Friday, October 15, 2021

The North, the Media and the Way Out

  In recent years, Nigeria, particularly the northern part of the country, has gone through a series of debilitating crises that have become existential threats...

Kidnapping for Ransom: Can Nigeria Survive the “Third Wave”?

The reality we face today is that either the state wakes up to its responsibility or the disintegration of Nigeria as a political community...

The DSS Raid on Sunday Igboho’s Residence is Unconstitutional

IN the early hours of Thursday, 1st July 2021, a joint team of security operatives consisting of the DSS and the Nigerian Army raided...

Nigeria and The Politics of National Integration: An Historical Overview

Introduction I feel highly delighted to be requested to contribute a paper as part of a book publication in honour of Professor Sa’ad Abubakar, Ubandoman Muri,...

Conflicts May Prevent Nigeria’s 2023 Elections From Holding, UK Warns

The United Kingdom has warned Nigeria that the rising conflicts engulfing the country could affect the 2023 general election. The Director, Foreign Commonwealth and Development...

Kaunda, The Last of The Titans Departs By Rauf Aregbesola

Curtain fell on the extraordinary and illustrious life of Kenneth David Kaunda, Zambia’s founding father and pan-Africanist, after he died from pneumonia on June...

Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Bold Initiatives to Combat Insecurity in Lagos By Femi...

The high spate of insecurity in Nigeria is one which no doubt is clearly visible even to the blind, the deaf will hear in...

The Grazing Reserve Law; Whether  Same  Exists? By Shareef Mohammed Esq

The recent comment by President Muhammadu Buhari on the existence of grazing reserve gazette in the country and his directive to the Hon. Attorney...

The Giant of Africa Is Failing

Only Nigeria Can Save Itself—but the United States Can Help By John Campbell and Robert I. Rotberg Nigeria is in big trouble. If a state’s first...

President Buhari and His War Against Twitter By Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, I had planned to write on a different topic today, but man proposes and God disposes. Nigeria has become such a rollercoaster...

Nigeria Is Drifting: We Must Stop Waiting for Godot

The major challenge facing Nigeria today is that we are drifting. We are not just drifting politically and economically. We are also drifting apart...

The Limits of Personal Example By Waziri Adio 

“The first and the greatest victory is to conquer yourself”—Plato I arrived in public office as a public critic. Most Nigerians are critics of the...

PRESİDENT BUHARI, ZARIA MASSACRE AND THE VERDICT OF HISTORY

Blaise Campaore allegedly killed Thomas Sankara in 1987 to become the president of Burkina Faso. After 34 years, Campaore is under trial for the...

The John Pombe Magufuli I knew By Raila Odinga

When rumours started going around about the health and whereabouts of my friend President John Pombe Magufuli, I placed several calls to him. Later,...

Open Letter to Saraki-led PDP Reconciliation Committee By Fabiyi Oladimeji

I wish to commend the great job being done by the Reconciliation Committee under the able leadership of Dr. Bukola Saraki. I have no doubt...

Ngozi: By Way of Congratulations By Nuhu Ribadu

Yesterday, my friend and former colleague, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, took the reins at the Geneva offices of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), becoming the first...

Open Letter to EFCC Chairman By Osita Chidoka

Congratulations on your appointment as EFFC Chairman. As somebody who shares some similarity with your trajectory, I want to publicly advise you as the...

Sheikh Gumi and Negotiating with Bandits

Sheikh Gumi is not perfect. No one is, but he comes to me as a shrewd negotiator because he appears to be the first...

An Open Letter to President Joe Biden By Umar Ardo, Ph.D

Dear Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris, Let me use this medium to first congratulate you, Mr. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Madam...

Femi Odekunle: Once Upon A Nation By Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

"The deeds of great men shall always be seen or remembered, but their words and stories will one day find life in the hearts...

In Defense of Arewa24 TV

A write up is trending on Whatsapp claiming that the CIA established Arewa24 TV to derail our youths in the North. It claims that...

Celebrating Lateef Kayode Jakande (LKJ)@91 By Dr Goke T Akinrogunde

I had a personal reflection on my post-50th birthday on (July 31st 2020) that I will like to share on this platform, my Source...

Atiku: Deji Adeyanju’s Poor Knowledge of History By Oladimeji Fabiyi

There is no doubt that Nigeria is going through tough times occasioned by the inept and lack of capacity of the current leadership. A nation...

Framework for Rating Elective Candidates By Dr Umar Ardo

1. PREAMBLE/STATEMENT OF PROBLEM   Since the return of democratic rule in 1999, the 2023 general elections would be the seventh Nigerians would be going to...

My Case Against President Buhari for Unfair Treatment By Dr Umar Ardo

A few days ago, I read news report of President Mohammadu Buhari calling on Nigerian elites to criticize his government fairly.  In other words, he...

Gambo Jimeta: Supercop That Nailed Anini By Mahmud Jega

He first came into national public reckoning in 1980 when, as Lagos State Police Commissioner, he appeared in person at the scene of a...

An Open Letter To Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, The Sardauna Of...

"I am not sure I know how to address you especially now that the formal Ranka ya dade is of no use to you...

Lawan: A Messenger of Harmony @62 By Ola Awoniyi

High political office is surrounded on all sides by distractions. Experience best teaches this. It is not enough to take into the office a...

Memoranda for Further Alteration of the 1999 Constitution(As Amended) By Concerned...

PREAMBLE Below are our token contribution and resolved to the ongoing debate on the review of the 1999 constitution (as amended). In discussing the issues...

We Must Exit This Recession With Precision By Atiku Abubakar

It is with a very heavy heart that I received the confirmation that for the second time in five years, Nigeria has entered into...

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