By News Investigators On Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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

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 Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Buhari: Beyond The Iron And Steel

By Femi Adesina They were called the unsmiling duo. In his first incarnation as Nigerian leader, the then Major General Muhammadu Buhari was paired with another top brass military officer, Babatunde Idiagbon, who More...

By News Investigators On Monday, May 9th, 2016

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

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

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 Monday, March 21st, 2016

On Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Attack On INEC Chairman

By Jacob Dosunmu It is a known fact that no democracy survives without a conscious well organized opposition party, suffice to say there is need to have a virile opposition party that will serve as check against More...

By News Investigators On Saturday, March 12th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari On Soldier’s Welfare

DEAR MR PRESIDENT: A PROMISE IS DEBT Dear Mr President, We the members of ‘Lets talk Nigeria’ (LTN) – a group of young professionals – write to you today to intimate you on the plight of our service More...

By News Investigators On Thursday, November 26th, 2015

“Our People Are Running Short Of Food Supply, Water…” Madagali Residents Cry Out

By Tom Garba, Yola Madagali the last of Adamawa’s troubled territories under occupation of Boko Haram sect to be liberated by the military, in March, had been under control of the insurgents for close to seven More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

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 Saturday, October 24th, 2015

PERSPECTIVE: Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and His Detractors

By Ebenezer Omodu The least you should do when accusing someone of an impropriety is to get proof and evidence of the said misdeed. Conjuring stories or resorting to imagination won’t cut it. If you can’t back More...

By News Investigators On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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

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 Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

OPINION: Buhari And The Single Treasury Account

Nigerian President By Michael Jegede Since his assumption of office on May 29 this year, President Muhammadu Buhari, PMB has not left anyone in doubt that he is truly out to fight corruption as part of the change More...

By News Investigators On Monday, September 14th, 2015

OPINION: Martins Babale: Of Loyalty And Visionary Leadership In Adamawa

By Tom Garba, Yola Dep. Governor of Adamawa state Permit me to borrow the words of John Mason “Humility is a vitreous of a great leader grafted in the vision of who he is loyal to for achieving aims and objectives,bringing More...

By News Investigators On Monday, September 7th, 2015

100 Days In Office: Tambuwal’s Progressive Scorecard

By Imam Imam- When former Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, was sworn-in as Governor of Sokoto State on May 29, attention of the nation was shifted to the historical state, More...

By News Investigators On Monday, August 17th, 2015

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 Sunday, August 9th, 2015

OPINION: Sahara Reporters’ Suspicious Motives For Attacking Saraki, In Defense of Truth

President of the Nigerian senate By Bamikole Omishore On Thursday, August 6th, 2015, SaharaReporters published a totally fabricated report entitled: “Nigeria’s Senate President Saraki Lied In His More...

By News Investigators On Sunday, August 9th, 2015

PERSPECTIVE: The Centenary City Project and Free Zone Disparity in Nigeria

By Hassan M. Bello The recent shameful ranting by some failed politicians led by Dr. Cairo Ojougboh against the Centenary City Project and their caustic political mudslinging against the champion of the project’s More...

By News Investigators On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

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 Investigators On Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Understanding The Centenary City Project

By  Ike Michaels Odenigwe, Jr. There have been several media comments on the Centenary City Project and we have deliberately refrained from responding to most of them. The reason is quite simple: some are outrightly More...

By News Investigator On Monday, July 13th, 2015

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 Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Scorecard: Abatemi-Usman’s Four Years Of Legislative Re-engineering

                                                                 By Michael Jegede Upon his election as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2011 to represent the good More...

By News Investigator On Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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 Monday, May 25th, 2015

PERSPECTIVE: Saraki Is Best Man For The Job

By Rotimi Opeyeoluwa One of the major realities of the victory of the All Progressive Congress, (APC), in the recently concluded polls is the attendant jostling for positions mainly in the executive and legislative More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Senator Uche Chukwumerije: Another Meteor Has Blinked Out

By Unico Kalu Uduka This is the exit of one of the few remaining aerolitic fireballs that came to titivate Nigeria’s political firmament.  They are rare, and like shooting stars they are, they live a bright More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Before Goje’s Final Political Demise, Matters Arising

Heading to Tribunal? By Aminu Mohammed The April 11 Governorship elections in Gombe have been won and loss. But, like a huge stone cast into a still ocean, it has continued to generate spiral effects across the More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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 Thursday, March 19th, 2015

PERSPECTIVE: March 28, A Vote To Stop An Impending Cardiac Arrest

By Rotimi Opeyeoluwa Exactly nine days from now, Nigeria will be going to the polls to either in the slogan of the All Progressive Congress, APC, effect change or in the parlance of the self styled largest political More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 9th, 2015

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

 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 Friday, February 13th, 2015

INEC And The Burden Of Conducting Free And Fair Elections

One of the major reasons, we are fully supporting the postponement of the general election was to prevent INEC under Professor Jega from compromising the elections. INEC has long seize to be a dis interested umpire More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, February 12th, 2015

General Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption Sham

By Ado Adamu The general election is just weeks away and campaigning by political parties and their candidates are in full swing. The presidential election is undoubtedly between the incumbent, President Goodluck More...

By News Investigator On Monday, February 9th, 2015

PERSPECTIVE: Why APC Is A Better Choice

By Godwin Onyeacholem With many years of uncertainties as the hallmark of her wobbly existence, Nigeria has once again arrived at a critical juncture – that inevitable episode in the life of a nation when it is More...

By News Investigator On Friday, February 6th, 2015

  PERSPECTIVE: Labour Party Threatens PDP’s Dominance In Cross River

By Eyobong Ita Mama, Papa, Pekin! The slogan of the Labour Party is becoming a familiar chant in Cross River State, less than two weeks to the 2015 Elections in Nigeria. Following a contentious PDP State primaries, More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, January 17th, 2015

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 Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Baga Barrack Invasion: Chad, Niger Are Still In Multinational Force -Badeh

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall, Mr. Alex Badeh, ​Tuesday dismissed insinuations that Niger and Chad have withdrawn from the multinational force fighting insurgency in the North East. The Defence More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Supo Shasore’s Guber Ambition Excites Lagosians

By Olamilekan Ibitoye Lagos’ political scene will never be the same again – what with Supo Shasore, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, joining the guber race. Shasore, already being tipped as the breath More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Peaceful Conduct Of Ebonyi PDP House Of Assembly Primaries And The Question Of Impunity

By MAXWELL EZE, Abakaliki The November 29th 2014 primaries for the House of Assembly aspirants under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State has become an eye opener to the More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 27th, 2014

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 Friday, October 24th, 2014

As Ndoma-Egba Obtains Form For Fourth Term

By Michael Jegede On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba was at the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja to pick the party’s nomination More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Akala: Just Before Affliction Arises Second Time

By Ola Adekanbi When the Indian sage, Mahatman Ghandi said that “Politics without principle is one of the seven social sins”, he philosophically perhaps have Adebayo Alao Akala and his likes in mind More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Osun Election: A Post Mortem

“When a society demands change there is no need attempting to change it on old principles”-Foday Sankoh. Only yesterday, the winner of the recently conducted election in the State of Osun was announced by the More...

By News Investigator On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Imperative Of Stopping Nigeria’s Annual Loss Of At Least One Trillion Naira (N1Tr) To OPA And Swap Due To Sub-Optimal Refineries’ Operations

  Attention: Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke and Engr. Andrew Yakubu It is extremely disturbing to read the first response of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to #BringBackOurRefineries. The Group More...

By News Investigator On Monday, July 7th, 2014

Katsina APC Congress And Senator Bello’s Objection

By Michael Jegede Few days to the National Convention of All Progressives Congress (APC), which took place on June 12 and 13, 2014, Katsina State chapter of the party held its state congress after over two months More...

By News Investigator On Friday, July 4th, 2014

Our Judiciary: The Intrigues Of Judgement And Justice

 By Umana Nsikak  Citizen Eseme Eyiboh, erstwhile member and Spokesperson of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic. The Supreme Court judgment of July 7, 2012, affirming the supremacy of the party More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Stopping Wike’s Macabre Dance In Rivers State

By Babatunde Oladipo This has not been the best times for Rivers indigenes and residents due to the return of the war drums in the political arena of the state. The state has been on the front burner in recent times More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Gov Suswam’s Certificate Scam Suit At Supreme Court

By Terna Aper Judicial Jettison of 1999 Constitutional requirement Of Educational Qualification And Adverse Consequences On National Electoral Processing Appeal No SC/236/2013 is a pre-election suit from Benue More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Garlands For Senator Abatemi-Usman At 43

By Michael Jegede On May 6, 2014, the Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, clocked 43 years of age. On this day, the ebullient, More...

By News Investigator On Monday, May 12th, 2014

Boko Haram, Jonathan And The Northern Elders

By Femi Fani-Kayode “I am going to marry out any woman who is twelve years old, and if she is younger, I will marry her out at the age of nine. You are all in danger. I am the one who captured all those girls More...

By News Investigator On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Mark: A Leader Of Exemplary Character At 66

By Michael Jegede Senate President, Senator David Mark, a man that is highly respected among his colleagues for his rare sterling leadership qualities, has no doubt endeared himself into the hearts of many Nigerians. No More...

By News Investigator On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Still On The Sedition Charge Against Ebere Wabara

By Michael Jegede On Friday, March 28, 2014, I was taken aback when I first read about the arrest of Mr. Ebere Wabara, a veteran journalist and associate editor with the Sun Newspaper on the facebook wall of a Port-Harcourt More...

By News Investigator On Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Jonathan And Zero Allocation For Ajaokuta Steel

By Michael Jegede “One thing that is dear to Nigerians is the Ajaokuta Steel Complex and until we revive that complex, we cannot talk about Vision 20:2020. This is because for you to play big globally, you More...

By News Investigator On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Sanusi, The New York Times and Intellectual Racism

 By Sufuyan Ojeifo Suspended Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, is a man that can put a canary to shame.  Even when he has nothing new or meaningful to say, he must seek out a journalist More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014


Sadiq Abubakar, son of the late military dictator responded to recent comments by Professor Wole Soyinka on the award of National Honour on his late father by President Goodluck Jonathan. Read: If you want to think, More...

By News Investigator On Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Trouble In Nigeria (Views From Abroad)

…Now for the fallout  The president’s decision to get rid of the central-bank governor is bad new WHEN President Goodluck Jonathan suspended Lamido Sanusi, the governor of Nigeria’s central bank, on February More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Obasanjo: The Pontius Pilate

By Buruju Kashamu  INTRODUCTION Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is quick to point a finger at people, forgetting that four of his fingers are pointing at himself. He fittingly plays Pontius Pilate who seeks More...

By News Investigator On Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

SUNDAY MUSINGS: On this Matter of the National Conference

  Mobolaji E. Aluko, PhD   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 Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Justice Ayo Salami And Nigeria’s Moral Burden -Another View

By Chima Ubeku At the 10th Gani Fawehinmi lecture held  recently in Lagos,delivered by Suspended but now retired President of the Nigerian Court of Appeal  Justice Ayo Salami,he was quoted as saying“…Nigerians More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Same Sex Prohibition Law

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan’s assent to the bill banning same sex-marriage and same-sex partnerships in Nigeria, in spite of pressures from certain quarters of the international community, is a  bold and More...

By News Investigator On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 21st, 2013

Unfixing Tinubu’s Fixation About Jonathan’s National Confab

By Sufuyan Ojeifo  The cerebral Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, captured it succinctly in a recent interview wherein he described the proposed National Conference by President Goodluck Jonathan More...

By News Investigator On Monday, October 21st, 2013

Aviation: Nigeria’s Hire And Fire Ministry

Chigozie Chikere Since 2005, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Aviation has had no fewer that six Ministers. Three of them lasted less than a year. The self-serving Femi Fani-Kayode who was dismissed in 2007 managed More...