Opinion

Insecurity: Monguno, Buratai and inter-agency dilemma

It was a tactful foresight, the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari in appointing people from Borno State into strategic positions in government, especially in sensitive areas that could address the challenges of terrorism in the country. Nigerians expected that the Boko Haram insurgency would be history within fours years, with the appointments of the late […]

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Sanwo-Olu and Lagos public health

There is a saying that, “a wealthy nation is a healthy nation”. This assertion is anchored on the belief that health is central to human happiness and well-being. A healthy population contributes immensely to the political and socio-economic growth of the nation, as healthy people tend to live longer and are certainly more productive. The […]

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Miyetti Allah’s ownership claim of Nigeria (2)

Britain and its colonial officers led by Frederick Lugard were instrumental in establishing this unhappy situation in Nigeria as it was a deliberate British colonial policy to structure Nigeria in such a way that the Hausa/Fulani shall have political ascendancy over the South. And any colonial official who were not enamoured of this agenda were […]

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Akpabio: An ‘uncommon’ minister

In 2007, when Senator Godswill Akpabio became the governor of the oil-rich Akwa Ibom State, he as a ‘prophet’ with anointing, saw a vision for the people he wanted to lead. He was prepared spiritually, mentally and physically with a divine mandate to transform and reposition the state to greater glory and for the good […]

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Setting tech-driven policies for Uzodinma

T oday in Imo State, owing to the wind of change that blew early this year, Senator Hope Uzodinma is currently the Governor of the Eastern Heartland.     It’s noteworthy that this piece is aimed towards making Governor Uzodinma realize the needed facts with a view to ensuring that his Shared Prosperity Government changes […]

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Measuring time in epochs

O ver two decades, or put appropriately for 21 years, democracy has been thriving in Nigeria. At these times, the hands of the clock had moved progressively tick tock tick tock. In most cases, it is a forlorn hope and not much the fornloner could do than to say, ‘E go better.’     The […]

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Ajimobi’s exit: Words fail

A biola Isiaka Ajimobi just before his sudden exit, a new chapter had just opened. After eight years of outstanding service and historic contribution to state and country, he was asked by his peers and fellow party members to take on a national assignment of high importance. His tremendous intelligence, dedication and experience were once […]

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2023: Why Nigeria needs president of S’East extraction

S ixty years after independence, there are Nigerians who still believe a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction is impossible and can only happen over their dead bodies. Call it ‘Igbophobia’ or Anti Igbo Derangement Syndrome (AIDS). A certain Alhaji Shettima Yerima of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum is one of such persons. According to Yerima, “the […]

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Capt. Hosa: Of diligence, honour and other matters

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” Proverbs 22.29.     The above eternal words from the wisest man that ever lived in Bible times, King Solomon, ring true of Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, the Benin-born billionaire business mogul, who straddles the […]