Power: Presidency takes on Christiane Amanpour, CNN

As we approach 2014, the year in which Nigeria attains her centenary, it may probably begin to enter the consciousness of Nigerians that this nation has been in existence for much longer than many had previously thought. Alongside this realization, would be a dawning that many of the issues we need to address, as a […]

Killing in the name of sand?

Killing in the name of sand?

As you descend the steep road beside the Festac link bridge towards the site of the incident, even after three days, you could still see clusters of people discussing the tragic incident. The common denominator among the groups is the raining of curses on the assailants of the late Chief Pius Oladele. The mechanic workshop, […]

Why Nigeria, Libya, Angola, others remain oil, gas destination, by Avuru

The managing director of Seplat Petroleum Development Company, Austin Avuru, has described West Africa as a prime petroleum province in the world. Avuru made the submission in London in a paper he presented at the just concluded International Petroleum Week 2013 organized by the Energy Institute. To buttress his point, Avuru pointed to the fact […]

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 […]