Nigeria’s curious election
Igeria will hold its sixth presidential election since 1999 on 16 February, with 84 million prospective voters set to take part in Africa’s largest democratic exercise.
Mailafia: Planned sale of Ajaokuta Steel complex, manifestation of Nation’s tragedy
Development Economist, and former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in charge of Economic Policy, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, is opposed to the Federal Government’s plan to privatise the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited located in Kogi State. Mailafia, a career banker and international development specialist with over 25 years told Assistant Business Editor MATHIAS OKWE…
What Abuja deserves @ 43, today!
Even as we lament the state of political anomie in the land today, it is still relevant to remember somebody’s dream, which came through 43 years ago. Although some researchers have been claiming that the Abuja dream actually began with the General Yakubu Gowon administration.....
The Obasanjo missile: A lesson from history
If I were a president or political leader, one of my prayers to God would be: may I never receive a public letter from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, ex military Head of State, ex-president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and world-President-at-Large! His letters to leaders are often guided missiles, much like the famed ‘ogbunigwe’ of…
Reactions trail ex-president’s tirade on Buhari
In what could be described as collapse of espirit de corps, reactions has continued to trail former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s points of disagreement with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Reacting to the seeming war of generals, Chief Olabode George, a retired commodore in the Nigerian Navy and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has backed…
Osinbajo urges Nigerians to show gratitude
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has admonished Nigerians to always show gratitude to God no matter the circumstances, even as he urged them to look to the future with hope and optimism.
Leaders extol Jonathan’s virtues at book launch
Former President Goodluck Jonathan was the subject of a flurry of encomiums in Abuja yesterday. The event was the launch of his book, My Transition Hours.
Gowon’s injustice to Taiwo: Curse on Nigeria?
After reading the book titled “A gift of sequins: Letters to my wife, Victor Banjo” by Olayinka Omigbodun, the second daughter and third child of late Lt. Col. Victor Banjo...
Gowon condemns killings, urges peace
Former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, yesterday condemned the killings in parts of the country, urging Nigerians to work for the peace of the nation.
Yakubu “Jack” Gowon: The Peaceful General
General Yakubu “Jack” Dan-Yamma Gowon was born on October 19, 1934 in Lur, Kanke Local Government area of Plateau state, Nigeria. He was the fifth of eleven children and grew up in Zaria, Kaduna where he had his early life and education. His parents, Nde Yohanna and Matwork Kurnyang were early converts to Christianity and…