At home on Monday evening, I was engrossed in some heavy reading and writing task when I got a desperate call from my driver who had closed for the day. His friend, and some other hapless Nigerians, had just been randomly arrested at Ketu area by the “Lagos State Task Force” for undisclosed offences.
The new NEC members assumed duties at very critical and challenging times. With General Elections coming in early 2019 any political party worth its salt must get its internal dynamics right, and march as a team towards a decisive time as that of major elections in a country.
President Muhammadu Buhari was guest of honour on Sunday at the NBA Conference and he had the additional responsibility of declaring the conference open. In his address, he told the gathering of eminent lawyers and judges that his administration will prioritise national security over and above the rule of law.
Some years ago, I was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, for a public lecture. An obviously popular lecturer was invited to the podium to make his contributions. Students went gaga, screaming his nickname and giving him a standing ovation. In
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuff Lasun disclosed, last week, that the National Assembly, would interrupt its annual recess and reconvene, sometime, this week, to consider an expenditure proposal for N242bn for conducting 2019 General Elections.
Considering the drama that Nigeria has witnessed since 1999, it would seem that politicians had exhausted their capacity to shock until stories began to fly around about Senator Godswill Akpabio’s possible defection to the All Progressives Congress.
In the last few weeks, several political developments that can dismember the Nigerian nation have surfaced in the country. Due to the quiet disposition of Muhammadu Buhari, our current President, some people often attribute many of the happenings to him.
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the “factional” leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has reportedly asked Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki to resign his position as Senate President. What exactly does the Comrade want Saraki to resign from – the Senate Presidency or even his membership of the Senate having won election into the Assembly in the first place on the platform of the APC?
The ruling All Progressives Congress has been gripped by a fever of cross-carpeting. Publicly, the party is saying it will not lose sleep. The most dramatic statement yet was by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that providence is removing stones from the party’s rice, the same rice they have been eating for three years now.
When we wrote much earlier that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party was a coalition of strange bedfellows and a one-chance special purpose vehicle to get rid of President Goodluck Jonathan by all and any means possible, we were accused of sour grapes.
On July 20, the United States threatened to impose tariffs on all US$500bn worth of Chinese imports. Earlier on July 6, the US announced to impose 25 per cent tariffs on US$34bn worth of Chinese goods. On July 11, the US further escalated by announcing a tariff list of Chinese products worth US$200bn.
Section 36(5) of the Nigerian Constitution provides for a presumption of innocence. In the absence of conviction, it is unfair to lock Dasuki up and throw away the key, and to at the same time, take away his dignity and liberty, and prosecute him in the court of public opinion.
Who can blame them? There is little to convince anyone that Nigeria values life. If it is not communal clashes, it is tankers and trailers. If it is not malaria, it is cholera, or some other disease long forgotten in much of the world. If it is not armed robbers, it is SARS. It is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the two.
Sri Lanka’s sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated on Sunday, a legislator said, ending a 51-day political crisis in the island nation.
I have always believed that returning to a parliamentary system would offer us an opportunity to practise a more robust form of democracy. I like presidentialism, which we currently practise, but I love the parliamentary system.
The Presidency has faulted the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, over his comments on the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the burial of the 19 soldiers killed by Boko Haram Terrorists in Melete, Borno State.
The executive director services, Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), Dr Abdullahi Idris has said that the biggest threat to democracy in the world is fake news.
The Secretary General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Tunde Popoola, has been accused of forgery.
Adamawa Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow says Nigerians and Nigeria will eternally be grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for the good work he has done in every sector especially agriculture
The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it had foiled kidnap attempts on some notable persons at Iba area of the state and arrested 47 suspected cultists at various hideouts.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez signs a new contract with the club until the summer of 2024
The kidnappers of four Muslim leaders in Rivers State are demanding N4 million ransom, just as it is feared that the fourth victim who collapsed in the bush as the kidnappers were dragging him away may be in serious condition.
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has restated her resolve to contribute to the reduction of the level of poverty in the country and ensuring self-reliance among Nigerian women.