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 […]

What is the government celebrating exactly?

What is the government celebrating exactly?

Like everyone else, I have heard stories about the activities of various orders of monks in various erstwhile monasteries to develop or show their faith. Some have sounded just plain incredible. There was, I learnt, the order that chose to walk barefoot. Fair enough, I think, when you remember that the cost of shoes has […]

Senator Mark and his African enemies

President of the Nigerian Senate, David Mark, seems puzzled that many African countries are hostile to Nigeria. His evidence, he said, was observing how dignitaries in the state box of the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, all rooted for Nigeria’s opponent, Burkina Faso, during the final match of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The support for […]

PDP is causing chaos

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is creating political chaos in Nigeria. Note that the principle of rotational presidency was not contested until Dr. Goodluck Jonathan decided to take undue advantage of the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. All the major opposition political parties chose their presidential candidates from the North-west in 2011, to indicate […]

Presidency, NASS, and delay over 2013 budget

Presidency, NASS, and delay over 2013 budget

When on October 10, 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan presented the 2013 budget proposal to the joint session of both chambers of the National Assembly (NASS), Nigerians had thought that we have moved from the era, where the passage and signing of annual budgets were being delayed due to late presentation by the Presidency. In fact, […]

A letter to Inspector General of Police

A letter to Inspector General of Police

SIR: The uproar generated by the recent judgment of Justice Mohammed Talba on the pilfering of the Nigeria Police Pension funds will continue to form part of our discourse for as long as we will continue to witness the suffering of police pensioners. This was recently brought to the fore by the admission of the […]