President Buhari ,Professor Yusuf and the Nation- By Tajudeen A.Tijjani

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President Buhari ,Professor Yusuf and the Nation- By Tajudeen A.Tijjani The recent report in some newspapers including the Blueprint that President Muhammadu Buhari has used a presidential order to reinstate one Professor Usman Yusuf to his former post is a great indictment on this government. Many of us are agape that President Muhammadu Buhari whom […]

Obasanjo’s Letter : The meat of the matter- By Paul Aliyu

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Obasanjo’s Letter : The meat of the matter. By Paul Aliyu Obasanjo, to many (and me too), is arguably, one of the most admired and respected presidents in the history of Nigeria. He is regarded as the father of modern Nigeria. The development of the telecom sector, the creation of an anti-graft agency in the […]

Why Dangiwa Umar Should be the Standard-bearer of the Third Force

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Why Dangiwa Umar Should be the Standard-bearer of the Third Force By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. Twitter: @farooqkperogi While there is a widening consensus that President Buhari, through his remarkable incompetence and bigotry, is inexorably leading Nigeria to infernal ruination, there isn’t a sufficiently robust discussion on who should replace him. Most politically unaffiliated people […]

Of Oxford, Rome and 2019 – By Olusegun Adeniyi

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Of Oxford, Rome and 2019 By Olusegun Adeniyi How do you feel about the next generation of Nigerian leaders? That was the first question from the Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, Prof Ngaire Woods on Monday. It was in the course of a meeting between the authorities of the school and […]

Don Waney: Still Too Early to Celebrate -By Walter Duru

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Don Waney: Still Too Early to Celebrate Walter Duru, Ph.D One of the biggest stories about the Niger Delta region of Nigeria today is the killing of a dreaded cultist, Johnson Igwedibia, also known as Don Waney, by a combined team of men of the Military and Department for State Services- DSS. In a Press […]

Impunity Rides Again Through Killer Herdsmen-By Wole Soyinka

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Impunity Rides Again Through Killer Herdsmen-By Wole Soyinka It is happening all over again. History is repeating itself and, alas, within such an agonizingly short span of time. How often must we warn against the enervating lure of appeasement in face of aggression and will to dominate! I do not hesitate to draw attention to […]

Buhari’s Riposte -By Ray Ekpu

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Buhari’s Riposte -By Ray Ekpu In new year’s day President Muhammadu Buhari made a definitive statement on the structure of the Nigerian federation. He said: “We Nigerians can be very impatient and want to improve our conditions faster than may be possible considering our resources and capabilities. When all the aggregates of nationwide opinions are […]

Opinion : Can the 41 Promises in APC Manifesto Ever Be fulfilled?

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Opinion : Can the 41 Promises in APC Manifesto Ever Be fulfilled? By Tony Osborg  Now that it seem like we are going to have a complete Federal Government with ministers, it is important that we begin to look at critical issues and promises that were made during the campaign by both the APC […]

5 Things We Learned From The Senate’s 5-Hour Investigative Public Hearing on Fuel Scarcity-By Deji Ogunleye

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5 Things We Learned From The Senate’s 5-Hour Investigative Public Hearing on Fuel Scarcity By Deji Ogunleye On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Downstream Petroleum, Chaired by Senator Kabiru Marafa, held a 5-hour public hearing to determine the cause of the fuel scarcity in the country that began in December. The investigative hearing was convened, […]

A Glimpse into Yakubu Dogara’s Golden Heart- By Turaki Adamu Hassan

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A Glimpse into Yakubu Dogara’s Golden Heart- By Turaki Adamu Hassan “As I clock 50, what is uppermost to me, really, is not longevity, I want to see how well I have invested the 50 years that God has given me. You know, when you are alive, you can choose to invest in yourself, or […]