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APC and the failure of governance

Change was promised, but the situation has deteriorated to very unimaginable level. The sad aspect of this dispensation is that the victim must receive the blame.

1999 constitution as ‘enemy of progress’

With the campaign for #BringBack1963Constitution gaining momentum, how many Nigerians have bothered to read the document? Never mind.

Nigeria and Biafra are negotiable

I wrote ‘Before the Deluge’ not because I am against IPOB’s agitation for self determination. Far be it from me that I will be against any man or group fighting for freedom.

Flooding: Its time Buhari takes a cue from Trump

Many things have been said of President Donald Trump of the US and most of them are rightly so but when it comes to the flooding in Houston and Texas, loquacious Trump deserves some credit.

The challenges ahead of Nigerian youths

The internet is a giver of false hopes and confidence. I want to believe that the power of the internet is exaggerated and overrated in our dearly beloved country.

Dirty secrets in the cut-off war

Anyone reading the papers last week will be forgiven to think that the worst demons from hell have descended on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

What has Buhari done?

The administration paid N600b inherited fuel subsidy bill. Paid N60b inherited fertilizer subsidy bill. Paid inherited salaries and pension arrears of Federal workers. Started paying contractors that have not been paid since 2013 on Federal projects especially road construction across the country.

Presidential rats and Nigeria’s greatness

For, no one can convince me that there would ever be any justification to announce to the world that Aso Rock, the nation’s symbol of national power, is crawling with rats!

As corruption tears police apart

This matter is like shouted to the ears of President Muhammadu Buhari who wants the rest of us to see him as a fighter of corruption and so it’s good to tell him that as a ‘physician’ he must heal himself.

Risks in re-arresting Nnamdi Kanu

Has anyone noticed that rather than diminish, agitations for the restructuring Nigeria has grown in the aftermath of President Muhammadu Buhari’s crossing “our national red lines” speech penultimate Monday?

Buhari’s mini speech

President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast on his return from a 103 day medical vacation in Britain has been sliced in different ways by different people.

How JAMB is destroying education in Nigeria

Coming to the lifting of the ban on the post-UTME test, there is no doubt that the universities want the post-UTME test for monetary purposes. The test is not there to get the best university materials. Why test someone who has already failed with 30 per cent?

Drawing a line between hate speech and constructive criticism

Few weeks back, the Nigerian government drew a line on hate speech in the country, equating it to terrorism. The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, stated this at the National Economic Council security retreat held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

On Lagos and accelerating development across Nigeria

I am sharing my thoughts in this article, not necessarily as the governor of Lagos State but as a Nigerian; a Nigerian who wants to see progress and sustainable growth in our country.

If tomorrow comes to Nigeria

It was in Abuja on Tuesday, August 22 and I mingled amongst them, listening to their debates and watching how they reached decisions on what seemed a simple matter; cut-off marks for admission. This turned out to be complex, and now, controversial.

JAMB and the politics of cut-off marks

I write as a reporter and as a stakeholder who attended the 2017/2018 Policy Meeting on plans and modalities for the conduct of admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria at the Andrews Otutu Obaseki Auditorium, National Judicial Institute in Abuja, on August 22.

Nigeria has enough laws to curb hate speeches

Top officials of the federal government and the various state governments have continued to express concern over the growing wave of hate speeches in the country. To curb the menace, a new law is being proposed which will categorize hate speech as ‘terrorism’.

Between hate speech and freedom of expression

Few weeks ago, the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo declared that henceforth, the Federal Government of Nigeria will classify hate speech as specie of Terrorism and offenders will be charged under the Terrorism Prevention Act, as amended

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