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Nigeria treads on bailing path

By Folarin Lawal   ‘One day, the good people in the progressives and good ones in the conservatives will come together and form a political party that will bail out…

Open letter to Nigerian artistes 

Open letter to Nigerian artistes 

By Kevin Luciano Gabriel   Today, the Nigerian music industry is enjoying a boom no doubt. Artistes are snapping up multi-million naira deals left right and centre and smiling to…

What does Fani-Kayode really want?

What does Fani-Kayode really want?

By Jude Ndukwe   Femi Fani-Kayode has been in the news in recent times not only because of his role as Director, Media and Publicity of PDP’s Presidential Campaign Organisation,…

Birb Flu containment, in Ogun approach

Birb Flu containment, in Ogun approach

The outbreak of the Avian Influenza Virus (bird flu) about a week ago has posed a great threat to many Nigerians especially poultry farmers. The virus which is primarily a…

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (3)

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election  (3)

 In this concluding part of his analysis, Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), posits that the nation’s current economic crisis is self imposed. He believes…

Appraising Legislators accountability on constituency projects

By Polycarp Onwubiko   One of the political innovations on the inception of civilian government is the introduction of constituency projects whereby state and national assembly legislators would articulate and…

Why Nigerian oil prices have remained static

I want to address this issue from two perspectives, the moral and the economic. I want to wonder how Nigerians think.  First of all when prices go up do people…

Why Buhari may not be president

Why Buhari may not be president

By Foster Obi   Several efforts by Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) to become the civilian President of Nigeria have suffered unusual delay even as the former military dictator has…

Buhari: From Pillar to Post

Buhari: From Pillar to Post

By Chika Onuora   With initial momentum on his side, promoters of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, touted him as the man who will emerge…

Gov. Obiano reconstructs the bearing of Igbos in Nigeria

Gov. Obiano reconstructs the bearing of Igbos in Nigeria

The Igbos, Southeast of Nigeria, are no less deserving of the wisdom of hindsight than any clan whose estimation of the future bears any positive inclination. The experiences of Igbos…

Nigeria treads on bailing path

By Folarin Lawal   ‘One day, the good people in the progressives and  good ones in the conservatives will come together  and form a political party that will bail out …

Letter to One “Otti”

B y  Godwin Adindu   There is one man named “Otti” in Abia State.  I am putting the word in parenthesis because I do not know its etymological roots and…

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (2)

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (2)

 Charles Soludo, CFR, former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, gives reasons for his view that the President Goodluck Jonathan administration has mismanaged the Nigerian economy… When I assumed office…

Akwa Ibom 2015 Guber: Understanding the stooge narrative

Akwa Ibom 2015 Guber: Understanding the stooge narrative

By Udo Silas   It is the season of the long knives once again. That time when the soapbox becomes the oratory of power. Well, power seeking humans. It is…

President Jonathan’s transformation in agric. sector

President Jonathan’s transformation in agric. sector

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   Let us for once not politicize the sensitive issue of food security. Truth be told, the President Goodluck  Jonathan-led administration has made tremendous progress towards…

Advising Governor Dickson and ex-militants

Advising Governor Dickson and ex-militants

Reading through the Sunday newspapers of January 25, 2015, I was shocked that Governor of Bayelsa State, Dickson Seriake, assembled the Niger Delta ex-militants at the government house hall for…

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (1)

Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election (1)

Former Nigerian Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo posits that the leading contenders in the February, 2015 Presidential Election, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and General Mohammadu…

Election 2015: When a public mistake requires an old fashioned apology

By Magnus Onyibe.   The title of this article is adapted from a piece by Ron Ashkenas,managing partner of Schaffer Consulting and co- author of The GE Work-Out and The…

Adoption of written address and PDP’s dance of shame

Adoption of written address and PDP’s dance of shame

It was a drama of absurd on Friday January 23 when the Peoples Democratic Party’s supporters went to town jubilating over a phantom victory of the declaration of their candidate…

Post-Jonathan Igbo politics

Post-Jonathan Igbo politics

By Richard Anyamele   Before Independence in 1960, the Igbo nation was one of the three majors in Nigeria. The two others are the Hausa-Fulani and the Yoruba with the…

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