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  • Insecurity in Nigeria

    A national emergency on insecurity

    The biggest problem Nigeria faces at the moment beyond the parlous state of the economy is the general insecurity in the land and it is about time government declared a national emergency on the challenge. Certainly, the phrase “national emergency” Read more

  • Babajide Sanwo-Olu

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    Sanwo-Olu and the pursuit of a social market economy (2)

    Sanwo-Olu is therefore blessed to have the rare opportunity of being in the driver's seat of the number one State in West Africa. But for him to benefit from the green fruits of ruling a State like Lagos, he needs to really aim for the highest, and Read more

  • Babajide Sanwo-Olu

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    Sanwo-Olu and the pursuit of a social market economy – (1)

    My discussion about the performance of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu must be put in the context that I met him at Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, Okepopo, Lagos; and that was in 2003, under the vicarship of the then Reverend Canon ‘Segun Ajayi. Meeting Read more

  • Muhammadu Buhari and Babatunde Fashola

    Buhari And Fashola’s legacy of killer roads

    This fateful Friday of 28th July 2023, a heavy blanket of sorrow enveloped the entire population of Eket Council in Akwa Ibom State. A burial was taking place at the Eket Stadium. But this was no routine funeral. It was a State burial, a mass Read more

  • Adebayo Adelabu

    Fixing the Power sector

    Following the three-day retreat held for Ministers, Special Advisers, Permanent Secretaries and heads of Agencies and Departments by President Bola Tinubu, rather belatedly, three weeks ago with the theme: “Delivering on the Renewed Hope Agenda” some Read more

  • Bola Ahmed Tinubu

    Dilemma of unending promises in democracy

    It is a glorious thing to have a tested leader as the President of a country. It is also a blessing when the President means what he says and when what he says is not just believable but also approved by the people. Such a society is bound to swim Read more

  • Chief Wole Olanipekun

    Wole Olanipekun at 72!

    For decades, Olanipekun has been an amiable Watcher at the Bench. This personable individual, humanist extraordinaire and an indefatigable and undefeatable iconic silk has now carved a niche for himself in high-profile clientele by handling public Read more

  • Prof Babagana Umara Zulum

    Insecurity: Time to heed Zulum’s warning

    At a programme in honour of the reconstituted North-East Development Commission (NEDC) recently, Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, warned that Nigeria risked being wiped off the map in the near future if no proactive steps were taken to Read more

  • Real Housewives of Lagos (Season 2)

    “When’s the ‘Real Housewives of Ajegunle on?”

    If you want a great reality TV show I propose the ‘Real Housewives of Ajegunle’: the acting will be real as they are the real salt-of-the-earth people where you’ll have Mama-Mulika waking up in her face-me-I-face-you room and parlour at the crack Read more

  • Muhammadu Buhari

    Surviving Nigeria’s Pan-Fulani President with Sunday Igboho

    What offence did Igboho commit, except confront foreign Fulani killing Nigerians? The story began with the house-rat inviting the bush-rat to come and partake in the abundant food available at home. Perhaps because of climate change and shrinking Read more

  • Governor Ademola Adeleke

    Osun government and politics of plurality

    Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State deserves a pat on the back for instructing the three senators representing the State in the Upper Chamber to “mobilize support for former Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s nomination as Minister” during last week’s Read more

  • Abiodun Komolafe

    Remembering Abba Kyari

    Abba Kyari, CFR, OON! Remember him? Kyari was the Chief of Staff (CoS) to former President Muhammadu Buhari. Born on September 23, 1952, he served in that prestigious position between August 2015 and April 2020. Read more

  • President Abdourahamane Tchiani

    Of Niger, breathing problems and other matters

    “Bros, you dey town?” “Yes. Where you think say I for dey. I no tell you say I dey travel” “I thought maybe you would have gone to Niger.” “Go Niger go do wetin?” “I hear some civil society groups are compiling names of persons who will go to Niger Read more

  • Media must act responsibly to combat the menace of faith leaders

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    The menace of Prophets and our future

    It seems to me, with due respect, to every party concerned, that while we are all obsessed with the contemporary, topical issues of Ministerial nominations, the likely conflict with Niger and the noted desperation of the Northern Senators and Elders Read more

  • Zacch Adelabu Adedeji

    Thoughts on revenue generation

    Great speech! Excellent delivery! So, kudos to Mr President! However, a section of Nigerians frowned at the speech because ‘it was one-sided’. According to this group, the President only pleaded with the masses to persevere without telling Nigerians Read more

  • Allen Onyema

    Allen Onyema, NIIA and the Sports Wall of Fame

    One of the major sore points in the Nigerian story has been the negative role played by non-State actors in the making and the unmaking of Nigeria – those characters who drag the country back and down, those who seize State assets, those who steal Read more

  • Bola Ahmed Tinubu

    Nigeria’s real enemies

    The belief in some quarters is that the Bola Tinubu presidency is being confronted by two enemies: the cabals and the masses. Well, while Nigeria’s real enemies are the impenitent and chauvinistic cabals, fact remains that the masses have Read more

  • President Emmanuel Macron welcomes President Bola Tinubu to Paris

    Tinubu in Paris: Matters Arising

    “See Paris and die!” We used to hear that as young persons. Paris was meant to be the most exotic spot of European civilization, an intellectual capital and the reference point for the Renaissance – Francis II, Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIII, Read more

  • Asari Dokubo visits President Bola Tinubu

    Asari Dokubo, Tinubu and oil theft

    Asari Dokubo, the self-styled Niger Delta activist and revolutionary who came into prominence during the struggle for self-determination in the Niger Delta finally got the attention that he may have been looking for. He came into prominence in the Read more

  • Abiodun Komolafe

    Battle for space: the Nigerian context

    Birthdays come with their own adequate burdens of celebrations which the celebrants may not get out of, even after the celebrations may have ended. After the dance in the marketplace, in the forest, and, finally, at the power centre, what remains? Read more

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