Rising voices of socio-cultural groups as alternate regional governments
Increasingly, Nigeria may have started a gradual return to the old regional framework upon which the country gained independence. This is more so with the rising stridency of voices from the regional blocks that not only make input to the national discourse but vehemently act as opposition to the centrist government in Abuja.
No, London buses are not carrying adverts saying that Buhari rigged Nigeria’s election
A video was seen by thousands of people on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter show a London bus, supposedly carrying an advert that says President Muhammadu Buhari rigged the 2019 election in Nigeria. The video has been doctored, and not for the first time -- the same footage was also edited to spread misinformation about another…
Buhari directs CBN to stop providing funds for food importation
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said he has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for importation of food into the country. Buhari made the disclosure when he hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to Eid-el-Kabir lunch at his country home in Daura, Katsina State. “Don’t give a cent to…
Buhari to take 'decisive action' on the killing of policemen by soldiers - Presidency
Nigeria's presidency Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari is not indifferent to the killings of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba state. "In response to press questions, I will confirm that a committee was set up during the National Security Council meeting to investigate the killing of three policemen and a civilian by…
Buharification of Nigeria - Part 1
I agonized over three titles for this article. Should it be “20 years of the return of civilian ruse”, sorry, rule, “The diseases caused by politics in Nigeria” or the “Buharification of Nigeria.” The first title, of course, would likely lead in the direction of the history of two decades of lost chances and wasted years
Buhari blames insecurity on neglect of education, healthcare
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday attributed rising insecurity occasioned by terrorism, banditry, kidnappings and other crimes in the country to decades of neglect of education and healthcare.
Why Nigerians are revolting against bad governance, state’s failure
Again, resentment against the government is taking another shape with the nationwide protest tagged #RevolutionNow, led by African Action Congress’s (AAC) presidential candidate, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. The protest is said to be a clean, quick and succinct revolutionary process that will put an end to the shenanigans of government...
Court sacks minister-designate from House of Reps
The appeal court sitting in Abuja Wednesday sacked Emeka Nwajiuba, a lawmaker representing Ehime Mbano /Obowo/Ihitte Uboma Federal Constituency of Imo State. The court declared Chike Okafor as the winner of the House of Representatives seat. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Honourable Okafor of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner and issued…
Over N500b stuck in unresolved federal audit reports
About N500 billion has not been properly accounted for in the previous years’ report of the Auditor-General of the Federation, submitted to the National Assembly (NASS), due to a lack of enabling laws to compel and sanction Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) that ignore audit queries.
Group takes Buhari to ICC over inaction against alleged genocide by herders
The Democracy Vanguard of Nigerians in the Diaspora (DVND) yesterday took President Muhammadu Buhari to the international criminal court (ICC) over his alleged inaction to curtail herdsmen’s killings in the country.
Expert urges lawyers to embrace technology
Following the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) by president Muhamadu Buhari, the Managing Director of Law Pavilion Business Solutions Ltd. Mr. Ope Olugasa has called on Nigerian and African lawyers to embrace modern technologies in order to compete successfully in the provision of legal services across the continent.