Obazee, FRC code and the GOs

Jim Obazee knows accounting like his palm.  His command of the subject gives him a measure of self-confidence that borders on arrogance. Accountants are trained to live with the slogan: “Don’t doubt, but verify”.  They do not trust anybody – not even the “men of God” who run the business centres with the toga of Pentecostal churches. As More...

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By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, January 16th, 2017

Fifty-one years after Sardauna

It is generally established that time changes everything; but a long span of time was completely incapable of transforming the mentality and political viewpoints of some Nigerians. As a result, the unfortunate events More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Churches and their monikers

I was born into an orthodox church named Baptist. My fellowship with that denomination continued beyond my infantile churchmanship. I had my primary and post-primary education in a Baptist system… first at Kumasi, More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Dogara at 49: Strength of a youth, wisdom of an elder

The morning of Monday, December 26, 2016 was dry and windy, as the north east trade wind visited Abuja, accompanied by a hay of dusty clouds. At about 10 am, I got a call from a close friend and a brother who is More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

SIP-CCT: Resource sharing and not wealth creation

After much dithering by the government of the day, and battering from critics, the former has finally begun its own form of social security programme, the Social Investment Programmes Conditional Cash Transfer, More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The many contradictions of 2017 Appropriation Bill

The 2017 Appropriation Bill is an unprecedented spending plan.  The federal government plans to spend N7.3 trillion in 2017.  Aside from the historic figure, the entire budget estimate is a monstrous caricature More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, January 9th, 2017

Curious exchange visits

It is often said that success breeds ambition, especially the one that involves a remarkable achievement. The deft political move by two seemingly incompatible political parties to fuse in 2014 was unprecedented More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Friday, January 6th, 2017

Prospecting for medals in the water

The good news is that an Open Water Swimming Championship named after President Muhammadu Buhari is now in place… less than six months after the 2016 Rio Olympic fiasco and four years after the nation’s most More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, January 5th, 2017

A look at the Biafran question beyond Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB

Nigeria is in a state of undeclared with itself. The most populous Black nation on earth is fighting in different fronts. From the Boko Haram insurgency to the scourge of marauding Fulani killer herdsmen and the More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The military takeover of Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian military gave the nation a wonderful Christmas gift on December 22 with its dislodgement of the last elements of the Boko Haram insurgency from the Sambisa Forest. It was gratifying seeing our gallant More...

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