Saturday, December 3, 2022
By ABBA MAHMOOD – Tomorrow, November 17, it will be exactly 24 years since General Sani Abacha took over power from Chief Ernest Shonekan, the head of the Interim National Government set up after the annulment of the June 12,...
I first published the article “Jobs Looking for Workers” on May 8, 2011. It was meant to draw attention to food or fruit processing as a major job creator in a country over-blessed by nature. Unfortunately, apart from a...
Left to me, every October 6 would be a public holiday. It is perhaps by divine providence that the Nigerian government has made this Monday a holiday to celebrate Eid el-Kabir. Thus, I enjoin corporate bodies and individuals sharing...
By Hamza A. Danliman – The biggest country in Africa that the United Kingdom colonized is Nigeria. The biggest country that the United Kingdom colonized in Asia is India (which then comprised the present Pakistan and Bangladesh). When the UK came into...
What do we make of a nation that has the potential to supply all of the world’s rice needs and yet imports N1billion rice every day or N365billion every year? I just hope the narrative would change from the...
Karl Marx’s thesis that economic conditions determine the basis of existence is yet to be proved wrong. It is one tool I always apply in the course of discovering the real motives behind what people say or do. But...
A year or two ago, I would have sworn that such a thing would not happen in a Muhammadu Buhari presidency: unproductive legislators attacking the public treasury on all fronts and displaying their loot with impunity. My faith in...

On Witchcraft

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By ANIEBO NWAMU Across many cultures, a witch is often a poor old widow who turns into a bird or other dangerous creature in search of innocent people to harm in the dead of night. Nobody would associate with a...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Were the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari screened by anti-corruption agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) before the list was...
By ANIEBO NWAMU The first newspaper I read as a boy was The Renaissance published in Enugu. I later learned it was once known as the Biafran Sun. And while I continued to read my favourite title every day a...