APAPA now stands for agony. Forget it is home to Nigeriaâ€™s major ports and the nationâ€™s premier gateways by sea.
THE Federal Government should be applauded for its amnesty for militants in the Niger Delta. The amnesty, however, needs more content to end the conflicts in the area. Issues about the Niger Delta would always raise emotions. It is in the midst of those fiery exchanges that the points are massively missed. What are the
THE media are awash daily with news of corruption in most places in Nigeria. The details vary, but they are all about publicÂ officers who have perfected schemes that funnel public resources to their private uses.
ONE major reason the situation in the Niger Delta is irresolvable is that neither governments, nor oil companies accept responsibility for its utter neglect.
IN September 2007, Lagos State judiciary delivered a remarkable judgment when it sentenced seven people accused of driving against the traffic, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway to 20 days imprisonment. The prosecution and sentence were finished within a month of the offence.
CHIEF Justice ofÂ Nigeria, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, usually a very sober man, had harsh words for lawyers when he ruled in what should hopefully be the last of the series of court cases, Chief Andy Uba unleashed over the governorship of Anambra State since 2007.
BOSSES of the main agencies that investigate and prosecute people involved in corrupt activities â€“ Mrs. Farida Waziri of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Justice Emmanuel Ayoola of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, disagree on how to go about their job. Waziri opines that establishment of special courts would reduce the
WITHIN three years of its existence, the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency, LASAA has made its presence known in different ways.
PROFESSOR Omo Omoruyi, the Director of the defunct Centre for Democratic Studies has suggested creation of more cities in the Niger Delta to bring development closer to the people, and stabilise the area.
NEWS that Shell has agreed to pay compensations worth $15.5 million to the families of the killed Ogoni Nine resurrects a case that has almost been forgotten.
El Haji Omar Bongo Ondimba, the diminutive President of Gabon, passed on last week at 73. After 42 years of uninterrupted control of Gabon, he became the worldâ€™s longest serving president by March 2008 (possibly one of the richest), overtaking Cubaâ€™s Fidel Castro, who stepped down due to failing health. Born Albert Bernard Bongo, to
WHY was Savannah Bank Plc shut down in 2002? The Central Bank of Nigeria claimed the bank was unable to meet some of its obligations, the bank disputes that to date. A Federal High Court inÂ Abuja ruled on 20 October 2006 that CBNâ€™s closure of the bank was legal.
JUNE 12 is at the verge of receding to the memory of a few. Dubious politicians, with a flair for speaking from both sides of their mouths, have applauded and condemned June 12, depending on whether it could buy the next political meal or not.
A citizen of Nigeria of a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion or political opinion shall not, by reason only that he is such a person be subjected either expressly by or in the practical application of, any law in force in Nigeria or any executive or administrative action of the government,
NEEDLESS debates are trailing the seven-point agenda of President Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua. As usual, in the absence of a clear direction for the administration, debates on the seven-point agenda provide cover for its motion that is mistaken for progress.Read More