As democracy enters a slippery slope in Nigeria -Magnus Onyibe

In Nigeria, democracy is in turmoil.  Although it has been long  in coming, the exodus of governors from the main opposition party, PDP to the ruling party, APC which has been steering the ship of state at a time that…

See how CACOVID is about to do what govt couldn’t do to provide security and harness youth demography in Nigeria – Magnus Onyibe

Policing in Nigeria is about to receive a boost through the injection of N100 billion investment into the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to improve its fledgling services. And the gesture is not courtesy of government. But it is out of…

Abacha family have sympathisers in Buhari govt –Adoke (Punch)

Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, says he believes the late ex-Head of State Sani Abacha’s family have sympathisers in the Muhammadu Buhari government. General Abacha, who ruled Nigeria between 1993 and 1998,  stole…

Surely, not again!!! – Wole Soyinka

Deployment of alarmist expressions such as “treason”, “anarchist”, “public incitement” etc. by Security forces have become so predictable and banal that they have become meaningless. Beyond the word ‘revolution’, another much misused and misunderstood word, nothing that (Omoyele) Sowore has…

$267m Abacha loot recovered from British Virgin Islands bank (Guardian)

More than $267 million traced to the family of late Nigerian despot General Sani Abacha has been seized from a British Virgin Islands bank and paid into government coffers in an American state of Jersey. The money was a part…

New directions in a time of decision – Wole Soyinka

The nation has been brought to her knees.  Internally, the blaring media testimony needs no augmentation. Beyond her borders, Nigeria is the tale of citizens designated pariahs of the global community for whom special dossiers are opened, and units of…

Nduka Obaigbena and the miracle called ThisDay -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

I have seen many miracles happen before my very eyes. Back in 1986, the guru who brought me into journalism, Sonala Olumhense, resigned from his job as the Editorial Page Editor of The Guardian to take up the almost unfathomable…

Buhari vs OBJ – The Battle line is drawn – Magnus Onyibe

There is hardly any fairly educated person that’s not familiar with the wise crack:  ‘He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.’ The fight that Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, (OBJ) was spoiling for via a nasty letter…

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