Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kaduna State Teachers’ Examination: A Simplified Professional Overview By Professor Abubakar A...

Only Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) can lawfully and legally administer professional examination on teachers. An informal, unprofessional and non-standadized tes...

I think I should weigh in on this Kaduna Teacher issue by Dr. Olusola Osineye

I know about education because apart from my other qualifications, I am also a trained teacher; I am qualified through certification. I also have what is referred to as QTS in the ...

North East Development Commissiom: FG Should Beware of State Governors

Although Nigeria, as a whole, is the victim of Boko Haram terrorism over the years, it is heartening that the whole country finally came to the aid of the first line (direct) victi...

PMB: Just Like the Mills of the Gods

There is a saying bequeathed to mankind by the Greek physician/philosopher, Sextus Empiricus, who lived in Alexandria and Athens in the 3rd Century. It goes thus: "The mills of the...

Ojudu: Of Resilience, Courage and Tenacity of Purpose

Babafemi Ojudu’s vision and mission in life is clear. From his days in the newsroom, his goal as an investigative reporter was unequivocal-to expose societal ills that will in the ...

Does Gov. Shettima Hate Southern Borno?

In its efforts to reconstruct the Boko Haram-ravaged parts of Borno State, the Borno State government of Governor Kashim Shettima, I learned, plans to rehabilitate the Maiduguri-Ga...

Saving the New Plateau

Mustapha Shehu CEO/Editor-in-chief Hurray!!!! Nigeria is 57 years old as an independent nation. We wish Nigerians happy Independence Anniversary. Our September 2017 issue featur...

Critical Dialogues on Restructuring Debate (1)

The calls for the restructuring of Nigeria, from, as currently constituted, has become one of the most relentless demands since the coming of the democratic order in 1999. It must ...

Little Ends: We Shall Get There

In the build-up to the launch of NEXT Newspaper, Dele Olojede asked one of his founding partners, Muhtar Bakare, to explore the possibility of recruiting me as one of the foundatio...

Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves By Senator Babafemi Ojudu

One of the things I love doing is driving through the streets and towns of Ekiti State. It was a dream when I was a boy with no hope of ever getting behind the wheels of a car. It’...

What is Restructuring and Does Nigeria Need it? – The Essence of the Restructuring Debate in N...

Introduction When I concluded plans to visit London this week, it was for the purpose of making a presentation on primary health care at Chatham House. But about a week ago, I rec...

IPOB AGITATIONS: Between Activism and Terrorism By Rahaman Onike

Until the recent declaration by the Nigeria's military that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a terrorist group, members have been operating with impunity particularly in t...

Mimiko: Deconstructing a Smart Liar By Dr Sunday Aniyi

The governorship election that brought in Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, as governor of Ondo State was a bitterly fought one. He not only had to deal with unprincipled turncoats from ...

Resolving The Leadership Impasse of National Youth Council of Nigeria

The Unity Congress of NYCN was earlier scheduled to hold in July and was later shifted to August 25 to 27, 2016 due to certain exigencies and the three functional Committees embedd...

Reframing Nigeria’s narratives to Non-Nigerians

To outsiders who have come in contact with Nigerians physically or virtually, Nigeria(n) means different things depending on their experiences. In my short international travel ex...

Saraki, Sowore & Nigeria’s Barabbas Moment By Professor Pius Adesanmi

There are two problems bordering on abomination in my title. First problem: the names, Saraki and Sowore, are appearing in the same sentence. Second problem: Saraki’s name even com...

Sen. Ararume, the Police and other Nigerians

If you are an ardent reader of James Hadley Chase, you should be familiar with this paraphrased quote: You know I know; and I know you know that I know. This is apt in the case ...

Dear Mama “NDIGBO” By a Former Entertainment Editor of the Punch, Azuka Jebose

Dear Mama “NDIGBO": Mama, I salute you ma. Please mama, what is the purpose of Biafra?. Why is Nnamdi Kanu resurrecting Biafra these times of our lives?. What were the lessons of...

Hope to the Rescue in the Face of Dwindling Fortunes By Abdullahi O. Haruna Haruspice

The plummeting oil price in the international market is undoubtedly affecting the ability of Federal Government to discharge its responsibility. It has exposed the fragile nature o...

2 YEARS ON: X-RAYING ONDO SOUTH CAUCUS OF THE GREEN CHAMBER

Before I start this article, let me clearly state that I write this with no intention of gratification nor malign the main subjects of this write up. Since the return of the nas...

The Argument for Buhari

I participated actively in the electoral campaign that brought in the Buhari administration at the highest level. On the strength of the work I did with other Volunteers at the Buh...

The Ozubulu Massacre and What It Says About Us

I am distressed, as many Nigerians are, about the massacre of worshipers in a church in Ozubulu, Anambra State yesterday morning by a gang of gun-men. My heartfelt condolences go t...

The Rule of Law is Supreme

Despite a political atmosphere that looks so tempestuous, I remain quite optimistic. I strongly believe in the Buhari-Osinbajo government. The noise level from the flurry of endles...

The Falling Ivory Tower By Mustapha Shehu

One day while discussing the rot that is Nigeria’s education sector with a group of seemingly well-meaning Nigerians, I mentioned that university education is not for everybody. Th...

The Death of Journalism By Mustapha Shehu

Editor’s Note: This piece was first published in our hardcopy magazine in January 2015. Journalism in Nigeria, particularly of the traditional media, is dead. To resurrect it, s...

Where Gov. Ganduje Erred by Mustapha Shehu

As I write this, The Politico magazine, has a proposal before the government of Kano State, seeking to publish, and be paid, what in the Nigerian media parlance is called 'suppleme...

Kogi State NMA Impasse: Setting the Records Straight by Gbenga Gold Olorunpomi

It has always been an integral part of the Governor Yahaya Bello administration to work from behind the curtains, being silent about the process and letting the progress of the wor...

Resisting Ordinariness By Pius Adesanmi

He waltzes into the lounge in Amsterdam carrying all of the six capital letters with which Nigeria spells BIG MAN on his head. He stops at the door for an imperious survey of the l...

The Example of Gen. Danjuma

If we had rich men and women who give back to society as General T. Y, Danjuma does, a great deal of hunger, poverty, ignorance and diseases would have been alleviated. On retirin...

Age, Corruption and Nigeria Rebirth By Comrade Che Oyinatumba

Two campaign jingles unconsciously spring to my mind whenever I see Nigerian politicians jostling to ask for the masses’ votes during election time. The first is 1983 Arthur Nze...

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