Are You Buhari or Are You Jubril? -By Femi Fani-Kayode…

“One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether I’ve been cloned or not. The ignorant rumours are not surprising. When I was away on medical vacation last year a lot of people hoped I was dead. I can assure you all that…

The Electoral Bill and the Meaningless Peace Pact -By Rafiq...

I finally happened on a title for a future book, if I ever write one. “Awon Alariwo”, properly translated as “The Noisemakers.” It is a perfect metaphor for the Nigerian situation. We are quick to make a show of everything but do almost little else. The Nigerian would borrow money to buy a Range Rover…

ASUU Strike: Should We Remain Silent? -By Emmanuel Onyekwere…

The above is the question that keeps me inert all night when I have to rest from the day’s toils and struggles. With the ‘small moves’ I have made over the social media, some concerned friends started to get nervous about my well-being with what looks like direct insult to the ruling class who have…

BON/NEDG/CHANNELS TV UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE – A Clear Sign Of...

In what would clearly be the first salvo towards rigging the 2019 elections, the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG), leveraging on the auspices of the publicly-funded Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), and using the platform of Channels Television, chose – with much impunity – to shrink the political space by announcing that it shall be…

2019; Youths, Apathy And Spurious Arguments -By Jerome-Mario Utomi…

…The good news is; we have the overwhelming support of youth votes….The bad news is; the youth never bothers to vote–Anonymous As the February 2019 presidential, Gubernatorial, National/state Houses of Assembly elections come into view, the out-of-the-ordinary behavior demonstrated by various gladiators has exposed two major concerns with the first and most radical being the…

NBA President: EFCC And Her Persecution Of The Wrong People...

Is the EFCC’s persecution of the NBA President not an attempt to test the unity and brotherhood of the bar? Of course there is a bigger issue here: policing the fees lawyers charge clients. Therefore, the persecution is not primarily targeted at the person of Paul Usoro,SAN. It goes beyond the President. It is an…

Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: Two for the Price of One...

But for President Muhammadu Buhari’s foresight Nigeria would have scored a world record in addition to whatever other unpalatable records we already hold as the land of the absurd. Nigeria was on the verge of conducting its next general elections with a set of two laws: the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 and the 2015 Electoral…

Political Campaign: Using Symbolic Facts -By Femi Amosun…

Further to my recent piece (Creative Communications and Political Campaign in Nigeria view), which focused on the importance of marketing communications in the context of political campaign in Nigeria, and the beneficial effects of using local expertise to achieve positive outcomes, I am duty-bound to offer my expertise at this crucial time leading to the…

Why Nigeria Needs A True Agricultural Revolution -By ‘Tope Fasua…

Cliches. Too many of them exist in Nigeria. If I had one naira for each time I’ve heard someone say, with all the intelligence they can muster, and lay their degrees on the line, that Nigeria should diversify into agriculture, or when government boasts that Nigeria will export agricultural products around the world to the…

Scam At The Pulpit: A Case Of Reverend Father Ejike...

In Nigeria, Churches have grown by leaps and bounds in depravities. The core tenet of the Church evangelical mission has been bypassed and what we have today could be better described as profitable business ventures; and our pastors and priests are nothing but businessmen. If churches were true to their mission and vision, our environment…

Nigerians and The Art of Asking for the Wrong Things...

We have all come to accept that Nigerians are as divided as we number on any issue. Not even poverty can unite the poor in this country. All debates on any issue, including pervasive national poverty in Nigeria are spiced with ethnic, political, religious, clannish, family affiliation flavours. In the end, the people remain as…