Even the big boys need the local league
One of the high points of the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Presidency was the debt forgiveness. After years of negotiation and complex diplomacy, Obasanjo and his economic...
Why I welcome APC’s direct primaries
I was intrigued to see that Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of APC, committed himself to direct primaries of his party for the 2019 general elections. He pushed it through the eye of the needle in his party.
Ex-Gombe Governor, Hashidu dies at 74
A former governor of Gombe state, Abubakar Hashidu, is dead. Hashidu died yesterday morning at his home in Gombe after battling Alzheimers disease for some years. He was 74 years old. Hashidu was governor of Gombe state from May 1999 to May 2003. He was elected on the platform of then All Peoples Party (APP).…
Would you wish Nigeria to die for you instead…?
The circle of election declaration process finishes when the candidate who ran against the winner calls the winner to congratulate him or her. That is the private and perhaps the most difficult part for the loser in the election.
June 12: 12 facts you should know
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari recently brought the fresh memories of the June 12 1993 Presidential elections, by conferring on the presumed winner of the election MKO Abiola Nigeria’s highest national honours. He also declared June 12 Democracy Day and a public holiday. But what are other historical actualities of the date in Nigeria politics and…
The 1985 coup
The August 1985 coup in Nigeria was regarded as a palace coup, a smooth changing of the guards. I have no idea if anyone died in the operation but the event itself has refused to die, thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The fault is not in our youths but in their fathers
It is immaterial whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari said all or some Nigerian youths are lazy. He impugned the integrity of our youths all the same.
Aligning organisation with programme
One major problem limiting the national effectiveness and impact of the Nigerian Left in the country’s politics - at least since the end of the (1967-1970) Civil War - has been the contradictions (or “disconnect”) between organisation and programme.
Dogara backs restructuring to foster unity, equity
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday supported calls for the restructuring of the country.At the third annual political summit organised by the Save Democracy Africa in Abuja, Dogara canvassed the creation of a unique system of federalism that best suits Nigerians and the local circumstances in the country.