IT has become something of a routine for every newly appointed chairperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to talk tough, breathe hard and convey the impression that he/she has incomparable track record as an unassailable anti-corruption tsar with remarkable
IF the news story entitled “Ohanaeze thanks FG for moving Boko Haram detainees from Ekwulobia prison” that was reported in the Vanguard newspaper of Thursday, 29 October 2015 is true,
Senate President Bukola Saraki has become a superstar of some kind. It is not the type of stardom associated with public entertainers. Saraki is in a disheartening situation, something he did not set out to attain in life. Fate, that indeterminable aspect of life, has ensured that even in his position as Senate President, Saraki will never have a rest of mind until he has been cleared of the allegations of false
Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai is in the news again. It is not because he did something particularly uplifting.
Just as everyone was debating whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari would be able to draw up a list of his ministers before the end of September 2015, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai
Last Friday’s bomb blasts in Abuja that claimed no fewer than 20 lives and scores of injured people must be seen as the handiwork of the architects of terror. More significantly, the explosions represent the last kicks of a disorganised Boko Haram, a terror group that has been decimated by the superior firepower of the armed forces and security
If you ask many Nigerians to tell you the official population figure for the country, you will receive imprecise answers ranging from an estimate of about 150 million people to 180 million people. I have also heard people say that Nigeria’s population has hit 200 million.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and many Nigerian citizens in the Diaspora are headed for a legal showdown when the ongoing Bank Verification Number (BVN) registration ends on 31 October 2015. While it is a good idea by the CBN to institute BVN registration by bank customers, I would argue vigorously that the framework for
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s directive last week that the number and size of Nigeria’s foreign missions should be reviewed is timely. It is also well deserved, especially as the previous governments ignored such an important reform. We live in difficult times.
On Saturday, 6 September 2014, something horrific happened to Nigerian journalism. An enterprising young man, a seasoned journalist, a prolific writer, and an amiable husband and father, Dimgba Igwe, was cut down fatally by a rogue driver as he jogged in the early hours of the morning along a fairly deserted road. There was nothing that morning that suggested to Dimgba that his routine run would lead to his end.