Tuesday, September 27, 2022

A Nation In Search Of Vindication

By Matthew Kukah Hassan Another Christmas with Dark Clouds of Death:Let me paraphrase the holy prophet Isaiah who...

Labour Act Should Be Reviewed to Accommodate Sexual Harassment In Workplace

Dr. Kayode Ajulo Dr. Kayode Ajulo Dr. Kayode Ajulo is a lawyer with special...

Edo Without Allocation: The Quest For A Refreshing And Visionary Leadership

By John Mayaki According to Thomas Hobbes, life for man in the state of nature was, solitary, poor, brutish,...

OPINION: Making Do With The Warriors In White

By Dare Babarinsa Rotimi Ireti Akinola is my friend. He is one of the few Nigerians who look trouble in the...

Kyari Tribute: I Need No Validation Of Man -FFK

By Femi Fani-Kayode My opposition to the Buhari Government for the last five years has been as constant...

TRIBUTE: “I Looked Back Instinctively… …But It Turned Out To Be My Last View...

By Femi Adesina He told us he would be back at his desk soon. I believed it. But now,...

TRIBUTE: How Are The Mighty Fallen

By Femi Fani-Kayode Insults mean nothing to me. They only fuel my resolve and strengthen my determination. They are...

VIEWPOINT: Abba Kyari: Speaking Ill Of The Dead

By Remi Oyeyemi "The evil that men do live after them." -- William Shakespare I am...

Abba Kyari’s Death, End Of A Surrogate Presidency, The Coming Chaos

By Farooq Kperogi To say I was shocked by Abba Kyari's death would be to tell a lie....

Gombe APC Brouhaha: Let The Truth Be Told

By Sadiq Umar The recent development in Gombe State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in which 7...

COVID 19: Appeal To The President To Unlock Lagos And Abuja

By Ebun-Olu Onagboruwa On March 29, 2020, the President directed the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun States and Abuja. Everything...

VIEWPOINT: Virus Outbreak Requires Better Media Environment

By Li Han Stereotype, according to the Oxford Dictionary, means “a fixed idea or image that many people have of a...

POETRY: Yesterday, Today

By Chris Anyokwu Yesterday was a surfeit of conceited farts Paradise on bubble,arpeggios of satieties thrummed the air titillations...

Neighbours Pay Tribute To British-Nigerian Family Who Drown In Pool

(News Investigators) Tributes have been paid to a British man and his two children who drowned in a resort swimming pool on...

Buhari Inaugurates New Cabinet, Retains Petroleum Minister Position

(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday swore in the 43 appointed ministers at the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

LIVE UPDATES: Buhari Assigned Portfolio To Ministers (See Full List)

1.Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (Abia State) -Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development 2. Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State) -Minister...

OPINION: Wake Up, Nigeria Is Dying – A Reply To My Fulani Friends

Obadiah Mailafia By Obadiah Mailafia TODAY concludes the piece I wrote in this...

PERSPECTIVE: In Election Year, Will African Countries Get Investor’s Vote?

African map By Laurie Hammond and Thibaut Hollanders The world, including investors, will keep a...

Presidency Pressured Daily Trust to Stop my Saturday Column

By Farooq Kperogi I had chosen to let this issue slide because it’s frankly of...

PERSPECTIVE: How Can Use Of Smartphone’s Affect Human Health?

By Mehenou Amouzou Africa needs technologies to develop its resources and meet the needs of today and its growth. The harmony of this development can...

OPINION: ‘Keeping Vigil Over This Democracy’

                By Martins Oloja The 2019 general election is barely five months away. Though the campaigns are yet to begin in earnest, key issues...

VIEWPOINT: Thoughts On A Tambuwal Presidency

By Okey Ikechukwu Prince Kasim Afegbu`s intervention on this page last week threw up some interesting aspects of the unfolding drama around the 2019 presidency,...

OPINION: Before Buhari Tampers With Press Freedom Again

                       By Martins Oloja Even if we encourage ourselves by wishing for peaceful coverage of the 2019 election processes, as journalists, there are warning signals...

OPINION: Watch Out Trump, China Is Taking Africa From Under Your Nose

                                                                     By David A. Andelman ATLANTA, United States of America, August 13, 2018/ -- Look out Donald Trump, while you're not watching, China is quietly...

VIEWPOINT: Ekiti And The Drama Of Power

By Dare Babarinsa At least Kayode Fayemi knows how to be a governor. Yes, we have had governors in Ekiti; the dignified Niyi Adebayo, the...

OPINION: Wazirin Atiku Abubakar And The Renaissance Of Restructuring

By  Benjamin Ogueri Enwerem 3 Years of APC is a Millennium just too long to bear. It is excruciatingly hard to imagine that the collective patience...

DSO Nigeria: Beyond Devil’s Advocates

By Hamid Hendrix Freedom without responsibility continues to pose a great challenge to the realization of the full potentials of our democratic dispensation and it...

PACAC’s 2018 African Anti-Corruption Day: A Thumb Up For Mr. President

By Ibrahim L. Dan-Halilu The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Wednesday, July 11 celebrated the first African Anti-Corruption Day in Abuja with a...

OPINION: Chibok And Dapchi Girls: The Whoredom Of Karma

By Sufuyan Ojeifo History repeats itself, first as tragedy, and second, as farce. -Karl Marx On Monday, February 19, 2018, Boko Haram insurgents invaded Government Girls...

OPINION: The Last Auction…

By Diipo Fagunwa An Auction happened in the years of old, on a day that only the rich would be proud to attend, and the...

VIEWPOINT: EFCC And The Burden Of Credibility

By Sule Yakubu Nigeria`s most vocal and most visible anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is breaking new grounds in what is...

American Sh*thole

By Dayo Olopade U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported comments maligning the people of African nations were a foreseeable outburst from a man addicted to the...

Transparency Is Key To Corruption-free Infrastructure In Africa

By Chris Heathcote The first Regional Roundtable on Infrastructure Governance was held in Cape Town at the beginning of November. Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency...

PERSPECTIVE: Boko Haram Conflict Enters Counterinsurgency Phase As Nigeria Erects “Fortresses”

By Jacob Zenn The latest news from northeastern Nigeria is that the Nigerian army will erect fortresses around the region’s larger towns to prevent Boko...

VIEWPOINT: Biafra And Kanu, A Possible End Foretold

By Omoshola Deji Nigerian ethnic groups are enduring the pains, rather than enjoying the gains of unity. From 1960 to date, successive governments, both the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

OPINION: Nigeria: Time To Domesticate United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Our Christmas Wish List

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Unspiritual Side Of Aso Villa: A Reply To Reuben Abati

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ocholi: Too Late To Stop Believing

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Between Buhari And The Proposed Anti-New Media Law

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...

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...

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...

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...

NDDC Auditor’s Report: Matters Arising

By Dauda Bala The recent controversial 2008 – 2012 report of the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF) on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)...

Buhari’s ‘Change’: The Place Of Women, Children, President’s Wife

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

 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...

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...

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...

$9.3m Controversial Arms Deal: APC Demands Explanation On Asari-Dokubo’s Involvement, Says He’s Among Arrested...

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...

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...

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 report...

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...
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