Having discussed in previous essays some pertinent issues arising from recent conflicting judgments of different courts with respect to corruption charges and electoral fraud preferred against some prominent Nigerians, I think it is appropriate to investigate the role of morality (if any) in Nigerian politics.Read More
Elsewhere in several previous pieces I had discussed, especially when the Lars and the Ganas were steeped in spiritual stupor of, the ‘divine’, the ‘providential’ and in one or two titles of this column, even of the indefensibly zodiacal.Read More
Nigeria’s national security doctrine has long been based on a theory of good-neighborliness. This doctrine is based on assumptions that Nigeria as a nation is no threat to her neighbours and therefore has no reasons to fear external attack.Read More
It is a sad fact that we can’t get all we want in a partner in just one package, making a chunck of women to choose a husband for ‘sensible’ reasons – momentarily forgetting the passion of the hot lovers they’d had in the past. Why is it that men who are studs seldom make reliable husband material?Read More
A middle aged man takes a walk with an attractive woman in a beautiful European city. They walk hand in hand and seem just like any other couple. They walk effortlessly with the assurance of the confidence in themselves and their feelings, nothing new, no big deal; the world is full of couples!!Read More
Fitch Ratings recently lowered its sovereign credit outlook on Nigeria to negative from stable, citing the depletion of its windfall oil savings and heightened political uncertainty ahead of elections next year.Read More
For Olisa Agbakoba, law is not about making money any more.It is about improving the society.
Well, he can afford it.
In a society where the fog of poverty, need (and even want) have conspired to make those with sight appear blind, it should be consoling that some members of the public would continue to demonstrate a commitment to the Nigerian project in whatever capacity they can.
Against the backdrop of the fear that the $26. 5million (about N3.8billion) plea bargain payment made to the Federal Government by a construction giant named in the $180 million Halliburton bribery scandal to escape prosecution may be missing, the development has attracted the attention of President Goodluck Jonathan.Read More
In my Constituency for State Assembly, at the last count, there are 32 aspirants for Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN. There will be a few more for People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the others. Of course, posters have manifested – all saying the things they will do if they are voted to power. They don’t always do.Read More
As the final countdown to the announcement of a consensus candidate by the North begins, the four Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirants (former military president Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former National Security Adviser, NSA, General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau and Kwara State governor, Abubakar Bukola Saraki) on the bill of the Northern Political Leaders Forum, NPLF, are already holding talks on their individual and collective post announcement activities.Read More
Imamuddeen Talba, the Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), speaks on the measures put in place by the Federal Government to solve power crisis in the country.Read More
Certainly, Sickle Cell Disorder is a global health problem with psychosocial implications. Unfortunately, Nigeria has the largest population of people with sickle cell disorder, with about 150,000 births annually. The incidence of sickle cell anaemia in Nigeria is among the highest in the world, with more than 100,000 Nigerian children being born each year with the disorder. Those with the disease suffer a higher than average frequency of illness and premature death, especially in infancy. The condition can also cause heart attacks, kidney failure, severe infections and sudden death.Read More
“One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community” —Albert Einstein, 1879-1955.Read More
Intrigues have set in as the sacked governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, and his main challenger, Chief Great Ogboru, get set for the rerun election in the state ordered by the Court of Appeal.Read More
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has concluded plans to reward a select group of local manufacturers for the consistency of their products in meeting specified requirements of applicable Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS) during the 2010 Nigerian Quality/World Standards Day celebrations.Read More