the Code of Conduct Tribunal was overflowing with lawyers, journalists and spectators. A “big masquerade” was expected to be huddled in the dock.  It was Bola Ahmed Tinubu.  Tinubu was a leading figure of the opposition at the time. And it was really...... more

Leftists on ‘tribalism’: 70 years ago, By Edwin Madunagu

Leftists on ‘tribalism’: 70 years ago, By Edwin Madunagu At the beginning it was called “tribal politics”; then it became “ethnic politics”; and, now, it is evolving into “identity politics”. But the phenomenon remains what it has always been – from colonialism to all its bourgeois successors. Sometimes it lies in low intensity – and many people forget it is...... more

Between the moribund Nigeria Airways and domineering Ethiopian Airlines, By Folu Olamiti, FNGE

Between the moribund Nigeria Airways and domineering Ethiopian Airlines, By Folu Olamiti, FNGE To say Nigeria-the supposed Giant of Africa-is without a national airline, befuddles right thinking Nigerians. Once buoyant Nigeria Airways came to into limelight in 1958 after the dissolution of West African Corporation, WAAC. It began operation on October 1, 1958; and in 1971, it was rebranded to the name it had...... more

Memo to so-called comrades, By Kassim A. Gamawa

Memo to so-called comrades, By Kassim A. Gamawa This memo automatically goes to the so-called comrades, as well as the self-proclaimed activists whom I absolutely much pity and underrate, because of the roles they played as comrades (by engaging fully in partisan politics) during the just-concluded 2019 general election. However, the most unfortunate and pitiful part of the event...... more

Charlatans in Abia politics, By Obilo Ogbonna

Charlatans in Abia politics, By Obilo Ogbonna One of the major drawbacks in the politics of Abia State is the preponderance of charlatans or people without any known identity or address of any type. For example, one Mr Ben Godson had no restraint in mentioning the name of High Chief Ikechi Emenike in his so-called press briefing. Godson,...... more

NASS Leadership: Mallam Jibo’s brash commentary on APC’s choice, By Salihu Moh Lukman

NASS Leadership: Mallam Jibo’s brash commentary on APC’s choice, By Salihu Moh Lukman My teacher and mentor – both academically and in the practical world of politics and activism since the 1980s, Prof Jibrin Ibrahim (Mallam Jibo) – in his Daily Trust column of April 5, 2019, argued that the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership to endorse the candidature of Sen Ahmed Lawan...... more

Concorde Casino and metaphor of the loyal wife, By Ikedi Ohakim

Concorde Casino and metaphor of the loyal wife, By Ikedi Ohakim  “Your Excellency, your predecessor, Chief Achike Udenwa, granted an interview to a national daily where he made scathing remarks on you, thus: ‘To be honest with you, if you remember how Ohakim came into power when I was leaving, he was not actually the people’s choice. He was a child of...... more

With Buhari’s handling of security, were Nigerians too hard on Jonathan? asks Fredrick Nwabufo

With Buhari’s handling of security, were Nigerians too hard on Jonathan? asks Fredrick Nwabufo There are byzantine vibrations about the Nigerian. He is like a banshee wailing against the failings of power when his belly is empty; when he is not within the circle of influence and when the holder of power is not his “religious or ethnic brother”. As soon as he is fed;...... more

Open Letter to President Buhari: Post-2019 Elections — Time for ‘nation-building, genuine national reconciliation’

Open Letter to President Buhari: Post-2019 Elections — Time for ‘nation-building, genuine national reconciliation’           “The mentality of retaliation destroys States while the mentality of tolerance builds Nations…”                                                               — Nelson Mandela  My...... more

Wall builders will become prisoners of their own barriers, By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba

Wall builders will become prisoners of their own barriers, By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba I like to describe Pope Francis as my kind of Pope. The Catholic Church is blessed with worthy men who have become popes. Each of the last four popes has brought a different attribute to his papacy. Some have been theologians and professors and used their intellectual powers to expand or...... more

 

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