Monday, October 19, 2020

My Kobo Advice for Adams Oshiomhole and Others By Dele Momodu

“Before you go on a journey of revenge, dig two graves” – Confucius Fellow Nigerians, please, let me start this epistle with a tale I’m not sure I have ever told. On Sunday, November 9, 2008, I was at the Lagos Marina with some friends when my phone rang. And who was on the line?...

Why Folajimi Lai-Mohammed was angry with police

The phrase ‘nobody is above the law’ rubbed off wrongly to Folajimi Lai-Mohammed, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, recently at the presentation of staff of office to Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, Abisogun II, the 15th Oniru of Iruland, in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State. But in this case, it...

Nigeria, least peaceful country? By Ibrahim Mustapha

Sir: The global peace index (GPI) produced annually by the Institute for Economic and Peace, a nonpartisan and non-profit organisation in Sydney, Australia, in its 14th edition placed Nigeria among the least peaceful countries in the world. Nigeria occupies 40th position out of the 44 countries assessed for their peacefulness. Global peace index (GPI)...

Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa’s Chances by Reuben Abati

The announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s nominated candidate for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which would now be vacant by September 1, 2020, and not 2021, following the incumbent’s decision to take his exit a year earlier was received with great excitement among Nigerians. This...

Weaponizing Economic Growth And Truncating Economic Realities By Emaciating Economic Mother Hen – By Bishop Oparaojiaku

It's indeed a refreshing evening with some astonishing moments even as the day greets us with TRINITY one. It was a harmonious life transforming experience as we looked at the scripture emphasizes of Ezekiel 37: 15 to the end, Ephesians 2: 11 to end and then grounded in Psalm 133:1-3. Clearly manifest in the...

ASO ROCK: Who Is In Charge?

Retired Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar, the former military Administrator of old Kaduna State was lucid, diplomatic and patriotic in a recent memo, nay open letter, he sent across to President Muhammadu Buhari. But he was equally critical of Buharism as regards the retired General’s nepotism and sectional lopsided appointments in his embattled administration. Col. Umar...

COVID-19: How Ready is Nigeria for the New Normal? by Emma Okonji

The effect of COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging global economies has, no doubt, increased the demand for broadband access that will enable government, organisations, schools, healthcare among others to switch to the new normal, where conferences will be held online, and healthcare delivery system, including educational programmes, will depend largely on ubiquitous broadband access. Nigerians...

“I’ve Seen Dictators Rise and Fall. Beware, America” by Dele Momodu

Fellow citizens of the world, the above title is not original to me. It is the headline of a very profound and inspired article written on June 3, 2020, by one of the greatest novelists of the last century, Salman Rushdie, in the Washington Post. I know many of today’s readers may not know who...

His Excellency, Governor Ben Ayade by Olusegun Adeniyi

In the past one week, dozens of people have sent me a four-minute video clip of Governor Ben Ayade becoming emotional over the plight of the downtrodden in his state during the inauguration of an anti-tax agency. While the clip was prepared and circulated by government officials in Calabar, I am also moved to...

Africa, Eid-al-Fitr and The Virus by Reuben Abati

  This year’s eid-al-fitr, the Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast for 29 or 30 days, in observance of one of the Five Pillars of Islam, was celebrated on Saturday and Sunday May 23/24, but it was a different kind of eid. It was sombre, low key,...

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