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Making Nigeria financial hub of West Africa

Sola Shittu ,0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk Some of our actions in this country, I mean government actions, are sometimes belated and that is why many neighbouring countries,…

The day Senate blamed itself

Sola Shittu ,0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk Last week the Senate considered the report of the Senate Committee on Public Account, Chaired by Senator Hammed Lawan, on three…

Still on Senate’s rejection of pension for past military rulers

Sola Shittu , 0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk The Senate is a very interesting institution to study, especially if you take a careful look at the characters that…

Ita Enang: A lone voice of reason

Senator Ita Solomon Enang is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Business, also known as the engine room of the Senate. Enang is not new on the…

Senate and the meeting with security chiefs

It was not the first time that a meeting would take place between Senators and security chiefs on the security situation in the country. Each time such a meeting was…

Jonathan and State of the Nation Address

Sola Shittu , 0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk Last Wednesday a bill empowering the National Assembly to summon the President to give account of his stewardship through a…

PIB: Re-Shaping the politics of Nigeria

PIB: Re-Shaping the politics of Nigeria

Sola Shittu,  0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk When the Senate declared the whole of plenary days last week to the debate on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), I…

A democratic conflict

A democratic conflict

Sola Shittu,  0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk I am often surprise on many occasions when the Nigerian media scream with their banner headlines “NASS, Presidency at loggerheads or…

NASS and the burden of democracy

NASS and the burden of democracy

After nearly six decades of its existence, there is a pervasive feeling that India’s democracy is in crisis. But what is the nature of this threat? Pratap Bhanu Mehta, in…

Maina: The gods are not blame

Maina: The gods are not blame

Sola Shittu , 0803 850 2103 (Text only please)e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk The Gods Are Not To Blame is a play by Ola Rotimi. An adaptation of the Greek classic Oedipus Rex,…

The Merger Excitement!

The Merger Excitement!

Sola Shittu , 0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk The air now in the Senate is dominated by the merger spirit and it affects almost all the opposition senators.…

A strange budget!

A strange budget!

Sola Shittu , 0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk Something strange happened to the passage of the 2013 Fiscal Act although not so strange in the real sense…

Again, the bulldozer option for Abuja residents

Again, the bulldozer option for Abuja residents

Sola Shittu, 0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk After the ignoble demolition of Maroko by the military junta of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida in the 80s there was…

This House is divided

This House is divided

Sola Shittu , 0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk At the budget defence of many Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) throughout last week, the main comment of the…

Are we really appropriating?

Are we really appropriating?

Sola Shittu , 0803 850 2103 (Text only please)e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk Budget defense is an annual ritual usually conducted by the National Assembly Committee for Appropriation and it involves government Ministries,…

Constitution review: the ayes, the nays

Constitution review:  the ayes, the nays

Sola Shittu , 0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk Critics of the on-going constitution review exercise must by now be having a change of mind especially with the…

The Jombo-Ofo experience

The Jombo-Ofo experience

Sola Shittu , 0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk The refusal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mariam Aloma Muktar to administer oath on the Appeal Court…

NBA versus Senate

NBA versus Senate

Sola Shittu, 0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk Strange things are happening these days. These strange events are not peculiar to Nigeria. As we wake up every day…

Between Zannah and Sheriff

Between Zannah and Sheriff

Sola Shittu, 0803 850 2103 (Text only please)e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk The blame game between Senator Ahmad Zannah (PDP, Borno Central) and former Borno Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff over the arrest of…

Drums of war

Drums of war

Sola Shittu , 0803 850 2103 (Text only please) e: solasitu@yahoo.co.uk One of the most annoying things in this country is the inability of our leaders to learn from and…

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