MISREPRESENTATION OF ELITE’S GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA By Abdullahi Haruna

Kasirim Nwuke in his article titled ‘Nigeria’s VP Osinbajo cannot blame the country’s implosion on the ‘silence of the elite’ fatally took a dive that saw him totally misunderstanding Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s call for Nigerian elites to speak up to the protracted security challenges that confront the country. Rather than re-echoing the VP’s passionate call for involvement of well-meaning Nigerians to end the choking circle of violence, the seminal writer chose to ride on a distorting voyage thus giving unrelated meaning to what was originally designed to calm frayed…

AI-Makura : Time to reward Party Loyalty     By AHMAD MUHAMMAD DANYARO  

It has been consistently political unequivocally and universally that the essence of a democratic government or any form of government is good leadership. This intangible and immaterial element is a veritable remedy and antidote to resolving crisis in any society. Great countries apply the remedy for sustenance, as they are the divert products of statesmen who apply to solve crisis situation.    Great societies are thus, product of good governance affected by good leadership and strong political leaders who are never in short supply. In the case of Nigeria, good…

Oyetola is not award freak By Ismail Omipidan

Two years ago, September 5, 2019 to be precise, an NGO, by name Nigeria Africa Development Indicators Monitoring Foundation (NADIM), visited the State to inform Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola that Osun had bagged overall best State in Nigeria in terms of development. According to NADIM, Osun came first because it scored over 50 percent in 12 out of the 18 Development Performance Indicators used for the assessment. However, Mr. Governor was sceptical and reluctant over the award; and he did not hide it. Once the team left, ahead of the ceremony…

Crimson As Colour of Mrs. Tinubu’s Wolf and Sheep Allegory By Festus Adedayo

Did Itsekiri, Delta State-born Senator representing Lagos in Nigeria’s National Assembly, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, nee Ikusebiala – interpreted, meaning, “death’s most fitting analogy is a sleep” – wife of the Asiwaju of Lagos,  All Progressives Congress (APC’s) National Leader and ex-Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, know the implication of stirring the hornet’s nest? That was what she did last week when she introduced the wolf and sheep allegory into the current national discourse on the security situation in Nigeria.   Last Tuesday, at the thick of a dense discourse which…

PR Wise: The Presidency, Pantami and Mbaka By Yushau A. Shuaib

In public relations practice, decision-making processes on an issue and crisis management are always the toughest before any act of communication can be effectively executed. Unlike journalism that feasts on bad news, which is what sells, the tradition of public relations or PR is to engage in ‘damage control’ through effective crisis communication strategies. The key to successfully navigating a crisis is through preparation and teamwork, as the communicator needs a fast and carefully crafted response to minimise damage and prevent reputational erosion. I was not only alarmed but I…

Femi Odekunle; The pains that wont go! By Haruspice

He called me, ‘Spicy, come January 7th to 12th 2021, we shall go into hiding -somewhere in Nasarawa state where work on the book you wrote on me can be finally done’. Which I answered with an exciting voice,’ Yes sir’! 12 December 2020, the man came down with the deadly virus. My professor was taken to isolation where the journey to his eventual departure began. He battled the virus just like he had battled all other burdens of life. On the 12th day of his isolation, he tested negative…

Let FG wage total “Operation No Mercy” on the criminal  By Abba Dukawa

Our country faces a plethora of security challenges ranging from violent kidnapping and a revived secessionist attacks. This act of insecurity  could lead us to unknown directions  if current situation witnessed in almost every parts of the country are not curtailed.   These  problems has affected every soul in the country and no one is sure of what tomorrow will bring and now it’s became more difficult for the peoples  to embark on personal or businesses trips. Looking at the gory security situation in Northwest, Northeast, Northcentral, Southeast, Southwest and…

Celebrating A Silent Philanthropist Touching the Lives of the Less-Privileged in the Month of Ramadan By Abba Dukawa

It is an honour well deserved for a man who has built a reputation for quiet philanthropy, especially in the much-neglected social sector in the country. Despite all his wealth, Abdul Samad Rabiu,  lives a simple life and cares for less-privileged in the society whereas his  silent philanthropist touching the lives of the needy in the Month of Ramadan Unknown to many, he does it as Islam seeks one doing thing for the sake of Allah devoid of seeking  public attention, from his home front Kano state and other part…

Let All Play That Game! By Olawale Olaleye

I think I understand better now why the North is famed as the smartest, albeit politically. There’s nothing esoteric about their model. The standout, curiously, is their consistency. And until we see the sense in that nonsense model – stop being over-righteous and desist from pulling down our own, then, the north would remain a frontrunner in the annals of our body polity. Nothing, however, makes more lucid this assertion than the Isa Pantami tragedy. The north, its leadership, opinion moulders and their ruling class didn’t just rise stoutly in…

Thank God Buhari Won 2015 Election By Martins Oloja

 As a spiritual person and a political analyst in this country with arrested development and where the god of the big man is his belly, I am persuaded that we should continue to thank God, the Almighty that Muhammadu Buhari, a soldier, a farmer, a politician and a Fulani big man won the 2015 presidential election.   Yes, we should continue to thank God whose strong arms alone provided a rainbow coalition of even strange bedfellows that brought President Buhari to power in 2015. I think we should for a…