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3 days ago
The present reality of politics in Nigeria indubitably portrays a system that is under siege by the actions, inactions and reactions of the ageing political drivers of this country in policymaking and implementation. The current crop of leaders during the economy of this country is a paradigmatic shift from what was obtainable in the post-colonial…
16 Sep
It all began at number 27 Kakawa Street, off Broad Street in Lagos. In October 1962, two years after Nigeria’s Independence, pioneer Immigration Officers drawn from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) were enrolled into the then Immigration Department. It will interest many to know that what is now Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) used to be…
12 Sep
On August 23, 2021, a man in a black suit walked into our office at 9.30am and introduced himself as a Protocol Officer in the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy. He announced that the Minister, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami would arrive by 11.00am. We had sent out invite for a private book presentation in…
11 Sep
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." – Desmond Tutu My curiosity shot up after receiving a call from Adnan Mukhtar, an assistant to Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo, requesting me and other media practitioners to visit Kano, specifically Maryam Abacha American…
22 Aug
In just two years in office, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Pantami disclosed that his Ministry and its agencies have generated N1.54 trillion in their bid to deliver the promises made by President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians in terms of economic diversification, enhanced security and the anti-corruption drive. The agencies…
20 Aug
One of the most charismatic Ministers in Buhari's administration, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami has been receiving massive accolades for his outstanding performances from sincere citizens, as well as blind criticisms from blackmailing traducers for ulterior motives. Few months ago, they mounted aggressive media campaigns against him over claim of alleged support of ideologies of insurgents…
5 Aug
Once again, Nigerians were treated to the macabre dance of her supposedly prime anti-corruption agency, the EFCC, when it invited former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, for another round of inquiry. And once again, Nigerians voiced out their disdain for what has become the obsession of the agency with the Saraki inquisition, wondering why a…
2 Aug
This is not the type of essay you have to read up until the middle or closing section before you get the point. It is straightforward. President Muhammad Buhari, Minister Muhammad Bello and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) must know that the deplorable lighting in Abuja is part of the factors causing accidents and…
23 Jun
The past few weeks have seen the reportage of insecurity in Oyo State rising. Right after the Twitter suspension by the Federal Government of Nigeria and Governor Seyi Makinde'sclear stand against it and his once again showing up at the June 12 protests ground, tales of insecurity have trailed his administration. From the crisis at…
16 Jun
Sixty years is a milestone worthy of celebration in many respects. It connotes wisdom, fortitude and grit in the face of life’s seemingly impossible odds. There is even more reason to clink glasses when the sexagenarian in the spotlight is Mr. Joseph Olaoye Jaiyeola, an advocate for economic reforms slowly but surely making Nigeria a…
16 May
On a Monday two weeks ago, reports of attacks, abductions, unrest, and sectarian clashes in Borno, Niger, Lagos, Rivers, Kebbi, Kaduna, Oyo, Osun, and Benue states were reported all in one day. This type of unrest is not unusual. Bandit attacks and kidnapping are now commonplace. Ethnic and religious leaders warn their followers of mass…
13 May
The labyrinth of accusations and counter-accusations surrounding the uproar over the hitherto sympathetic gesture of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami for Al-Qaeda is another classic example of how objectivity always become the sacrificial lamb in the alter of our inordinate sentiments. One of the saddening features discernible from virtually every…
24 Oct 2020
My name is Victor Ola and I’m keenly interested in seeing people achieve their dreams of studying in Canada without writing the IELTS exam and wasting huge money on travel agents to do it for them. I have been in Canada for the past 10 years and I relocated through the study route. There are…

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The Police in Ondo State said it have arrested one Ola Omogunwa, a 23 year-old commercial motorcyclist, for allegedly raping two women at different locations in Ondo state. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Odunlami Funmilayo, disclosed this while parading the suspect,along with two others at police headquarters,on Tuesday in Akure. Funmilayo said…
35 mins ago
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident he can turn Manchester United's fortunes around as pressure increases on the Norwegian ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Atalanta at Old Trafford. United are five points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 4-2 defeat at Leicester on Saturday They are not certain of progressing to the last…
3 hours ago
Three persons have been reportedly trapped while one has been confirmed dead in a fresh building collapse on Monday night in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Two other persons were rescued from the collapsed two-storey building by residents of the area. Confirming the incident on Tuesday,, the South West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management…
3 hours ago
Comedian and magician Phil Butler has died at the age of 51. His cause of death remains unknown as it has not yet been announced. Phil’s agents Chris Davis Management issued a statement following his sad passing. Sharing a statement on Twitter, they confirmed: It is with huge sadness we have to announce the passing…
4 hours ago
Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson has opened up on her weight loss noting that she understands why people are obsessed.  The actress says her 60-lb. weight loss is not only about size but "about loving yourself and loving the journey that you're on." She noted that she is getting more attention now that she has…