On the Spot with Eric Teniola

The impact of the exit of NEIC (4) 

The impact of the exit of NEIC (4) 

From last week, continues the narrative  on the processes leading to the setting up of the National Economic  Intelligence Committee, NEIC, and the factors that defined its functions and powers Powers of the Committee  THE Committee shall have power to- (a) invite any person, group of persons or body corporate to appear before it; (b) call […]
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The Villa makes it easy to get lost (5), by Eric Teniola 

The Villa makes it easy to get lost (5), by Eric Teniola 

This continues the narrative that, unlike the Buckingham Palace, the Presidential Villa which was built by Germans was constructed to isolate the leader and to keep away protesters. Hence, it is so easy to get lost in The Villa if you are the President. IT has been a focal point for the British people at times […]

The Villa makes it easy to get lost (4), by Eric Teniola

The Villa makes it easy to get lost (4), by Eric Teniola

From last week continues the narrative on the architectural splendour of Buckingham Palace, the royal residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch in the UK, compared to the Presidential Villa in Abuja which was built to isolate the leader from the people IT has been a focal point for the British people at times of national […]

The Villa makes it easy to get lost (3), by Eric Teniola

The Villa makes it easy to get lost (3), by Eric Teniola

From last week continues the narrative of how Abuja came to become Nigeria’s seat of government following the failed April 22, 1990 coup and how it has fared over the years compared to other countries’ federal capital  Captain Bade Omowa from Oka, Akoko in Ondo State and others played a major role in rescuing General […]

The Villa makes it easy to get lost (2), by Eric Teniola

The Villa makes it easy to get lost (2), by Eric Teniola

From last week continues the speech by  Gen Murtala Mohammed on why Lagos lost its federal capital status to Abuja and government’s decision to maintain special defence and security arrangements in Lagos, which will henceforth be designated a ‘special area’. “These arrangements will be carefully worked out and written into the new Constitution. Kaduna and […]

The Villa makes it easy to get lost, By Eric Teniola

The Villa makes it easy to get lost, By Eric Teniola

When General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (82) moved the seat of the central government from Lagos to Abuja on December 12, 1991, he did so to hide himself. You can’t be active when you are hiding.   On August 17, 1991, he commissioned the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. The bridge is the biggest project ever executed  […]