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Patience Jonathan and PDP in Rivers and Bayelsa States

Let me start by saying that the many excesses of the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, if not checked, could be responsible for the…

History beckons on Okezie Ikpeazu

By Chinyemike Torti   Even the most rapacious and fastidious commentators in the Abia polity, were unanimous in endorsing the candidature of the irrepressible, indefatigable, cerebral and focused Dr. Okezie…

Niger 2015: Who succeeds the Chief Servant?

Niger 2015: Who succeeds the Chief Servant?

By Ibrahim Muye Yahaya     Leaders must have that sense of trusteeship, that they are only temporarily in charge of the destinies of their people and that their duty is…

Needed: A cultural revolution

The life of any nation is analogous to the cycle of learning, growth and transformation that heralds a better life for posterity. One of the ingredients of this actualization is…

How Nigerians embolden the Boko Haram insurgents

How Nigerians embolden the Boko Haram insurgents

By Victor Anya   The unguarded statements by some prominent Nigerians about the prowess of the Boko Haram insurgents over the Nigerian Army and protests by various groups against the…

Ekiti: New Governor, old tricks

Ekiti: New Governor, old tricks

By Wole Olujobi   Ekiti State is back again to the familiar terrain of subterfuge. After a long drought in street activities against the opponents often plotted in the Government…

Meritocracy as panacea to Nigeria’s leadership crisis

“When we Athenians are met together in the assembly, and the matter in hand relates to building, the builders are summoned as advisers; when the question is of shipbuilding, the…

An Oscar for Oscar Pistorius

By Tayo Ogunbiyi In the early hours of 14th February, 2013, famous South Africa blade runner and paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, shot and killed his model girl friend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home in…

Sam Nda Isaiah: What’s in his big ideas

In Nigerian politics, the name Sam Nda Isaiah may never ring a bell, but that largely is to the undiscerning and surely lies in the fact that most Nigerians are…

The NOI Polls and a resurgent Jonathan

By Chukwuka Ezendiaru President Goodluck Jonathan has taken quite a few knocks. That is the unalloyed truth; Boko Haram; the Chibok girls abduction; an unenviable record as the first President in Nigeria…

Ambode and APC primaries

By   Jide Akinlabi   It was an informal conference of sorts at the Seminar Café, the refreshment rendezvous inside the sprawling premises of the Lagos Television (LTV8), Agidingbi, Ikeja, four…

Still on Fresh Party deregistration

Still on Fresh Party deregistration

By Ololade Wasiu   When Justice G. O. Kolawole of the Federal High Court 5, Abuja Division said, “The concept of deregistration of political parties is strange to the 1999…

Government should enact laws on pet bottles recycling

The government should enact laws on pet bottles recycling because it is seriously affecting our aquatic life. A visit to our seaside will show that the rate of pollution and…

2015: Nigerians are again hearing sugarcoated manifestoes

2015: Nigerians are again hearing sugarcoated manifestoes

Nigerian politicians are hyping 2015 with many of them recently picking up forms for different elective positions from their different political parties. This move is being laced with many of…

Cross River 2015 guber race

By Dan Amor   Much of the significant critical issues in the Cross River State 2015 governorship contest would most likely be centred on the pedigrees of the contestants. This…

Ekiti and abuse of the rule of law

The Rule of law simply means, no man is above the law. Is it right to say that the Ekiti scenario has created a precedence for the arbitrary violation of…

Sustaining Fashola’s strides in Lagos 

By Rasak Musbau It is a sad story that Nigerians have continued to live through an era where too often, short-term gains were prized over long-term prosperity; where political leaders…

Mutiny: Our 12 soldiers only spoke truth to power

By Abdullahi Yunusa This is certainly not the best of times for the Nigerian military. It has continued to remain in the news for the very wrong and bizarre reasons. It…

Jega’s ethnic agenda

Jega’s ethnic agenda

By Ben Nanaghan   Before now, I would have staked my soul to vouch for Prof Attahiru Jega’s integrity, honour and professional impeccability when President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan appointed him…

Stopping Nigerians from producing damaging noise

Many thanks to the leadership of Lagos Cooperative Movement for the opportunity to globetrot with them on the few occasions that they had travelled out of the shores of Nigeria…

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