Category: Opinion

One hundred minutes before Obasanjo

  By Festus Adedayo Did I promise President Olusegun Obasanjo that there would be a ‘rematch’? I cannot precisely remember. But here we were, about 20 years...

Is Makinde aware of this

  By Bolanle Bolawole [email protected] 0705 263 1058 The write-up you are about to read was forwarded to me by a friend who now lives in the United States of...

Paradox of ailing economy

By Thomas Peretu Less than two weeks ago, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki blew the lid off what is considered a closely guarded secret on the state of our...

Pantami is my friend, but he can’t be defended

By Farooq A. Kperogi Twitter: @farooqkperogi This is a difficult column to write because although scores of people have importuned me to intervene in the controversy...

Buhari

Can Buhari stop bandits, can he?

By Muka Popoola No fewer than 18 persons were brutally killed and 21 injured when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Damasak town in Borno on Tuesday 14th of April, 2021....

Is half bread still better than none?

By TONY OKOROJI   It was April 2020. Life as we knew it had suddenly changed remarkably. The streets were completely empty. Lagos and most of Nigeria were on...

Why insecurity is deteriorating in the South East

Ikechukwu Amaechi What causes heightened insecurity in the South East? This was the poser five governors and heads of the security agencies in the region raised when...

Buhari

Buhari’s empty rhetoric, security of people and human rights

By Kolawole Olaniyan   President Muhammadu Buhari in his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015 promised expectant citizens that he would: “tackle head on the enormous...

El Rufai, Kaduna and this matter of cost of governance!

By Ajayi Temitope There is a news report that Kaduna State is disengaging about 4000 workers – mostly Local Government employees of the state. Already, Labour...

PDP

PDP’s Matawalle and the north’s arrogance

  By Lasisi Olagunju Ph.D   “What is the business of an opposition governor in buying drugs for a sick president? The PDP and some of its jobless leaders do...