Strangely, this is not new in Nigeria. There had been cases of hoodlums who went out of their way to eliminate policemen. Scoundrels Lawrence Nomayanokpon alias ‘Anini’ in the old Bendel State and ‘Shina Rambo’ in Lagos exemplified this affront.
Democracy, INEC and corrupt officials
The majesty of democracy diminished the other day in Nigeria when the elections umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed that some of its employees received at least N3billion in gratifications to influence the 2015 general elections......
Niger Delta, maginalisation and marginal oil fields
The report the other day that the Federal Government plans to defuse tension in the oil-rich but volatile Niger Delta area by awarding indigenes of the region marginal oil fields, is not just intriguing...
Nigeria and climate change
Against the backdrop of the deadly effects of climate change, it is important that Nigeria mitigates these by letting people appreciate the reality and the need to practice mitigation and adaptation.
Again, on Buhari’s health and expenses
In response to inquiries on the cost of the medical treatment of President Muhammadu Buhari abroad, the other day, Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information deemed it a matter of ‘national security’ and a moral [issue].
Nigeria and internet fraud
That Nigeria loses a lot of money through internet fraud is not news but the figure of over N127 billion as annual loss given by the Minister of Communications is staggering.
Getting the National Stadium back
The National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, a symbol of the glorious days of Nigeria’s sporting supremacy in Africa, has been in a state of neglect and dilapidation.
The lessons of Easter
Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The innocent Son of God suffered a brutal crucifixion that was the climax of a short but remarkable life of commitment to love...
It’s Good Friday
Good Friday in Christianity caps the 40-day period of Lent, which like the Muslim Ramadan is characterised by prayer, fasting, works of charity, self-denial, self-mortification and the pursuit of other high spiritual and moral virtues.