Nigeria At 61: Time For Introspection

By Ikechukwu Amaechi On Friday, October 1, Nigeria will be 61 years. Whether in the life of an individual or a nation, diamond jubilee is a milestone. Adding one more year is even more consequential and ideally, the drums should be rolled out. But that will be ill-advised. Why? Because there is nothing to celebrate. Agreed, there are some who will argue that the fact that Nigeria still remains united even after a brutal 30-month fratricidal war is enough reason to push the boat out. But when a country is…

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Open Letter To Pastor RUGA Osinbajo: The Gospel Comedian

By Bayo Oluwasanmi Dear Pastor, RUGA Osinbajo, Greetings! I write to you in connection with your address to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on its 45th anniversary titled “Nigeria At 61: The Vision Undefeated.” I am not going to dwell on your address because at 61, the vision of Nigeria has not only been defeated, but it has also been erased completely. You speak as a politician. Politicians are wretched liars. It’s not surprising therefore that there’s no iota of truth in what you told CAN about the undefeated…

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AMCON: Sinking Fund And Drive For Stability In The Banking Sector

By Abubakar Yusuf Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) was established by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through an act of the National Assembly to address the growing crises in the financial sector particularly Banks in the late 20O0. Soon after the setting up of AMCON that took over the toxic assets known as ‘Bad Loans’ that assisted the Banking sector as well as the nationalised Banks from going down, there was the need to further put in place an enabling environment to address permanently the epileptic operation of…

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Still On Buhari’s Visit To Imo

By Emmanuel Mgbeahurike President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Imo State last week was significant for the state and the region as it attracted dignitaries across the South-East zone to interface with the president. However, signs that a major event was in the offing in the state, often regarded as the Eastern Heartland, became manifest when Governor Hope Uzodimma started to give the state a new look through construction of new roads, reconstruction, painting the pavements and planting of flowers. As Imo people wondered what was happening, the governor, on his…

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Buhari’s Last Words: An Indictment On Incompetence!?

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria (left) and Imo State Governor, Mr Hope Uzodimma By Okafor Elekwachi By this time, Governor Hope Uzodimma’s political hallelujah boys are busy thinking of how to explain Mr. President’s carefully selected last words in Imo after the show of shame tagged project commissioning. In closing his empty few minutes remark, Buhari said, and I quote; “The Governor of Imo State I cannot thank you enough, however I will be careful with your future invitations.” The above clearly is a statement of dissatisfaction and disappointment, from…

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Alhaji Majeed Exposes Sheikh Gumi As ‘Most Dangerous Individual’ In Nigeria

GoldenNewsNg gathered that respected newspaper columnist and public affairs commentator, Alhaji Majeed Dahiru, on Tuesday identified popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, as the most dangerous individual in Nigeria, describing him as an unabashed terrorism sympathizer. According to report, Gumi had taken to his Facebook page to declare yesterday that bandits who are terrorizing states in the northern region of the country are going nowhere. The pundit, who said he had taken time to read Gumi’s write up, summarised some of the arguments contained therein as follows: “Gumi was trying…

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Buhari’s Legacy As A Failure Already Sealed

By Ikechukwu Amaechi President Muhammadu Buhari never ceases to confound. Even his most strident supporters, who are ever willing to cut him some slack, are gradually but inexorably coming to the inevitable reality: he is a study in hypocrisy. His claim to higher standards is a ruse. Too often, he fails to follow his own expressed moral rules and principles. I will come back to this shortly. On August 19, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd.), reported Buhari as telling his Service Chiefs that he was not…

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Anambra Politicians And Dethronement Of Reason

By Solomon Ifeanacho Any politician in Anambra State seeking public office who furtively goes all the way from Awka to Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State, a distance of 901.8 kilometres, to engage in what lawyers call forum shopping cannot be bestowed with an integrity award. Any politician from Anambra State who sues the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at the Jigawa State High Court sitting at Birnin Kudu, without the party being aware of the action or the proceedings, cannot by any stretch of the imagination, be considered honest. Any public…

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As ‘Big Brother’ Settles In

By Okey Ikechukwu The sixth season of the Big Brother show started last month. The winner of this ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition is expected to go home with a grand prize of N90 million. A handsome fee for doing nothing meaningful, alongside others of no particular definition, while the rest of the world stares at you; isn’t it? Many are glued to their television sets as I write. They want to know the latest antics of specific Housemates, or all of them together. BBNaija is the discussion among substantial populations…

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‘Weep Not For Abba Kyari’

By Martins Oloja This is not a lamentation on Abba Kyari and what the nation and FBI would like to do with him. Nor is it another opportunity to ask the governing party and indeed our current leaders the kind of police force they want to secure us internally. After all, we may have lost consciousness of the fact that our internal security responsibility lies with the Nigerian Police Force as it is in most parts of the world. Rather, it is a time we should begin to advise people…

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