Hakeem Baba-Ahmad

Then Uncle Sam calls me back

Then Uncle Sam calls me back

By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed One foot is not enough to walk with —Egyptian proverb ON my way back to Abuja from an inspiring outing to Lagos involving a lecture by Professor Akin Oshuntokun on Nationalism and Nation Building in Nigerian History organised by the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, I noticed that I had missed a call […]
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The audacity of evil

The audacity of evil

THE kidnapping, last Sunday, of the mother of the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, from her home will shock even those who have been desensitized by the endemic nature of this crime.

Who wants to be a Chairman?

Who wants to be a Chairman?

THE Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) stumbled last week in its search for a chairman for its Board of Trustees (BOT). The position has been vacant since President Obasanjo walked away from it some months back.

Two-tier nation

Two-tier nation

GOVERNOR of Rivers State and Chairman of the Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi provided a useful glimpse into the thinking of some governors on some of the key issues being discussed for constitutional amendments.

Our misunderstood President

Our misunderstood President

“Politics – the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.” -Oscar Ameringer

Back to the trenches

Back to the trenches

THE President’s men are busy putting out lengthy repudiations of allegations and suspicions that he has an agenda to scuttle the numerous initiatives towards arresting corruption and waste in our oil and gas sector.