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29 May 2021
Today is actually the 22nd anniversary of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. If a survey were conducted, not many Nigerians would wholeheartedly wish the current dispensation happy birthday.
29 May 2021
Nigeria is a country that tells a story of enormous promise and unimaginable tragedy all at once. While we can boast of numerous bright spots, the most being our tremendous human talent and capital...
28 Apr 2021
The preponderance of illegal arms milling around the country at the alarming proportion being witnessed in the country is frightening.
22 Apr 2021
The sudden death of President Idris Deby Itno of Chad is bad news for Nigeria. For many years, he has been our stanch ally in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group
2 May 2020
Most countries in the developed world have a Hall of Fame. This is a structure housing memorials to heroes and famous individuals in a particular sector.
6 Mar 2020
It seems that each time the members of the national assembly bestir themselves and remember that they are there to make laws for the good governance of the country, their minds instantly...
10 Jan 2020
My friend, Henry, was a Cameroonian. We were classmates at the University of Lagos years ago. He was a voluble man. But each time something surprised or shocked him about Nigeria and the Nigerians
21 Mar 2019
Hundreds of Benue youths yesterday staged a peaceful protest to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Makurdi, asking the electoral body to declare Governor Samuel Ortom winner of the March 9, 2019 gubernatorial poll. This follows a statement by Benue State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), James Ornguga, that the party…
21 Dec 2018
Some of the presidential candidates in the 2019 general elections signed a peace accord in Abuja on December 11. Those who did not sign it on the first day have since done so.
17 Dec 2018
It was an exercise meant to douse palpable tension in the land, but it ended up stoking controversy. There was no embrace or any gesture of amity among the gladiators. The recent signing of peace pact by presidential candidates of political parties aimed at averting any chance occurrence in next year’s poll was an event…
1 Oct 2018
Born on March 12, 1927 in Sapele, Delta State, David Omueya Dafinone, is an accomplished accountant, administrator and a leading politician. The patriarch of the Dafinone family, an accounting family listed in the Guinness book of records as having the largest number of accountants in one family, is the proprietor of D.O Dafinone & Company,…
22 Aug 2018
Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said the 2019 general elections will mark a turning point to the country’s democracy. Abubakar stated this in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Muslims in Minna, Niger State yesterday, pointing out that the 2019 elections would prove the maturity of Nigeria’s democracy. He also urged politicians to…

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