Second chance for Bala Usman
It fills one with pathos that an institution of the Nigerian state should confer honour and recognition on the ultimate anti-establishment man, the late Dr Bala Yusufu Usman.
'Ibrahim Babangida not dead'
Spokesman to former Nigeria military head of state Ibrahim Babangida, Kassim Afegbua has refuted rumours of his principal's death. "IBB is very much alive and bubbling," Afegbua said in a statement. "The fake news bill would be a suitable response to this category of fake news carrier." Prior to Afegbua's statement, there were rumours on…
Still on reducing the cost of governance
Agitation or call for a reduction in the cost of governance has been rather perennial. I wrote on this very topic sometime in the 1980s for the London-based West Africa magazine. I had then called for a reduction in the number of senatorial seats per state, which then was five.
Assessment of Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary
The situation in Nigeria today, is egregious and monumental that it gives a great majority of our peoples a feeling of total hopelessness in such a way that the general belief is that there must be a catalyst within the system.
Activists, scholars blame insecurity on past inactions
The pervasive insecurity, poverty, and corruption in Nigeria have been blamed on the past inactions of the nation’s leaders. The country’s Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) of the military President Ibrahim Babangida administration in 1992 was specifically fingered as the precursor to the institutionalised poverty...
At 90, Jakande’s political, administrative genius continues to shine
The first elected governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, joins the elite group of nonagenarian as he turns 90 today.
Babangida greets Osoba at 80, describes as detribalised Nigerian
Erstwhile military President Ibrahim Babangida yesterday described one-time Governor Segun Osoba of Ogun State as a detrabilised Nigerians...
Remembering June 12, 1993 Presidential Election
When the British Union Jack gave way for the hoisting of Nigeria’s national flag, which symbolized the end of colonial rule in Nigeria, millions of Nigerians poured into the streets and erupted into shouts of joy.
Gowon, Obasanjo, other ex-leaders absent from June 12 celebration
It was meant to be the celebration of a democratic milestone witnessed by people of the home country and leaders of other nations. But yesterday’s Democracy Day left many observers puzzled as none of Nigeria’s former leaders attended.