By News Investigators On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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OPINION: Nigerian Economic Recovery Through Industrialization And Diversification By Public And Private Sector Synergy

By Ehiedu Iweriebor/APO/ NEW YORK, The current economic crisis and recession in Nigeria has brought to the fore what is already known: that the existent Nigerian national economy is not organized for internal self-propulsion More...

By News Investigators On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Calming Frayed Nerves After The Storm Of Quit Notice(s)

              By Idowu Samuel It sounds like an irony, but diplomats and expatriates who serve or work in Nigeria often profess uncanny love for the country. They offer composite reasons for this. To More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
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OPINION: Ambode’s Wife And The Chaplain: The Objectivity Test

  By Toks Oguntuga I doubt if there is anyone in Nigeria who has not heard of the sack of the Chaplain of Chapel of Christ the Light, Venerable Femi Taiwo. His sack has been attributed to the First Lady of More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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View From Abroad: Chibok Release And Boko Haram’s Strategy

By Amb. John Campbell Boko Haram’s release of eighty-two girls to the Nigerian government appears to be part of its strategy to maximize the value of the Chibok kidnapping victims. According to The Guardian, Boko More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Awo: Thirty Years After And The True Measure Of A Man

By Rotimi Opeyeoluwa I don’t want funeral songs to be sung at my funeral because I won’t die. I will (only) change my life and life after this life and I believe that when I shed off this bodily shell, I would More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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OPINION: DINO D BRAVO!! Dino Melaye: The Making Of A Brand

By Reuben Abati It is a sign of the times, and a tragedy that the most popular Senator in the Nigerian National Assembly at this moment is not the person who has moved the most impactful motion, not a lawmaker More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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VIEWPOINT: How French’s Next Presidential Election Can Modify France/Africa Relations?

By Dr. Mehenou Amouzou From the slavery that lasted a little more than four centuries, to the colonization and independence tailored to sculptor African countries, Africa has supposedly passed from a “primitive More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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OPINION: Nigeria: Time To Domesticate United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250

Attorney General and Minister of Justice By Lawal Rafiu Adeniran On the 9th December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250. This is the first Resolution that deals with the role of young More...

By News Investigators On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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OPINION: Travails Of Apostle Suleman And Inciting Words Of Sultan Of Sokoto

By Femi Fani-Kayode Nothing sums up the dangerous way in which the DSS is handling the Apostle Johnson Suleman affair better than the words of the Southern Kaduna-based Pastor Owojaye Matthew. He said, “you want More...

By News Investigators On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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OPINION: Kidnapping: Is Capital Punishment A Deterrent?

By Mufutau Egberongbe Yes, Lagos is more than a country if it is to be compared with some countries in Africa. The Gambia is just a little above 1.8 million people. Mauritus? About 1.3 million people. Not even Ghana More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Which Economic And Development Policy’s Should Africa Pursue To Ensure Its Survival Path?

By Dr. Mehenou Amouzou Africa has a very serious economic identity problem. When compared to Asia, the continent has made much less progress. China, India, Indonesia and Singapore largely only endured tourism for More...

By News Investigators On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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Our Christmas Wish List

President Nigerian Guild of Editors By Funk Egbemode I was all set to write something hard and political until Maupe Ogun reviewed my back page in New Telegraph on Channels and reminded me on live television to More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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PMB At 74: Peace Shuttle In Birthday Week

By Femi Adesina What a helluva week for a man who turns 74 today. In one day, in his birthday week, he flew from Abuja to Monrovia, from there to Freetown, and then to Banjul, in The Gambia. He held meetings lasting More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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On Louis Odion’s Poorly Executed Hatchet Job On Governor Mimiko

By Imefv Efuda   The piece by Louis Odion is emblematic of the new low to which journalism has fallen in Nigeria. This is a piece penned by a senior journalist who, evidently bereft of facts, decided to regale More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, December 4th, 2016
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Sacking Of Over 200 Staff Of Federal University Dutsinma: Matters Arising

By Jacob Onjewu Dickson The unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable as the country must remain one indivisible country and progress on that threshold to become a world power in the future. That is the belief of majority More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, October 29th, 2016
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My Lord, Tell Me Where To Keep Your Bribe?

By Niyi Osundare A poem by the renowned Nigerian poet My Lord Please tell me where to keep your bribe? Do I drop it in your venerable chambers Or carry the heavy booty to your immaculate mansion Shall I bury it More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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The Goons In The Other Room

By Hon. Segun Olulade There exist a large room in the All Progressives Congress (APC) province; the room is large enough to accommodate the hopes and aspirations of Nigerians. It was built solidly with stone-foundation More...

By News Investigators On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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The Unspiritual Side Of Aso Villa: A Reply To Reuben Abati

Buhari’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity By Femi Adesina Let me begin with two clarifications. Aso Villa is not my home, I am just passing through. Even this world is nobody’s home, we are just birds More...

By News Investigators On Friday, September 30th, 2016
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VIEWPOINT: A Face Of Nigerian Corruption

By Amb. John Campbell The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen U.S. dollar bank accounts that former Nigerian First Lady Patience Jonathan claims are hers. The total value of the accounts More...

By News Investigators On Friday, September 23rd, 2016
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The Zamfara State Killing Field

By Olusegun Adeniyi Nigeria is currently engulfed in a major crisis of intergroup relations that is rooted in the politics of economic survival but which is often easily exploited by the elite. The latest theatre More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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West Africa Single Currency: Lesson From European Single Currency

By Dr. Mehenou Amouzou Western Africa states which are represented by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a commission comprised of countries of 15 States with an equivalent of 300 million people. More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, September 17th, 2016
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VIEWPOINT: The Liberating Power Of BREXIT

     By  Isidoros Karderinis The referendum of June 23, 2016 regarding Britain’s remain at or exit from the European Union, through its subversive BREXIT result – the first major, painful defeat for More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
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PERSPECTIVE: Economic Recession And Path To Nigeria’s Genuine Rediscovery

By Idowu Samuel Nigerians over the years had been treated to spirit breaking economic phrases often coined by experts and authorities in their attempts to explain some economic realities. Yet, for decades they More...

By News Investigators On Monday, September 5th, 2016
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PERSPECTIVE: Don’t Let Yourself or Your Enterprise Get Kidnapped Online!

By Lolu Onabule esq. Cybercrime rates are at an all-time high in Nigeria and world over. Our threat landscape continues to expand. One of the reasons is probably the same as that for the high incidence of traffic More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Law Review Series: Provocation As A Mitigating Element In Murder Cases

By Collins Ogonnaya ARIKOR In any jurisdiction during the course of a criminal trial, an accused person may claim that a certain set of facts or events happened which ought to exonerate him from criminal liability. More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
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OPINION- Ambode: A Humanist And Pragmatist At 53

By Habib Aruna During the thick of the governorship campaign in 2015, the then candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, came out with an instructive advert: Let my experience work More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, June 5th, 2016
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When Bell Rings Twice

By Sam Omatseye Not many thought the first year of Muhammadu Buhari would look like this. The price of pump price at 145, the naira at 350 to a dollar, not a single road tarred, the 2016 Budget in baby steps, no More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Reflections! Cuba: Lessons Of Social Inclusiveness, Resilience

By Olumuyiwa Jimoh In 1958 Cuba then under the leadership of corrupt and selfish oligarchs experienced a deep impoverishment and emasculation of her citizenry, just like Nigeria under military rule and the past More...

By News Investigators On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Taking Us For A N36.5m Ride To Hell

By Azu Ishiekwene For all that is ripe and fit to pluck, our senators think the most concerning thing now is how to find themselves nice cars to ride. And they are not demanding just any car; they’re taking money More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
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PERSPECTIVE: Drones Over Malta?

By Joseph Cachia “Whatever one thinks of the justifiability of drone attacks, it’s one of the least ‘brave’ or courageous modes of warfare ever invented. It’s one thing to call it just, More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 12th, 2016
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Ocholi: Too Late To Stop Believing

Buhari’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity By Femi Adesina Let’s be honest with ourselves. When some baffling things happen, we question God, if not verbally, at least, in our hearts. But we pretend More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
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OPINION: Rivers: Before Every One Is Killed

By Ibrahim Modibbo I have no doubt in my mind that Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers state is a tragic hero. Taking full control of primitive power after a recently dubious and highly contestable supreme Court judgement, More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, February 28th, 2016
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PERSPECTIVE: FOREX Debate: Ifeanyi Ubah’s Economic/Financial Intervention – Volume I

By Ifeanyi Ubah This Media Guidance Note has become necessary to ensure that the media capture in proper context the views I am expressing on the possibility of stabilizing the Nigerian Naira (NGN / N) against the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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Governor Wike, INEC And Burden Of Conscience

By Felix Balogun It will do our Democratic experience a whole lot good if concerted efforts are made not only to raise caution against surreptitious dissipation of energy that seeks to revert the gains of the electoral More...

By News Investigators On Friday, February 12th, 2016
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OPINION: Between Sambo Dasuki, EFCC And DSS

By Abdulkadir Umar The way and manner with which the case between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Col. Sambo Dasuki on one hand, and the State Security Service (SSS), also known as the More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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Buhari’s Battle Against Grex Venalium

By Chris Okotie These, certainly, are not the best of times for the grex venalium (the venal crowd), popularly known by ordinary Nigerians as treasury looters. The ongoing battle by President Muhammadu Buhari against More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, January 16th, 2016
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January 15: Where We Came From

By Reuben Abati January 15 every year is Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day: wreaths are laid, statements are made, soldiers, government officials and the Nigerian Legion attend parades, pigeons symbolizing More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, January 10th, 2016
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What’s Going On In Abuja?

By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, I don’t know how many of you feel the way I feel but some things are not very clear to me. There is so much commotion in the land. It seems like we are still busy campaigning after More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
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PERSPECTIVE: The Appeal Court Verdict On Abia Guber Poll

By Michael Jegede On Thursday, December 31, 2015, the Court of Appeal, sitting in Owerri, nullified the election of Okezie Ikpeazu of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Abia State and declared Alex Otti More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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Between Buhari And The Proposed Anti-New Media Law

President of Nigerian Senate By Mobolaji Susan Ajibuwa, Kansas City, USA An unexpected deluge of criticisms against an attempt by privileged members of the Nigerian upper legislative chamber, the Senate, to enact More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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OPINION: May We Ask, Your Honour, How Much Would This Buffoonery Cost Us?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.” Samuel Butler By Joseph Cachia Most Maltese are unaware of the heavy price that we have to incur in the coming weeks for the enormous More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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OPINION: Buhari And Minister Controversy – Matters Arising

By Lolu Onabule It is not clear whether the Senate is bent on requiring the President to present himself for screening should he go ahead with his intention of assuming the role of the Minister of Petroleum or More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
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Perspective: Power Sector Reform, Many Questions Dr. Godknows Ighali Needs To Answer

By Sanya Olujobi There have been many questions that run through my mind just like every other Nigerians with the major achievements recorded and recently noticed in the power sector. The appointment done by the More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 17th, 2015
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NDDC Auditor’s Report: Matters Arising

Mr. Samuel Ukura By Dauda Bala The recent controversial 2008 – 2012 report of the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF) on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has thrown up questions of procedure, More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
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Buhari’s ‘Change’: The Place Of Women, Children, President’s Wife

Wife of the President By Rukkayat Aminu The change mantra of the All progressives congress at the 2015 general election may have indeed earned president Muhammadu Buhari and his political party victory at the polls, More...

By News Investigator On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Kaadi Igbeayo: Spreading The Gains Of  Democracy The Mimiko Way

 By Femi Adepoju “This is part of planning , Mimiko has taken us back to the Awolowo school of leadership, that leadership is not by permutation but good planning for the welfare of the people” .   That  More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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NASS Leadership: A Harvest Of Whirlwind

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Some have described what happened in the National Assembly on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, with the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Honourable Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Why Edo Deserves to Produce the House Speaker

By Ebomhiana Musa  The elections are over, the battles have been fought fiercely, lost and won. Ultimately, Nigerians and Nigeria are the real winners. Yes, they are the real winners because the cynics and the More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 9th, 2015
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The Tragedy Of Nigerian Journalism

By Godwin Onyeacholem For anyone who truly lays claim to the practise of journalism in Nigeria, this is the time to shield the face from a big shame. It is a season of great disappointment and embarrassment. Not More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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 PERSPECTIVE: Nigeria’s Military, A Deep Reflection

By Godwin Onyeacholem For Nigeria’s military, times have never been this challenging. Plagued on the one hand by the fiendish activities of some twisted minds that have taken over a vast cut of the country’s More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Dakuku Peterside: A Credible Alternative For Rivers People

By Priye Briggs “A Leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way” – John C. Maxwell. Until the All Progressives Congress picked Warisenibo Dakuku Adulphus Peterside as its governorship candidate More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Who Is Afraid Of Senator Teslim Folarin?

By Suleiman Arapaja It is generally acknowledged that in a democracy such as ours, especially where voter apathy is replete, quite frequently, the  number of persons required to determine who ultimately wins general More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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$9.3m Controversial Arms Deal: APC Demands Explanation On Asari-Dokubo’s Involvement, Says He’s Among Arrested Suspects In South Africa

By Emmanuel Adesuji, Abuja. The All Progressive Congress (APC)  Wednesday demanded explanation from the President Goodluck Jonathan led federal government, the alleged involvement of former Niger-Delta militant More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Position Paper On The Structure Of Government Presented By Youth Delegates

  HASSAN RILWAN — April 29, 2014 As a follow-up to the first session wherein a viable youth agenda was outlined, I have in this second session deliberated with my think-tank on the Structure of Government More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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SUNDAY MUSINGS: On this Matter of the National Conference

  Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD alukome@gmail.com   February 2, 2014 My People:  The Federal Government recently announced the modalities for the much-awaited National Conference, following the submission of the More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Tragic Consequence of Religiosity and Politics

The deaths caused by a stampede during a visit by the All Progressives Grand Alliance to the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry in Anambra State resulted from the unfortunate mix of religiosity and politics, writes Ojo More...