If you want to write a great book, go to prison -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

I am allergic to dictators, even if they somehow manage to dress up in democratic robes. Nigerians cannot ever forget in a hurry how some time ago all the five political parties of a leprous hand manufactured by General Sani…

When journalists became guerrillas – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Going to work could mean your death. It was indeed a bad time.  The June 12, 1993 election won by Bashorun MKO Abiola had just been annulled by the military regime of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.  Nigeria was in deep…

Jostle for the presidency by Igbo in a prickly Nigerian partnership – Magnus Onyibe

The fear of dominance by one ethnic group over another in the Nigerian union has been with us since Lord Frederick Luggard, the representative of the British colonialist, amalgamated the southern and northern protectorates of the British Empire into one…

I think we should postpone Christmas 2020 – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Even though the minutes of the #EndSARS meeting has been written, read and adopted, there are plenty matters arising, and these matters are not funny at all. First and foremost, Nigerian police officers are on the run from their duties,…

Nigeria at 60: Through my eyes – Magnus Onyibe

At 60 years old, any human being that has not become accomplished or had his/her life anchored on any established and sustainable means of livelihood, would effectively be said to be going through post mid-life crisis. So when Nigeria turned…

Abacha loot as a weapon of mass palliatives – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Even in death General Sani Abacha keeps donating money to Nigeria. No ancestor has ever been this good to the Giant of Africa. What a benevolent ancestor, even though some people refer to him as an evil spirit! The staggering…

*Lagos Assembly asks Sanwo-Olu to account for COVID-19 donations (Guardian) *Man arraigned over nude video of 13-year-old girl (DailyTrust)

Lagos Assembly asks Sanwo-Olu to account for COVID-19 donations (Guardian) The Lagos House of Assembly on Thursday asked Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to account for expenses incurred from donations received in support of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state.…

New Abacha loot to fund three infrastructure projects

The federal government is set to use the latest recovered loot from the Sani Abacha administration to fund three major infrastructure projects. The government, on Monday, signed an agreement with the United States of America and the Island of Jersey…

Jersey Island gives conditions for return of N82bn Abacha loot (Punch)

Jersey Island has said discussions are ongoing with the Federal Government to repatriate to Nigeria £211m (N82bn) looted by a former military dictator, General Sani Abacha. Although authorities of the island said it couldn’t make a comprehensive comment on the…

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