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    The media and government: Partners in development or sworn adversaries?

    Femi Adesina

    Being Keynote Address by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, at the launch of NIGERIAN MEDIA LEADERS: VOICES BEYOND THE NEWSROOM, on September 22, 2015, at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos

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    INEC officials at work:... premium on insurance covers for senior and ad hoc staff have not been paid to the firms.

    The parable of Nathan

    We all know the story. Following King David’s act of adultery, the prophet visited him and narrated the account of the rich man who chose to forcibly abduct and sacrifice the only lamb of his poor neighbour to entertain his guests, rather than touch any of the several thousands that he personally possessed.

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    The Senate

    The Senate defection anti-climax

    Emotions were high, there was the anticipation that at least the era of the Peoples Democratic Party’s, PDP, sitting at the driver’s seat and dishing out instructions at the National Assembly was about to come to an end at the resumption of plenary on Tuesday, following the gale of defections especially that rocked the House of Representatives.

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    House of Representatives during plenary

    From the House of Represenatives

    In a bid to sustain the 2011 House project that produced the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal, and his deputy, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, innermost members of the House, during the Yuletide break, in a meeting, resolved to retain Ihedioha as Deputy Speaker in case Tambuwal decamps from the PDP to APC.
    Based on this arrangement, Ihedioha remains in PDP, but holds unto his position as DS.

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    My encounter with Madiba

    The year was 1990. I had just emerged from the cavernous bunkers that serve as Unilag’s Engineering Faculty, still dazed from the mauling I had received from the vengeful Thermodynamics exam I had just written. As I blinked in the mid-afternoon sunshine, I suddenly observed what I had desperately hoped not to see.

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    *Firecrackers in Lagos warehouse

    The Crossover

    December is here again. So it means it’s that time of the year when several of us morph temporarily into accountants (albeit without due consent from ICAN). But of that estimable and multi-faceted profession, we constrain ourselves to a singular aspect: Stock-taking.

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