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PDP Convention: Loud promotion of corruption – by Reuben Abati

The elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday,

Simon Kolawole: Thou shall not underrate Atiku

For years, he was rejected at the polls and given a tag that demarketed him among the electorate. His opponents

Dickson: Protecting minority rights in project Nigeria

Extemporal Remarks of the Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, at the Southern Senators Forum Retreat in Calabar, Cross

Time to assess Buhari’s administration

BY ONYEMA OMENUWA Ordinarily, two years into the life of an administration should not be a convenient stage to assess

I warned the world and Nigeria about supporting Buhari in 2015 but no one listened – Fani-Kayode

In both 2008 and 2012 I warned the world and particularly Africa and the Middle East about the evil of

Does Buhari deserve a second term?

It is said that one good turn deserves another. Does President Muhammadu Buhari deserve a second term in office? Has

Atiku Abubakar: A ray of hope

I wish to let all of you know that I have travelled through the deepest recess of my consciousness and

The enemies in President Buhari’s camp – by Ademola Adeoye

I have read through scores of articles in the last 365 days—unveiling some of the perceived enemies in the camp

Atiku, Atikulation and other stories

By Reuben Abati “I hear say Atiku don port oh, from APC to God knows where…” “He used to be

Men also need help in cases of domestic violence

By Ebuka Nwankwo About two in five victims of domestic violence- also known as intimate partner violence—are men, says a

By resigning from APC, Atiku has found salvation

Yes, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC). I consider his action a deus ex

Political budget presentation and the common man

By Ademola Adeoye Mr. Femi Adesina of late said that the 2018 Budget is expected to be quickly worked on

What is the worth of a Nigerian migrant’s life?

In April, a former Nigerian public official lost his daughter under questionable circumstances. The young lady’s death was avoidable, and

Mugabe Exit: The eventual fall from grace

By  Alexander O. Onukwue “I’m not going to have anybody advocate the overthrowing of a government and remain in the country.

Prince Secondus portends prospects for PDP

By Femi Salako It’s saying the obvious to tell of the fact that Former National Deputy Chairman (South) of the

What exactly do Nigerians want?

“To what can I compare this generation? It is like children playing a game in the public square. They complain

Buhari is just another politician, after all

For a while now, I have reached the point where I could no longer give a care about what the

President Buhari has neither the intention nor capacity to hold credible elections – Omokri

I write to warn the international community of a clear and present danger to democracy in Nigeria in the person

President Buhari and those ‘surrounding’ him

By Niran Adedokun Let me start by restating the trite point that there is no society entirely free of corruption. 

Animal Farm: President Buhari and his new ministers

By Mayowa Tijani A lot of good news has been beaming out of the corridors of power in Nigeria over

Fisayo Soyombo: The men who shouldn’t be in Buhari’s government

This piece is laden with unsolicited advice. It ordinarily should not have been written, but for recent evidence that the

Simon Kolawole: Can Maina be Buhari’s turning point?

To cut a long story short, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina came into national limelight in 2013 when, as chairman of

Kogi state, senatorial rice and the heated crucible of ignorance

By Tosin jde *Politics is not for emotional people. When it comes to the difficult reforms Governor Bello is undertaking

2019 Presidency: Atiku is the most credible leader for a better and progressive Nigeria

It has become even visible to the blind man that Nigeria is intended for good governance. With past administrations and

A season of dashed hopes

BY AMIR ABDULAZEEZ This week, the news of an alleged secret recruitment process by the Federal Inland Revenue Service broke

Why Kachikwu should resign

One of the demands of high public office is that the holder of that office must exhibit the highest sense

From NICOTES To Intels: The untold story

BY KAYODE ARIYO Since the beginning of the recent face-off between the Federal Government and the Integrated Services Limited (Intels)

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