Olusegun Obasanjo: Ideas, politics and the love for country - Part 1
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was not on the honoured list of heroes even though he eminently deserves to be among the top list of those who cannot be omitted in the drama of Nigeria’s postcolonial unfolding.
Saraki: The sandwich of sinners
Long before June 9, 2015, when he became the President of Nigeria’s Eighth Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki had become a prominent political figure in Nigeria.
Gbajabiamila: The Making of ‘Jagaban NASS’
GBAJA-BIAMILA! It sounds much like a phrase. As such by convention, you must have to take a deep breath before you pronounce the name. On a second thought, phonetically speaking, your brain may register a kind of similarity with Roger Milla. But in truth, the bearer of the name, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, has a lot…
‘This Initiative Will Spark Industrial Revolution In Southeast’
Mrs. Uche Chukwu is the Centre Manager of the Technology Incubation Centre Nnewi, Anambra State. In this interview with CHUKS NWANNE, the former staff of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO)said the empowerment programme will spark industrial revolution in the entire southeast. How did this skill acquisition initiative come about? Well, this is not…
Onokerhoraye: Celebrating An Academic Icon At 70
ON July 24, 2015, our indomitable and revered Emeritus Professor Andrew G. Onokerhoraye, internationally acclaimed Professor of Geography and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, will be 70-years-old. This, being an important milestone in a person’s life, and having had the opportunity to study this foremost academic and nationalist over nearly 20 years, I…
Emeritus Prof. Andrew Godwin Onokerhoraye @ 70
Emeritus Professor A. G. Onokerhoraye, a man of ideas and vision, the first thing that strikes you about him, is his unparalleled simplicity coupled with humorous nature and infectious laughter that oozes a fullness of life. A warm, welcoming gesture that often puts everyone at ease! A towering pillar of Academics and Administration, Prof. Onokerhoraye,…
Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso: Whining Of A Rural Aristocrat
RIGHT from the moment Jonathan-bashing became a meeting point for some radical politicians and false progressives, immediate past Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, emerged as a prominent subset. Even in recent times, the new senator representing Kano Central in the Senate retains national attention as a pestilential busybody. Kwankwaso’s road to national…
OKE: States’ Indebtedness A Fallout Of Fiscal Recklessness, Dollarised Elections
Babatunde Oke, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance, University of Lagos (UNILAG), tells IKECHUKWU ONYEWUCHI that governments, who arbitrarily used monies meant for salaries and other state activities to prosecute elections, caused the unsavory state of the treasury in some states. He argues that the way out would be to plug leakages; reduce…
Getting It Right On Constitution Reform
JUST as the sense of a general objective tension that enveloped the political atmosphere respecting truly feared probable or practical consequences of the Presidential election result or outcome was relieved or doused by what objectively qualifies as a celebration of the values of self-immolation or sacrifice (in pursuit of the public good, peace and tranquility by President Goodluck Jonathan), the in-coming All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government is under a patriotic obligation to defuse the time-bomb regarding the requirement to interrogate the necessity to firmly ground the basis of Nigeria’s corporate existence.
OGUNLANA: Selling Contemporary African Fashion To The World
WHEN asked what she does for a living, Nike Ogunlana hesitates a little and then says, ‘I am an accountant’. Though this response is the truth, but it’s certainly not the whole truth because she is currently an e-tailer, which means she is into online retailing of African fashion labels. Just recently, she co-founded a clothing label called LA.X Nigeria.
On The 60TH Birth Day Of Dr. Jibrin Ibrahim: Political Science And The Sickness Of The Nigerian State
I read with consummate interest the treatise by Dr Jibrin Ibrahim in the Daily Trust (December 1st, 2014) and a follow up by Issa Aremu, (December 8th, 2014) to mark Dr. Jibrin Ibrahim’s 60th birthday.