Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Cyber Criminals: Confronting the Few Who Dent the Many

In recent times, there has been an alarming increase in the number of reported cases of Nigerians alleged to have been involved in Cyber...

A 10% Cut to the US Military Budget Would Help Support...

If this horrific coronavirus pandemic has shown us anything, it is that national security involves a lot more than bombs At this unprecedented moment in...

The Unnecessary Demonization of Sabiu Tunde Yusuf By Adebayo Mukaila

Who is the much-talked about Sabiu 'Tunde' Yusuf who is said to be calling the shots around President Muhammadu Buhari? Who is the man,...

My Reminiscence on June 12 By Kayode Fayemi, PhD

June 12, 2020 marks the second anniversary of the declaration of the June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria. It is also affords one,...

The 9th Senate’s Giant Strides within a Year of Inauguration By...

It is exactly a year today that the 9th Senate was inaugurated for its four year term after the dissolution of the 8th Senate...

No Redemption Song for Majek By Simbo Olorunfemi

So, the Rainmaker  this week rode the rain onto sunset in his sleep in New York. It was an ending many had crafted the...

How to Get Nominated into an International Organisation By Dr. Joe...

With the nomination of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the DG of the World Trade Organisation position, let me try to explain how things like...

OPEN LETTER FROM COL. DANGIWA UMAR (RTD)  TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

 Sunday 30th May 2020                                         ...

Rice Production Hits 35m Bags per Annum -FG

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says, with over 34 integrated rice mills and clusters, Nigeria currently produces 150,000 bags of rice...

Post-Coronavirus Africa’s Manufacturing Moment By Muhammadu Buhari

Across the world, as countries and economies slowly reopen, Africa lags behind. We were last to experience the coronavirus—and we expect to be the...

Governor Yahaya Bello: An Emerging Political Phenomenon in Nigeria? By Abdullahi...

There are unique people everywhere. They come once in a generation and leave indelible footprints wherever they find themselves. Whenever you observe such a...

Next of Kin: Of What Use Is The Term?* By B.C. Obilor...

Introduction: The meaning and the legal implication of the term “next of kin” have been constantly misunderstood by the ordinary public. It appears, though erroneously,...

Cynthia Morgan: A Comeback or a Joke? By Aanu Oluyide

Nigerian dancehall, reggae, and pop singer, Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan, who goes by the stage name Cynthia  Morgan (Now Madrina), had been off mainstream music...

Nigeria cannot Afford Luxuries During an Austerity By Atiku Abubakar

It is to my consternation that despite the crash in the price of oil, and the inability of Nigeria to expand our revenue base...

Imam Imam: Two Years After, the Tears Still Drop By Abdullahi...

The death of Imam Imam hit me like a tornado;  it shattered my defence and left me near berserk. How do you come to...

How to Pull Nigeria From The Brink By Atiku Abubakar

On Monday, April 27, 2020, British oil and gas giant, BP, became the latest in a growing number of energy firms to declare a...

Abba Kyari: A Great Public Servant By Mamman Daura 

Coronavirus is a law, yet lawless unto itself. As of yesterday it had claimed 183,424 lives worldwide and 28 Nigerians. One of those lives...

Health Workers Deserve More! By Adebayo Oguntayo

Health workers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public health practitioners, etc are at the frontline battling the dreaded COVID-19 plague ravaging the whole world and threatening...

Covid-19: Somber Statistics, Staggering Projections, Lessons from History By Emeka Oparah

Chai! The details are truly sobering and the projections, nay possibilities, staggering.   According to Worldometer, the total number of CONFIRMED infections is 1,521,809 with 88,653...

What Africa Must Do To Mitigate the Damaging Effects of Coronavirus...

Before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the globe, Nigeria spent 42% of her earnings on debt servicing. We have arrived at a new reality...

Tackling Covid-19 Quagmire in Nigeria: an Appeal to Decongest Correctional Centers...

Though the outbreak started in the Republic of China in December 2019, however, the coronavirus controversy has been a hot subject in Nigeria since...

Covid-19 as Blessing in Disguise By Anthony Olubunmi Okogie

The outbreak of COVID-19 has been a dangerous yet revelatory moment in Nigeria.  It is dangerous because this deadly pandemic has infected over a...

COVID-19: Lockdown, Bankers’ Hubris and Why The Two Threats  may Trigger Crash...

By M.A Iliasu I was discussing banking system with some curious-minded folks and a question came to mind: how do bankers create money? And as...

My Goals, My Shortcomings as Borno’s governor By Prof. Babagana Umara...

All praise be to Almighty for giving us good health and strength to preside over the governance of our dear state. I salute our...

COVID-19: The Villa of Uncertainty By Omogbolahan .O. Sheba

The Presidential Villa (Aso Rock) situated  at the very heart of Abuja Nigeria (Nigerian Seat of Power), being the official residence of the President...

Letter to My Son, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi By Ahmed Joda

"My dear son  M dear Son As I write this letter I do not know your address. I am addressing it to you as my...

The Emir’s Sermon By Professor Wale Adebanwi

Practical reason was on its feet last Monday in Kaduna on the question of the "northern condition." It wore the full regalia of trado-religious...

Deepening Our Jurisprudence: The Time is Now By Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN  

The recent crisis of confidence in the judiciary has reinforced my age long conviction on the need to infuse jurists with a different bent...

AUNO: Is PMB under a Spell? Professor Abdussamad Umar Jibia

In 2016, one year after Jonathan Goodluck left power, his press secretary Dr. Reuben Abati, advised the Nigerian Government to abandon the Villa and...

You Want War? Read This! By Babafemi Ojudu

I joined The Guardian newspapers in 1985 and was made to report for The Guardian Express, the staple’s afternoon paper. My daily chore took...

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