Tribalism Is A Bastard By Dike Chukwumerije

These days, I am up most nights, swatting mosquitoes and pouring sweat. I tell you, it feels like hell. With fuel selling at 400 on the black market, and diesel costing double in both consumption and price. Like hell. How Governance is absent, and nobody takes responsibility enough to say – It is my failing. Blame me. Instead, those already in Power lament with us …

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Obi endorsement: Obasanjo ruffles feathers again

By Dirisu Yakubu Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is known for speaking his mind, particularly on issues of national concern. Having played a key role in shaping the political history of Nigeria, the Nigeria-Biafra civil war commander has had cause to intervene in matters relating to the health of the nation in the past few years. In his memoir, “My Watch,” the retired military general chronicled his …

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Can Sukuk Bridge Nigeria’s Road Infrastructure Gap?

By Kadiri Abdlurahman, The paucity of funds to execute contending projects has seen governments around the world resorting to varied forms of borrowings to meet their funding needs. Over the years, the international and domestic capital markets, in exploring various forms of funding options, have highlighted the need for ethical-based debt financing. In recent times, governments and corporate entities in Nigeria have been accessing the …

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Teenage housewife throws stepson inside well in Katsina

Maryam Habibu, an 18-year-old housewife, has been arrested by the police in Katsina State for allegedly drowning her four-year-old stepson in a well in the Kafur Local Government Area of the state. Habibu, who is from Leko village in the Danja Local Government Area was, alongside 11 other suspects held for various offences, ranging from banditry, kidnapping to cattle rustling, paraded on Friday at the …

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Suspension of Labour Party National Youth Leader: Call For Justice And Conspiracy Of Silence By NEC, Peter Obi

By Our Correspondent, For the umpteenth times, the embattled Labour Party National Youth Leader, Comrade Eragbe Anslem has lamented the alleged injustice meted to him by the party’s National Chairman, Barr Julius Abure and need for the National Working Committee of the party to wade in, (in the interest of the party and suffering Nigerians who are looking up to the party to salvage the …

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Nigeria Football: Time To Unbound

….Attention Honourable Sports Minister, the time to *’ADOPT A CLUB IS NOW’! By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu Let me start this piece by first defining the word ‘Unbound’. It simply means not bound together, release, separate, not fastened together, not confined, freedom and so much more. In this context, Unbound means freedom, proliferation, opening the space for private investors to come in and operate in an …

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Nigeria Going Through Tough Times – Utomi

By Chris Udochukwu Professor of political Economy, Pat Utomi has declared that the country was going through the most challenging times at the moment. Professor Utomi stated this in Abuja on Thursday in his Keynote address at the presentation and launch of a book authored by Elder Ejodame Emmanuel. He noted that the book titled, “A Handbook for Changing the unpleasant narratives of our National …

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It’s Yohanna Time On The Plateau

“A wind of change is blowing across the continent of Africa” …. ED Blyden As the 2023 gubernatorial race heats up with political parties strategizing with lists of names of formidable personalities deemed to have the potentials to help their parties cruise to victory come 2023 governorship polls, the Labour Party (LP) has zeroed in on a most outstanding and sophisticated administrator cum technocrat, Chief …

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Air Peace Should Stoop To Conquer In Kano By Chido Nwakanma

It was stunning to read on many platforms people urging Air Peace Airlines and its chairman to adopt a gung-ho approach in missed flights by the Emir of Kano. It is unhelpful to the airline. The critical issues involved include aviation practice, a penchant for flight delays becoming a negative rap, business interest and cultural communication.A. AVIATION PRACTICE. People in the industry confirm that airlines …

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The 9TH National Assembly And Electoral Act 2022

By Ola Awoniyi The happy ending of Electoral Act No.6  2010 (amendment) Bill 2022, which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 25 after much apprehensions, reminds one of the Petroleum Industry Bill, aka PIB. For almost two decades, the PIB was at the National Assembly, during which time it changed in shape and contents, and became an enigma too difficult for the …

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Letter To The Editor, Financial Times By Garba Shehu

We wish to correct the wrong perceptions contained in the article “What is Nigeria’s Government For,” by David Piling, Financial Times (UK), January 31, 2022. The caricature of a government sleepwalking into disaster (What is Nigeria’s government for? January 31, 2022 ) is predictable from a correspondent who jets briefly in and out of Nigeria on the same British Airways flight he so criticises. He …

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Yahoo Boy On The Run After Allegedly Killing Girlfriend for Ritual In Benin

suspected internet fraudster has reportedly killed his girlfriend for money ritual in Edo State. According to Punch, the suspect, simply known as Osas, is on the run after allegedly killing his girlfriend, Elohor Oniorosa, on Christmas eve. Police spokesperson, SP Bello Kontongs, said the father of the deceased, William Oniorosa, reported the case to the police and investigation is on to arrest the suspect. The …

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Electoral Act amendment bill: My problem with Buhari

All said and done, the drama attending the amendment of Nigeria’s Electoral Act is about the political class and not the people. Pretend as they may, members of the National Assembly’s attempt to foist direct primaries on the nomination processes of political parties is suspect. It is evident of a desire to end the eternal grip of state governors on the electoral process in the …

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I was gang-raped at Sambisa, thrown out of IDP camp by govt – Saleh, 26-year-old victim

In this report by DOGARA BITRUS, a 26-year-old woman, Hussaina Saleh, recounts how she was kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and taken to Sambisa forest; her escape from the insurgents and self-development efforts at an Internally Displaced persons camp in Borno Following the closure of internally displaced persons’ camps in Maiduguri by the Borno State Government, some IDPs who have found shelter in the …

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