Gov. Badaru: The suave businessman

May 27, 2022 Antonia Maduwugba 0

When he first took office, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state met financial liabilities and contractual commitments for ongoing capital projects amounting to over N110 billion. This was more than the annual budget of the state at the time which had just N16 million in its coffers. Rescuing the state from this financial quagmire and finding the fiscal feet Read More

Why Ashiru, Kaduna state PDP candidate, already stands defeated

May 27, 2022 Danjuma Musa 0

Finally, it’s a done deal. Senator Uba Sani, as widely expected, has decisively won the Kaduna state governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He will be flying the party’s flag in the 2023 gubernatorial election in the state.  His main opponent will be Isa Ashiru Kudan, the serial governorship aspirant, who as expected, clinched the Peoples Democratic Party Read More

Ogbonnaya Onu: Keeping a date with destiny

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

He doesn’t seem like the typical Nigerian politician of this era. Calm and unassuming, former Abia State governor and the immediate past minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has however managed to remain one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s long serving cabinet members for the better part of his administration until he resigned to contest for the presidential ticket Read More

Of Osinbajo, his presidential ambition and the rest of us

May 26, 2022 Gozie Irogboli 0

It is no longer news that Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is aspiring to succeed his boss President Muhammadu Buhari as president of the country. His intention to contest for the exalted office proclaimed on April 10, 2022, put paid to months of speculations on the subject. And since then, many of his supporters have gone to town singing his praises Read More

Tribute to Dr Saleh Abubakar

May 26, 2022 Ismail Musbahu 0

He’s everything to me. I acclimatise the climate of his thoughts/ideas and actions. His intrepidity in me is immeasurable. Allahu Akbar, Bappa breathed his last on May 21, 2022. I have never seen a university lecturer more contented with times of Salaat, who couldn’t be distracted by the dare punctuated academic schedules, a man with ever-extending readiness to fulfill obligations, Read More

“In God’s name”By Nick Dazang

May 26, 2022 Nick Dazang 0

Human beings do hideous things. And they visit these horrible things to their kind under the pretext that they are doing so on God’s behalf. Or that they are fighting for Him. In 1984, the stellar investigative writer, David Yallop, made literary waves. He published an explosive book entitled: IN GOD’S NAME. In the said book, Yallop alleged, among others, Read More

FCTA, Dei-Dei market violence and area council chairmen’s tenure extension

May 25, 2022 Danladi Akilu 0

The unfortunate violence that engulfed the Dei-Dei building materials market in Abuja on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and the ill-conceived ruling of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court that retroactively granted a one-year tenure extension to the six FCT Area Council chairmen are two major events that have continued to dominate discussions in the nation’s capital. While one has Read More

Kogi 2023: Why Yusuf is the best choice for House of Representatives

May 25, 2022 Musa Wada 0

As we approach the 2023 general elections, the people of Idah/Ofu/Ibaji/Igalamela federal constituency in Kogi state have heaved a sigh of relief with the entrance of a business man and a philanthropist of note, Hon. Egbunu Amanabo Yusuf, into the race to represent them in the House of Representatives. Amanabo Yusuf’s commitment to his people is legendary as he has Read More

Musings on Emefiele’s CBN and power sector interventions

May 24, 2022 Nasir Dambatta 0

“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency”. –Arnold Glasow. An old report by a national daily that Nigeria’s national grid had once collapsed 15 times in one month was as appalling as it is always scary. The nation’s electricity supply has been going from bad to worse and has Read More

Idris Yakubu: Celebrating an icon of humanity and service

May 24, 2022 Musa Wada 0

Penultimate Monday, May 16, 2022, Alhaji Idris Yakubu gained an additional year of a life characterised by humane principles, refined values and remarkable achievements. The meanings people make of birthdays are quite emotional. Our birthdays replicate the day we first opened our eyes to this wonderful world and experienced the beautiful creation of God, that is, for one who still Read More

The imperative of religious tolerance

May 24, 2022 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

Carl Marx had said that religion is the opium of the people. In this world, there are various religious faiths through which man supposedly communes with the Creator of the universe. This supernatural being is called God by some religious faiths, while some other religious faiths call him some other names. From time immemorial, man is conscious of the fact Read More

Presidential primaries: Why PDP delegates polling analytics favour Bala Mohammed 

May 24, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A recent analysis of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) survey of delegates to the party’s convention has favoured Senator Bala Mohammed as the likely candidate of the party. Team of experts comprising academics and poll technologists under the Electoral Polls Institute initially conducted an online media poll across more than 800 PDP  adhoc delegates for the purpose of finding out Read More

Gombe 2023: Gwamna holds the ace

May 23, 2022 Abdullahi Auwalu 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Gombe state as a team is known for going into crucial matches with their first eleven. This has been the practice since 2003 until the winning tradition was truncated in 2019 to massage the vested interest of a few. The rest, as they say, is history. Fortunately, the PDP has regained those lost, utility Read More

Periscoping Nigeria’s sports development

May 23, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Today, sport has become a big deal. This is because it not only serves the entertaining, recreational and wellness purposes, it is now a money-spinning venture that people and nations cannot afford to gloss over it due to what it can do for societal transformation. Hence, paying adequate attention to sports development is a worthwhile effort that should not be Read More

Stemmming  foreign medical tourism, By Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

May 23, 2022 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The habit of  travelling to other countries by some Nigerians in search of  medical services at exorbitant cost has regularly  generated heated debate in the media and medical seminars. But most Nigerian medical tourists are genuinely unaware of  the top-end medical services obtainable at home. Yet others go abroad  for medical treatment as a status symbol,  or just to frivolously Read More

Politics of the absurd

May 22, 2022 Nick Dazang 0

Disillusioned by World War II and determined to break from the Romanticism literary movement that held sway in the 19th century, prominent writers like Franz Kafka, Albert Camus and Samuel Beckett pioneered the absurdist genre.The absurdist literary genre, which became popular in the 1950s and 1960s, was characterised by an emphasis on the experiences of characters centered around the notion Read More

2023 elections: The vindication of El-Rufai

May 22, 2022 Emmanuel Ado 0

“Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lives. Truth is the child of time, erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee”. – Immanuel Kant, German philosopher. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, in an earthshaking interview with the Vanguard newspaper on February 24, 2020, had unequivocally thrown his considerable weight behind a southern presidency, after eight years of President Muhammadu Buhari. Read More

2023: PDP, Fintiri and the false narratives

May 19, 2022 Anas Umaru 0

In months leading to both primary and general elections, the polity is always unnecessarily supercharged with outright and blatant falsehoods as well as bogus claims of pretenders who have appointed themselves to the rank of preferred candidates. These people throw their negative and defeatist mentality about, using it to define their perennial aspirations which have been nothing short of habitual Read More

Between Atiku, his traducers and Deborah’s murder

May 19, 2022 Hajia Hadiza Mohammed 0

The lynching of a young girl named Deborah Samuel Yakubu in Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto last week by a group of irate youths and extremists on the allegation of blasphemy against the holy Prophet Mohammed is as condemnable as it is reprehensible. That a young innocent girl died a horrible death the way she did, in the hands Read More

Why Tinubu may lose Lagos in 2023

May 19, 2022 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has declared his intention to achieve his “lifelong ambition” of becoming the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. His tenure as Lagos state governor ended in 2007, about 15 years ago. He was the only governor who got reelected on the platform of the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD) party. Why he didn’t deem it Read More

All In Northern Nigeria, why?

May 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

Here we are! My pen has already scorched, and I am at a loss for words to condemn the heinous activities in Northern Nigeria; the myriads of problems plaguing the region transcend genre, and the daily fictions take various forms. Specifically, Northern Nigeria has become a boulevard for every absurdity going aimlessly, ranging from kidnapping, armed banditry, Boko Haram, cattle Read More

Nasarawa West: Why Wadada remains unbeatable

May 19, 2022 Muhammad Inusa Galadima 0

The drums have since started beating ahead of the 2023 general elections, with actors in the political scene already taking the cue and joining the fray. In Nasarawa West senatorial district of Nasarawa state, one man stands out tall among other aspirants for the senatorial ticket under the banners of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Hon Ahmed Aliyu Wadada Read More

2023: GEJ, don’t be deceived

May 18, 2022 Abba Dukawa 0

Please, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan don’t let anyone deceive you, Allah has vindicated you for being a people’s leader while you were president of the country but Nigerians, especially in the North, cannot understand this because of their myopic thinking coupled with insecurity challenge facing the region which elite in the region make poor people believe you are the architect. In Read More

Driving productivity through employee satisfaction at workplace: The GEIL blueprint

May 18, 2022 Editor 0

A good percentage of conversations among employees today is centered around the work environment, hostile superiors, and general satisfaction in the workspace. It is said that employees worldwide only care only about their welfare, this includes timely payment of salaries and allowances, a friendly work environment, personal development, and an overall wellbeing on the job, while employers on the other Read More

El-Rufai, Jekada and the enviable profile of APC in Kaduna state

May 17, 2022 James Jonah 0

The inauguration of state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, by the Mala Mai Buni led CECC on February 3, 2022, at the national secretariat of the party and the subsequent election of Senator Abdullahi Adamu as substantive national chairman might have come and gone but the fact remains that no fewer than 12 state chapters of APC are Read More