Adeniyi was speaking for us all when he told lawmakers that they demonstrate lack of seriousness


Popular columnist, Olusegun Adeniyi, said on Friday that the senate showed a lack of seriousness when it summoned the editors of Thisday newspapers over a report about Ahmed Lawan, the senate majority leader. Adeniyi, who is the chairman of Thisday editorial board, said this when he made a presentation on “Image Perception of ...

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Ex NIMASA DG goes berserk, threatens to slap Journalist in court


Embattled former Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi recently threatened to physically assault a female journalist while leaving the premises of the federal high court, Lagos. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting him for defrauding the federal government to the tune ...

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Fayose accuses FG of satanism


Ek​iti State governor, Ayodele Fayose,  has said the Federal Government’s insistence on holding a secret trial for ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki was satanic and should be resisted by all. “Obviously, this is satanic. It is against all democratic norms and Nigerians must rise against it,” the governor said in ...

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Mahamat upsets favorites to emerge AU Chairperson


​Chadian foreign affairs Minister, Moussa Faki Mahamat,  has been elected as the new chairperson of the African Union Commission. The election held at the AU’s headquarters in  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday. The vote lasted seven rounds, after which,  Mahamat defeated favourites Amina Mohamed of Kenya and Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathing ...

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Osinbajo resignation rumour: Saraki denies being asked to take over


Both the presidency and the office of the Senate President have responded to and debunked reports that some state governors have been putting pressure on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to step down and be replaced by Senate President Bukola Saraki. “The story is simply  not true. It is a fabrication. ...

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Modiu Olaguro: The dark legacy of Bola Tinubu


by Modiu Olaguro “So the moral is clear. It is the workers—les industrials—of all ranks and hierarchies who merit the highest rewards of society, and the idlers who deserve the least. But what do we find? By a strange miscarriage of justice, it is just the opposite: those who do ...

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Law profs and scholars from Anglophone Africa to discuss Canada’s Rights role in Africa


Professor Obiora Okafor, the inaugural York Research Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School is convening an interdisciplinary conference on human rights in Africa. The conference is entitled: “Canadian/Anglophone African Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment of the Literature and a Research Agenda ...

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Chijioke Kaduru: Health budget: How Buhari can demonstrate commitment to the Nigerian people


by Chijioke Kaduru As the Federal Executive Council prepares to present the second budget of this Administration to the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari can demonstrate unparalleled commitment to Nigerians through the 2017 Budget and the commitments to the Health Budget contained within. Nigeria has a weak health system, easily ...

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Buhari sends list of 46 new ambassadorial nominees to senate


President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded a list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees to the senate for confirmation. Every state was represented on the list with at least one nominee. However Lagos had the highest number of nominees with three persons, while Bauchi, Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Kwara, Plateau, Sokoto and Zamfara ...

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Babajide Balogun: Buhari’s other room and reminiscences of our Egypt


By Babajide Balogun With the way Nigerians have made a stupendous parody of President Muhammadu Buhari’s response to the interview his wife, Aisha, had with the BBC, it is more appropriate to assume that there is more than ordinary meaning to the phrase “the other room”. But wherever that room is, ...

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Alex Otti: Mr. President, you do need an economic team


by Alex Otti That we are facing challenges with the economy is no longer news. Oil prices have remained low and around $50 per barrel in the last couple of months. This situation is exacerbated by the drop in crude export capacity from about 2.2m barrels of crude per day ...

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Saraki tried once again and failed to make the CCT chairman step down


As the trial of the senate president, Bukola Saraki, resumed on Wednesday at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), his application to have tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, step down was dismissed. Saraki is facing a 16-count charge of false assets declaration and does not believe that he would have a ...

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PDP makes case for Buhari’s resignation


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, demanded for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over the state of the nation, saying “there is no better time than now to make this call for the President to quit for a more experienced team to take over.” The party, in a ...

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Abimbola Adelakun: Dear Lai, Change does NOT begin with me

Lai Mohammed

By Abimbola Adelakun Today, Thursday, September 8, in the Federal Capital Territory, the Federal Government will finally launch the “Change Begins With Me’’ campaign that will “entrench the values of accountability, integrity and positive attitudinal change” in Nigerians. This campaign will be one of the several inelegantly arrayed on the ...

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Police, DSS want Edo governorship poll postponed


In another twist to the Saturday’s governorship elections in Edo State, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Police have urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the elections to a later date for security reasons. This is coming at the same time when the Nigerian ...

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Gov. Wike endorses Operation Crocodile Smile


The Nigerian military, on Monday, flagged off its military operation in the Niger-Delta with a view to curb the activities of the militants in the region. The operation, code-named ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ was flagged off by Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. ...

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Reuben Abati: The dangerous man in North Korea


By Reuben Abati When our public officials fall asleep while attending a meeting, or an official function, the standard Nigerian reaction is to have a hearty laugh at their expense. Harmless laughter. You’d remember many photographs of our lawmakers turning the National Assembly into an extension of their bedrooms, sometimes ...

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Controversy over Cross River Garment Factory as EFCC arrests Gov. Ayade’s younger brother

Ben Ayade

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Frank Ayade, a younger brother of the Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, following a petition accusing him of fraud involving the Calabar Garment Factory located in Maitama, Abuja. The petition was signed by an activist Paul Ifere and some other ...

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Lagos ranked as third least liveable city in the world


Lagos has been named as the third least livable city in the world in a Liveability ranking compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Out of the 10 cities ranked in the report, only Damascus in Syria and Tripoli in Libya were ranked worse than Lagos. The cities were ranked ...

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Danjuma becomes new ntel chairman following “significant investment”


TY Danjuma, a businessman and retired army general, has emerged as the new chairman of mobile network company, ntel, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Following what is being described as “significant investment” by Danjuma into the company, he has replaced Dr. Tunde Ayeni who will now become ...

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