Why government must take advantage of radio
The Nigerian broadcasting industry, especially radio, has evolved following its deregulation in 1992 with the establishment of the NBC act 38 of 1992 and 55 of 1999 as amended, providing the platform for more engagement with the public.
$267m Abacha loot recovered from British Virgin Islands firm
More than $267 million traced to the family of late Nigerian despot General Sani Abacha has been seized from a British Virgin Islands firm and paid into government coffers in Jersey. The money was a part of more than $300 million stash the Jersey government said on its website was “laundered through the US banking…
NASS insists government spending $321m Abacha loot Illegally
There appears no end to the high drama surrounding the alleged disbursement by the Federal Government of the $321m Gen. Sani Abacha’s loot, repatriated from Switzerland, without clearance from the National Assembly.
Truly, Abacha did not steal
Sir: A few days ago I was watching a television programme in which one of the participants alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari claimed...
A nation of great excitement about elections
How one wishes our citizens were as excited and committed in ensuring the accountability of politicians as they are of getting them elected into various offices. There are not a few who could be killed or maimed in the mad enthusiasm to demonstrate political support or loyalty in the coming elections. One federal legislator, in…
Was Abacha a much better national security officer?
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character but if you must be without one, be without strategy. Managing Director, Maritime Gulf Shipping Agency 2015. Before I am being pilloried; I need state that I am not a fan of that late maximum ruler. An exchange in the vehicle in Port Harcourt the other…
The other Abacha loot(s)
In June 2018, the Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria announced that with the repatriation of the sum of $322.5million, the Swiss government had concluded the return of about $1billion stolen and hidden in Switzerland by Sani Abacha.
Nigeria at 58: It is not yet Uhuru, here
Is the reason for our arrested national development far-fetched? No, it isn’t. It takes a visionary, selfless and morally scrupulous national leader to revolutionise a country and take it to unprecedented economic and technological heights. A great national leader can envision and imagine the type of country he would like his country to become. Then,…
Sani Abacha: 20 Years After
Nigeria's 10th Head of State, Sani Abacha, was born on this day in 1943. On what would have been his 75th birthday, we take a glimpse back into his life and the legacy he left behind. In 1963, Abacha passed out of the Nigerian Military Training Centre in Kaduna, receiving further training in the UK.…
I know nothing about Abacha loot, says Al-Mustapha
The Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late former Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has denied knowledge of what is being described as “Abacha loot.”
Reps’ panel to meet Obasanjo, Jonathan, Buhari on Abacha loot
An eleven-member ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives is billed to meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to ascertain the actual monies so far recovered from various foreign accounts traceable to the former military ruler, the late Gen. Sani Abacha.