Opinion

Atiku Abubakar Writes On the Proposed 7 Years Jail Term For Social Media Critics In Nigeria

By Atiku Abubakar (AA) Social media may yet change governance in Africa I have recently had to answer many questions from friends and contemporaries, seeking to understand why I decided to join social media and expose myself to potential fire from young Nigerians. This is mostly because people who have[Read More…]

Babangida Aliyu: From Nationalist To Northern Irredentist?

By John Ainofenokhai When I read the news report a few days ago credited to Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu that he would release very soon, a list of 400 northerners that the presidency plans to bribe to secure 2015 elections in almost all the newspapers, it was clear that the[Read More…]

The Women Around Oshiomhole’s Neck

by Abimbola Adelakun The image of Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, sitting with Mrs. Joy Ifije, and her son, Bright, reminds me of President Barack Obama’s “Beer Summit.” After Obama jumped into a matter he was ill-informed about and received severe lashing from “post-racial” America, he called the protagonists of[Read More…]

The Maverick Senator By Barry Morgan

By Barry Morgan The Nigerian Senator for Kwara Central, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is a controversial figure within a breakaway faction of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, whose differences with President Goodluck Jonathan have been well-recorded. He also plays up his common ground with Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, a leading[Read More…]

‘Jide Aluko: Of APC Governors’ Gaffes And Public Perception

By ‘Jide Aluko Regaling my reader with vanilla stories of how successive Peoples’ Democratic Party-led governments have brought Nigeria to her excruciatingly sore knees and plundered her enormous resources to an all-time abysmal low will amount to wasteful dissipation of cerebral energies, misuse of space privilege and sheer waste of[Read More…]

The Jonathanian Affairs: Unemployment By Tahir Sherriff

By Tahir Sherriff Question: Is President Goodluck Jonathan responsible for the state of un-employment in Nigeria? Only a few years ago, if a graduate in Nigeria failed to gain employment into an organization that would secure his/her future after their NYSC (National Youth Service Corps), their qualification will first be[Read More…]

Nigeria: Enough With The Silence

By Queen Inih Ebong “One of the most potent behaviours for driving change is influencing people to speak up about a previously emotionally or politically risky issue”. –        Genny, Patterson, Maxfield, McMillan and Sitzler Nigeria is a great nation. We are so blessed in every aspect that we often take[Read More…]