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How Buhari lost anti-graft, economic and political battles, by Odilim Enwegbara

Nigerians voted massively for President Muhammadu Buhari. They did so because they believed he was incorruptible. And so the international

Zahra and Aisha Buhari as fashionable Aso Rock Clinic critics

There are the Buharis who are not Buharists. Credit to Nasir el-Rufai, the most recent and most persistent proponent of

Are Nigerians bewitched against Atiku?

As another presidential election year draws near, Nigerians will again have to deal with the deluge of accusations and counter-accusations of corruption that

PDP Chairmanship: The required alternative for the party

By Omodu Morgan The protracted legal battle that People’s Democratic party got enmeshed in is no doubt a major setback

20 Years After Fela: Yesterday’s message as today’s reality

By Lanre Arogundade From the second week of this October, the power of the Fela persona will surely resurface as

The NNPC Act makes Kachikwu’s case difficult

By Ebuka Nwankwo Ideally, the minister of petroleum – in this case President Muhammadu Buhari —is supposed to superintendent over

Youth Inclusion in Governance: Way forward for the giant of Africa at 57

By Gbenga Odunsi Nigeria attained the age 57 with a low-key independence celebration in all parts of the country. Interestingly,

Atiku and his speech on northern indolence

By Ilyasu Yusuf  I was stuck in traffic on Monday morning when I caught a glimpse of the front page of

Nigerians and the 2019 question

By Umar Lukman As we approach the final laps to the 2019 elections, Nigerians are once again coming to terms

Fisayo Soyombo: Avengers and herdsmen are saints but IPOB and the rest of us are terrorists

These are interesting times. We’re entering an interesting, new journalism era when newspaper editors will cast simple headlines but the

Ako N’uche of Buhari, IPOB and the slithering python – an open letter to Ndi Igbo

The times we find ourselves will not permit me to indulge in the protocol of grandiloquent exultation of our kith

Ethnic pride and prejudice in Nigeria – Simon Kolawole

Riddle: name the Nigerian ethnic group known for being “arrogant” and “clannish”. I will give you one or two clues

IPOB: Parable of the stubborn fly, by Louis Odion

…the historic responsibility lies with PMB to foster national unity, give every section of the country a sense of belonging,

Restructuring: Task El-Rufai panel must not bungle for APC

By Dr. Olukayode Ajulo When, lately, Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for trivialising the agitations

The rise and fall of IPOB

By Abu Najakku The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was created a few years ago by Nnmadi Kanu as a

Hypocrisy, politics and El-Rufai

By Sikiru Akinola In Nigeria, my enemy’s enemy is my friend. That is what is currently the case in Nigeria

Can Buhari turn Nigeria into a nation?

Listening to, and probing deeper into the sentiments of Nigerians, one comes away with the uneasy feeling that something is

Madam Minister and the affairs of women

By Eugene Enahoro President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) was first haunted by the spectre of women who have problems controlling their

Medical doctors: Between Hippocratic oath and right to strike

By Abba Hikima  Although civil rights and liberties are mostly expressly given either constitutionally or statutorily, right to strike is

Kenyatta on the road to political infamy?

By Tunde Asaju It is hard for African political commentators to find a political leadership that inspires in the continent.

Cautious optimism as INEC prepares for Anambra polls

By Mohammed Isah It is at least cheery news that prospective voters are willing to come out and be registered

Brouhaha over JAMB cut off mark

By Rahaman Onike The year 2017 policy meeting of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has come and gone with

The rats are not to blame – Fisayo Soyombo

Rather than blame the damage on the president’s office on rodents, blame it on his spokesmen, who have so far

Restructuring: The way forward

One of the most debated issues in the Nigerian public space at the moment is the clamour for the political

Muhammadu Buhari’s unconvincing return from medical leave -By Fisayo Soyombo

Buhari’s stay in office or resignation is simply an integrity question — and integrity is personal, not constitutional… Buhari reserves

The rising cases of kidnappings in Nigeria

By Amina Isah Kidnapping remains one of the greatest problems confronting most parts of the country. There is insecurity in

Obaseki and his Knack for tough decisions

There is no question about Godwin Obaseki’s commitment to the welfare of Edo people as he continues to make the

Kenyan youth are winning elections, the ones in Nigeria are daydreaming, By Fisayo Soyombo

This is a story of two popular but dissimilar Cynthias. One recently earned her fame, the other has been around

Drama behind Saraki’s pension: Who is fooling who?

By Gbenga Odunsi, Abuja In July, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) asked Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation

Anti-Buhari Protest: Freedom of expression under attack in Nigeria

By Gbenga Odunsi Several criticisms have trailed the policies of the Buhari-led administration, as most of them have posed a

This house need not fall

By Afam Belolisa In the beginning Peter Enahoro (a.k.a. Peter Pan), an erudite Nigerian journalist of the 1960s, wrote ‘How

Buhari’s health: Falsehood elevated to an art

By Chukwudi Enekwechi With the recent visit of some governors and All Progressives Congress leaders to President Muhammadu Buhari in

Terrorism in Nigeria: The Qatar example

By Karen Goulding Terrorism is a global tormentor. It is now the world’s biggest affliction, with most countries trapped in

Paradox of education and graduate unemployment

By Ibrahim M. Hadejia  Individuals’ credentials galore are the main obstacle confronting Nigeria’s education and learning outcomes. I had the

Restructuring Nigeria is non-negotiable – Simon Kolawole

My 72-year-old mother, widowed since 1976, has not received her pension from the Kogi state government for over a year

Nigeria, Corruption Control and the Burden of Integrity: A call for patrotism

By Shehu Bashir Integrity is a virtue that should never be compromised for anything, when it  does, the result is

Is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?- By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Nigeria, meanwhile, must go back 50 years to draw its own lessons: wars build from agitations like this. If the

Osun, UNICEF and Social Protection

By Abiodun Komolafe Conscious of the State of Osun’s leading roles in the enhancement of livelihoods and a life of dignity among Nigerians, the United

Restructuring Nigeria: Atiku, Soludo, Tinubu, be careful what you wish for – By Dr. Chima Amadi

Typical of the Nigerian body politic, the political cloud has gathered around the semantic of one word: restructuring. This word,

How to solve a problem like Magu, By Azu Ishiekwene

Federal lawmakers are in a hurry to make record bills that might save us. That’s grand. They should start with

Lagos flood and what we ought to do -By Uddin Ifeanyi

Could we compel property developers and landlords to keep portions of their land devoted to gardens? So that not all

Fashola vs NASS

By Dele Agekameh A serious nation needs to prioritise it’s developmental projects and commit resources to those projects rather than

Does Nigeria really need political restructuring?

By Sampson Ikemitang Several decades after the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 1914 by Lord Lugard, and

Nigeria appears to have come unhinged- Kukah

By Bishop Hassan Kukah As usual, Nigerians are doing what they do best: making themselves the laughing stock of the

‘Daddy, I will be a pilot, and he was only 4 years old’

By Femi Adesina Be careful what you dream about, it may well come to pass. Oluwatobi is my firstborn, “my

Nigeria must decide what they want from the Igbo

By Azuka Onyeka Before August 9, 1965, the Singaporeans were seen as an irritation in Malaysia. Then Singapore was one

PDP/APC at cross-roads as 2019 general elections beckon

By Orkuma Hembe I remember with mixed feelings, the pomp and pageantry that greeted the election of President Muhamadu Buhari as

Squandering Governors rolling out the drums

By Abiodun Komolafe Nigeria is, as we speak, challenged and all eyes can see it! No thanks to past leaders

Buhari caused current division in Nigeria – Reno

My dear readers, I am in a celebratory mood. My book, Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan

Why Kwankwaso will steer the nation’s ship better in 2019

By Moshood Shittu Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was born into the family of Mallam Musa Kwankwaso in Kwankwaso village of