Poet of the People: Niyi Osundare — Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Poets from all over the world today do not come any loftier than Nigeria’s Niyi Osundare. In my book, he is the next poet destined to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Lovers of intellection are thrilled that on Wednesday,…

Tinubu is like Sani Abacha — Shettima

Kashim Shettima, All Progressives Congress (APC), vice presidential candidate, has said that Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate, has a dose of hospitality that the late Sani Abacha, a former military ruler, had, and the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari…

Abacha’s loot: FG, US agree on $23m repatriation

The Federal Government on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United States of America for the repatriation of the sum of $23 million, being assets looted by past leaders of Nigeria, including late General Sani Abacha. The Attorney-General of the…

OPL 245: I’ve been vindicated again, says ex-AGF Adoke

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), on Wednesday, expressed delight at the verdict of the Commercial Court of England which ruled out any fraud in the Oil Processing Licence 245 transaction between Nigeria…

2023: Muhammad Abacha wins Kano PDP governorship primaries

Alhaji Muhammad Abacha, son of former military leader, Sani Abacha has emerged governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general election in Kano State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abacha polled 736 votes…

Petrol Subsidy Retention: President Buhari kicks the can down the road – Magnus Onyibe

Before going into the nitty-gritty of the implications of the continuous retention of fuel subsidy in our national budgets successively in the past four or so decades, and which by implication indicates that the welfare of Nigerians is in jeopardy…

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…

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