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A Presidency’s Town Hall Meetings Without The Pres

Friday, April 15, 2016
Ordinarily, the recent news that the Presidency would soon embark on town hall meetings across the country to interact with Nigerians on the government policies and actions, should receive applause and public commendation but for the shape and manner the proposed meetings are to take. With ...

Afenifere: A Derailment Foretold

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Keen observers of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, in recent times, may not totally be taken aback by the revelation of its leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, that the group had derailed in its goal and direction. What should rather agitate our minds is why the once influential and vocal ...

Fight Against Graft: Better Late Than Never

Monday, October 5, 2015
An alien to Nigeria, who has witnessed the ongoing war on corruption in the country by various anti-corruption agencies, may wrongly assume that these agencies only came into being few days ago. But such an alien may be shocked to realise that some of these agencies have been in existence here f ...

Containers Fall: Time To Enforce The Law

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
It is highly appalling and pathetic how the country continues to lose her citizens in callous road mishaps on daily basis. Most disturbing is the fact that majority of these road accidents are highly avoidable if, and only if, the appropriate authorities had been proactive and willing to enforce ...

Okiro And ICPC's Bland Verdict

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The recent slap-on-the-wrist punishment, as it were, handed down by the Independent CorruptPracticesand Other Related Offences Commission to the Chairman of Police Service Commission, Mr. Mike Okiro, after the Commission 39;s report of investigations into allegations of graft levelled against hi ...

In Defence Of Justice Oloyede Folahanmi

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
In a clime where uprightness and forthrightness are acceptable as ingredients for entrenching a virile system, the Osun State High Court judge, Honourable Justice Olamide Oloyede Folahanmi,who dared to challenge the abnormality and status quo inOsun State, ought to have been eulogised and rewarde ...

Alex Badeh: A General's Valediction Of Contradictions

Monday, August 10, 2015
ldquo;... Unfortunately that has not been our experience as a nation. Over the years, the military was neglected and under-equipped to ensure the survival of certain regimes, while other regimes, based on advice from some foreign nations, deliberately reduced the size of the military and underfu ...

Still On JAMB's Aborted Insensitive Admission Policy

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
For want of appropriate semantics, the above caption best describes the latest but reversed admission policy dished out by the Joint Admission and Maticulation Board (JAMB). Without mincing words, this was nothing but an attempt to conspire with tertiary institutions in the country to furthe ...

As Buhari Goes To Aso Village

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Without doubt, the victory of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and her presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, at the just concluded Presidential election brings hope and a big relief to a distrust nation and her citizenry. Nonetheless, it is important to point out that the victory and relief ma ...

Military deployment: Odinkalu got it wrong

Friday, March 6, 2015
A statement credited to the Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, over the recent Court of Appeal decision on the illegality of the deployment of military in the conduct of elections in Nigeria is rather unfortunate even as such statement is capable of eroding public co ...

Salisu: Another Presidential Faux Pas

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Nigerians are once again left to grapple with one of those unpopular decisions of Aso Rock. The deluge of criticisms that trailed the unpardonable pardon of the former Governor of Bayelsa, Alamieseigha, is yet to die down, and now we have another brewing crisis from the Presidency. This time aroun ...

Court On Jonathan's 2015 Ambition

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
President Goodluck Jonathan's 2015 presidential ambition appears to have received a judicial endorsement when a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, presided over by Hon. Justice Mudashiru, held that Dr Court On Jonathan's 2015 Ambition President Goodluck Jonathan's 2015 presidential ambition app ...

Dame Patience And The Burden of Truth

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The revelation by the wife of Nigeria president and a permanent secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service, Mrs Dame Patience Goodluck, during a state-lavished Praise and Thanksgiving Service in Abuja, that she was dead for seven days during an overseas medical treatment, sometimes last year, ...
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