Monday, October 19, 2020

Governor Wike, A True Rivers Patriot By Paulinus Nsirim

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State is without doubt, the most energetic, pragmatic, proactive and charismatic national figure and political leader in Nigeria today. He is greatly admired across board for his boldness and forthrightness. The patriotic enthusiasm and chivalry, which he exudes in his honest, robust, unfettered and crusading for all the right...

Tinubu and latter-day nostradamus By Tunde Rahman

Some people never learn but I will tender to them a word of sound advice in hope that some degree of civility and good sense will find its way to them. It is not wise to continuously pass judgment on a person or to repeatedly predict a person’s demise, politically or otherwise. Worst, are...

he National Assembly: whatever project it cannot corall must die by Femi Orebe

Only those unfamiliar with the history of the National Assembly since the return of democracy in 1999, would marvel, or be surprised to see its members literally fighting to the death over their attempt to insinuate themselves into how the Executive branch goes about executing a programme that was captured in the national budget. The...

Stamp Duty: More Money, More Money By Simon-Kolawole

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari discharged the ritual of signing the revised budget into law. That, we know, is the easiest part of the job. The projected expenditure for 2020 is now N10.8 trillion — curiously more than the N10.5 trillion that Buhari originally signed in December 2019 when the world was still a...

Growing up in a Christian home shaped my outlook on life – Kayode Ajulo

With the status and influence he wields in the society, only cynics would attempt to underrate the personality of upwardly mobile and cerebral lawyer, Kayode Ajulo. His towering image readily dwarfs any untoward mischief anyone might want to play with it. The wide acceptance the amiable dandy dude enjoys did not fall on his...

Magu, Who Denied Scores Their Freedom, Seeks Bail by Alex Enumah

The former Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has, through his lawyer, demanded his immediate release on bail from custody. On the same day, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami confirmed the ongoing probe of Magu, and announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had...

The Politics of Electricity Tariff by Simon Kolawole

Whether we like it or not, the issue of electricity tariff is a touchy one. In the power sector reform, we are always talking about power generation, transmission and distribution. We are always talking about how many megawatts we are producing or want to produce. We have also regularly discussed the cost of gas...

The Politics Of Ajimobi’s Death by Reuben Abati

Except something else occurs that grabs the headlines and dominates Nigerian social media, the big news of the past week would probably be the death of Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the political drama that it has generated. Senator Ajimobi served as a Senator between 2003 -2007. He was Governor of Oyo State between 2011...

Playing Politics with Power Sector By Simon-Kolawole

In 2006, President Olusegun Obasanjo came up with Vision 20:2020 — an audacious dream to make Nigeria one of the 20 biggest economies in the world by 2020. There were plenty projections that were supposed to combine to make Nigeria attain the goal, but the one that always catches my fancy was that we...

Restructure Now or Risk Nigeria’s Collapse, OBJ Tells Buhari Again

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday warned again of a possible collapse of Nigeria, if the Buhari administration looked on while the country lapses into various insurrections and criminalities. Obasanjo stated that the Buhari government should restructure the country to assuage ill-feelings from contending interests, expressing worry that the federal government appeared overwhelmed by the state...

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