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Eye Witness: Tomato, onions, toothpick and Akwa Ibom’s pencil factory

By Bayo Adeyinka I had just disembarked from my flight from Lagos and I usually love to take in my

Doing business during Ramadan

One interesting aspect to doing business in Islamic countries is the dynamic during the Holy month of Ramadan. People doing

Buhari and the marabouts

By Reuben Abati “Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?” “Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?” “She is a social media

My trip to Bama

By Morocco Ibrahim The Victims Support Fund (VSF) an initiative of the Presidency to aid victims of terrorism helped with

Adeyinka Adebayo: The Unassuming General

His life was gentle, and the elements So mix’d in him that Nature might stand up And say to all

‘Open NASS and Fiscal Responsibility Act’: matters arising

By Morgan Omodu The budgeting process of the country calls for concern among the stakeholders especially those involved in the

GM Food and Nigerian promoters, an appraisal

By Mariann Bassey-Orovwuje I read with amusement the off –  the wall allegations against the anti- gmo activists in a write

Time for the NBA to respect the rule of law

PRESS STATEMENT The Centre for Constitutional Democracy (CCD) wishes to call on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Nkanu

Time to increase the tempo on the graft war

By Gbenga Odunsi Corruption is misuse of public power for private gain by dishonest public holders or elected officials. Such

Plato’s Allegory of The Cave

By Pius Adesanmi Omoyele Sowore, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, Bayo Omisore, Moses Ochonu, Dapo Rotifa, Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo, Yommi Oni, Yomi Okusanya

No one is fighting corruption, it’s a Circus Show

By Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN “We seem to be fixated on the naming and shaming of people who have already

Dogara, El-Rufai and security vote

Speaker Yakubu Dogara meant it as a joke. When he dared Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to remove the log

#BBNaija: Television as madness

By Reuben Abati What a relief! So, the Big Brother Naija reality television programme is finally over. It ended Sunday evening

PR in Nigeria is one of the reasons journalism is in bad shape

By Ikem Okuhu At the last Annual General Meeting of the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN), it was

Zamfara Governor, Meningitis, and Conscientious Stupidity

By Farooq Kperogi Ph.D People are understandably getting bent out of shape about Zamfara State Governor Abdul’aziz Yari’s cruelly insensitive

Instead of corruption, let’s fight stupidity

By Abraham Ogbodo I signed off rudely for two weeks without any prior notice. I am sorry. I was protesting

Memories of midnight

By Simon Kolawole It was midnight, not so long ago, when I woke up, used the toilet and returned to

Time to stem the carnage in Benue, Mr President

OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI Dear President Buhari, I hope you’re feeling better now. Me, my family and majority

‘And they wickedly cast the first stone’

By Femi Adesina I learnt an enduring lesson on the day General Sani Abacha died. It was June 8, 1998,

God Bless Iya Oniparaga

By Pius Adesanmi. Thirty-six years ago, Nigeria established a National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development to “develop drugs, biological

Ile Ife carnage: Why FG must not take sides

By Abubakar Sodiq Is it that everyone has been silenced or these times are just normal or what really is

Tribute: My friend Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo

By Taiwo Obe The book, Atiku-The Story of Atiku Abubakar, has the author’s name as Ojo Adinoyi. Unless, of course,

The custom uniform saga by the Nigerian Senate

By Babatunde Ogala I wish to refer all those who have been commenting on the Custom Uniform debate to take

Sheer arrogance: the case of Colonel Hameed Ali

By Danielson Monday In this piece, the writer opines that the customs boss, Hameed Ali has just three options. He

Obasanjo’s hard choices

By Dare Babarinsa I know Chief Olusegun Mathew Aremu Obasanjo. He is Abeokuta most famous resident, Nigeria’s longest ruler, Africa’s

The politics of independent report submission in National Assembly

By Morgan Omodu The Legislative arm of government has her constitutional duty as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal

The Nigeria-prays-for-Buhari competition

By Reuben Abati After the publication of my column last week, titled “I want to go to London… to see

It is not yet time for celebration

By Morgan Omodu We are no doubt in one of the most important periods in the annals of our history

My children are now whistle blowers

By Steve Nwosu As my little son, who turned eight on Monday, sat on the bed watching me ransack drawer

The rise and rise of the “corruption-fighting-back” brigade

By Saheed Animashaun A vast number of Nigerians have over the years proven to be piss poor students of history.

Why Osinbajo is succeeding where Buhari failed–Farooq Kperogi

There finally seems to be some movement in the country. A new life has been infused into the country. There

Why is Nigeria’s President Buhari still in London?

By Martin Patience As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was beginning his latest visit to London more than a month ago,

What happens if Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t return to Nigeria?

By Ludovica Laccino Nigerians are becoming increasingly concerned with the health of their head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, who has been on medical leave

Don’t be annoyed o, but please, who spoilt Nigeria?

By Chude Jideonwo There is something curious that you might have noticed. Something as strange as it is weird. And

Empowering the rural areas

By Aanuoluwapo Agboola Its funny that in Africa, the word ‘rural area’ carries a sense of derision. This is further accentuated

Why kidnappers must die

Lagosians were legitimately cheering the good news of the release of abducted Secretary of Isheri Estate (GRA) Landlord Association, Dayo

Everybody in NNPC is either a good ‘thief’ or bad one

By Feyi Fawehinmi Following the story about Andrew Yakubu and his dollar stash, I went on a twitter rant (deliberately trying

The inevitability of another mega political party

Lubem Gena In 2015, not fewer than four political parties joined forces by forming a formidable coalition that saw to

Re: Who will protect Nigeria’s northern Christians?

By: Philip Agbese The instinctive reaction to the story by Douglas Murray in the Spectator, which prides itself as the

James Ibori: The robbed celebrates the robber

Gbenga Odunsi Former Governor James Onanefe Ibori of Delta State, who was released from prison in the United Kingdom (UK)

The metaphor of Ibiye’s goat

 By Olusegun Adeniyi On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari extended his vacation in the United Kingdom “in order to complete and

Freedom of expression under attack in Nigeria

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

The ‘Yar’aduaization’ of Buhari’s health by his media adviser (Flashback)

By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. Twitter:@farooqkperogi Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina’s troubling ineptitude in media communication and reputation management is turning

Waiting for Tuface

By Emmanuel Ugwu Saturday night, Innocent Idibia caved in. He announced, at the dying minute, the cancellation of the much anticipated

The citizens’ protest in perspective

By Morgan Omodu The current period is no doubt one of the most trying periods in the annals of Nigeria

Now that Tuface Idibia has ‘seen the light’

By Ohimai Amaize Among the top news headlines of the past few days have been President Donald Trump’s supposed Muslim ban;

Justin Trudeau, born in the wrong country

By Pius Adesanmi There is nothing that these my two ears will not hear in this obodo Canada. I need

Anti-graft war: The integrity test for senators

By Morgan Omodu The last has not been heard about the anti-corruption war of the present administration, as it is

Soyinka Betrayed: A tribute

By Akin Osuntokun First a personal appreciation: During the incumbency of President Olusegun Obasanjo; and exploiting a strong personal relationship

When religious leaders add ‘petrol to fire…’

By Tosin Omonyi “God sent me as His apostle of liberation to this continent to stop it from decadence. I