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Storms upon the Navy Ship

By ANIEBO NWAMU For little known reasons, the Nigerian Navy has been getting bad press in recent times. I will cite at least four storms behind, upon and ahead the navy ship. It has...
By OBADIAH MAILAFIA* Nigeria is dying. A dying elephant encircled by vultures and hyenas. Waiting to feast on the carcass. A fractured, broken nation. The ghost continues to limp aimlessly in the shadows. The...
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,...
Shortly before noon on September 8, I received a confirmation that my godfather and maternal uncle, Mr Cletus Ogbuanya, a retired superintendent of police, had breathed his last in Port Harcourt. The news got me asking the same questions...
By ANIEBO NWAMU My belief in the efficacy of market forces as the cure for voodoo economics remains unshaken. And so I welcome the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) which came into effect this Monday....

Midnight in Nigeria

By ANIEBO NWAMU First, let me apologise to my readers for the irregularity of this column. Like almost everyone else living in a failed state, I’ve been overwhelmed by tragedies of different kinds. At...
By ANIEBO NWAMU* In his sixth year as Nigeria’s minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu last Friday announced with glee the renaming of his ministry. With President Buhari’s assent, it’s now the...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Good governance is not rocket science but common sense. It is also about having the political will to do the right thing with honesty, checks and balances. For state governments...
One gnawing problem of young Nigerians today is their inability to “settle down”.  By the time they complete tertiary education, they become quite eligible to marry – most of them complete the NYSC at between age 25 and 28. Young...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Even as farming is just starting in most parts of the north, my farms in the southeast have since received sufficient doses of the “medicine” necessary for bountiful harvests. At just...

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