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When will Europeans see light and embrace polygamy?

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…

Shutting shoddy NGOs out of business

Shutting shoddy NGOs out of business

By Rotimi Akinwumi The rate at which crooked-minded Nigerians exploit the goodwill of foreigners to satisfy their personal greed is alarming. When the issue of proliferation of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)…

Tambuwal, soldiers’ harassment, and fascism

Tambuwal, soldiers’ harassment, and fascism

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 and criticism, regimenting all industry,…

Let the crossfire begin!

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…

Let this spirit of nationalism continue…

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…

Chibok girls: When are they reuniting with their families?

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…

Before Niger Delta militants join forces with Boko Haram

Before Niger Delta militants join forces with Boko Haram

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 Haram insurgents establishing their…

Seeking solutions to oil theft in Nigeria

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…

Playing politics with human lives?

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.…

Insurgency: When silence is no more golden

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…

SWF: Another N59 billion down the drain?

SWF: Another N59 billion down the drain?

By  Rotimi Akinwumi Was I shocked last Wednesday when another round of bulk-passing took place at the sitting of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Account when all the…

Abuja park-and-pay policy: Authorised robbery?

By  Rotimi Akinwumi It is not a crime for government to charge citizens for some essential services, I am an ardent believer in the policy of making people pay before…

Nigerian youths: Despised at home, slaughtered abroad!

By Rotimi Akinwumi My heart bleed as I write this piece. Events of the last 12 days have not been pleasant. Not that I had much hope and trust in…

Before Boko Haram annihilates us all

By Rotimi Akinwumi In response to the recent killing of 59 innocent students of Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe State, by the Boko Haram insurgents, the House of Representatives,…

Will pensioners ever have respite?

By  Rotimi Akinwumi Anytime I see retired civil servants, I mean those who served diligently without stealing from the purse of the nation, suffer deprivation in retirement, my heart bleeds.…

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