Edo Election and Matters Arising

Dear APC, I woke up to the news of your resolve to challenge the outcome of the Edo State governorship election held over the weekend and couldn’t but ponder the basis for your decision. However, I had to put this intervention on hold for a few hours to celebrate my beautiful daughter, Monisola, who is 2 years old today. I’m back here now. Dear ruling political party, it’s not enough to boast democratic credentials; more important is living the ethos of that choice. Except there are other things we do…

Edo Peoples Proof Self Acclaimed Master Wrong By Abba Dukawa

Many Nigerians are anxious to get a glimpse on how September 19 Edo Governorship Election elections would  look like. The long awaited Edo state  election has come and gone.  With the winner annourced by INEC APC’s former National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole was the great loser as a self acclaimed Edo state political godfather. Also All Progressives Congress (APC) as a ruling governing party bear same fate from popular protest vote. In spite Edo state produced two national chairman of APC but even  before the September 19 Edo Governorship Election political…

Merciless Godwin Obaseki and the Liquidation of ‘OshoBourdillon’ By Oludayo Tade

Obaseki, you are what God says you are, You are a winner, You no be looser, You are what God says you are. Iyamu, you are what God says you are, by your records, you are what God says you are, by your stealing, you are what God says you are, you a looser you no be winner you are what God says you are (Adams Oshiomole, 2016) The political funeral of erstwhile chairman of the broom party, Adams Oshiomole was coordinated by his estranged political son , Godwin, ‘the…

The Nigerian Army and ‘Fatal Arrogance’ By Yushau A. Shuaib

It is baffling and hard to believe that the Nigerian Army under the current leadership of Lt. General Tukur Buratai would recruit the service of publicists for dark propaganda, rather than public relations to protect its image. Just recently, the Army’s publicists shot a movie titled “Fatal Arrogance” that portrays the leadership and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as a Shi’ite group, as terrorists. In their desperate execution of this plan, the publicists hired a veteran Nollywood Actor, Pete Edochie; a popular actress, Destiny Etiko,…

This is Tinubu’s Power Plateau

On the day PMB approved the APC emergency NEC meeting that dethroned Oshiomhole, I wrote that Asiwaju was the major victim and advised that he reconsiders any presidential gambit in 2023 to avoid greater disappointment. Many disagreed and postulated that he was beyond the effects of any such gang up. When Gov Obaseki defected to the PDP and won the party’s gubernatorial ticket, I predicted that the huge crack within the APC apparatchik (cabals) will help his re-election as the use of federal might against him would not be possible…

Between a Peace Worker and Peace Wreakers in Zamfara By Sani Mafara

Prior to May 2019 when Bello Matawalle assumed office as governor of Zamfara State, the northwestern state was under a seemingly endless siege. The state was a typical killing field, a boiling cauldron of bloodthirsty bandits and notorious kidnappers. Cattle rustlers and dare-devil miscreants were ruling over swathes of land with security forces battling tooth and nail to stop them. But since Matawalle took the seat of power in the state capital Gusau, the state has steadily experienced a new lease of life. A territory that was once awash with…

Closure of Minna-Bida: The Intervention of the FG By Abdullberqy U. Ebbo

When the Government of Niger state elected to close state roads to heavy duty vehicles, it was with the sincerest intention to keep the collapsing roads manageable, and to provide the contractors on site ample room to continue work, even in the wet season. Our intention was never to antagonize the FG or anyone for that matter. We only found ourselves in a desperate situation that required a desperate action. This is why we are shocked by the reactions of some individuals in the wake of the directive by His…

Let fairness prevail in selection of UI Vice-Chancellor – The Gaskiya Group (TGG)

The Gaskiya Group (TGG) has been watching with great concern the ugly trend that is emerging in the on-going process of selection of a new vice-chancellor in the University of Ibadan. As stakeholders concerned with sustaining the rising profile of the University, we are afraid of this  trend which in theory can be described as that of ‘ *ordination’ and ‘predestination* ’: a situation in which a particular candidate has already been ordained and predestined to occupy the office of the Vice- Chancellor, by some cabals in the University, even…

Time To Interrogate Internet Fraud In Nigeria By Seun Awogbenle

To save our country from what has become a national embarrassment, we must therefore redouble our fight against Internet fraud and clampdown on all the criminals who are involved. Lack of economic opportunity will never justify this wave of obsession for fraud and resort to cybercrime. Cybercrime and advanced fee fraud is growing at a very disturbing rate almost everywhere in Nigeria. I read recently in the news that two lecturers of the Kwara State College of Health Technology were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged…

FG-ASUU Impasse Becoming Too Expensive To Ignore By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

If ASUU remains adamant and the Federal government sticks to its guns, is this how we will all watch until these public institutions totally collapse? I pity Nigerian youths. The only thing they are probably enjoying in Nigeria today is this free university education, although I don’t know how sustainable this can be if we are really serious about good university education .If only Nigerians are fully aware of the damage being done to the nation’s tertiary education sector, especially its universities, with this impasse in negotiations between the Federal…