Saturday, December 3, 2022
-- By IBRAHIM B. BABANGIDA -- Towards a national rebirth -- In the past few months and weeks, I have played host to many concerned Nigerians who have continued to express legitimate and patriotic worry about the state of affairs...
In 1992, then military president Gen. Ibrahim Babangida literally expressed surprise that the nation’s economy had not collapsed. It was a frank observation. But after the publication of African Concord’s cover story entitled “Has IBB Given Up?” the military...
By ANIEBO NWAMU During the #EndSARS protests of October 2020, angry mobs attacked warehouses in at least nine states and the FCT where food meant to alleviate hunger during lockdowns were stored. The items “looted” were tonnes of foodstuff including rice,...
After Julius Caesar’s assassination in a palace coup, in 44BC, the coup plotters led by Caesar’s close friend Brutus had to mount a public podium to explain to the commoners why they had committed regicide. As they were going...
By next month, November 2016, it will be exactly one year since President Buhari swore in his first cabinet. Now is a most auspicious time to take stock, identify weaknesses and lapses, and then offer advice accordingly. Going by Buhari’s...
By Ibrahim Sheme When Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu reported for work as Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in February 2016, he came cracking several jokes. One of them was that he intended to take the university...
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...
Implementation of the agenda to scuttle the 2015 elections and elongate the tenure of incumbent officeholders has started in earnest. I saw it coming, months ago. But, even now, many have not read the handwriting on the wall. It’s...
By ABBA MAHMOOD – Our issue with this Nigerian Senate’s leadership is the fact that it came to office using fraudulent Senate Rules, and only 47 out of 109 senators were in attendance on June 9, 2015, when the so-called...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Even the oracle in my village can correctly predict the state of the nation’s economy by the third quarter of this year. The IMF therefore deserves no compliment for projecting that Nigeria would enter its worst recession in 30 years....