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Nigeria and the malady of corruption

“Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency” -Unknown  Going by the resources that the good Lord has blessed us with, Nigeria’s natural place in the world order should be at…

JAMB, FRSC, Oransaye report and skewed federalism

JAMB, FRSC, Oransaye report and skewed federalism

By Polycarp Onwubiko It is intriguing to observe that the PDP led federal government seems to have no qualms over the skewed and pseudo federal system of government imposed on…

Corruption as bane of development

Today Nigeria is bedeviled by insecurity, kidnapping, insurgence and other social vices. We talk about them as the most worrisome problems without looking at the root cause which is unemployment.…

Fashola, Jonathan; hear the people’s voice

I say kudos to the gallant and courageous comrades that staged a peaceful protest on monday 30th march this year in Lagos State Governor’s Office against the near collapse of…

Obiano: Beware of hypocrites

A hypocrite is simply an actor, a play-maker who appears to be virtuous only on faulty premise. He is someone feigning to be a better character whereas he is inwardly…

Nigeria: State of blood

By Yomi Obaditan The atrocities committed by Field Marshall Idi Amin the late dictator and maximum ruler of Ugadan was well documented in a book titled”The state of blood”. Till…

FCT Minister and his Directors 

By Danladi Akilu The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed recently made reference to the attitude of some Directors under the FCT Administration whom he said had been economical with the truth…

The different colours of money

The different colours of money

By Edo Ukpong I do not know how many people out there know of a community in Ondo State known as Ilara Mokin. What I know is that neither myself…

Improving water supply in the FCT

Improving water supply in the FCT

‘Water is life’. So goes an adage.  Its uses ensure the sustenance of life on the planet – drinks, food, domestic life, agriculture, manufacturing, industry, transportation, occupation, science and technology, climate,…

Letter to the British court

Kindly permit us the use of your medium to comment on the British court’s insidious manipulation of the confiscation trial of former governor of Delta state Chief James Ibori. From…

Getting children back to school

Getting children back to school

By Bilikis Bakare In the midst of current obscene display of opulence and grandeur in which some Nigerians own private jets as well as exotic cars worth several millions of…

We shall overcome

When in Nineteen fourteen, our colonial master – Britain was busy bringing together Northern and Southern protectorates to form a Geographical entity to be known as Nigeria, little did she…

Tinubu Colloquium and failure of leadership in Nigeria

Tinubu Colloquium and failure of leadership in Nigeria

It was late Claude Ake who concludes that indeed leaders particularly in Nigeria have presided over a pervasive alienation, the delinking of leadership from followers, a weak sense of national…

We shall overcome

When in Nineteen fourteen, our colonial master – Britain was busy bringing together Northern and Southern protectorates to form a Geographical entity to be known as Nigeria, little did she…

Nigeria’s critics in diaspora: A pretentious horde

This is not a sanctimonious attempt to earthen the drooling failings of Nigeria. The Nigeria I know is as clumsily and nebulously unwieldy as its problems. From the patrician orbit…

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