Opinion

Can terrorists really repent? What research says

By Law Mefor The Nigeria military has been waging an internecine war against the Boko Haram terrorists for years. Often, governments, in dealing with violent agitations and civil disobedience by citizens, deploy both ‘carrot’ and ‘stick’ to bring such ugly situations to an end. The Nigerian military has employed the[Read More…]

Reviving our dilapidated educational system

By Sanusi Yussuf Ayinde It is without a doubt that the standard of education has fallen in Nigeria. Even the blind could see the steady decline in every facet of our educational system. It is often said that education is the strongest base for individual or societal growth. This, unfortunately,[Read More…]

Law Mefor: 2021 and Audacious South Versus Arrogant North

By Law Mefor The discordant tunes coming from Southern Governors Forum and Northern Elders Forum do not augur well for the unity and harmony of the country. It will be recalled that the southern governors issued a communique at the end of their Enugu meeting, stating, among other things, that[Read More…]

Buhari, FFK, and the quality of mercy by Femi Adesina

By Femi Adesina Not a small ruckus has been caused by the defection of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK), from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) last week. An icing on the cake, or the salt added to injury (depending on which[Read More…]

Failure of leadership in Niger Delta responsible for Nigeria’s problem

By Nubari Saatah Chinua Achebe once said the problem with Nigeria is simply and solely a problem of leadership. Those words, as written in his book The Trouble with Nigeria can be understood and interpreted differently. After all, perspectives are an integral part of human existence; as it is these[Read More…]

2023: As Bala Mohammed, Atiku Abubakar, others push for ticket, where are South East gladiators?

By Law Mefor The campaign for Nigerian President of South East/Igbo extraction has been raging for about two years now. At least five pan-Igbo groups have been up and about, organizing programmes on the theme and engaging Nigerians. But something seems to be seriously missing: viable aspirants from the zone[Read More…]

Nigeria’s states will struggle to collect VAT

By Cheta Nwanze The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), on behalf of Nigeria’s federal government, has been locked in a legal tussle with the Rivers and Lagos state governments over the collection of value-added tax (VAT). A VAT collection Bill, similar to the aforementioned two states, has passed the second[Read More…]

Forensic Audit: A test of Buhari’s integrity

By Obiaruko Ndukwe The battle lines were drawn, the drums of war drowning the initial applause that greeted the order for the financial probe of the corruption-riddled interventionist agency – the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, whose headquarters is in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The first Salvo was fired by[Read More…]

Respecting criminal political officeholders

By Remi Oyeyemi The culture of respecting political office holders regardless of their behaviours and acts in the office has to be subverted. It must come to an end. The fact that someone is a President or a Governor, a Senator, Member of House of Representatives, a Minister or Commissioner[Read More…]

The quest for credible local government elections in Nigeria

By Moshood Isah The just concluded Local Government Elections in Lagos and Ogun States is a reaffirmation of the level of apathy and disinterest in subnational governance in Nigeria despite local governments being the tier of government closest to the people. This is not unconnected to existing gaps in the[Read More…]