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Ogoni’s Moment in the Sun

For the Ogoni people, the rays of the sun have been meaningless for decades just as downpour from the clouds has for seasons. The pernicious penetration of settled spill in the earth’s bowels had ensured that the land was no longer green; the air heavy with acidic condensate; and the waters waft [...]

Fri, 10 June 2016


Kuje residents congratulate APC chairman-elect

Residents of Kuje area council have continued to troop to the house of the chairman-elect, Hon. Abdullahi Galadima of the APC, congratulate him on his victory to end PDP’s era in the area. 
Amongst early callers to the chairman-elect is a former chairman of the council, Hon. Danladi Z [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


APGA sets agenda for development of Gwagwalada

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has given indication that it would promote socio-economic development of Gwagwalada within the first tenure of its administration. 
The chairman-elect, Hon. Adamu Mustapha, made the assertion in a chat with The Abuja Inquirer shortly after he was p [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


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


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