By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN – It didn't make sense that Lawal Daura was acting without the knowledge of the presidency when his operatives shut down the National Assembly on August 7, 2018, particularly because the DSS with the help of...
By ABBA MAHMOOD -- These are not normal times, both nationally and internationally. At the international level, there is the raging news of the assassination of a Saudi journalist, Mr Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Attempts to...
By ANIEBO NWAMU – Nnamdi Kanu always strikes while the iron is hot. His reappearance after more than one year has dominated discussions online and offline, generating anxiety in some quarters and ecstasy in others. Some political candidates are already...
By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN – For the second time in a presidential election, a lot of Nigerians are yet again saddled with a choice between two frontline contenders they would rather not vote for. President Buhari was elected into office...
By ANIEBO NWAMU -- Nobody is rattled by Executive Order 6 or President Buhari’s directive that it be implemented “in full force”. The order, which bans 50 Nigerians suspected to be corrupt from travelling abroad or selling their assets until...
By ABBA MAHMOOD -- The primary elections for the two main political parties have come and gone. A lot of lessons could be learnt from what happened during these conventions for selection of candidates. The first is that Nigeria is...
By ANIEBO NWAMU -- As they always do, the kingmakers of Nigeria have chosen for us our next leader. Remnants of the coup plotters of 1966 have almost always determined “who gets what, when and how” in the country for...
By ABBA MAHMOOD -- This Monday, October 1, 2018, Nigeria celebrated her 58th independence anniversary with some fanfare. This was the first time in eight years since this celebration was done openly. In these 58 years, one recurring decimal whose...
By ABBA MAHMOOD -- There are recent reverses in the fight against insurgency, with many reported attacks on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast. Soldiers are openly being reported in the media as saying their allowances are...
By ABBA MAHMOOD -- Telling the truth is always good, and the best truth-telling is to tell yourself the truth. If truth must be told, northern Nigeria is in a sorry state. It is a caricature of its former self,...

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