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Mandela’s People Who Kill Black Africans. By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

This new wave of xenophobic attacks on black Africans resident in South Africa by their fellow black hosts is one that will not leave Africa the same. There must be severe consequences. The stench of black South Africans has gone upwards, and now shall that nation begin to fall behind so terribly before Africa and the world. I am so convinced, and I speak boldly this way. Details

 

Memo To President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari. By Jibo Nura

In November 2012 I visited a village in Stockholm to see the impact of projects undertaken by IMF and World Bank on the lives of rural people. I did not see any that genuinely transformed their lives to the zenith. In December 2014, I was on a journey to South America.  I visited indigenous people and communities in Loreto, along the Amazon River – engaged in community based rural tourism in Sulluscocha and Chagmapampo and down to Porcon Farm. I did not see any IMF and World Bank genuinely inspired projects either. Details

 

Pidgin English: A Bridge for Our Cleavage. By Muhammad Muhsin Ibrahim

I love my language, Hausa a lot. I similarly admire the linguistic heterogeneity of Nigeria. But our overdependence on and overvaluing of English is way too much. We often idiotically align positivity with the comprehension of the language such as intellect, education, prospects in job or marriage, and so on. For instance, no doubt the utterances of the outgoing President’s wife, Patience, are largely silly, or worse, but the downright condescending remarks trailing them are too much. Ditto, the way some fellows poke fun at the English of the out-going First Lady. The latter is all the more uncalled for, I have to admit. Details

The Scandals Buhari Cannot Ignore. By Muhammad Al-Ghazali

Just like Mandela, Buhari endured the indignity of incarceration soon after his overthrow in a palace coup in 1985. Buhari also survived the most vicious negative media campaign ever waged against any Nigerian - dead or alive- to clinch the right to take up temporary residence in the Aso Rock Villa on May 29, 2015. Indeed, when the history of the 2015 Presidential election is documented for posterity, it will be marked by the crude and desperate strategies adopted by the PDP to undermine his legitimate aspiration for the presidency. Details

 

Buhari: Alternate Power Generation For Homes And Industries. By Farouk Martins Aresa

We cannot afford to fail again on generation of electricity to homes and industries in Nigeria. But we certainly need a new approach without dislocating the enormous investments made by previous governments. Details

 

Xenophobia In South Africa, A Symptom Of African "Misculture". By Akinbinu Olusola

Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini said it openly that African Foreigners should leave South Africa, for their citizens to get job, as he claimed to be defending South Africans as his progenitors did. Another self-acclaimed leader of the wild killing, who identified himself as Sergeant Mabutubutu Masekosuma Kongugu, sent out a wild Video broadcast, justifying his actions and promising to do more. In his own words from the Video "...you don't know how we survive! You don't know what it is for a fellow black person to be here unemployed". Details

 

Fashola: Making a Case for the Next FCT Minister. By Aliyu Bala Aliyu

From 1976 –date, the list of FCT ministers are as follows: Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun (1976-1979), John Jatau Kadiya (1979-1982), Iro Abubakar Dan Musa (1982-1983), Haliru Dantoro (1983-1984), Mamman Jiya Vatsa (1984-1985), Hamza Abdullahi (1986-1989), Gado Nasko (1989 -1993), Jeremiah Timbut Useni (1993-1998), Mamman Kontagora (1998-1999), Ibrahim Bunu (1999-2001), Mohammed Abba Gana (2001-2003), Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (2003-2007), Aliyu Modibbo Umar (2007-2008), Muhammad Adamu Aliero (2008-2010), Bala Mohammed (2010-Date). Of all of them, no one has impacted the Federal Capital like Nasiru El-Rufai and it is quite tragic that the shoes he left behind since he bowed out in 2008 have been difficult if not impossible to fill. Details

 

Who Swindled Our President? By Muhammad Al-Ghazali

Call it temporary insanity or whatever you like; but acting in defiance of our electoral laws, and in full view of the entire world, a congregation of grown men and women from the PDP, joined by their cronies in the corporate world who should know better, had gathered in Abuja for what they dubbed a fund-raising dinner for their preferred  candidate Goodluck Jonathan. At the end of the extravagant exercise, it was announced that a whopping sum of 21 billion Naira was raised for the President’s campaign! And as if that was not shocking enough, it was also declared a lion share of the sum came from ghost donors or some so-called friends of the President’s henchmen like the now Professor Jerry Gana. Details

 

Nigeria: Search for Union Beyond Amalgamation. By Muhammad Muhsin Ibrahim

The elections were over. The winners (and losers, too) are known, and Nigerians await their inaugurations on May 29th. However, the repercussion of the elections is far from over. Igbos, whose undaunted, though paranoiac, doubt of Hausa-Fulani leadership forbade them to vote for Gen. Buhari, are still being brazenly abused, especially on cyberspace. And they respond in crudest kind by calling their attackers with unprintable names. Details

 

Buhari: Why Igbos Need To Rethink Strategy. By Muhammad Al-Ghazali

With what I can see going on presently in Igboland, what cannot be denied is the politics of stomach infrastructure at the highest level. It is intended only to nourish the expansive bowels of the rich and affluent. When the likes of Arthur Eze and Emeka Offor romanced Sanni Abacha, it was never to bring the Igbos into the mainstream of Nigerian politics or for the benefit of the entire South-East. They did so to expand their business empires. Details

 

Nursing Nigeria Back To Health. By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

The people, the masses of Nigeria, have a choice to make. If I am trapped in a deep well, and someone comes and lets down a rope to pull me out, but rather than gladly seize upon the kind gesture, I ask, “Can you tell me your religion and ethnic group?” I should be called a fool.Details

 

How To Protect Future Public Elections In Nigeria. By Okachikwu Dibia

Lest we forget, it was the failure of the Nigerian police to maintain law and order and protect lives and properties that led to the establishment of national organizations like the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in 1988, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in1967 through to the enactment of its Act in 2003 that saw to its present enlarged and enhanced status, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in 2000, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2004 etc. At the state level, similar organizations have been established also. Details

 

Why Buhari Won. By Muhammad Al-Ghazali

In the next several months and years, when volumes are written on the actual reasons why President Jonathan became the first Nigerian leader to fail in his re-election bid, one important factor will rank highest for its singular potency, in my opinion.  A lion share of the blame must be attributed to the shabby and disrespectful manner President dealt with a majority of the governors from the northwest and north-central parts of Nigeria after his successful re-election in 2011. Details

 

Has Our Democracy Come of Age? The Lagos State Example. By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

At a time when the CHANGE mantra is fast overwhelming the entire country, it is time we began to see our democracy as one that can stand the test of time. No country has ever moved forward with its people heavily divided along tribal or religious lines. Details

 

It's Buhari! Nigeria Has Decided. Buhari Promised and Now We Wait. By Bernard Doro Pardon my skepticism, but permit it for this moment, some of your campaign promises, Mr president-elect, appear unrealistically hyped. It does cast negative perceptions as to how you intend to achieve such promises, not least in four years. It would be in your interest and that of your party, Mr president - elect, to keep your promises because broken promises hurt reputations and not lightly. Details

 

Celebrating A Crime Hero. By Abdullahi Danladi

The outcome of the presidential election of 28th March, 2015 has put to rest the tenure of Good luck Jonathan’s administration. The five or six years of Jonathan’s government has been characterized by bloodshed, corruption and total disdain to the ethics of good governance. Never in the history of Nigeria as a nation has so much revenue been generated, yet little has been done to improve the welfare of the governed. Details

 

The Man of the Decade. By Tochukwu Ezukanma

In anticipation of the impending doom and a total breakdown of law and order, many Nigerians made contingency plans and preparations. They stockpiled on food and other necessities. Some left perceived trouble areas for supposed safe havens. On the day preceding the election, some businesses shuttered their doors, and those that opened operated half day, so as to allow their employees enough time to scamper home before the outbreak of the brewing violence. Refreshingly, to the credit of Nigerians, no violence attended the election. Details

 

The True Meaning Of Change. By Mohammed M Mohammed

Despite what we went through that motivated us to yearn for change it seems we do not really have a good understanding of this refreshing   word change. As such it has become imperative upon us to explore and clearly understand the true meaning of change particularly as  it apply in a democratic set up and how it works in other  democracies across the globe to impact positively on the life of the common man. Details

 

Electing A New Speaker For The House Of Reps. By Godwin Onyeacholem

However, as the race gathers momentum with intense lobbying and fine-tuning of strategies, it is important to highlight one singular factor that should determine the choice of Speaker of the House: Merit. Details

 

Now Nigerians Need Patience; Good Luck to Buhari. By Muhammad Muhsin Ibrahim

I read and heard that no fewer than 100 souls were lost and dozens others injured in celebrations over General Buhari’s victory in the 28th March Nigeria’s presidential election. How sad and unfortunate! While telling my wife that people were euphoric to that extent, she rather inadvertently told me that when we returned to Nigeria in the middle of the year, there would be no more electricity outage, no more terror attacks by Boko Haram, and no more any other unpleasantness. That unrealistic wish left me transfixed, for I have heard and read many others expressing the same or similar expectations, as, to them, the ‘Messiah’ has attained power. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

Change as an ideological parapoism or as an amala coinage

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In 55 years of national independence, successive governments be it civilians, military, or quasi-civilian like we now have, each tended to overlook the question of a national ideology. As a people we have taken the attitude of the docile Muslim/Christian that explains his/her inability to go to church or pray five times a day with the argument that religion is in the mind and soul-not how you practice it. Details

FULL REPORT OF PWC'S FORENSIC AUDIT OF NNPC

 

EDITORIAL COMMENT

bullet Severance Pay For Public Office Holders
bullet Gratuitous self-reward
bullet Salute to the worker
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bullet Boko Haram: Intelligence is the key

TOP STORIES

bullet Minister Refutes N2bn Donation To PDP Presidential Campaign
bullet Jonathan’s team cost him re-election – PDP
bullet Jonathan holds private meeting with Adeboye, Oyedepo
bullet 72% of attacks on journalists come from state security-IPC
bullet Recruitment, promotion scandal rocks NIMASA
bullet 100 killed in Plateau, Taraba
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FROM THE STATES

bullet FCT’s Annual Budget Is Grossly Insufficient –Awodu
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bullet Police Puzzled by Double Murder Suicide in Abuja
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Assembly staff lock out lawmakers in Delta

bullet Ekiti crisis: Fayose sacks Perm Sec
bullet Hoodlums strip lawmaker-elect in Osun

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bullet Money laundering: Fani-Kayode learns fate June 18
bullet ‘External reserves can’t pay for more than 3 months of imports’
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bullet Is the abolition of fuel subsidy imminent?

POLITICS

bullet PDP Blames Jonathan’s Defeat on Hate Campaign
bullet Presidency Moves to Replace Mu'azu with S'South Governor
bullet Stop Blaming Us For Jonathan’s Loss –PDP NWC
bullet 20 govs, deputies to get billions as severance pay
bullet PDP is dead in Imo, says Ararume

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Shall We Tell the President?

bullet Okonjo- Iweala’s Nightmare
bullet Igbos: winners or losers 2015?

PeeCeeJay By Jideofor Adibe

 

South Africa: Beyond Xenophobia and ‘Market Dominant Minorities’

 

[GAMJI WRITER]

 

How can one characterize the episodic anti-foreigner violence in South Africa, which some call Xenophobia and others Afrophobia? A starting point is to understand that in South Africa, the term ‘foreigner’ has a pejorative meaning and usually refers to African and Asian nationals.  Other foreigners, especially Whites from America and Europe are usually seen and treated as “tourists” or “expats”. Details

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How will anti-migrant attacks affect S Africa's future?

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Nigerian army 'rescues nearly 300'

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Indonesia executes drugs prisoners

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Nigeria oil firm overpaid government

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Anger over 'Hottentot Venus' grave

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Ugandan youths 'to tackle al-Shabab'

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