The real price of “changing the change” (1) Top opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members have been granting press interviews and addressing zonal political rallies talking about “CHANGING THE CHANGE” in next year’s general elections, without defining what exactly that means. As the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) gears up to celebrate the completion of three years of the...... read more
Currency swap agreement: Another milestone for Emefiele’s CBN “We will be professional, we will be apolitical. We will not go into politics. What we will do is to focus on our banking business and use our skills to support the efforts of government in creating jobs for the people, to support economic growth and development for the country.” These...... read more
Between naysayers and Bayelsa public service reforms Timi is about 27 years and hails from a rustic community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. He is not a lazy Nigerian youth (if you catch my drift).    Since he left secondary school, he has fended for himself, having lost his parents early in life. He...... read more
Workers' day and the Nigerian Worker International Workers Day, Labour Day or Workers's Day in the case of Nigeria and some African countries, is an annual observance celebrated every May 1 to remember the valuable sacrifices and contributions made by workers around the globe. In Nigeria, the day is ushered in by a Public Holiday which allows...... read more
Rising insecurity: The drama And underpinning   The unabated Killings in Benue and some States like  Adamawa, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna in 2018; Enugu, Benue, Taraba, Zamfara, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Cross Rivers, Adamawa, Katsina, Delta and Ekiti states in 2017 by Fulani Herdsmen, the seeming helplessness of the police on this and most embarrassing, the...... read more
Development reporting and hysteria journalism in Nigeria - by Kingsley Moghalu Keynote address by Professor Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President, Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation, at The Niche 4th anniversary lecture at Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos, on April 20, 2018. As someone who appreciates the role of the media in shaping society,...... read more
Why I'll vote Buhari again and again The greatest talking point in our country this week has been the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari that he would seek a second term in office next year. And naturally so. Desire by any President, whether positive or negative, should elicit great interest in the citizenry. The President that should be...... read more
Story making West Africa Pidgin English may be widely spoken in some parts of Nigeria, but it is not in any renowned genre in the realms of African literature. This indigenous language – an amalgam of corrupted English and local languages – earned a space at the just concluded Story Making West Africa which showcased...... read more
Leadership: What has age got to do with it? The call for power shift from the older to the younger generation is fast gaining currency. This political discourse has occupied the public space in recent times and understandably so. The question is what level of leadership are we talking about and what age suitability should be considered; below age 40...... read more
Zuma’s resignation, party institutions and Nigeria’s shame Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Bola Tinubu, is currently on a mission of reconciling feuding members of the All Progressives Congress (APC). That task was handed over to him by President Muhammadu Buhari, a week before. “As part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari...... read more
Femi Adesina: People also stand with the devil The story was told of a man whose wife was in labour at a hospital. The doctors had demanded for the usual deposit before they could attend to her. He did not have the money. So, began his helter-skelter race to raise the money. Eventually he landed in the house of...... read more
Why I stand with Buhari These are very difficult times in our country. Sad, mournful and dolorous times, as the New Year opened with killings in Rivers, Kaduna, Taraba, and Benue states, among others. Of course, there had been gruesome carnage on the Mambilla plateau mid last year, and bloodletting in Numan, Adamawa State, as well...... read more
Sokoto 2018 Budget: What’s in it for you? Sokoto State’s 2018 budget, as presented to the state House of Assembly by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, will be the last full budget before the 2019 general elections. Expectations are high that the next fiscal year will see to the realization of many promises made not just in the outgoing year,...... read more
What we learnt from judgment on Anambra Central There are some quite interesting details to note from the judgment of Justice John Tsoho which declared Dr. Obiora Okonkwo as Senator for Anambra Central Senatorial district of Anambra state. First, the matter was instituted on 22 December 2014, through an originating summon, in the aftermath of the primary election of...... read more
Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, he had admonished me: "Adesina, always tell me the truth. That is what I want from you. In this type of position I have found myself, it...... read more
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