Senate’s hypocrisy on 2014 conference report

Senate’s hypocrisy on 2014 conference report

Facing a moment of reality, the Senate asked the President recently to submit the 2014 national political conference report to it for consideration. The conference, organised by the last administration for reasons not altruistic, however, ended up with far-reaching decisions. But unlike the Senate, the House of Representatives is distilling the rep...
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Of Evans, policing and social rot

IF the recent arrest of 36-year-old Chukwududimeme Onuamadike, also known as Evans, a despicable high-profile kidnapper, drew any mixed feelings of relief and euphoria from both the elite and the masses, it was probably because [...] The post Of Evans, policin...
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Mounting national debt amid waste

Mounting national debt amid waste

Once again, Nigeria is on a binge borrowing to another national debt crisis.  According to the Debt Management Office, Nigeria’s total debt stock increased to $62.87 billion (N19.15 trillion) at the end of first quarter 2017, from $57.39 billion (N17.36 tri...
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Punishing fraud in Niger Delta agencies

Punishing fraud in Niger Delta agencies

Rather than hasten development in the region, interventionist efforts in the Niger Delta have become a veritable means of corrupt enrichment of individuals. This has been the experience with agencies such as the Niger Delta Development Commission, the Oil Mine...
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Kidnapping: End of ‘Evans the Terrible’

Kidnapping: End of ‘Evans the Terrible’

AFTER a long-drawn-out escapade, the long arm of the law has finally caught up with a kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike. A special police Intelligence Response Team working with officers from the Lagos State Command captured “Evans the Terrible” last...
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FG’s excuse for disobedience of court orders

FG’s excuse for disobedience of court orders

LAST week, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, tried to justify the disobedience of court orders by the Federal Government. His thoughts on the matter came at a time when eminent [...] The post FG’s excuse for disobedience ...
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Terror sponsorship: Between Qatar and others

Terror sponsorship: Between Qatar and others

The tiny but oil and gas-rich state of Qatar was last week caught in the vortex of a bitter Arab diplomatic row with its neighbours who resolved on its isolation, citing alleged involvement in the sponsorship of terrorist groups.  Curious as this action may s...
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NJC’s recall of suspended judges

NJC’s recall of suspended judges

Reactions to the recent recall of some suspended judges by the National Judicial Council (NJC) have been somewhat mixed. While some aides of President Muhammadu Buhari were disappointed by the recall which they saw as [...] The post NJC’s recall of suspended...
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The quit notice to Igbo in the North

ON Tuesday, June 6, Nigeria’s fragile ethnic relations witnessed yet another deadly blow. Fifteen groups of youths from the northern part of the country under the aegis of the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups (CNYG) [...] The post The quit notice to Igbo i...
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The NDDC’s N423bn scam

The NDDC’s N423bn scam

THE  country was scandalised to learn recently from the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, that the bulk of the N423 billion released to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to execute 427 projects [...] The post The NDDC’s N423bn scam a...
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