Sunday, 28th May 2023

General Murtala Muhammed

14 Feb
As Nigerians commemorated 47th anniversary of the death of erstwhile Head of State, General Murtala Muhammed, yesterday, the need for decisive leadership as the country prepares for the general elections holding in 11 days, has been stressed.
11 Dec
I would like to celebrate the other birthday of our capital, Abuja with a call on the next administration to “bring back our capital” some cynics are bound to call their capital, at this time.  
26 May 2021
On Thursday May 27, it will be the 54th anniversary of the creation of states by General Yakubu Gowon, GCFR. The question is, what is so special about 54th anniversary?
14 Feb 2020
“Good morning fellow Nigerians, this is Lt. Col. B. S. Dimka of the Nigerian Army calling. I bring you good tidings. Murtala Muhammed’s deficiency has been detected.
5 Dec 2019
It is almost normal now to take the television for granted. Yet when we were young, everyone appreciated the magic of the television.
14 Nov 2019
It is significant that more than four decades after he left power, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson, who died October 30, remained relevant in the affairs of Lagos State and Nigeria.
14 Jun 2019
In my column, “The burden of Nigeria’s Unfinished businesses,” (May 24), I suggested that part of our problems as a nation is that we are hobbled...
20 Dec 2018
The economic capital of Nigeria, Lagos, has turned into a virtual car park, as vehicles pile up on the major roads in the metropolis at all hours of the day. Regrettably, the Lagos traffic gridlock is a microcosm of the condition of roads nationwide, as travellers suffer untold hardship and are exposed to the danger…
8 Nov 2018
Murtala Muhammed was born on this day in 1938 to a family of 13 in Kano. After his primary education, he attended Government College (now known as Barewa College) in Zaria and graduated in 1957. The following year, he enrolled in the Nigerian Army. After his enrollment, Muhammed trained as an officer cadet at Sandhurst…
19 Oct 2016
Today is the 30th anniversary of Dele Giwa’s assassination. For us who were with him at Newswatch magazine, it was the day the world changed. Giwa was the pioneer Editor-in-Chief ...
17 Jul 2016
It all started, as far back as, the General Gowon regime. Remember that as petrodollars flooded the federal government by such unbelievable ratios, military corruption at both federal and state...


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, yesterday, expressed worries over the alarming increase in divorce rate in Nigeria, especially among young couples. The church also announced plans to hold a conference on ways to strengthen families against divorce.
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The Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has said that numerous complex medical and surgical interventions such as the laser surgeries, open heart surgeries, spine and orthopaedic surgeries, complex neurosurgical interventions and diagnostic endoscopies are currently being carried out in the centre.
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The Federal Government has been urged to invest more in Financial technology space in the country so as to assist investors in bringing innovation and growth to the sector.
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The newly appointed Accountant-General of the Federation, Dr. Oluwatoyin Sakirat Madein has warned staff of the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation that she has zero tolerance for corruption.
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A leading candidate for the position of Senate President, Senator Osita Izunaso has cried out that it is his turn to become the President of the Senate.