THE storm of protests and rage in Europe and America over the release of convicted Lockerbie â€˜bomberâ€™ Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi by the Scottish authorities is still gathering like a destructive American hurricane.Read More
KIDNAPPING was an occasional crime. Usually, it involved the hypnotisation or enticement of a kid. So parents, guardians and teachers taught children not to talk to strangers or accept gifts. Occasionally, adults also fell victim usually through hypnosis which is a science.Read More
She spoke the truth, but is she ready to admit that the Western world played a vital role? Not until she admits to these complex issues, can she be taken seriously. Just of recent, the Swiss UBS bank agreed to release the names of 5,000 US citizens that retained illicit accounts with that bank. Why canâ€™t that happen to us here in Nigeria?Read More
I READ your write up on the humiliation of Goodluck and Onosode. I want to know why incessant strikes are the only solution to the myriad of problems facing our universities. Why canâ€™t ASUU follow the path of dialogue and diplomacy and call off the strike while the negotiations continue? I believe in the sincerity of the Yar’Adua government in finding a lasting solution to the ASUU- FG face off.Read More
HILARY Rodham Clinton the 67th American Secretary of State swung through seven African countries in 11 days ending August 14. She was like an old conservative headmistress scoring her pupils in examinations she had not conducted, and making remarks on their moral conduct and fitness.Read More
USUALLY, it is workers who are accused of working out of negotiations or refusing to negotiate. But the Federal Government (FG) has made a dubious contribution to the industrial relations system by breaking off negotiations it has been having with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) since December 2006.Read More
MOROCCO is an ancient civilisation with an existing 17th Century monarchy. The current King Mohammed VI who is 45, celebrated his 10th year on the throne from July 23, the exact date of his coronation, into early August, 2009.Read More
So if we run a federal system, the number of local governments a state wants to create should be the business of that state and its people not the headache of the central government. In other words, if Lagos State wants to create a hundred local governments, that would be its business, on the other hand, if Kano or Enugu want to merge their local governments, that should be entirely their business.Read More
Intolerant of opposition, he built a personality cult and curtailed human rights. His regime was credited with 3,257 extra judicial killings, 33,000 tortured victims and 70,000 detention cases. With his absolute control of the armed forces and the police, his private ownership of the countryâ€™s Central Bank and foreign reserves, and solid backing by the United States, Marcos was supremely confident and his regime seemingly impregnable.Read More
THE draws for the FIFA U-17 World Cup will be made today in Abuja.
It will probably mark the end of what ought to be a short journey but which was made long by our people. And it favoured the FIFA men.
When asked in an interview in the Daily Trust of Monday July 27, 2009 why he and his followers would not surrender to the authorities, the late leader of the Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf claimed that his members were simply being massacred and that giving themselves up will tantamount to committing suicide:Read More
Israel feels uncomfortable about Americaâ€™s moves in world politics, especially in the Middle East. This has prompted Obamaâ€™s declaration that the bond between America and Israel is unbreakable. Gates has also assured Israel of continued American financial and technical assistance, adding that US will ensure that Israel has the most advanced weapons to defend itself.Read More
He carried out an education revolution in the state by phasing out the afternoon arm of public schools and building the largest number of public schools in the countryâ€™s economic capital while making education free. Also his administration carried out one of the largest job-creating schemes in the countryâ€™s history, especially of teachers.Read More
Taylor had crept into public consciousness when in 1989 he began a civil war in Liberia, his home country against the blood-thirsty, corrupt, inept and cannibalistic dictatorship of General Samuel Doe.Read More
MY friends and I used to have a good laugh about the Olusegun Obasanjo administration. We read about so many Special Advisers, Senior Advisers, Political Assistants and other such offices that we concluded that the man must have over a hundred such officers.Read More