2023: In Jigawa, Lamido will emerge

November 30, 2022 Musa Ibrahim 0

In the build up to the 2023 general elections and the lifting of the embargo on campaigns by political parties by the nation’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the political atmosphere is steaming up across the country. Exploiting the opportunity, it’s interesting as political gladiators have been trying to situate themselves at vantage positions against their perceived Read More

Aisha Buhari: Social media mockery and vengeance

November 30, 2022 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The role of the social media in the 21st century cannot be over-emphasised, considering the number of young populations that engage themselves on these platforms.The number of smartphone users in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, is predicted to grow to more than 140 million by 2025. Currently, estimates from different sources put the number of smartphone users Read More

Adieu, Mohammed Mustapha Akanbi

November 30, 2022 Prof Chidi Anselm Odinkalu 0

Everyone who burglarises an election leaves a massive trail but they all rely on the security services, legal, and judicial systems for cover up. Rigged elections invariably end up as disputes before courts which receive and evaluate the evidence and render judgments. In many cases, participants may even venture as far as trying to buy the judges, witnesses, or opposing Read More

Hadi, the quintessential executive scribe of FCDA

November 30, 2022 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

When the 61-year-old prince from Pindiga, Akko local government area of Gombe state was appointed the Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, of the Federal Capital Territory Administration in November 2021, there was no controversy that it was home coming for Eng. Shehu Hadi Ahmad. Hadi, as he is popularly called, became the eighth substantive executive secretary Read More

Abuse of the naira: Will CBN fulfill its oromise? 

November 29, 2022 Matthew Ma 0

“We must respect, protect, manage, and handle our new money efficiently and effectively. If the CBN cannot do this, it has misused the currency and the Act that set it up. Therefore, a central bank or currency management regulator should not sit back and watch people mutilate our money.” On November 23, 2022, the federal government unveiled the new Naira Read More

NAFDAC DG and matter’s arising

November 29, 2022 Sufuyan Ojeifo 0

When the late Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili happened in the ecosystem of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) as the agency’s director general in 2001 and served for eight years, her performance hugely validated her choice. She made both her recommender, then General Muhammadu Buhari who was chairman of the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) Read More

Echono’s midas touch at TETFUND

November 28, 2022 Abubakar Sani 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria established the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) in 2011 to disburse, manage, and monitor education tax to public tertiary institutions in Nigeria. TETFUND is an essential part of Nigeria’s education sector, whose success is highly dependent on a robust, transparent and accountable system that ensures resources are appropriately allocated towards achieving public service delivery in Read More

Alleged N62bn fraud: Why Bindow? Why now?

November 28, 2022 Madu Kabiru Jimeta 0

Before I delve into this piece, I want to state that, I am not a fan or a follower of former governor of Adamawa state, Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow. I have never met the man but then let’s call a spade a spade. I read with sadness a malicious story titled; ‘APC chieftain Jibrilla Bindow stole N62 billion from Read More

Presidential leadership precepts 

November 27, 2022 Stanley Ekpa, Snr. 0

Almost every constitutional democracy vests vast and enormous powers in the office of the head of government. In either presidential or parliamentary system of government, such person exercises the “largest amount of authority ever wielded by any man in democracy”, according to Patrick Henry. If the constitution of the US, for instance, prescribes a great precision in the process of Read More

Finally, 2 northern states join the elite oil producing club

November 25, 2022 Musa Ilallah 0

Like dream like dream, like play like play, prospecting for oil in the desert North-east states of Bauchi and Gombe has become a stark reality. Tuesday, November 22, 2022, was the day President Muhammadu Buhari officially flagged off oil activities at Kolmani River site, better referred to as Kolmani Integrated Development Project. Kolmani field is located in Barambu village in Read More

How not to launder a bad image

November 24, 2022 Sharafadeen Muhammad 0

For the Sokoto state government under Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, it is a wishful thinking to contemplate that the PDP will retain power in the state after him. In a recent interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), one Hon. Abubakar Balarabe Kakale, a Reps member representing Dange/Tureta and Bodinga, boasted that the PDP would retain power in Read More

Adamu: A life anchored on humanity

November 24, 2022 Simon Reef Musa 0

When death comes, no one can stop it. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar describes death as a necessary end that “will come when it will come”. Nothing can stop the angel of death when it strikes, there is no armour against death and man, being a mortal, has surrendered to its inevitability and finality. Every man must taste death. It comes to Read More

Certificate of standards for improved healthcare delivery in Nigeria

November 23, 2022 Victor Okeke 0

Health care systems worldwide are striving to improve the quality of healthcare in an atmosphere of evidence based healthcare. However, because of all the changes in healthcare, the ways in which quality is perceived, pursued, and insured continues to develop. The process of development coupled with increasing liberalisation and globalisation has enabled health seekers to realise their increasingly important role Read More

Naira redesign: A masterstroke or a wrong initiative?

November 23, 2022 Matthew Ma 0

“If this policy will take us to the promised land as they claim, then it is worth the patience and endurance.” On November 16, a rowdy session of the Senate began over the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy to redesign higher denomination naira banknotes. During the debate, some senators called for the extension of the deadline to April 30, Read More

For Comrade Seinde Arigbede

November 23, 2022 Edwin Madunagu 0

Readers are referred to a short piece I wrote as my own contribution to the prefatory note for a 2021 “Book of Honour” done for me by the Nigerian Left, “Edwin Madunagu at 75: Tributes and Reflections”. The book was edited by Comrade Chido Onumah. This tribute to Comrade Seinde Arigbede who died early this month, November 2022 “dovetails” with Read More

Akanbi’s demise and the rest of us

November 23, 2022 Abubakar Imam 0

Every soul is sacred.Every life is important.Every human being is precious.No human creature is useless! We are all created to achieve something towards the greatness of all. That is the humanity in you and I. While we all play one significant role or the other in the oiling of the engine of life, even if we do not know or Read More

Tribute in courage of a quintessential pilot: Adzuayi ‘ZaZa’ Simi-Yel Ewuga

November 23, 2022 Fatai Ibrahim 0

“When beggars die, there are no comet seen but heaven themselves blaze-forth the death of Princess” – Julius Caesar Senior First Officer, Adzuayi ‘ZaZa’ Simi-Yel Ewuga (4 December 1988 – 11 May 2022), lived a life of legacy, boldness, resilience, courage and love. Simi-Yel Ewuga died in a plane crash in Central Cameroon. The aircraft, with 11 passengers on board, Read More

It’s good governance, stupid

November 23, 2022 Mohammed Haruna 0

Section 22 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, imposes an obligation on the media to hold government accountable to Nigerians. “The press, radio, television and other agencies of the mass media,” the section says, “shall at all times be free to uphold the fundamental objectives contained in this Chapter and uphold the responsibility and accountability of Read More

The fire this time

November 23, 2022 Nick Dazang 0

Its statutory mandate demands, among others, that the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) registers eligible voters, registers political parties, does oversight on the political parties, carries out voter education, promotes knowledge of sound democratic processes and conducts elections. To effectively carry out these lofty but challenging activities, INEC requires offices in all the 774 Local Government Areas and 8,809 Wards/Registration Area Read More

Mustapha Jibril’s humanitarian politics

November 22, 2022 Awaal Gata 0

In Niger state, it is axiomatic that Dr. Mustapha Jibril’s reputation towers many miles above the reputations of his peers. He is unarguably one of the most revered and followed contemporary political leaders in the state.  The medical expert personifies the hope of the ordinary people who, for ages, have been in a ravenous clamour for a leader in whom Read More

NASS Clerk appointment: Breach of Act

November 21, 2022 Haruna Abdulsalam Mohammed 0

The Organogram of the National Assembly bureaucracy and line of duties as captured in sections 6(1), 7(2) and 12(1) of the National Assembly Service Act, 2014 indicate that Mr. Sani Magaji Tambuwal is not qualified for appointment as Clerk to the National Assembly.The Organogram of the National Assembly as shown in the Act showed that Magaji Tambuwal is number six Read More

The obsessions of David Hundeyin

November 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

My dear friend and brother Dr. Reuben Abati, I watched you and a colleague of yours by the name of Mr. Rufai Oseni interview a young man by the name David Hundeyin, who apparently lives abroad and who describes himself as an “investigative journalist”, on your morning show last Tuesday. The topic was on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his Read More