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Elite, leadership and national transformation

Elite, leadership and national transformation

Mr Jimi Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State for the forth-coming governorship election, in this rumination, maintains that for national transformation to take…

If I were Chief Peter Obi

If I were Chief Peter Obi

By Okechukwu Anarado The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has been on the seat of power for one year now.  While transferring the reins of power to him,…

Southern Kaduna and 2015 elections

Southern Kaduna and 2015 elections

By Allahmagani Yohanna As the match towards the 2015 elections intensifies, presenting facts on scorecards of governments and political parties has become expedient. Facts showing that parties and governments have…

Of EFCC and stifling budget

Personally, I have been following the story of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), with unalloyed interest since former President Olusegun Obasanjo established it in 2003. Only recently, I…

The collapse of governance in Ondo

The collapse of governance in Ondo

By Lateef Raji Customarily, an Iroko tree is reputed in the African culture as enjoying a pride of place among the trees in the jungle. Akin to the uniqueness of…

Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

Barely three days after the death of Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, I am saddened by the loss of another international statesman and eminent member of the Inter ActionCouncil,…

Plateau has no zoning arrangement – Pwajok

Plateau has no zoning arrangement – Pwajok

Senator resenting Plateau North, Gyang Pwajok, and the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State in this interview speaks on his state’s debt profile and why…

EFCC: How not to muzzle a guard dog

By Rita Okeke I once had a ferocious Caucasian shepherd dog. His mere bark was sufficient to send chills coursing down the hardest of spines. It was no wonder that throughout…

Much ado about Ikpeazu

By  Alphonsus Okoroigwe  There is no doubt that the Abia State governorship race is fast exuding colour, flavour and texture. And as each new day draws us nearer to the…

Electricity: Thank you President Jonathan

By   Cosmas Odoemena I want to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for slashing electricity  tariff by 50 percent. It again shows he is a listening President. Recently, I had added my voice…

Tinubu: A betrayal of the NADECO ideals

By Lloyd Ukwu The June 12 1993 presidential election, won by Moshood Abiola was adjudicated the freest and fairest election in Nigerian history. Lamentably, the military government of General Ibrahim…

The People’s Choice: The Story Of Goodluck

By Desmond Orjiakor and Dominic Kidzu Reflection on the existing number of books on President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan might well raise doubt about the desirability of adding to them. But…

Rational Choice theory and the 2015 elections

By Oludayo Tade   The 2015 General elections present an ample opportunity for the poor majority in Nigeria to use their votes to sanction people to stay in office or…

2015 Elections: It is time to make or mar Nigeria

By Okafor C. Udoka   The dawn of the year 2015 came with its unique challenges. And pundits are still predicting that it is going to be a long and…

Aregbesola and Osun State workers

Aregbesola and Osun State workers

The observations by Tunji Omofoye in the Sunday edition of The Guardian on the 22nd of March overlooks, perhaps because of the constraint of space, certain critical issues relating to…

God is behind Jonathan in the March 28 Contest

By Desmond Ojiakor   “That which God writes on your forehead, thou wilt come to it”- Koran. Indeed, the Holy Book cannot lie. That which God has written on your…

Season of defective defections

By Lekan Sote   Tele Ikuru, Rivers State deputy governor, recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from where he had defected to APC…

NDIC makes giant strides

NDIC makes giant strides

Recently, NDIC marked its 25th years of corporate service. However, Dr Boniface Chizea, an Economist believes that the primary challenge of the corporation remains finding the capacity for prompt payment…

Is Confab report the ‘true’ change?

By Adekoya Boladale   For the past few weeks, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Goodluck Jonathan has besieged the southwestern part of Nigeria in a move to solicit for votes…

Fashola’s boost for Lagos night economy

Fashola’s boost for Lagos night economy

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   Various people view night time from diverse angles and perspectives.  While some see the night as a period associated with danger, immorality or something sinister, others see…

Revisiting the Abuja peace accord

Revisiting the Abuja peace accord

By Edwin Uhara   At an event organized by the office of the National Security Adviser to the President and the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on…

Human rights for the Nigerian woman and girl child

Human rights for the Nigerian woman and girl child

Against the backdrop of recent celebration of Mother’s Day, Sandra Eguagie Programme Assistant Officer on Environment for Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) wants violence against women and…

Just before you thumbprint

On March 28 2015, Nigerians will make a statement. A strong statement that they know true leaders. They will jettison dictators, shenanigans and propagandists. The ecstasy will be like that…

Ogun: The politics of PVCs

Permit me to use this medium to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to redress the current inexplicable imbalance whereby Zamfara State has recorded almost 100% PVC collection…

Reform: A summation of progress

As a staff of the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP), later an aide to the former Minister of Power and former Chairman of the PTFP, Prof. Bart. Nnaji, I…

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