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A macabre sense of vengeance By Sufuyan Ojeifo  

  Sometimes circa 1985, before he was killed on October 19, 1986 via a parcel bomb, inimitable journalist, prose stylist and glamorous founding...

A Handshake Across the Niger by Femi Adesina

On December 5, 2017, three wise men came from the East. They had come to see me at the State House, Abuja. Who...

Nigeria said it defeated Boko Haram. So why is it throwing more money into the fight?

By By SIOBHÁN O’GRADY For two years, the Nigerian military has claimed to have defeated Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that has terrorized...

Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive

By FEMI ADESINA Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media...

Of the PDP, the “victor” and the “vanquished”

By Sufuyan Ojeif I thought I read in one of the newspapers the newly-enthroned national chair of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince...

Ekiti APC & 2018: A Re-match of Old Foes; Will Fayose Boast Successfully Again?

By Adeyemi Ibironke With Anambra State Gubernatorial Election out of way, and the ruling Party at the State, and opposition to the Party...

Why the tenure of the present NDDC board does not and cannot expire in December 2017

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA Your Excellency, In what can only be described...

Bagobiri @60: The Priest Who Refuses To Stay Silent

By Musa Simon Reef Let me confess that I was really pained missing an opportunity of sending a birthday wish to the Bishop...

Wise men still come from the East By Femi Adesina

At his incarnation, wise men gifted in astronomy came from the East, all the way to Bethlehem, in the south of Jerusalem, to...

Buhari and the allegation of Northernization By Reuben Abati                     

Perhaps the biggest news this week so far, has been the attempt by the Presidency to debunk the allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari...

$350m Loan: el-Rufai’s Vain Quest

By Musa Simon Reef Kaduna State Government under Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai is presently engulfed in a loan request controversy of $350 million...

NNPC: Between Policy and Politics

By Williams Ekanem For Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), is a cash cow. It attracts the highest earnings for the country,...

State Governors And Beggar Bowl Leadership Approach.

By Jerome-Mario Utomi. It is no longer a news that most of our states are currently faced with serious socioeconomic issues bordering on...

Gwarzo and the Chicken Chasers

By James Ume Constructive criticisms are sometimes necessary for the smooth running of organisations. They help to keep the executives on their toes...

Go! Kachikwu Go!

By Israel Okenwa The Scripture as rendered in that immutable chapter (3:1-8) in the Book of Ecclesiastes resonates supremely in my subconscious as...

Where Roads Are the Enemy: A Look at the State of Nigeria’s Roads

By SBM Intelligence One of the most obvious problems with living and doing business in Nigeria is the poor state of infrastructure in...