By ABBA MAHMOOD -- Mr Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, a senior police officer and one of the pioneer staff members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as acting chairman of the commission in...
About eight young men sat round a wooden table in one of the dirty neighbourhoods of Nigeria’s federal capital Abuja. On the table was just a bottleful of a local gin surrounded by two or three small tumblers. Not...
By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN – If President Buhari sincerely thinks he is doing the right thing by asking the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, to probe allegations of corruption against two government officials, then, we are in deeper...
Seven months after the 2016 budget was passed by the National Assembly – after much acrimony over padding and after what passed for debates – President Muhammadu Buhari has just presented the budget for 2017. Nobody knows what has...
Telecommunications companies in Nigeria had, since November 1, received approval from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to jack up the prices of data by more than 300%. Only in the last week of November was the information, which was...
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...
The kind of robbery witnessed at Otun-Ekiti, Moba LGA of Ekiti State, on Friday is not uncommon during “-ember months” in Nigeria. The robbers showed no mercy: a bank manager, a cashier and two security men got killed. Then,...
Democracy is, indeed, “the worst form of government except for all the others”. If the current regime in Nigeria were a military one, some jackboots would have simply agreed to borrow $30billion during a Federal Executive Council, and that’s...
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...
Whenever “terror” is mentioned, especially since after September 11, 2001, the mind often goes to the activities of fundamentalists attacking American interests. But look down. Your brother next door could be a victim of terror in the next minute....

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