Shehu Musa on code of conduct for political parties
On November 19 this year, it will be 10 years that the Makama Bida, Alhaji Shehu Ahmadu Musa passed on to glory. He worked almost his entire life in the public service culminating in his appointment as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation by President Shehu Shagari in 1979.
The country that refuses to grow up
It is defection, the latest virus in the sclerotic arteries of our national politics. This poison is the only lucrative political business in town today. People are defecting from APC to PDP and from PDP to APC.
Jakande: Celebrating a visionary leader at 89
The concept of leadership has always been of tremendous interest to classical thinkers as well as contemporary political and management scholars as our world continues on the path of progressive evolution. On the other hand, visionary leadership theory rose to prominence in 1980-90s, and can be traced back to the political sociology writings of Max Weber…
A reminder of the 1983 old Ondo governorship elections
Desperation for electoral victories is not a new phenomenon in Nigeria, and has on many occasions led to a significant loss of life. As Ekiti prepares for elections next month...
Petroleum Trust Fraud
It is not known to this column how close Brigadier Sani Abacha was to Major General Muhammadu Buhari by December 1983. It was Abacha who announced at the end of a few minutes of martial music...
The land use decree, 40 years on!
On the 29th of March 2018 the Land Use Decree known as Decree 6 of 1978 promulgated by the General Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime was 40 years. Barely a year later, the decree was made part of the Nigerian constitution before the hand over to the civilian Government of Alhaji Shehu Shagari...
On free trade: three stories
During the Napoleonic wars, it became very difficult for the British to import grain from Europe. This led to the British looking inward and expanding wheat farming in their own country.
The Seriake Dickson phenomenon in Bayelsa - Part 2
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo helicoptered into Yenagoa on the morning of February 16 to participate in the events marking Governor Dickson’s sixth anniversary celebrations.
Ex-president Shagari speaks on relationship with Ekwueme
Former President Shehu Shagari has described late Dr Alex Ekwueme, as a vice president he trusted while their service to the nation lasted.
In January, the spirits are busy and hungry
January is a special month for Nigeria. It is even more special than October when Nigeria gained her independence. It is often assume that when the night falls on December 31...