Saturday, October 1, 1960. The Union Jack came down from the flag pole and yielded a permanent place to a new national flag – green-white-green. Nigeria became an independent
5 Dec 2020
Abubakar Bili Tafawa Balewa, one of the grandsons of the late Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, served as Special Adviser on Youth Development in Dr. Adamu Muazu’s administration from 1999 to 2003.
29 Sep 2020
What do men do when a train derails? When a train derails, efforts are made, using suitable equipment, to pull it out of the ditch back onto the track. Except this is done, the train will remain crippled
16 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to resume from Tuesday, the collation of the governorship election result in Bauchi State and may declare the winner of the poll, hitherto ruled as inconclusive. The commission announced the decision in a press statement on Friday night after resolving some issues around the result of Tafawa Balewa…
13 Feb 2019
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,…
22 Jan 2018
Few days to his birthday, former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Emeka Anyaoku, spoke to News Editor, Marcel Mbamalu on his life’s journey, his passion and concern for Nigeria, a country that was once united in prosperity but now hobbling and gasping for breath. • Declare violent herdsmen terrorists, former Commonwealth scribe tells government •Wants Nigeria restructured into…
3 Nov 2017
One frequently asked question at Nigeria’s independence anniversaries is: what is there to celebrate years after the Union Jack was lowered, replaced with Nigerian flag of Green...
26 Oct 2017
Director of Hikmah Group of Schools, Jos, Abdulhafis Imam Bello, has said that the mistakes the country made since independence were still haunting it till today.
17 Oct 2017
Opponents of restructuring who argue that the northern geo-political zones stand to lose influence and power if the country is geo-politically and fiscally reconfigured are badly mistaken.
1 Oct 2017
It is a paradox of development that on our 57th anniversary, there is little to celebrate. The Buhari administration, which promised change, has been sucked into routine acts of misrule and political insensitivity.
1 Oct 2017
As I have repeatedly noted here, we should encourage today’s leaders to deepen their understanding of what they stand to gain from restructuring institutions without breaking up the country.
29 Sep 2017
A presentation by John Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on behalf of the organisation on the current agitations for restructuring of the Nigerian federation at the Royal Institute of International Affairs...