Open letter to northern leaders (1)

  Dear leaders, The last time I wrote you was one year and one month ago. In a three-part letter I reminded you of the legacy the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of the defunct northern region bequeathed you. I argued that, rather than bearing the torch and further bequeathing Sardauna’s bequest to successive generations, More...

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By - On Friday, October 31st, 2014

The Buhari phenomenon: Our slogan, their headache

Nigeria, doubtlessly, is an odd country where the occurrence of the oddest of oddities is almost as certain as daybreak and nightfall. Since General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) announced his plan to vie for the position More...

By - On Friday, October 24th, 2014

Buhari’s handshake and handcuff (2)

In the concluding part of his piece EBELE CHUKWU draws from the effectiveness of PTF intervention in Nigeria’s economy. Under Muhammadu Buhari’s watch PTF created scores of thousands of jobs by encouraging competition More...

By - On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Buhari’s handshake and handcuff (1)

In the first of my two-part article two weeks ago, ahead of his declaration Wednesday, I made a full disclosure that I am an impenitent Buhari supporter. I have read all sorts of comments, from those claiming the More...

By - On Friday, September 26th, 2014

Shekau’s many deaths

For the umpteenth time Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s extremely dreaded leader, is dead. Reports say he was killed late last week during one of the battles over Konduga. This story, if true, calls for celebration, More...

By - On Friday, September 19th, 2014

Oritsejafor’s adventurous jet and presidential leeway

In December 2012 a 43-year-old Briton, Gary Hyde, was convicted at Southwark Crown Court for illegally shipping weapons to Nigeria. Investigations into the arms deal began in 2007. The Crown Prosecution Service More...

By - On Friday, September 5th, 2014

Time not to be silent

Last week’s allegation by Boko Haram negotiator Dr Stephen Davis that some prominent Nigerians are actively funding Boko Haram is a big matter that will be trailed by lots of controversies in the meantime. But More...

By - On Friday, August 29th, 2014

Time to save our country

The insurgency in northern Nigeria took a new twist earlier this week when, following a fierce battle with the Boko Haram insurgents, our soldiers succumbed and retreated to neighbouring Cameroun. It was initially More...

By - On Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Re: Ribadu: A patriot enmeshed in controversies

In November 2012, following the unwarranted attack he suffered from Steve Oransaye, a member of the Petroleum Revenue Task Force he headed, I wrote a commentary explaining why Malam Nuhu Ribadu, in my opinion, is More...

By - On Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Malala odyssey and our listening president (2)

Rising from a meeting with the teenage activist Mr President, perhaps feeling more energised to face the grief-stricken parents, agreed it was time to do the needful – the needful he previously dismissed as irrelevant. More...

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