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By Rotimi Akinwumi Anytime I hear negative comments on the decision of Nigeria to ban homosexuality and gay marriage, my body develops goose pimples. I have made efforts at trying to rationalize why a man with his six senses, working at optimal level, will engage in animalistic actions and still make efforts...

By Rotimi Akinwumi The rate at which crooked-minded Nigerians exploit the goodwill of foreigners to satisfy their personal greed is alarming. When the...

By Rotimi Akinwumi Fascism, I was told in Government class, is a type of government led by a dictator, having complete powers, forcibly suppressing opposition...

Rotimi Akinwumi At long last, the expected probe into the allegations against the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Allison Deziani-Madueke, that the sum of N10 billion was used to hire an aircraft for her traveling pleasure, against all known rules of public service, would now commence. The planned probe had suffered a lot of hiccups in the past owing to the refusal of...

On May 14, 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan did what most Nigerians had expected of him, by declaring a state of emergency in the three states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa which were at the fringe of being overrun by Boko Haram insurgents. In the televised broadcast, the president justified the much expected declaration of state of emergency, saying it was really necessary...

By Rotimi Akinwumi It’s been over three weeks now that some students were forcefully taken away from their school by Boko Haram elements, drawing condemnations across the world. It is disheartening that those in position of power have not found it expedient to throw in their resources and political might into the efforts at rescuing the girls who were herded away like...

Rotimi Akinwumi Every day in Nigeria, the news seems to get from bad to worse, as the security situation deteriorates further and further. With the Boko...

By Rotimi Akinwumi The oil industry in Nigeria, like every other sector, has its own peculiar problems. In fact, it has been said over and over again by those who have ample knowledge about Nigeria oil industry that the greatest theft in the industry across the world, takes place in Nigeria. According to statistics, as much as $8 billion a year is lost to oil thieves operating...

There is a big problem in this country, but most of those in position of authority seem not to notice or, should I say, are pretending not to see it. Insecurity has gradually become a part of our lives as the act of mindless killing is dominating the pages of newspapers, as well as the major bulletins of the electronic media. On this page last week, I had cause to discuss...

Rotimi Akinwumi I had cause to discuss on this page, sometime in March, the issue of insurgency and its effects, when some animals in human skin went on rampage, slaughtering kids who were sleeping in their dormitories in Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, on February 25, this year. As I sat to write that particular piece, a thought kept hitting my heart about the...