Danger of Graduates that don’t think beyond their Certificates By Gbenga Adebambo

  “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education” — Albert Einstein “The greatest form of disability in life is not knowing your ability”_. “Your winning edge in life is not the degree you have acquired or the certificate you possessed, but your ability to solve problems’ Whenever I interview graduates, I am not so keen on their qualifications; I am only keen on their *special skills, experiences and their unique approach to problem-solving*. Most of…

Path To A Niger Of Our Dream By Mary Noel Berje

Just like the saying that “a tree cannot make a forest,” no single individual or group can wroth the needed development of any society. Similarly, a stick of broom cannot do much, but if tied together in a bunch, it makes a lot of difference. So is societal development.                 One of the most potent forces of development throughout the history of human civilisation is ‘PEACE’ and elite consensus. Any race, culture or civilization, where the leading lights and elites are not on…

Hate-speech Bill: How Do We Exorcise Ahmad Lawan’s Senate? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Only a failing government will be afraid of citizens’ criticisms on social media or interpret civil actions as subversion. If the government was living up to expectations, it would not need to worry about social media. The Senate marshalled by Ahmad Lawan has been convincing in confirming the stereotypes and assumptions about the institution. In July, I wrote about Lawan’s obsequiousness and desperation to please President Buhari whom he described as his “close friend”. I say again, Lawan has been dutiful in his obligation of inking “rubber-stamp” on the Senate.…

Poll: Would You Resign If You Were Osinbajo? By Fredrick Nwabufo

But at the station of the Vice President, there are many layers of consideration to sieve through. The most pressing is public interest. Naturally, the impact of the resignation of a VP will be “tsunamic”, and it will have far-reaching national security implications. “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also” – Jesus Christ in Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:39). I am not a pastor. In fact, I do not subscribe to…

Supreme Court and the Atiku Election Petition, By Reuben Abati

 Last week, The Supreme Court of Nigeria announced its verdict in the matter between Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). After the February 23 Presidential election and the declaration by INEC, of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of that election, the PDP and its Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar went straight to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the result. INEC not only declared Buhari winner of that election.…

Arewa Men” As A New Derogatory Term By Mu’awiyyah Yusuf Muye

I, Mu’awiyyah Yusuf Muye is the definition of an Arewa Man, and every sane or reasonable man of Arewa extraction should be too, not the perverted man from arewa, not the husband that maltreats his wife, not the uncivilized or backward arewa man, not the man that is everything that is wrong with our society. No, if anything should define “Arewa Men”, it should be the good, we have great men in arewa, as such, it will never be fair to allow the bad or negative stereotype to define its…

WHY BARR IBRAHIM ADAMU BAKO IS FIT TO DEPUTIZE THE APC NATIONAL TREASURER

Barrister Ibrahim Adamu Bako is a grassroots politician who has earned accolades in various political struggles during his university’s days at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. He was a student political advocate who has written his name in gold off and on the campus. Upon his graduation from the University, and the successful completion of his law school, Barrister Ibrahim Adamu Bako joined the mainstream politics. He was the interim legal adviser of the defunct CPC before elected as the secretary of the party in Suleja Local Government…

OMOYELE SOWORE, NNAMDI KANU AND THEIR HARSH BAIL CONDITIONS By Law Mefor

Those whose palm-kernels were cracked for them by a benevolent spirit should not forget to be humble” – Chinua Achebe Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reports and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, factional leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have a lot in common. Apart from advocating for radical and unconstitutional changes in Nigeria for which they were both arrested and detained by the State at different times, their bail conditions are some of the most stringent in the nation’s judicial history. Omoyele Sowore is a Nigerian human rights activist,…

Everyone has a price when the price is right… By Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

In this part of the world, when you align your interest with politicians or people in government, it automatically means you have been paid. When you see things from a different prism, it makes you a bigot and sellout. The worst tragedy that will befall you succumbs to the label of others. I have been around enough to understand that most times, popular opinions aren’t always the right palace of logic. And I will tell you why. I was sold to, a dangerous dummy of a man and without going…

Ease of Doing Business Ranking, A Big Envelop of Hope By Abdullahi O Haruna Haruspice

Amidst the pervasive forlorn hope in the country, there is something to cheer about: the country has jumped 15 places on World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Ranking. To some, the positive report may not be a big deal, but considering the reputation of the bank as the one that often labels developing economies in Africa and Latin America as anti-reforms handed down by western institutions, it is something worth celebrating. Back to the main issue: Now ranked 131 globally out of the 190 countries examined, a no mean feat…