Saturday, 10th June 2023


27 Apr 2015
IT was not so much an electoral defeat of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its government than a wholesome repudiation of a social vision and world view that has persisted in the nearly two decades of the return of civil rule in1999.
27 Apr 2015
IN his seminal work, Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition (1971), Robert Dahl proposed a new understanding of democracy typically encapsulating the maxim that democracy requires not only popular participation, but also popular competition (or, contestation as he would have it)
27 Apr 2015
THE absence of primary kobo coins in our currency profile has become accepted as the norm by both the public and our monetary authorities who, curiously, don’t seem to also care.
26 Apr 2015
AFTER every paragraph, the chorus to this piece is: “By Any Means Possible.” “By Enemies Possible.” In Africa, both the past and the present are pestilences on the future. South Africa is one country that exemplifies this evil tripartite alliance on the lives of the people.
26 Apr 2015
IN a highly-advertised public relations gimmick on July 14, 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan announced what he called a “comprehensive” four-year audit of the federal government’s finances since 2007.
26 Apr 2015
IF you have not gone to see our President-elect since Nigerians put a smile on his face and our faces on March 28, it could be said that you are not being patriotic.
26 Apr 2015
THE crowd currently building around President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, is not unusual.
24 Apr 2015
IT is common knowledge that some economic agents in the country would prefer to denominate their goods and services in foreign currency, particularly the dollar. For instance, some providers of high-cost flats in highbrow parts of the country engage in this practice. It is even it is rumoured that at some schools, fees are indicated in dollars.
24 Apr 2015
ONE cannot help but recall Jawaharlal Nehru’s historic speech to his country’s Constituent Assembly in New Delhi on that sweltering mid-August midnight in 1947 as India, the first of British Empire’s non-white dominions to attain full self-government, ushered in her independence: “Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny; and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.”
24 Apr 2015
OF what use was the peace accord signed by the major contenders for the office of the governor of Rivers State if such pact could not stop the fear of violence? It is a big shame that this state finds it hard to remove the clouds of evil hovering over the heads of some people with a devil-may-care attitude and, around its borders. It is also a shame that the perpetrators always vanish into thin air after these acts.
24 Apr 2015
OF all the senior Nigerian Army officers who served as ECOMOG Commanders in Liberia during the civil war, perhaps the one commander who had the most difficult assignment was General Ishaya Bakut, 67, who passed away weeks ago in Abuja during a brief illness.
23 Apr 2015
AS the 2015 elections approached, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) spin doctors had good reasons to place Benue State firmly under the grip of the biggest party in Africa.


5 mins ago
My childhood was bittersweet. I had some sweet experiences as a child before the trajectory of my life changed when I turned age 10 and got raped. So yes, discovering my purpose a few years ago made me understand that everything about my childhood was preparing me for the life that I live now.
32 mins ago
Despite President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s meeting with 109 Senators-elect and 360 House of Representatives members-elect at the President Villa, Abuja, to seek their support for the chosen candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly, there are indications that the candidates are still not convinced of their chances of victory when the lawmakers-elect cast their votes on Tuesday.
47 mins ago
President Bola Tinubu, yesterday, assented to the electricity bill passed in July 2022 seeking to repeal the Electricity and Power Sector Reform Act, 2005. It becomes the Electricity Act, 2023
52 mins ago
A former Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday said he would have slapped his predecessor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, if he met him in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
1 hour ago
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