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  • 17 soldiers murdered in Okuama

    The casualties of Okuama

    No one is safe. When a people turn against the same men who have been assigned to protect them, there can be no stronger proof of the failure of the State. The murder of four officers and 13 other ranks in Okuama is as President Bola Tinubu has Read more

  • Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi

    Ningi’s “mischief” and Budget 2024

    Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) is a ranking member of Nigeria’s National Assembly. He has been a member of that Assembly since the return to democratic rule in 1999, first as a member of the House of Representatives - elected in 1999 Read more

  • Supreme Court of Nigeria

    New Justices of the Supreme Court

    When Justice Olukayode Ariwooola, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) retires from the Bench in 2024, upon the attainment of the statutory, mandatory retirement age of 70 years, he would be able to count among his legacies, as CJN, the singular fact that Read more

  • National protest against economic hardship organised by Nigeria Labour Congress

    Photo: Nigeria Labour Congress

    The gut, salutations and the hunger protests

    Salutations to the Gut is the title of an 84-page essay published over 40 years ago by Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate in Literature, Wole Soyinka celebrating the splendour of Yoruba cuisine and gastronomic hedonism, how “the true hedonist has felt in every Read more

  • Ekiti State Capital - Ado-Ekiti

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    Ekiti: Time to silence the guns (3)

    As an avowed Federalist, Nigerians expected Tinubu to have sent a Constitution Amendment Bill to the National Assembly with a view to tinkering with dozens of items on the Exclusive List in favour of the devolution of powers, State policing and the Read more

  • Godwin Obaseki

    “Emi Lokan, Awa Lokan” and the discontents

    “Bros, how body? Have you seen what I have seen?” “No. How do you expect me to see what you have you seen, when my eyes are different from yours? I use my own eyes. The evidence of my own ocular facility, not what other people see in a country where Read more

  • 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

    Photo: @JideSanwoolu on X

    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

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