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My dad @ 79

My dad @ 79

By Bukky Osunyikanmi   I thought of writing this piece as part of measures to honour and celebrate my loving dad; Pa Oluyemi Adesuyi, when he is 80 next year. To let the world know you do not need…

The Saudi Police (1)

The Saudi Police (1)

By Abubakr Siddeeq Muhammad,   This article should interest Nigerians in general, and officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in particular, as there are lessons, I suppose, for…

Father Mbaka was right

Father Mbaka was right

By Tochukwu Ezukanma Years back, men of God in Nigeria, for the most part, preached hell and heaven. They urged their congregants to live godly lives, so, as to inherit…

2015 Earth Day in Nigeria: What General Muhammadu Buhari should do

2015 Earth Day in Nigeria: What General Muhammadu Buhari should do

By Churchill Okonkwo    According to Dr. Okereke Chukeumerije, a Professor at Reading University, United Kingdom, the Nigerian Ministry of Environment “needs to have highly capable and experienced people running the ministry – from the minister through the…

When Nigeria decides, Nigeria wins

When Nigeria decides, Nigeria wins

By Linda Thomas-Greenfield   The world takes notice when Nigerians, citizens of Africa’s largest democracy, decide.  By participating peacefully and enthusiastically in the recent electoral processes in March and April,…

Beyond Ambode’s sweet victory

Beyond Ambode’s sweet victory

Ayo Oyoze Baje ayobaje@yahoo.co.uk, 0805 797 1776 At last, one of the most hotly contested governorship elections in the much-acclaimed Centre of Excellence was recently won by Mr.Akinwunmi Ambode of the…

MD Yusufu: Death has robbed us of a great man – Matthew Hassan Kukah

MD Yusufu: Death has robbed us of a great man – Matthew Hassan Kukah

Nigerians were shaken by the recent passing of MD Yusufu, a former Inspector General of Police (1976 to 1979) and chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF). While it was true…

Revisiting electronic voting

Revisiting electronic voting

By Alex O. Akpodiete Atawa Now that the elections are over, (except for a few re-run elections next week) we should be looking ahead to 2019 general elections. However, before…

Amosun’s re-election and prospect for ‘New Lagos’

Amosun’s re-election and prospect for ‘New Lagos’

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   The rocky and ancient town of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, was agog the day after the gubernatorial election took place across the country. Immediately…

Sports and youth development

Sports and youth development

By Michael Oputeh   In all societies of the world, a virile youth is the bedrock on which national integration and development is predicated. The youths are the backbone and the…

Nigerian health sector: The desired wind of change

Nigerian health sector: The desired wind of change

By Donald Ikenna Ofoegbu Healthy citizens, make a healthy and wealthy nation. That is why nations of the world serious about achieving great wealth, prioritizes health matters and devote enormous…

Overcoming tribalism

Overcoming tribalism

By Terfa Naswem During the 45th independence celebration of Nigeria as a nation, David Feddes, a writer for The Radio Pulpit, writes: “On October 1, 1960, foreign rule ended, and…

Why Buhari must emulate Mandela’s leadership qualities

Why Buhari must emulate Mandela’s leadership qualities

By Azuh Amatus    Let me start by saying a very big congrats to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari for winning the March 28, keenly contested presidential…

The imperative of having an inclusive government

The imperative of having an inclusive government

By Chiedu Okoye   The absence of a government in a nation -state will lead to an anarchic situation as some bad people will tyrannize and oppress other people for…

Taming expectations

Taming expectations

By Kehinde Olurode   “I realize that the expectation of our people today is as high as their commitment to change has been strong and their belief in us unshaken.…

Human trafficking menace in Nigeria

Human trafficking menace in Nigeria

By Atom Celestina   Human trafficking is a major problem in our world today and it could also be evident in parts of Africa Nigeria inclusive. It is the sales…

President Goodluck Jonathan and history

President Goodluck Jonathan and history

The run up to the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections of March 28th 2015 was characterized by no-holds-barred campaign of calumny and ominous threats from both sides of the…

Have you defected to the APC?

Have you defected to the APC?

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   “Waoh, Mr. Baje you must be a prophet of some sort. You predicted it and now it has happened.”Remember Andy, my long-time friend? He is…

Anambra hurts over the results of 2015 National Assembly elections

Anambra hurts over the results of 2015 National Assembly elections

By Okechukwu Anarado   With the Presidential and National Assembly elections of 28 March, 2015 largely over, Nigerians are variously counting their gains and losses, given the fairness or otherwise…

The Nigerian military and Buhari’s certificate drama

The Nigerian military and Buhari’s certificate drama

By Terfa Naswem   When the General Muhammadu Buhari’s (Rtd.) secondary school certificate issue came up, I wrote an earth-shattering article against the Nigerian military and People’s Democratic Party (PDP)…

The Kings speech: Reflections on Oba Akiolu’s comment

The Kings speech: Reflections on Oba Akiolu’s comment

By Ahmed Olayinka Sule, CFA   “On Saturday, if anyone of you, I swear in the name of God, goes against my wish that Ambode will be the next governor…

President Jonathan: Your mistakes do not define you

President Jonathan: Your mistakes do not define you

By Magnus Onyibe   “Jonathan is not a politician but a statesman. A politician thinks of election while a statesman thinks of the nation” I could not help but commence…

Lights out in Nigeria

Lights out in Nigeria

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   We call it light; “electricity” is too sterile a word, and “power” too stiff, for this Nigerian phenomenon that can buoy spirits and smother dreams.…

Mimiko: De-robing a palace chief

Mimiko: De-robing a palace chief

By Lateef Raji Ever since February 24, 2009 that Olusegun, the head of the Mimiko’s clan of Ondo Ekinmogun kingdom became the Governor of the Sunshine State of Ondo, the state has…

Senator Chris Ngige and trauma of opposition politics

Senator Chris Ngige and trauma of opposition politics

By Polycarp Onwubiko Nigeria has apparently made a formidable historical landmark in African continent by conducting a violent free election along with an opposition party beating the incumbent President Dr.…

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