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So sad we didn’t have a good election

LOCAL and International Election Observation Teams and stakeholders to the February 23 presidential and National Assembly election in Nigeria agreed that the 2015 election remained the benchmark. They somewhat agreed that the standard set in 2015 is what the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must not go below in the 2019 polls. All appeared to […]
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Buhari’s police action and the anti-corruption war

I recent months, Nigeria’s anti-corruption war under President Muhammadu Buhari has come under national and international klieg lights. From the two fronts, the war received fatal blows to the face in the past weeks; and they were not unexpected. First, humanist, peacemaker and Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, presented Nigeria’s […]
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2019: Now that US, UK are talking tough

Protests by supporters, non-supporters welcome NHIS boss

DURING the inaugural press briefing of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) in Abuja on Tuesday, questions were asked as to the essence of such missions. The Chief Observer of EU EOM in Nigeria, Maria Arena, had told journalists that the EU had been involved in Nigeria’s elections since 1999. She said that […]
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FG’s roads: Why Sukuk may not work for you

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari devised the Islamic Sukuk bond option as one of the ways to finance the infrastructure gap in the land and in 2017; it facilitated the first of such options by securing a N100 billion Sukuk. It should be a welcomed development seeing an administration attempting practical steps to addressing […]
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In the name of Afenifere

Yewande Adekoya Calls Out Journalist Kemi Ashefon Over Defamatory Reports

A news item that tends towards confusion hit the headlines on Friday and it read: “Afenifere endorses Buhari for 2019 poll.” But one of the newspapers straightened the headline when it said: “Afenifere faction backs Buhari, Osinbajo.” Coming on the heels of the advertised endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former […]
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2019: Beyond the peace accord

The National Peace Committee being led by former Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar and Bishop Hassan Mathew Kukah, made good its promise of ensuring that the candidates for the 2019 presidential election commit to a peace deal last week when it called out the candidates to sign the historic accord. 2019: PDP unveils Makinde’s […]
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Is Rashidi Ladoja Ibadan’s political rolling stone?

Last week, the former governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja, announced his defection to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), one of the entrants into the political space ahead of the 2019 election. ZLP […]
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Why darkness may persist in your homes for now

The Nigerian public is never a greedy type. Whenever office-seeking campaigners come calling, the list they are presented with across the country is similar: fix power, build roads, provide portable water, create access to health […]
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Ambode saga and the return of ‘Baba sope’

Ayade’s security personnel forces pupils to pack refuse with bare hands

THE Akinwumi Ambode scenario would confound not just a few close watchers of the Nigerian political system. The Lagos Governor, adjudged to have done well, won’t, however, be re-elected for another term. It confounds because […]
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