The Russia adventure in Syria

The nexus between foreign policy and public opinion came out forcefully in the aftermath of the Russian military airstrikes in Syria between September last year and March this year. The military action was a demonstration of Russia's increasing influence in the Middle East and indeed the world aft [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

Much ado about an Ambassadorial Award

This week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, dragged itself further down the muddy terrain of Nigeria’s politics. For some time now, it has somewhat suggested that it was not content with being just being an anti-graft agency: its managers wanted a portion of the political pie [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

As we Bow Before the Dragon, Again

For seven days, Mr President and his high priests were at Mount China beseeching the Great Dragon of development funds. For the country, it a ritual that comes every four or eight years, and it is a serious business.
Just like the worshippers of ancient Baal, we wail and cut ourselves while appe [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

’Our agenda for new council chairmen’

As the newly-elected chairmen of the six area councils in the FCT prepare to assume office in about two months, residents are already making demands for good governance. Some of Abuja residents, who spoke to Laraba MUREY, highlighted their expectations on issues such as sanitation in the area councils [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016

’Blame INEC, politicians for inconclusive elections’

After the accolades that greeted the conduct of the 2015 general elections over its credible, free, fair and peaceful process, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, perhaps, retrogressed into an era of inconclusive polls. In Kogi, Bayelsa, Rivers and most recently, the Federal Capital T [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016

Our fuel scarcity ordeal hell – Abuja residents

For over a month, Nigeria has been beset by fuel scarcity, causing endless queues at filling stations across the country and inflicting untold hardship on citizens. While the prolonged scarcity is blamed on government’s inadequacies and flip-flop petroleum policies, the Minister of State for Pet [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016

Why Buhari should act on National Conference report

17 months after the Justice Kutigi-led National Conference submitted its report to the Federal Government, Nigeria is yet to implement a single aspect from the over 600 resolutions. With President Muhammadu Buhari’s ’body language’ suggesting a possible neglect of the histori [...]

Sun, 17 January 2016

Between Angela Merkel and Sambo Dasuki A Tale Of Two Headline Makers Aged 61

Persons' of the Year are everywhere - from the banks of river Spree, Berlin or in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abuja; there is always someone somewhere making an impact either positively or negatively.

Named Time Person of the Year 2015, sixty one year old Angela [...]

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