Government By Trials And Error

By Gwiyi Solomon Of a fact and truism, when a serious minded-government of any country across the world institutes a criminal charge against any perceived suspect of its choice, three major things are expected of such government: One, it is hoped and expected that such a regime must have thoroughly done its home work before ever coming forth to pronounce such citizen a suspect of crimes in the first instance. Two, it is roundly and generally believed that such administration must have armed itself with every possible fact and tools…

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Nnamdi Kanu’s metamorphosis

The recent sit at home order by the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, which was adjudged successful by available standards, has dominated the media space since it was ended on May 30th. It was done ostensibly to remember the fallen heroes of Biafra. The whole of the South East and many parts of South south were completely on lock-down. Port Harcourt was a ghost of itself. So was Aba, Owerri, Enugu, and Onitsha.This was only a day after Nigeria celebrated Democracy day presided over by the Acting President,…

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Moremi: Olugbo is wrong to rewrite Yoruba ancient history

Jadesola Taiwo Babatola Who are the Yorubas? The Yoruba dominates the Southwestern Region of Nigeria and occupy the present-day Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos and part of Kwara and Kogi States in Nigeria which are the areas defined as traditional homeland of the Yoruba people up to the Republic of Benin (former Dahomey). According to a source, ‘Yoruba’ consist of a number of semi-independent people loosely linked together by geography, language, history and religion and they are black people of Negroid Stock who speak a common language which belongs…

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Buhari: Two years on, Nigerian Economy gallops back to the past

On the second anniversary of the APC led government, critics and analysts are divided on how the economy will be rated-whether it can be rated as an economy that is going no where very fast, or one that is galloping backwards to the mid eighties. A third group of analysts, made up mainly of the core of Buhari Media Campaign group and some young and semi literate Northern iridentists,who seem to have graduated in the school of insults rather than reason, are sticking out their worn out reputation in defense…

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More Wives, More Misery – Ray Ekpu

Ray Ekpu

By Ray Ekpu On the last International Women’s  Day, Nigerian Senators bared their minds on the issue of women in Nigeria. The views of two Senators caught my attention: Remi Tinubu and Senate Leader Ali Ndume. Mrs Tinubu, former First Lady of Lagos State, and now second term senator, urged men not only to befriend women but also to marry them. This is a reasonable advice from someone who is married. But the implicit assumption here is that all men and, indeed, all women would want to get married. It…

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Suicide: Why Third Mainland Bridge?

By Tayo Demola I was really astonished to hear the news of the medical doctor who went all the way to the third mainland bridge right here in Lagos and killed himself! He actually committed suicide in the most cruel way. He was actually cruel to himself, to his family and infact he was very cruel to Nigeria as a nation. So this man was so depressed to the extent that he left church on that fateful day and headed for the island but when he got to third mainland…

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When President Trump Spoke With A Ghost

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun My father, Memudu Adigun, died of stroke when I was barely two  years into my secondary education. Before then, like many others at my age, I have heard stories of angels, ghosts and spirits having conversations with people. Some even claim they “see” one of their grandparents days after they were dead. Since, I never met my grandparents while they were alive, I couldn’t make such fantastic claims since I never even know how they look. With this, I was left to wonder what it was…

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The Zoo in Aso Rock

By Adewunmi Emoruwa A Miracle can be described as an illogical occurrence that contradicts prevailing conditions or accepted reality. Nigeria is experiencing harsh times, we are acquainted with the stats. Most recently we are battling with acute cash shortage of the US Dollar and even the Naira, with reasons alluded ranging from restricted forex inflow as a result of rigid monetary policies, plummeting levels of economic activity or several hundreds of millions of dollars held captive, buried in bunkers and soak-aways of the allegedly corrupt. While consumption, like purchasing power…

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Femi Fani-Kayode Slumps in EFCC Custody: We Fear for his Life

When Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was rearrested on Friday, 21st of October, 2016, in the premises of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, we raised a number of issues which included that the re-arrest was not only unnecessary but that it was also reckless. We made known our fears that Fani-Kayode’s life was in dire danger as long as he remained in EFCC custody or in the custody of any agency of the federal government based on discreet information available to us. This is apart from the fact that his health…

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Now That the real trouble has started from Buhari’s Bedroom

By Gwiyi Solomon Aisha’s outburst over the alienation of core progressives in the APC fold, and overtaking of the same by certain Cabals in her husband’s government brings us to the Tinubu saga – the tactical and willful ex-communication of the Yoruba born-political-hurricane in the political Party he single-handedly built to wrestle power from the then ruling PDP. Tinubu as was widely reported recently has been under severe and diplomatic attacks from men and women in the broom Party, owing to his perceived ever-growing political influence in the All Progressives…

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Buhari: You Have Nothing To Offer

By Ehi Ekhator Since President Muhammadu Buhari came into power in June 29th, 2015, Nigeria has kept on moving back ward with no single stride forward. It is presently obvious that the present administration has nothing to offer and no answer for the lingering financial situation confronting the nation and her citizens. Nigerian leaders have turned the nation to a motion picture theater where they imply themselves the film directors and the viewers are only powerless in having a say on the result of the outcome. Clearly President Buhari is exceptionally confounded…

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Making Nigeria A Desired Destination Of Choice

By Pastor Otive Igbuzor, PhD Outline Of Lecture At The Petroleum Industry Christian Fellowship International 2016 National Prayer Conference On 2nd October, 2016. INTRODUCTION Let me commend the Petroleum Industry Christian Fellowship for the idea behind setting up the fellowship and for organizing this programme. The topic Making Nigeria a Desired destination of choice is very timely. Nigeria is grappling with a lot of political, social and economic challenges. The country is currently in recession. Insurgency and terrorist attacks have been going on for the past few years. The militants…

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Re: Nigerian Economy Since 1999: Myths, Lies and Data

Letter By Uzoma Ngozi When will Nigeria come out recession? Who will deliver Nigeria? But for Nigeria to come out of this economic state, our leaders must speak and act in truth. Opeyemi Agbaje wrote an article titled, “Nigerian Economy Since 1999: Myths, Lies and Data” in August giving a rundown of economic management in the country in past administrations. Against several mis-information in the public, the past administration is not to blame for the economic woes of the country. With Dr Okonjo-Iweala at the economic seat of the country,…

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Sale Of National Assets: Why Not Sell Nigeria And Nigerians?

By Gwiyi Solomon Conceiving the idea alone is evil. Pronouncing and making it public is shamelessness. Building up and mobilizing supports for this stinky development is obnoxious. Forcing the ominous concession down the throats of Nigerians is calamitous. Just as the faces and class of Nigerians queuing behind such disaster is heart-rending. How can such class of supposed Nigerian statesmen, comprising the richest African businessman and chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; the well-regarded Emir of Kano and former CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi; the Senate President and former Governor…

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Edo election: Election between Lycan and Vampire

By Ehi Ekhator The election in Edo State between the two major contenders,  Mr. Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can best be described as an election between lycan and vampires, Ehi Ekhator, Editor in Chief, Naija Center News writes. There is no much difference between the PDP and APC in the state as the current administration led by Adams Oshiomhole is a product of the PDP connection. Oshiomhole was desperate to become the governor that he sold…

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Grazing Law: Pomps For Fayose And Aide-Mémoire For Ugwuanyi

By Gwiyi Solomon The biosphere stands still for frontrunners who show the way in times of extreme confusion and despondency. The world waits for a leader who irrespective of whose ox is gored trail the blaze. The ecosphere, no doubt stands in awe and utmost amazement beholding solutions from leaders in a time when the candle light has gone off and extreme darkness beckons in a broad day light. Such a leader is the proverbial ‘golden fish that has no hiding place.’ They are the ‘golden goose that lay the…

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Garba Shehu, This Can’t Be The Change Nigerians Voted For

By Izuoma Ibe One is expected to get a hundred naira airtime each time he or she purchases an airtime ticket from internet subscribers but it is fraudulent when the airtime ticket purchased for two hundred naira eventually credits the fellow’s account with one hundred naira. And it will be an insult to injury when the operator insists that one hundred naira was the amount the fellow subscribed for instead of two hundred. I do not see any difference this analogy stands for with a publication credited to Garba Shehu,…

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On Aburi, Nigeria Stands

The Question is, can he still boldly write the same article now or advice His Principal on what he wrote? In December 2009, I was at Aburi, while holidaying in Ghana. We Nigerians call it A-b-u-r-i, but the Ghanaians pronounce it as E-b-r-i. For those who have read widely about the civil war that we fought between 1967 and 1970, Aburi is a significant place. This was what I wrote about Aburi, after returning from that journey: “Aburi. Beautiful, serene Aburi, set daintily atop a hill. It is home to…

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The New Trouble With Nigeria Is Hunger

By Gwiyi Solomon It was late iconic writer, Professor Chinua Achebe who wrote “the trouble with Nigeria” in those heydays. In that classical display of his artistry and mastery of chronicling words, Achebe associated the staggering level of the country’s socio-economic and political albatrosses to the Nation’s leadership. The “Things Fall Apart” hero’s judgment was predicated on the country’s poor leadership or wrong governmental policies, which in his verdict has continued plunging the Nation’s citizenry in difficulties and untold hardships. Since turning out the all-time best seller, “the trouble with…

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Opinion: Buhari, take a bow and go home to your grand kids – Ehi Ekhator

Dear Buhari, at times confession is not cowardice My last article titled “Who killed President Buhari?” earned me such a large number of assaults from the All Progressives Congress (APC) individuals and consistent theological rationalists of the President, Muhammadu Buhari. In spite of, as a Nigerian who had imagined on a few occasions, a serene, adoring, and developed Nigeria, stopping my supposition would be the exact opposite i would do. As of late, i chose to glorify Buhari as president as opposed to mourning why he was ever given a…

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