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26 Jul 2015
“The enemy increaseth every day; We at the height are ready to decline. There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries . . .” – William Shakespeare, in Julius Caesar THE All…
26 Jul 2015
This democracy was purchased at a very high price, apart from the innocent blood that was shed; we sacrificed a popular mandate, the June 12 Presidential election, still adjudged the freest and the best ever in Nigeria. That historic mandate and the man who got it, Bashorun M. K. O. Abiola, were both killed on…
26 Jul 2015
I AM worried by the widespread optimism in the land following the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States of America. The mood belies the reality. It is being projected as if the President returned last Thursday from the US with a bag of solutions to all of Nigeria’s problems.
26 Jul 2015
YES! All eyes are on Nigeria’s oil money. Hardly one minute passes without stories of stolen billions and how to recover them. Fine and good; but we don’t see the same energy channeled towards making new money and opening up other sectors of the economy, as replacement for the thinning and tired oil money.
24 Jul 2015
UNITED States (U.S.) President, Barack Obama, is heading to Kenya – the birthplace of his father – on 24-26 July. He will co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship summit. This first presidential visit to his ancestral home at the fag-end of his second term, is the ultimate triumph of the “politics of symbolism” that has characterised…
23 Jul 2015
DAVID Runciman in his Confidence Trap, an interesting analysis of democracy’s toil through the prism of de Tocqueville’s reading of America’s democracy in the 19th century, underlines the views of Tocqueville on the advantage of democracy over autocracy. According to him “…the long-term advantages of democracy are not readily apparent. They can’t be grasped in…
23 Jul 2015
IN 1949 when Mao Zedung became the leader of the Chinese people, the economy was in chaos. The Russians on whom the Chinese had depended upon for a long time had quarreled with them and stripped Manchuria, the most built-up city of everything. The transport system was in ruins and the currency worthless. The Chinese…
23 Jul 2015
SENATOR Ibikunle Amosun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced his second term in office as Governor of Ogun State.
23 Jul 2015
THE raging controversy and public discourse on whether or not fuel subsidy should be removed by the Buhari government has generated heated arguments for and against by analysts, commentators, politicians and generality of Nigerians.
23 Jul 2015
Some may wonder how the Buhari administration could possibly finance stimulus spending, considering that the administration not only inherited an empty treasury, but also face dwindling oil revenue and a very volatile global oil market.
23 Jul 2015
OVER lunch a few days ago, the usual debate over the nascent Muhammadu Buhari presidency ensued in the home of a senior colleague. As usual, tempers rose and fell on whether this is the dawn of a profound change or the beginning of a disappointing era, signposted by confusion in style and substance.
23 Jul 2015
THE crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) can be described as a storm in a teacup, a passing phase. The Guardian, in its front- page news-story, used the words ‘Civil War’ – July 2, 2015. Such development is characteristic of every human organisation. There is, invariably, the innate tendency of behaving like men of…


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Agbu Kefas, has been declared the winner of the Taraba State gubernatorial election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) state returning officer, Prof. Muhammed Abdulaziz, announced on Tuesday that Kefas polled 257,926 votes in the Saturday, March 18, election and has fulfilled the requirements to be named the governor-elect.…
7 mins ago
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Senator Uba Sani of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the Saturday governorship election in Kaduna State with a slight margin over the People Democratic Party candidate (PDP) Isa Ashiru Kudan. Declaring the result, the State Collation Officer for Gubernatorial Election (SCOGE), Prof.…
16 mins ago
Kaduna state government has denied that it declared curfew in Jema'a and Kaura local government areas following the outcome of the state election. A report alleged that the government had declared a curfew in Jema and Kaura council areas of Kaduna State. But Kaduna State commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan said…
26 mins ago
Former Enugu State governor Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has explained why he lost his bid to return to the Senate. Nnamani, a Senator representing Enugu East, lost to Kevin Chukwu of the Labour Party. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that Chukwu polled 69,136 votes to defeat Nnamani who polled 48,701 votes. Nnamani on Monday…
39 mins ago
The list of world happiest countries has been released in the data of the world happiness report. The basis of these analyses and tools are usually drawn from the most common, which are healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support, low corruption, generosity in a community where people look after each other and freedom…