Wednesday, August 17, 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,...
By ANIEBO NWAMU 2019 has been one of the best years for both human and cargo transportation in the past 30 years. Only a few accidents have been reported on air, at sea and on rails; and even the few mishaps recorded hardly...
My friends that have been tagged “wailers” – because they didn’t vote for “change” in 2015 – remind me in the social media that their membership register is full. I hereby ask for permission to explain myself first, before...
By CHUKWUMA CHARLES SOLUDO* This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra etc., the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic...

Why Sam Should Not Die

0
By ANIEBO NWAMU Nigeria has finally killed Sam. My last employer, my good friend, my prized client is gone! It’s ironic that this man who lived and fought for his country has now been killed by the same country. “Sam 4...
By JOSEPH B WINFUL Singapore’s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, the father of the country’s economic miracle of the last 50 years, was a frequent visitor to Africa in the 1960s. On one such trip in 1964, he...
When I read that former presidents Obasanjo and Jonathan had travelled to London to meet with President Buhari, in a bid to solve the crisis provoked by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), I felt pity for Nigeria. Both former...
By Mohammed Musa -- The Hausa definition of the English word “citizen” is “dankasa” which literally means “son of the soil”. This clearly underlines the importance of land to the concept of citizenship. A state can only be a state...
By EKONG UTIP A one-off grant of N20,000 is currently being collected by rural dwellers across Nigeria. The bad news is for rural men: they are excluded from the largesse. To qualify you must not only be a rural dweller...
  By IBRAHIM SHEME   Of the 43 ministries whose heads were sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 21, 2019, as his new cabinet, none drew as much attention as the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management...