A lot is going on in the social media on the Biafra agitation and the ultimatum issued to the neo-Biafrans to leave other peoples’ lands and go and form their country as they wish by some northern youths. Abu Najakku’s column titled “Standing up to Biafra” aptly summarises the...
BY Barrister, Hannatu Musawa Ramadhan which began on Friday, the 26th of last month is sadly coming to an end. From all indications, the Holy Month of fasting will end in the evening of Saturday the 24th of June, i.e. this weekend. This annual observance which is also one of...
By Magnus Onyibe At first, clawing Nigerian economy out from recession ditch was thought to be not only a Herculean task, but one that couldn’t be achieved so fast. But at the rate at which the Naira/dollar exchange rate is converging, putting Nigerian economy back on even keel may be sooner...
BY James Ume The Director General of Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr Mounir Gwarzo, in the year 2015, assumed the leadership of the Africa Middle East Regional Committee (AMERC) of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Relying on his wealth of experience acquired over the years in...
By Abimbola Johnson It is time again for Nigerians living abroad to think home. In the age of globalisation, Nigerians in the Diaspora do not have to return home to contribute to the development of their country. They can do so through several ways and means. And one of these...
The recent rejection by the House of Representatives of the Bill seeking to establish a South East Development Commission is a vindication of what this column wrote on Thursday 2nd June, 2016. Under the title: DO NOT CREATE THE PROPOSED NEDC. That column opposed the so-called Northeast Development Commission...
BY Oyetunji Isiaka Mr Godwin Emefiele marked three years in office on June 3, 2017, as the helmsman of the nation’s apex bank. Prior to his appointment, there were squabbles between the Bank and the fiscal authority, which led to the suspension of his predecessor. It was thus a...
Jonathan Nda- Isaiah The three most popular words in the country right now are restructuring, Biafra and Secession. The country is tethering on an edge and the gun has been loaded, the safety pin has been released, it’s just a matter of time before the bullets go off. The call for...
By Azu Ishiekwene The government of President Muhammadu Buhari just boxed itself into a corner and the National Judicial Council (NJC) is very pleased to beat the government with a big stick. After last year’s dramatic arrest of nine judges on suspicion of corruption and the sense of relief that Buhari...
Abba Mahmood Today, it is exactly nineteen year since Nigeria’s Head of State, General SaniAbacha died in office, the first Nigerian leader to do so not through a military coup. He took over power on 17th November 1993 when a Lagos High Court declared the Shonekan-led Interim National Government (ING) illegal....