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Articles and Opinion

Deconstructing Obaseki’s “political rebellion”

By Tony Erha Politicking in Edo is unpredictable. So troublesome it is such that the bombastic Patrick Obahiagbon (a.k.a. Igodomigodo) is wont to describe it as a state of ‘filaga filogo’ (an expression in his Benin language for a-free-for-all, in which...

ABBA Kyari: Demonizing A Good Man

Idris Mustapha A day after some so-called APC Concerned Stakeholders staged a protest in Abuja calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to do away with his former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, I met a middle level staff in the Presidency...

Is Multichoice Nigeria Above Nigeria’s Law?

By Adewole Kehinde MultiChoice Africa was born on the African continent and its history can be traced back to 1986 when a number of South African media companies formed Africa's first pay TV channel, M-Net. From humble beginnings, M-Net grew much...

BARU: A Corporate Titan Bows Out

By James Ume  In 2016 when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Dr. Maikanti Baru as the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, the state-owned oil giant was reeling under the crushing burden of vast corruption. With a...

Obasanjo: The making of a fake crusader

     By Olalekan Paul   Obasanjo’s  alarm about a West African Fulanisation, & Islamization agenda is a devious ploy by the ever self- seeking Obasanjo to, return to relevance after he was completely demystified in the 2019 Presidential elections. Obasanjo has always...

The legends of Aso Rock

By Sufuyan Ojeifo President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure began with a low-key inauguration at the Eagle Square in Abuja, a scenario that decidedly flowed from the President’s persona of prudence. His kitchen cabinet’s counsel must have also been contributory. The...

NSIP And Buhari’s War On Poverty

By Olu Tayo With 80 million Nigerians classified as poor, the war against poverty is not only a herculean task, but presents formidable challenges to the present administration which has launched a frontal and unwavering war against poverty. The ongoing war...

Naiveté as Obaseki’s hubris

By Sufuyan Ojeifo I haven’t met the governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, before. My closest to “meeting” him is seeing him speak on television. I also read stories about him in the print media. Until anointed governorship candidate...

Oshiomhole’s stewardship: Shuaibu and his warped narratives

By Sufuyan Ojeifo The Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Lawali Shuaibu, recently orchestrated a storm in a tea cup when he went public with his one year-old animosity against the party’s National Chairman, Comrade...

Ebie: A Reformer Takes Charge of Okowa’s Govt’s  ‘Engine Room’

A few hours before Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State formally announced his unexpected appointment as Secretary to the State Government, Chiedu Ebie was lounging at home reflecting on the past four years and relishing what is now a short...
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Royal father confirms he was viciously assaulted by ‘nuisance’ Oluwo of Iwo

  The Agbowu of Ogbagbaa, Oba Sikirulahi Akinropo, has confirmed that he was viciously attacked inside the office of the AIG, Bashir Makama, by Oluwo of...

Clinical research in Nigeria: Experts decry dearth of infrastructure, data, funding

  The Director, Project Management and Business Development (Africa), Clinique Research Development Ltd, Ms Mutiah Ipaye-Macaulay, says Nigeria still lag behind in clinical research globally...

Army Corporal ln Trouble For Brutalizing Abuja Disco Female Staff Over Disconnection 

   ....unions threaten service withdrawal over assault, others An Army Corporal, Ibrahim Auta NA07NA2672 of the 266, Light Battalion, Abuja has reportedly pounced on a female...

SERAP gives FG 7 days to disclose spending of recovered Abacha loot since 1999

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government to “disclose within 7 days of the receipt and/or publication of our...