Still on Sokoto banditry

July 7, 2020 Cika Malami Bodinga 0

The other day, an otherwise learned university lecturer, a Professor of Economics, Nasir Mukhtar Gatawa, addressed a news conference in Sokoto at which he vicariously heaped all the blame of the increasing wave of insecurity in Sokoto state on the lapses of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and his administration. When however, he was invited and courteously asked by the Department Read More

Niger Delta in a season of threats

July 7, 2020 Jerome-Mario Utomi 0

Similar to history which has a way of repeating itself, the suddenwave of ultimatum issued to the federal government in a space of one week by two oil producing communities in Delta state, another by two Niger Delta region agitators should be to all a reality for all Nigerians to worry about. These communities are; the Omadino Federated Communities, an Read More

Wike vindicates Buharists

July 7, 2020 Femi Adesina 0

It came like a bolt out of the blue. Early this week, Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, issued an advertisement, which went in a completely different direction compared to what he had always said of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Wike we knew was either usually crying wolf where there was none, alleging that the federal government wanted to kill him, Read More

Counter-terrorism: Buratai’s winning cards

July 6, 2020 David Onmeje 0

There is no scintilla of doubt that the Nigerian Army (NA) has been extra-ordinarily repositioned on all scores under Nigeria’s current democratic leader, President Muhammadu Buhari and Commander-In-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces in consonance with his earlier promise to reform the institution of the Nigerian Military for effective service delivery on its core mandate.And since 2015 under the guidance Read More

Assessing Covid-19 awareness in FCT

July 6, 2020 Jamila Musa 0

There was an urgent need for partnership like never envisaged before the dawn of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was a very important but necessary strategy conceptualised and deployed by the minister of the territory, Mallam Musa Bello Mohammed, to help reduce the spread of the virus and also in the provision of the emergent Read More

Ganduje and the proxy war with El-Rufai

July 6, 2020 Danjuma Musa 0

There is no doubt that the Kano state government has for quite some time been spoiling for a fight with Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna state, over his unalloyed loyalty to Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, his long standing friend that as the last emir of Kano was a thorn in the flesh of Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano state. Despite strident Read More

PMB, the AKK gas lifeline, and the North

July 6, 2020 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

In the North, President Muhammadu Buhari is often chided as a president of the South-west, citing that most or quite a number of the infrastructural projects of his first tenure in office are situated in the South-west; mostly roads and railways. Out of 190 political appointments of the PMB administration, 109 are also from the South, with 33.3% of the total Read More

Why plant protection deserves urgent attention

July 6, 2020 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Over the years, the nation has embarked on a series of plans, programmes, and projects to diversify the economy, achieve food security and sustainable development. Unfortunately, not much can be said to have been achieved due to a number of factors chiefly among which little attention is paid to the enormous opportunities that plant protection. What Africa’s most populous country Read More

Celebrating the Nigerian Army @ 157

July 6, 2020 SK USMAN 0

On June 30, 2015, then as a Colonel and Acting Director Army Public Relations, in the Nigerian Army, I wrote a piece titled “Celebrating the Nigerian Army at 152” ( in commemoration of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) for that year. That was five years ago. In 2018, I also penned a piece in celebration of the Nigerian Army Read More

How Bogoro and PMB’s Next Level

July 5, 2020 Fatai Ibrahim 0

Fatai IbrahimIt is Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time, who was quoted as saying that: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”  The Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund), Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, since his reinstatement by President Muhammadu Buhari in January 2019 has not left anyone in doubt about the giant strides Read More

PMB’s strategic initiatives to reposition Nigeria

July 5, 2020 Gidado Ibrahim 0

Lillian Gordy Carter, mother of Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, scolded his son after he declared at the beginning of his campaign for the US presidential election of 1976 that “I will never lie to you.” Rebuking Jimmy Carter for making such a promise to American voters, his mother, “No one can stand up to the complete Read More

2023 isn’t the Igbo’s turn for presidency — it’s Nigerians’ by Fredrick Nwabufo

July 4, 2020 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

How much progress has Nigeria made with its ethnic-motility politics? Since 1999, we have had presidents of different ethnic extractions – Yoruba, Fulani, and Ijaw – who were largely elected on the portfolio of ethnicity and religion rather than on the content of their minds? But how have we fared? The Obasanjo administration despite investing billions of dollars, estimated to be Read More

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NEPZA and Nigeria’s changing economic trajectory

July 4, 2020 Martins Odeh 0

One could recount several economic policies of the federal government that clearly show that it is no longer comfortable with the over reliance on the downstream sector as key economic indicators are pointers to how the development continues to unsettle both the country’s Gross National Product (GNP) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Doubtlessly, Nigeria over the years had enjoyed so Read More

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Legitimacy, an essential condition for governing a state? (1)

July 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

In a world of amplified dissimilarities and differences, the mind of a nation can only be made strong and operative by the acceptable actions of those that dominate power within the state. It is for this reason that within the context of legitimacy, there is political legitimacy which plays a fundamental role in understanding governance. Political legaliity introduces the aspect Read More

Insecurity: How we politicise things that matter

July 3, 2020 Etudaye Musa Abdulazeez 0

Marthin Luther King once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Sad to know that, 52 years after his death, the meaning of these words is manifesting in us practically negatively. For the first time, many Nigerians have shown real concern for the ever rising insecurity and ravaging rate of crimes in Read More

The rising cost of drugs

July 3, 2020 Daniel Ighakpe 0

A market survey has shown that the prices of essential and prescription drugs, as well as other pharmaceutical products, have increased between December 2019 and June 2020. This rise in price has made many essential and prescription medications unaffordable, and therefore inaccessible, by quite a large number of Nigerians, who live on the edge of the poverty line. A number Read More

Gov Buni: Lifeline for re-engineered APC

July 2, 2020 Gidado Ibrahim 0

In governance, trust is the coin of the realm. Also, crisis is an inevitable part of every human organisation, no least a political parties and interest groups where conflicts are a permanent phenomenon that will never end because of friction of plural interests. What is importance is the mechanism put in place to manage the crisis. It is also worthy Read More

Sadiq Umar: From social media to Senate

July 2, 2020 Abdulrazaq Hamzat 0

 The 2019 general election witnessed the influx of several young people into the political space, especially at the presidential level. We all remember the likes of Omoyele Sowore, Mathias Baba Tsado, Fela Durotoye and a host of others, who made social media the center piece of their presidential campaign. However, while the above mentioned individuals tried unsuccessfully to emerge in Read More

Nigeria: Looking to a planned future under PMB

July 2, 2020 Sufuyan Ojeifo 0

Will the world and its economy return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic? The answer to this question will probably be in the negative. Already, the term, “the new normal”, which has gained global currency, suggests that the world, as we knew it before COVID-19, would never be the same again. Apart from thousands of deaths arising from the pandemic Read More

Covid-19, digital economy and Nigeria’s challenges

July 2, 2020 Mahmoud Kura 0

Coronavirus has hit a great number of countries. It proved to be even worse than the crucial economic, strategic, and political battles happening around the world. The coronavirus outbreak has and still is impacting all industries, including the information and communications technology industries. With COVID-19, we are already seeing early signs of a shift in how consumers and businesses behave. Read More

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Unbundling Voodoo Politics

July 1, 2020 Muazu Jibril Muazu 0

The inspiration of this piece came from my article published by Daily Trust newspaper on 23rd August, 2013, about eight years ago. This piece shares the same title but differs in details as well as analysis. I first hearkened the phrase “Voodoo Politics” from Professor Wole Soyinka in 1993, when he loathed the entire system of Nigerian politics. Politics, as Read More

Edo primaries: APC/PDP, and the youth

July 1, 2020 Abdullahi D. Mohammed 0

The political impasse leading to the Edo APC/PDP primaries for the November gubernatorial election had proven, yet again, the vulnerability of the Nigerian youth, and the desecration of  democracy. Classical theory of representative democracy entails the representative acting in accordance with the will or interest of the citizens. And, the process leading to such representation is via a credible, transparent Read More

One year in office: Why Gov. Zulum wowed everyone

July 1, 2020 Tanimu A. Tahir 0

Social media were awashed with explicit expressions of joy and fulfilment by millions of users; the entire Borno indigenes and those resident in the state, jumped, and  chanted songs of joy as Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, was sworn in, on May 29, 2019. Their joy knew no bounds, as they have so much faith in him, Read More

Kaduna govt and benefits of reforms

July 1, 2020 Emmanuel Ado 0

                                                    “Reform is China’s Second Revolution” – Deng Xiaoping                                                  The rampaging COVID-19 pandemic for obvious Read More