Articles and Opinion

We offer independent views about all areas of the society to inform the public.

Growing helplessness of Nigerians over insecurity by Dakuku Peterside

The impact of insecurity in Nigeria is significant, encompassing substantial losses in terms of lives, economic setbacks, and the emergence of humanitarian crises....

Pipeline Contracts And Ethnic Blackmail by Tajudeen Suleiman

It’s a habitual fancy in most multi-ethnic and multi-religious countries like Nigeria, that unscrupulous individuals or groups would seek to take advantage of...

Looted funds and Nigeria’s public accountability gaps by Dakuku Peterside

Nigeria lately has been lucky, though, for the wrong reasons. Money has metaphorically been falling from the sky when the nation is in...

Wishful thinking as a state strategy by Dakuku Peterside

It is cultural in Nigeria to wish your loved ones a prosperous new year. There is nothing wrong with having such lofty aspirations....

Leadership Newspapers Got It Wrong With Mischievous Report On Port Harcourt,Warri Refineries by Temitayo Ezekiel

If there’s any organization in Nigeria that is a soft target for slothful critics, it’s most certainly the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited...

2023: Reflections and Future Outlooks by Dakuku Peterside

The passing 2023 was a year of significance for Nigeria’s political and economic landscape. Reflecting on the year underscores the need for heightened...

The many silver linings of Tinubu’s seven months in office, by Bayo Onanuga

The removal of fuel subsidy and the move to merge foreign exchange rates, two headline reforms introduced by the Tinubu administration since late...

The Drum for Electoral Reforms by Dakuku Peterside

John Dewey, an American philosopher of the 20th century, argued that “we do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on...

Dark Chapter For The Judiciary by Dakuku Peterside

In 1961, the Prime Minister of Nigeria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, enjoined Justice Adetokunbo Ademola to “never waiver from the truth” and charged him...

OPEN LETTER TO FCT MINISTER, CHIEF NYESOM WIKE by Richard Akinnola II

Dear Hon minister, First, a disclosure. You may not know me but we have met on two occasions in the house of our...

George Weah’s Ways By Dakuku Peterside

In his famous drama, Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare penned one of the most recognizable descriptions of greatness: Be not afraid of greatness. Some...

Mischief Makers, Desperadoes and The Demarketing of NNPC Ltd by Ebiowe Tamuno

In the last six months since the Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration took over the leadership of the country, no organization in this country...

NNPCL: Tinubu Rewards Performance, Not Blackmail by Tajudeen Suleiman

If there’s any organization in Nigeria that is a soft target for slothful critics, it’s most certainly the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited...

Dearth of Integrity in Public Life by Dakuku Peterside

The integrity issue in Nigerian politics and public life has been a topic of discussion and concern for many years. Like many other...

CNG-powered buses: Ogun leads in post-subsidy transport initiatives By Kayode Akinmade

A thinking leader is a planning leader. There is no gainsaying the fact that Nigeria, especially given the multifaceted challenges with which it...

Budget of Booby Traps by Dakuku Peterside 

There is a deafening silence in the land over the state of the economy. No right-thinking person can take this silence or mood...