Nigerians, when can we get it right? By Usman O. Abdullahi

As I move across the length and breadth of Nigeria, I see things that we possess as a people, some visible, others invisible to the common eyes. Then I came to a conclusion that indeed Nigeria is incomparable and inimitable, from the arable land in the north, to the market hub in the east, to … Read more

Nigeria Needs a Fiscal Revolution – Simon Kolawole

Come to think of it, I have spent the past 18 years campaigning for restructuring, although not along ethnic lines. My campaign has been three-fold: (1) restructuring our mentality so that we can see the errors of our ways and begin to apply our hearts to wisdom (2) restructuring our politics to deliver good governance through competent … Read more

FACT CHECK: Is Kogi the safest state with second lowest crime rate in Nigeria?

Claim: “Today, our state is arguably the safest in the entire country, we are rated the second most peaceful and our crime rate is second lowest,” Yahya Bello, Kogi State Governor, August 27, 2021. READ ALSO, Kogi is now an oil-producing state – Gov Bello Conclusion: No! Kogi is not the safest state in Nigeria, … Read more

Sketching Nigeria’s tomorrow with JAMB – Owei Lakemfa

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, examination is an annual train that runs candidates to tertiary institutions; once it is missed, the candidate has to wait for another year to get on board. So for many youths, it is an opportunity that must not be allowed to slip away. READ ALSO; JAMB Adopts New Cut-off Marks In 2021, … Read more

My encounter with LAMATA enforcement officers – Ehi Braimah

Our visiting Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta and his spouse, Rashi, left Lagos for Port Harcourt last Friday morning. The day before, our visitor was treated to a reception hosted by Rotary District 9110 under the able leadership of our District Governor, Rotarian Remi Bello, FCA. It ended with a dinner at Lagos Marriot Hotel in GRA, … Read more

Samuel Ortom: A Governor and his ‘rebellion’!

The Executive Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ioraer Ortom was born on the 23 April, 1961. He is an accomplished politician, businessman, administrator and philanthropist. He was the Minister of State, Trade and Investments during the infamous presidency of Goodluck Jonathan. Before that appointment he had served as the PDP National Auditor. And before that … Read more

OPINION: PDP house of commotion

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, is currently in the throes of a commotion that threatens to destroy the party’s capability to put up any strong showing in the 2023 general elections. Party stakeholders argue that there are enough strong internal mechanisms that would rescue the party and restore it to good … Read more

Adeola Soetan: Student leader who spent 13 years for a five-year course – Owei Lakemfa

Adeola Soetan was a staff of the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Abeokuta when some young student leaders from the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife visited the station. Cladded in black, they came in connection with the annual commemoration of the June 7, 1981 massacre of six students in Ife by the police. READ ALSO; Photos: … Read more

Celebrating Life And Times Of Dapo Abiodun’s Father – Kunle Somorin

Tributes have been pouring in from all walks of life since Pa Emmanuel Adesanya, father of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, passed away in the United Kingdom on August 2, at the age of 89. READ ALSO; UPDATED: Prophet T.B Joshua Buried Amid Tears And Tributes Political leaders, faith-based and gender-based organisations, traditional leaders, private sector … Read more

Audacity of fake news: Army recruiting Boko Haram members? – Fredrick Nwabufo

It is my deduction that fake news is fecundated by prejudice; prejudices whether ethnic, political or religious. Nigeria’s social media dome is a hang-out for lies, malice and bigotry. Falsehood in this seemingly anonymous quarter is oxygenated by hate and bias. The canard of the Nigerian Army recruiting repentant Boko Haram insurgents, for example, has … Read more

Buni as APC’s boat-rocker towards 2023 polls – Ehichioya Ezomon

Will the All Progressives Congress survive the onslaughts against its existence by dissatisfied members and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, which canvasses delisting of the platform?  READ ALSO; Saraki, Orji, Kwankwaso, Dickson: APC using EFCC to harass opposition over 2023 – PDP How many court cases will the party contest before deciding the fate of Governor … Read more

The North is Richer Than The South By Sujimoto … Sokoto State: The Hidden Gem

?Suji, what?s 1+1+=11? Oya sit down here and explain it to me.? ?Oga it?s Motomatics and that?s the same reason why I am in Sokoto?. � This was my conversation with the ace administrator, astute politician and leader, executive governor of Sokoto state – Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal CFR, after a long and interesting … Read more

PIA and the Triumph of Mischief – Simon Kolawole

Have you heard the news? The Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) signed by President Muhammadu Buhari is the most anti-Niger Delta legislation in history, conceived and designed to further exploit the oil-producing region in favour of the north. How can PIA allocate a mere 3% to host communities while giving a whopping 30% of the profit of the … Read more

Hichilema: Zambia Shall Be Free – Reuben Abati

As a secondary student, one of the compulsory literature texts that my set read for the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) was a book titled Zambia Shall Be Free by Kenneth Kaunda. Our teacher had a funny way of pronouncing Zambia. He would turn Zambia into “Zam-bi-u Shar-lll -Be Friii” by Kerr-nnerthi- Kar uuun dar”. Till today, some of my old classmates … Read more

‘Nigeria cannot defeat the Igbo and Yoruba at the same time’ – Akinyemi Onigbinde

The greatest thing Nigerians accomplished in the last thirty years was electing Muhammadu Buhari as president. If he had lived and died without being president, no one would push back when politicians fall over themselves to deliver tributes and call him the greatest president that Nigeria never had. READ ALSO; Nigeria police to feed new … Read more

Abba Kyari: Superstar Cop in the Soup – Simon Kolawole

Mallam Abba Alhaji Kyari, the deputy commissioner of police widely celebrated as “Super Cop”, dotes on limelight like an ant on sugar. But the celebrity cop may be seeing the dying days of his super stardom with his stinging indictment in the US. The principal character in the case is the self-confessed Nigerian inter-continental scam … Read more

7 ways Big Brother Naija 2021 differs from others

MultiChoice’s 2021 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality started yesterday, but there are new innovations introduced by the organizers to make the show more exciting for fans. Let’s take a look at what makes the 2021 edition different from others aside from the upgraded grand prize of N90 million, which is the highest in the … Read more