From Oba to Big Brother House

July 28, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Just when some of us thought that the social media space would take a breather from the Obi Cubana (Oba) crass show of materialism to pay some attention to more edifying and noble matters, it is about to be bombarded and overtaken by the triviality called Big Brother Naija which while entertaining our flitting physical passions, does little to uplift Read More

A case on fighting corruption in Nigeria

July 28, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

Political corruption in Nigeria is parasitic, accompanied by its host, especially in a complex society like ours that has religion, ethnicity and tribe as determining factors. The factor of we don’t want to be prosecuted for corruption makes it easy for this menace to survive. Eventually, Nigerians are gradually becoming dependent on the corruption as a means for income. Corruption Read More

Electoral reform in Nigeria: Light at the end of the tunnel?

July 27, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

The Nigerian watchdogs, the indefatigable press reported elaborately the entertaining drama played by senators and members of the House of Representatives during the passage of the electoral reform bill. The passage was done on Thursday, July 15, and Friday, July 16, 2021 in the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively. Earlier, the two hollowed houses promised to pass the bill Read More

James Manager: Another Victim of new media

July 27, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

The social media seems to have caught and brought a new victim to its ‘sacred’ altar in Senator James Manager of Delta South senatorial district. A picture of him, kneeling before former Governor James Onanefe Ibori has virally circulated. And as usual, before the libation is poured, the victim is charged to court of public opinion, where sentiments and emotions wield the Read More

Africa in internet age

July 26, 2021 Isaac Oladipo 0

We are in troubling times over the misuse of the internet by state and non-state actors. The Nigerian government on June 4th this year suspended Twitter’s operation in the country indefinitely after the micro blogging platform deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari which it deemed as inciting violence. A study conducted by the privacy protection company, Surfshark, revealed that Read More

When debt service consumes 98% of revenue

July 26, 2021 Jerry Uwah 0

Oil price climbed down to $68 per barrel last week after sailing pretty close to $80 in the frenzy of demand surge. Even as it inched up to $72 on Thursday, the sharp decline sent shivers down the spines of the managers of Nigeria’s one-handed economy. Despite the modest gains in oil prices in the last six months, Nigeria’s economy is in tatters because of devastating Read More

Domestic violence, kidnapping and climate change

July 26, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Recent discourse on domestic violence, kidnapping, and climate change came to the fore. For domestic violence, stakeholders have suggested ways and measures aimed at ridding Nigeria of domestic violence. They have called on victims of such dastardly acts to speak up for them to be protected rather than keeping the burden to themselves alone. The contributors said victims of domestic Read More

Healing Nigeria in the spirit of Adha

July 25, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

Last week, Muslims the world over celebrated the eid-ul-adha or the “big eid” or “big Sallah”. We are, however, more interested in its meaning, implications and bearing on us as a nation. We need to look at spiritual milestones, hoping to find the seemingly elusive panacea for our ills. Eid means feast, festival or celebration, while Adha loosely means “sacrifice” Read More

Nigeria: Who is to blame?

July 25, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

In 1963, the Trinidadian writer CLR James released a second edition of his classic 1938 study of the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. For the new edition, James wrote an appendix with the suggestive title ‘From Toussaint L’Ouverture to Fidel Castro’. In the opening page of the appendix, he located the twin Revolutions Read More

Will Buhari assent to new Electoral Bill?

July 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Expectedly, the passage of the 2021 electoral amendment bill, especially clause 52(3) by members of the National Assembly has continued to generate controversy among the ordinary and progressive-minded people of Nigeria seeking electronic transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as one of many ways to ensure free, fair and credible elections.Specifically, Clause 52(3) stated that Read More

An era of political commercialisation

July 22, 2021 Abdulrahman Yunusa 0

Honestly, it’s a sad reality that today no political party in Nigeria is on the mission of social salvation rather they unanimously share a common interest of manipulating our interests and mandates in favour of their selfishness thereby exploring our economy and take away all the wealth that is meant to be used for the development of the country and Read More

Kidnapping: Imperative of appraisal of security strategy in Kaduna

July 22, 2021 Bashir Mijinyawa 0

The recurrent mass kidnapping of students and citizens in Kaduna state should be a cause of serious concern to all citizens of the state and, indeed, Nigerians as well as the international community. What is very clear is that the strategies being currently employed by the federal and Kaduna state governments are not working to combat or reduce the worsening incidence Read More

Buhari’s ambition and the global poverty challenges

July 22, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked a group of experts to tell him how he can keep his promise to take 100 million out of poverty in ten years. I thought the president was doing quite well on that front. Using his secret formula, he has taken 15.5 million people out of poverty in six years, 10.5 million of whom left poverty behind in Read More

Revisiting Anambra Law on Burials

July 21, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

First proposed in 2017 by Hon. Francis Ezeani then, the State House of Assembly Committee Chairman on Information, Tourism and Culture, the Bill to regulate burial ceremonies in Anambra state was finally passed after two years in 2019. It was then signed into law by Governor Willie Obiano. Advent of coronavirus in 2020 put further official restrictions on burial ceremonies, Read More

Nigeria-2023: Igbo undoing the Igbo presidency

July 20, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

Believe it or not, Igbo are among the most treasured set of people in Nigeria’s nationhood. They are the most sagacious entrepreneurs, traders, transporters, hoteliers, and all sorts of money-spinning enterprises within the Nigerian system outside. They are also not lagging in the educational system. Their trademarks include tenacious aggressiveness to a point of being offensive, a trace of arrogance, Read More

Spiralling Inflation as bane of Nigeria’s economy

July 20, 2021 Adnan Abdullahi Adam 0

In the wake of 1930s Great Depression, which hit American economy, a massive orientation campaigns was popularized of “Waste not, Want not” cautioning American citizens against squandering their available possessions, so that they will not be in need of them. The slogan encourages citizens to recycle and reuse their old materials and turn every tiny space in their household into Read More

Ostentatious funerals: A degeneration of Igbo culture

July 20, 2021 Eze Jude O. 0

Over the course of countless centuries, much before the advent of christianity, Ndigbo had tried to maintain good public image as a people cradled in moderation, modesty, and rational frugality. This was evident in the way and manner they organized and hosted social functions. Emphasis is placed more on the subject of the occasion than on its side attractions and Read More

Benefits of passed PIB To Nigeria’s economy

July 19, 2021 Abdullahi Mahmud 0

Nigeria’s oil and gas industries is being governed by laws enacted more than 50 years ago which are extremely not conversant with current oil and gas reality. For all these years the sector only has about about 28 Petroleum Acts and Regulations which overlapped in functions and responsibilities without comprehensive law for the administration of the oil and gas sector. Read More

Justice Tanko’s date with history

July 19, 2021 Mohammed Adamu 0

As the judicial grapevines are abuzz with the speculations that the current Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, may resume the judicial reforms begun some ten years ago by a predecessor of his, the late Justice Dahiru Musdapher, it is necessary to do a recap at least of some of the fundamental aspects of the reforms with a Read More

On food matters

July 19, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Three issues came to the front burner as far as food matters are concerned. They are bordered on the disturbing increase in the level of patronage of unhygienic foods, opportunities available for grass-cutting farming, and the urgent need to embark on solid mechanisation of agricultural production in the country. According to a Professor of Agricultural Production Economics, Prof. Adewale Dipeolu, an increase Read More

Recognising Mai Jigida’s contributions to humanity

July 18, 2021 Musa Adamu 0

Saturday July 3, 2021 was the day TPL Musa A Usman (Mai Jigida) got noticed for his leadership and mentorship efforts as he was recognised by the Africa Institute of Public Administration (AIPA), Accra, Ghana under the aegis of a bilateral agreement with the London Bridge Business School (LBBS) and the Northeastern University both in the UK. Mai Jigida was Read More

Sale of NDPHC plants: Short-changing the North

July 18, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Where is the power? Baba quipped about the purported $16 billion spent on power generation during the Obasanjo administration. As at today, Nigeria’s peak power generation stands at 5,801.60MW, while capacity stands at 7,652.6MW. 16 billion dollars is a lot of money and one can imagine that it would have given us more than the infrastructure we need in terms Read More

Now is not the time to talk of separation

July 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The calls for Nigeria to dissolve into its various parts have never been this high. The call is more strident in the Southern part of the country. In the South East, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is calling for autonomy of the zone, populated by the Igbo. In the South West, there are also such calls. The North, too, Read More

Let’s listen to Obasanjo

July 15, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Email: [email protected]: 08055001912 These are the facts. Some people just cannot stand President Obasanjo’s guts. They would rather he be seen, not heard. They want him to padlock his lips and open his mouth only when he is dealing with his favourite food, amala with okra soup. They argue that the nation has had enough of him as a major Read More

Working together to end insecurity

July 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The need for security was the basis of the social contract between the citizens and the state, thereby making security a fundamental right and entitlement for every citizen. In this situation, people willingly surrender their rights to the government who oversees the survival of all. Security embodies the mechanism put in place to avoid, prevent, reduce or resolve violent conflicts Read More