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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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