Editorial

Diezani Begs Buhari & Offers to refund $2bn

In the wake of new revelations of graft against her, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's disgraced former Minister of Petroleum, has continued to send emissaries to beg President Muhammadu Buhari for a reprieve over allegations of embezzlement for which she is being investigated. Over the weeke [...]

Mon, 02 May 2016


The Deconstruction of a National Heritage

The creative energies of Nigeria’s young population are boundless. All you need to do to dispel any doubt about this is to troll through twitter, the micro-blogging social media website that tasks the expertise of even the most skilful communicator. The ‘tweeting children of anger’ ( [...]

Mon, 02 May 2016


’CREATE GRAZING RESERVE IN SAMBISA FOR HERDSMEN’

As controversy rages over the proposal for grazing reserve across the country for Fulani herdsmen, a human rights group, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, has suggested to President Muhammadu Buhari, to clear Sambisa Forest of Boko Haram terrorists and us it as a grazing reserve.
The s [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


BUHARI: CHANGE SOMETIMES COME WITH PAIN

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday told Nigerians that change sometimes come with pain while restating his commitment to changing the “lives of Nigerians”.
Buhari in a series of tweets on Sunday evening through his official Twitter handle, @NGRPresident, urged Nigerians to be patie [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


As Fuel scarcity persists: DESPERATE TIMES FOR RESIDENTS

As fuel scarcity persists and the crisis in the power sector lingers coupled with limited liquidity in circulation, residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have adopted desperate measures to cope with the tough times.
Most of those who spoke to our correspondent said they have had to cu [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


Nigerian Senate re-enacts Italian ’94

Back in '94 an Italian contractor went into a government office in Milan to bid for a small supply job worth about $4000. The head of the department asked him for a small kickback.
The contractor was pissed off. Times were hard for him and he had had enough of the demand for kickbacks in the [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016


The Rift Over 2016 Budget


The 2016 budget currently awaiting presidential assent is, perhaps, one of the most controversial public document in recent history.
Regardless of its late submission, issues of disappearance, multiple versions, withdrawal and substitution, as well as padding trailed the N6.06 trillion ap [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016


Okpa, Abuja’s fast moving ’snack’

Okpa, the traditional eastern delicacy is gradually making its way into the hearts of Abuja residents, occupying the enviable position of the most popular street ‘snack’ in the FCT.
From the satellite town to the city center, the rich orange presence of Okpa is easily spotted along b [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016


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