Wives abroad, husbands turn bachelors

Wives abroad, husbands turn bachelors

If you are observant enough, you will notice him in markets – an ageing, cosmopolitan gentleman haggling with the market woman pricing pepper, fish, okro and vegetable oil. His age, generally 50 and above. At other times, you see him in the high brow areas of major cities doing his shopping at the Mall. If […]

The Accidental Public Servant: El-Rufai As The Grand Inquisitor

The Accidental Public Servant: El-Rufai As The Grand Inquisitor

By Valerian Agbaw-Ebai It usually takes a lot to rattle the political establishment in Nigeria, but Nasir El-Rufai’s got a knack for doing just that. El-Rufai, former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and former Director General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE), knows how to stir controversy and draw attention to himself. […]

PDP: Crack In The Family

Calculations for the next governorship election in Rivers State threaten the health of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state Ahead of the next general elections, the crisis rocking the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, appears set to produce its first casualty in the person of Chief Godspower Umejuru Ake, incumbent […]

Framed And Shamed: Allegations of sexual harassment against Dr. Peter Otubu, a senior lecturer at Ambrose Alli University

Framed And Shamed: Allegations of sexual harassment against Dr. Peter Otubu, a senior lecturer at Ambrose Alli University

Allegations of sexual harassment against Dr. Peter Otubu, a senior lecturer at Ambrose Alli University whose humiliating video was posted on the Internet in 2010, are proved to be false by the police and the court. But Otubu is yet to be reinstated to his former job, seemingly confirming earlier suspicion that he was framed […]

Police nab suspected attackers of the Emir of Kano

Police nab suspected attackers of the Emir of Kano

The Police recently made some headway in Kano by fishing out the masterminds of the attack on Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero’s convoy on Saturday 19 January. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim K. Idris, told newsmen during a press conference two weeks ago that Babangida Baba Salihu and Na’Allah SNU, all […]

A Family’s Agony of murdered Irawo Adamolekun

A Family’s Agony of murdered Irawo Adamolekun

The recent murder of Irawo Adamolekun, a young medical doctor, by armed robbers in Lagos, spikes the woes of a family that had earlier lost another promising son in similar circumstances  On 11 January, OSB Adamolekun, an orthopedic surgeon and Colonel in the Nigerian Army, was on a United Nations peace mission to Darfur, Sudan. […]

Senseless Killing

Senseless Killing

Some religious fanatics in Kano, attack and murder polio immunisation personnel believing they were  evil agents on a mission to kill On Friday, 8 February, all was set to receive the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar and the Minister for Police Affairs, Mr. Caleb Olubolade. They were billed to pay condolence visit to the […]

Jonathan Refuses to pass 2013 appropriation bill into law

Jonathan Refuses to pass 2013 appropriation bill into law

The 2013 Appropriation Bill remains unsigned and enmeshed in a familiar crisis of distortions Watching President Goodluck Jonathan last Tuesday night as he tightly clutched the African Nations Cup won by Nigeria at a reception for the victorious Super Eagles, Ali Baba, a popular Master of Ceremony, remarked that the President was holding the cup […]

2015 and the return of Yar’Adua’s men

Citing the need to protect the common interest of its members, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), the political machinery of the late General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, are currently leaving no stone unturned in their determination to revive the movement ahead of the 2015 general election in the country. Sources said the group, which […]

Road to achieving zero new hiv infection in lagos

Road to achieving zero new hiv infection in lagos

When AIDS emerged from the shadows three decades ago, few people could predict how the epidemic would evolve, and fewer still could describe with any certainty the best ways of combating it. Today, we have passed the stage of conjecture. We know from experience that AIDS can knock decades off national development, widen the gulf […]