In a little over a month from now the President-elect General Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to be sworn into office. His road to the presidency was not an easy one and should one day inspire a Hollywood movie. In terms of perseverance and human endurance, Buhari’s tenuous route to the presidency can only be compared… Continue reading The Scandals Buhari Cannot Ignore, By Muhammad Al-Ghazali
By Muhammad Al-Ghazali When the history of the presidency of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (PHD) is written, one of the most enduring legacies of his tenure will undoubtedly be the incredible liberties the man and his wife took in their choices and application of the English language. Another of such legacies will also be his frequent… Continue reading GEJ: Between “Persecution” And “Prosecution”
In a rare joint statement, two former Heads of State, Generals Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, on Sunday called on Nigerians not to lose hope as a result of the current state of insecurity in the country. They urged Nigerians not to give room for frustration, fear and despair, which are the fallouts of acts… Continue reading OBJ, IBB Lack The Moral Right To Postulate On Nigeria’s Unity
Was it a co-incidence that, 24 hours after two former heads of state, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo and Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB), raised the alarm over growing insecurity in the country, deadly terrorists attacked Vice-President Namadi Samob’s house in Zaria, killing two police guards; and bombed Sokoto where about 10 people were killed? Maybe. I… Continue reading Who Listens To OBJ, IBB?
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded arrangements to prosecute the first batch 20 suspects indicted in the oil subsidy fraud. The 20 suspects are among the over 140 individuals and organizations involved in the ongoing investigations into the subsidy payments by the EFCC. More suspects will be arraigned periodically as the investigation… Continue reading Subsidy Scam: EFCC to prosecute Bamanga’s son, 19 others
The sons of PDP chairman Bamanga Tukur, Ibadan businessman Arisekola Alao and former PDP chairman Ahmadu Ali are in the first batch of suspects to face various charges filed before the high court in Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with the fuel subsidy scam.
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah has blamed the challenges facing Nigeria today on the leadership of the country calling them “accidental toys” wielding power without legitimacy. Bishop Kukah, who is the Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, made this assertion, on Friday, at the Leadership Forum organized by the First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) with the… Continue reading Nigerian leaders are accidental toys – Bishop Kuka
FORMER Minister of Petroleum, Professor Tam David-West, weekend in Lagos, said injustice, infidelity of leaders and corruption, rather than the activities of Boko Haram and the like, would break up Nigeria. Prof David-West who spoke on Beyond Subsidy, What Next?, at a seminar by Labour Writers Association of Nigeria, LAWAN, lamented that “Injustice and lies… Continue reading Nigeria’s problem corruption, not Boko Haram -Tam David-West
In a small stone, tin-roof building in Rigasa in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, in a room whose walls are decorated with slates inscribed with Quranic verses, Abdullahi, 15, lies on a mat, feverish with malaria and typhoid. His younger brother, Adamu, tends to him. “He’s very sick,” says Adamu. Adamu has not eaten… Continue reading Nigeria’s Abandoned Youth: Are They Potential Recruits For Militants?
For a nation that is not at war, Nigeria’s defence spending raises several critical concerns. The paradox of course is that the more government spends on defence, the more insecure Nigerians feel. Travelling within the country has become so perilous that it is now advisable to get a ‘security report’ of all towns and villages… Continue reading Budget 2012 (5) – On Defence Spending – By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai