Osun Guber: the Futility of PDP’s desperate legal adventure By Ismail Omipidan

I am not a lawyer. But as an experienced journalist, I have reported judicial processes for decades. So, I am familiar with the election litigation issues.   It is in the light of the above that I make this intervention to provide us with further and better understanding of the issues at stake. Before I proceed to address the issues, let me say without fear of any contradiction that the Election Tribunal is a special court with its own rules and guidelines.   Therefore, if the plan of the ‘coup…

Reflecting on Engr Kadi Amshi Administrative Wizardry At NASC, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

MTwo years down the line, Engr Ahmed Kadi Amshi FNSE, the Executive Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission NASC and his Commissioners representing the six geopolitical zones have made unquantifiable progress in the commission in recent times. The administrative acumen and wealth of experience of the new leadership had resolved many thorny issues that was yearning for solutions overtime. This ranges from major administrative decisions, appointments, promotions and payments of backlog of salaries and arears, that had boosted the morale of staffers of the NASC and by extension the National Assembly.…

𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐬… By Wole Olaoye

Away from the grandiose promises of politicians in these testy times of electoral campaigns in the midst of insecurity, let’s just pause for a moment and consider how parts of our country came to look like Libya where warlords determine life expectancy. I am not aware that any of the leading presidential candidates has shown us the bolts and nuts of how he hopes to fix the problem beyond the bland, “I will tackle insecurity headlong”. How, dear candidate, are you going to do things differently? How are you going…

Monday Lines : For 133 million poor Nigerians By Lasisi Olagunju 

The National Bureau of Statistics in January 2012 released its ‘Nigeria Poverty Profile 2010’ report which contained data covering the previous 30 years. It showed that 17.1 million Nigerians were in poverty in 1980; 34.7 million in 1985; 39.2 million in 1996; 67.7 million in 2004 and 112 million in 2010. The same NBS a few days ago (November 17, 2022) launched the results of its 2022 Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Survey. It returned a figure of 132.9 million poor people in Nigeria. That figure represents 63 percent of people…

Qatar World Cup, alcohol and gays  By Festus Adedayo 

A little over a week ago, on a Qatar Airways flight journeying to Doha, city of the current World Cup fiesta, I saw a film which clearly depicts the raging back-and-forth arguments between the Arab World and the West. A Betty Kathungu-Furet film, The Medicine Man is a Kenyan Swahili movie subtitled in English. It has as one of its major themes, the danger of orthodoxy and the barrier that a stagnated belief constitutes to human progress.   Lead character, Ben Muriithi, a medical doctor working in the State Hospital…

Asian Tiger moms and Nigerian Yahoo-Yahoo mothers By Festus Adedayo 

I was confronted by a very queer spectacle last week. In pursuit of our obsession with playing the game of squash, my friend, Tayo Koleosho and I went for a very exerting squash session in Columbia. Outside of the court was this Asian woman barking out instructions to her 14-year-old boy who was being coached by one of America’s top squash players. She was livid each time the boy erred and many times, stormed into the court to tell the boy how he should play. I was told she paid…

How DBN is Resolving MSME’s Conundrum In Nigeria, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF

The Development Bank of Nigeria DBN under it’s leadership and management that consisted local and international representatives had adopted a well articulated and frugal process geared towards establishing a well thought Medium and Small Scale Enterprises MSME’s to mitigate both natural and artificial occurrences.   Under the leadership of Dr Tony Okpanachi , the global finance house with domesticated programs had carried out both awareness, trainings, re-trainings and equitable distribution of funds directly to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises SME’s across the country in line with it’s mandate.   With…

Governor Wike and His Fly Overs, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

In the history of Rivers State , the pace of development witnessed in the last seven years was unequalled, since the inception of democratic and military dispensation and the return to democracy in 1999.   This involved both infrastructure and human capital development that brought the state to the fore of comity of states where leadership that was accountable to his people under Governor Nyesom Nzenwo Wike since 2015.   Governor Wike has developed a formidable strategy that criss crossed all facets of the state ranging from Education, Health, Water…

Of 2023 and our cornucopia of excesses, by Hassan Gimba

Cornucopia, a word with Latin origin and Greek history, comes from the Latin cornu copiae, which translates literally to “horn of plenty.” Cornucopia is believed to represent the horn of a goat in Greek mythology. Legend has it that it was from this horn that the god, Zeus, was fed as an infant. Later, the horn was filled with flowers and fruits and given as a present to Zeus. The word first appeared in English in the early 16th century; a century later, it developed the figurative sense of an…

Life happens to all, including you,  By Haruspice 

No one is immune from the thorny traps of life, The reason I cringe when I see people gloat over the health of others. My mother was always worried about her mother’s failing health. Sadly, she died even before the mother, and took four years later for the mother who was ill to pass on. This is how life is designed- a tributary of mysteries.   A picture is going around of the frail look of pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA church. Some are horrified and bemoan the change in…