Waiting for the discovery of Nigeria
Forget all the fine words about Mungo Park discovering the River Niger. What urgently needs to be discovered is the country called Nigeria...
Buhari’s support for federalism
The quest for federalism within the context of restructuring received support from unexpected quarters recently when President Muhammadu Buhari declared that the unfettered practice of the system is an idea whose time has indeed come. The president who curiously declared this while receiving an award of appreciation from some state governors spoke on the need…
Free Nigeria of hunger, insecurity, others, campaign urges electorate
The Atiku /Obi Campaign Council has urged the electorate to stamp out tyranny, insecurity and hunger in the country by voting out President Buhari in this weekend’s polls. Its chairman and immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, made the appeal in a statement yesterday in Ado Ekiti by his media aide,…
Re: How the Olofa won his shoes
Sir: Chief Obafemi Awolowo lived to witness the fulfilment of his desire for the creation of new regions - or, as some might view it, the balkanisation of the Northern Region. He was undoubtedly satisfied with General Gowon's 1967 efforts; there is no public record that he made input into Murtala Muhammed's 1976 state-creation exercise…
Murtala Muhammed: The Corruption Fighter
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…
Osinbajo urges leaders to rise against primordial sentiments
Osinbajo stated this in Abuja on Monday at the 2017 Murtala Muhammed memorial lecture with the theme; “Humanitarian Crisis and Response in a plural society: what role for leadership”.
Change begins with return to permanent secretaries
“It is significant to state that the then bulk of federal civil servants hailed from southern Nigeria; the theatre of the bitter civil war that had ended barely six years previously.
Restructuring in Nigeria’s best interest
Unless we restructure Nigeria and drastically change our business ethics, economic growth will be painfully slow. For the pessimists who equate restructuring with fragmentation or dissolution of Nigeria, nothing could be farther from the truth.