FOR the first time in a long while, the appointment of the new Inspector General of Police not only followed due process but also resulted in the selection of the most qualified, competent and one of the most respected in the top echelon of the Nigeria Police â€“ Mr. Ogbonnaya Onovo.Read More
CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria Governor Lamido Sanusi would not have been under any illusions that his decision to sack managing directors of five banks, with their executive directors, would result in a tremor in the banking industry, even if the decision was meant to halt an accumulating quake. Fridayâ€™s sack of managing directorsÂ andÂ executive
REACTIONS to the visit of Mrs. HillaryÂ Clinton, theÂ American Secretary of State, will continue with the same vacuity the visit re-emphasised guaranteed to continue. The anger that is running through the land after the visitÂ has reached new level in official matters. Senate President, David Mark , is among those who are angry over
ONE of the few good things about our governments is that they do not leave us guessing about their real agenda for too long. Nobody can fail to praise the present administration for its relentless push for peace in the Niger Delta. It is becoming clearer that nothing is more important to President Umaru Musa
An eye for an eye will make most of the world blind. â€“ Moshe Dayan, former Israeli Minister of Defence, more famous as the one-eyed general AlhajiÂ Muhammad Danjuma Goje, Governor of Gombe State supports the killing of the Boko Haram leaders. He also professes his respect for human rights, but Boko Haram has to
WE do not know what informed the high expectations the Nigerian authorities built around the visit of American Secretary of State Mrs. Hilary Clinton. It might well be that the visit soothed their jangled nerves after President Barack Obama visited Ghana. The comparisons Nigerian leaders make with other countries do not relate to imitating progress
Nigeria is a dying nation in various senses. The present is in tatters and the future is so compromised that it is only a prospect in bland terms. The state of the nation is portrayed by the state of our children â€“ they are dying.Read More
THE illegality of the Excess Crude Oil Account and the uses it is put into, are among issues everyone talks about, and nobody does anything about them. For 10 years Nigerians, including the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), noted the illegality. No action followed. A member of the House of Representatives last year
More than 60 per cent of the revenue Nigerian generated since independence, according to statisticians, was in the past 10 years. What happened to the vast resources as the PDP ruled with hardly any opposition?Read More
The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government. â€“ Section 14, 2 (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria IT is difficult to convince Nigerians that governments are for the people. Long ago, it was established in these parts that governments are not by the
Various versions of the story the police told fuel suspicions around their deaths. The police claimed Yusuf died â€œin actionâ€, the story changed to he died from injuries sustained during the attack, later he was killed while trying to escape. What is certain is that the police paraded his bullet-riddled body to the media hours after the soldiers who captured him in his hideout handed him over to the police.Read More
They denied their people education, the basics for sustainable existence, locking them out of the opportunities of modern living, especially in a technology driven, global economy. The leaders are more concerned in keeping them in perpetual servitude as evidenced in the fact that the children of these leaders attend the best schools in the world.
Poverty is not peculiar to the north.
It is important that the roots of these riots are noted beyond the usual explanations that youth unemployment and religious fanaticism propel them. It is obvious that there must be some people sponsoring the riots. What are their motives?Read More
EFFORTSÂ at redeeming the damage done to the Niger Delta region are increasingly becoming facades, charades and circuses â€“ government actions consistently fail to match the intent of those acclaimed efforts. The activities of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, starting from the location of its headquarters in Abuja, rather than the ravaged Niger Delta,
The election broke other grounds when Nigerians ignored the religious and ethnic implications of the Social Democratic Partyâ€™s choice of two Muslim candidates on the same ticket. Abiola even defeated Alhaji Bashir Tofa, his opponent of the National Republican Convention in his ward and in his State.Read More