Editorial

As the inflationary trend continues

For three consecutive months, Nigeria’s inflation has surged unabatedly on double digits, despite efforts by authorities to ease off pressure on the economy.
From 12.8 per cent rate in March 2016, the country’s inflation rose by 13.7 per cent year-on-year in April, representing about [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


The one-all cure drug hawking in Abuja buses

He was sweating profusely as he marketed his ‘wonder’ drug that relieves headache, eases rheumatism pains, deals with bowel movements and enhances sexual performance. He was brisk, convincing and his eyes darting like a wide optical scanner in the crowded bus.
Let’s just call h [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


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


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