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By Habib Aruna One politician that has added colour and animate the current political dispensation is Mallam Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Tambuwal has demonstrated over time that he has what he takes to take his opponents by surprise and have his way. Just ask the leadership...

By Habib Aruna “Not even all the armies in the world can stop an idea whose time has come”-Victor Hugo The deposed maximum ruler of Burkina Faso, Blaise...

By Habib Aruna As more focus shifts to next year’s general elections, one issue that has continued to dominate the political space has been the likely presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Party (APC), since the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders have reserved the only form they printed for President Goodluck Jonathan. And given the body...

“I look forward to meeting him (Buhari) in an open, free and fair contest for the ticket.” –Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar The above statement was made by Atiku Abubakar recently while expressing his readiness to contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary with General Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku had always wanted to preside over the affairs...

By Habib Aruna The frightening level of impunity in the country reached a disturbing peak last week when armed thugs invaded the legislative quarters in Edo State. The attack that resulted in the loss of more than two dozen cars and properties worth more than millions of Naira, happened just a day after the same hoodlums assaulted opposition leaders at the Benin Airport...

By Habib Aruna I covered the swearing in ceremony of both the late Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Agagu and Mr. Ayo Fayose in 2003. While Agagu demonstrated a lot of maturity during the event and even the one that preceded it, handing over ceremony, the one in Ekiti was a different thing altogether. Apart from the fact that the ceremony was more than rowdy, the organisation...

By Habib Aruna   “I look forward to meeting him (Buhari) in an open, free and fair contest for the ticket.” –Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar The...

By Habib Aruna The collapse of a guest house owned by the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos some weeks ago has again brought to fore the urgent need for those in authority to address the problem of building collapse in the country. At the last count, an estimated 115 lives have been reported lost, while well over 140 were said to have been injured. At least 130...

By Habib Aruna As expected, veteran journalist and one of the finest editors the country has produced, Mike Awoyinfa, wrote a moving tribute on the death of his friend, associate and confidant, Dimgba Igwe, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging on his street at Okota, Lagos, last weekend. Of course, many would agree that the best thing Awoyinfa would have...

By Habib Aruna Most journalists like my humble self are too engrossed with looking for news and rushing to meet deadline than thinking about going on vacation. Even when they decide to go on leave, they would still be hanging around in case a developing story needs their attention or the editor wants them to help work on a story. Yet, there are however, few others who...