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,…
Ajaokuta steel complex: In the throes of privatisation
One of the main things needed to jump-start a country’s industrialisation is a thriving steel industry. This, perhaps, explains why the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) in Kogi State is also referred to by some as the “Bedrock of Nigeria’s industrialisation.
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…
Shehu Shagari, part hero
Almost 35years after he was overthrown from power, former President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari answered his final call last month. He was 93. He was the most prominent link between the first and second republic. Except for Chief Reuben Famuyide Fasoranti (90), Alhaji Tanko Yankasai (92), Chief Richard Abimbola Osuolale Akinjide (87), Chief Ayo Adebanjo (90),…
Shehu Shagari: A life of significance
The death of Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari at the sunset of last year marked the drawing down on the curtain of a generation of leaders in this nation. His place in the nation’s history is defined not only by the fact of being the first elected executive President but by his austere life style typical…
Primate Akinola: Politicians are doing things with impunity because Nigerians are docile
ome Nigerians say Buhari is incompetent, clueless and tribalistic. Others are of the view that Atiku may be competent, but he is corrupt. These are the two leading candidates and one of them will win. How do you see the scenario playing out?
Campaign promises: why media must hold politicians accountable
In just 39 days, Nigeria will yet again elect another democratic leader to make 20 years, going to 24 years, of uninterrupted democratic governance in the country.
Renaming FUTA after Shagari global embarrassment, alumni tell Afe Babalola
Alumni Association of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) has rejected Afe Babalola (SAN)’s call to immortalise the late former President Shehu Shagari by renaming the institution after him.
Nigerian Missions in US open condolence registers for Shehu Shagari
The Nigerian Missions in the United States have opened Condolence Registers in honour of late former President Shehu Shagari. Shagari died on December 28, 2018, at the age of 93, and the Federal Government of Nigeria declared a three-day mourning period with effect from December 30, 2018. The condolence registers were opened on Monday, December 31,…
Buhari’s absence at Shagari’s funeral unpardonable, says PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence at the burial of the late former President Shehu Shagari last Saturday. In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said: “President Buhari’s absence at the funeral, particularly regarding Shagari’s status as the first executive president of our country,…