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Niger coup and geopolitics in ECOWAS region By Paul Ejime

A major decision of the July 30 emergency Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is the seven-day ultimatum, which...

Niger: Trouble In The Neighborhood by Dakuku Peterside

Niger Republic is Nigeria’s next-door neighbour. She is not the best neighbour Ni­geria would desire but, as a sovereign nation, we have no...

This deity called petrol by Dakuku Peterside

To be precise from the onset, it is apt to posit that the centrality, omnipresence and ubiquitous nature of petrol in Nigeria has...

Ayu, Adamu and Nigeria’s political party system by Reuben Abati

One of the major issues begging for consideration as Nigeria and other stakeholders review the aftermath of the country’s 2023 General elections would...

Tinubu’s war against hunger, by Fredrick Nwabufo

The current challenges, which are the corollaries of a bold policy to reposition Nigeria on the track of financial sustainability, health, and growth,...

Nigeria And The Hilda Baci Syndrome by Reuben Abati

The last time Ms Hilda Effiong Bassey featured in this column was in a piece titled “Tales The Country Told Me: Hilda Baci...

Beyond Reactive governance by Dakuku Peterside

Last week, The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) issued an alert warning of the high probability of 14 states experiencing heavy rainfall that...

Ministerial Appointments: How Bill Gate’s Visit May Alter The Equation By Amos Dunia

Barring unforeseen circumstance, the anxiety over names of those that may make the list of nominees to be submitted to the Senate for...

Rescuing the Nigerian Middle Class By Dakuku Peterside

Last week, I extensively talked with a set of enterprising, upwardly mobile young men and women in Abuja. I chose to label that...

Sustaining the momentum of hope By Dakuku Peterside

Nigerians know there are no quick fixes, so they are patient with the President, believing that their new husband, Mr President, is acting...

Deji Adeyanju: An “Activist” Stuck In The Past

Prof. Oladimeji Akere There appears to be an undeclared war being waged against the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and its Group...

Anatomy of Presidential Engagement by Dakuku Peterside

In the sphere of presidential engagement and communication, Nigeria has had different shades of Presidents, from the docile and absent, laidback, garrison-style communication,...

With his Midas touch, Ashiru redefines OICL’s trajectory, fortunes

By Femi Soneye “Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before...

Subsidy Removal: Exploring the Facts behind the Figures By Femi Soneye

With Nigeria’s total debt stock projected to hit N80 trillion by the end of 2023 further subsidy payments could cause a total collapse...

Fuel Subsidy: Need for Labour to tread softly, Softly 

The Labour Movement in Nigeria is up in arms against the Federal Government following the removal of subsidy on petroleum products by the...

Bye Bye to Subsidy; Welcome to Reality.

By Femi Soneye One of the most important virtues of leadership is courage. This quality more than any other, will determine whether a...