Pension Amendment Bill and Legislative Malpractice.
By Bello Muhammad
Furthermore, a President who so desperately seeks for re-election would
not only need to be fair to all and sundry, he also ought to strive to
pursue popular policies, and that also includes appointing competent
persons who would improve his rating. The same way the appointment of
Prof Jega as INEC Chairman in 2010 elevated the hopes of Nigerians. As
far as I can see this PenCom palaver is anything but.
Contemporary Nigerian Politics. By Babayola M.
appears to be on the march again on the road to Kigali if the
blinking signals are anything to go by. This time around they have
a compliant government under their thumbs already in place so there
is no need shooting anybody dead. It is a government whose agenda
of totally annihilating the north is in tandem with that of the
Festus Iyayi: Why The Harsh Criticisms Must Not Stop.
By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi
For as long as those who are supposed to lead the
country to an enviable path fail to perform their duties correctly,
they leave the people no choice but to complain. However, the lesson
of history teaches us that the worst thing one can do to man is to
take him for granted. For too long, Nigerians have faced this
treacherous path. It is only hoped the leaders would do the right
things to make the country a better place.
National Conference and “the fierce urgency of now!”
By Chido Onumah
Like many Nigerians I
am suspicious of the national conference or dialogue proposed by
President Goodluck Jonathan. But unlike some of those who have expressed
their apprehension about the conference, I believe in the imperative of
the “fierce urgency of now!”
The Outrageous Reason for Dearth of Outrage in Nigeria.
By Chidera U.
Nwogbo, PhD; JD
The exasperating thing about the systemic
rot in Nigeria is that at heart, almost every Nigerian is a potential
looter of public treasury; they literally pray for a chance to get their
hands on public funds.
Pass My Country Live Fast And Die Rich Abroad. By Farouk Martins Aresa
look into the mirrors. Real African billionaires ignored others’ wealth
redistribution call. Their loot is badly needed to fly their corpse
home. Not even the new Pope’s call on-dog-eat-dog mentality designed to
impoverish in the midst of plenty can change hearts. After all, they’ve
already built church or mosque inside their homes.
Is it Time to Sack the Nigerian National Assembly.
Nwike (S) Ojukwu
argument against the conference that has been of concern to some
Nigerians is the fear that it could lead to a break-up of the country,
assuming that Nigeria is currently united. Such an argument is spurious
and a superficial alibi for shirking our responsibility to confront the
fierce urgency of making tough choices. We cannot afford to defer such
an important matter to our children.
The Role Of The Media In The Proposed National Dialogue.
believe the President got it all wrong in assuming that dialogue will
address the identified divisions. Our divisions along Ethnic, Religious
and Economic lines are products of a systematic political manipulation
by self-centered, unpatriotic and greedy ruling elite. These elites are
bankrupt in ideas and not committed to the welfare of the people or
progress of the nation and I don’t think a dialogue by them will solve
Are You Ahmad Sajoh; Who Will Save You From Us? By Ahmad Sajoh
I stand by that statement. At the
beginning of the process we had a 12-hour curfew which affected
spiritual activities of both Christian and Muslims even though the
suspension of Muslim congregational prayers was more hurtful. I said the
State of Emergency distrupted social activities including critical ones
like going to Hospitals at night even in situations of emergency. That
was really painful. I said the process affected the economic lives of
the people in many ways than one. The cutting-off of GSM services, the
delays in journeys, the shutting down of businesses especially in the
evening, the restrictions in movement and several such actions have
severely affected the people negatively.
After The Fall Of Nigeria By Fredrick Nwabufo. By
fall of Nigeria is greeted with jubilation, excitement and fanfare in
the various ethnic enclaves. All Nigerians have contributed to its
collapse by removing bricks from different parts
of its structure.
President Jonathan’s Confusion About National Dialogue.
By Leonard Karshima Shilgba
I would not want a
national conference that resembles the Amnesty that was granted the
militants of the Niger Delta by President Yar’Adua and facilitated by
President Jonathan, which has not improved on the quality of life of the
people of the region. Rather, a few rogues have been made super rich
enough to afford private jets while their environment remains devastated
Foreign Investors, the Nigerian Retailer, and the Reign of Compradors.
By Ahmed Garba
Recently, in a
conversation with a friend, it downed on us that slowly but surely, the
Nigerian ruling class is definitely hammering the nails on the coffin of
what used to be a proud Nigerian class—The Small Business Owners or
Tinubu Cries Bloody
Murder - Nigeria Bans Tax Contractors.
No matter how some of
us feel about Governor Emeritus Tinubu, the powerhouse of Southwestern
Nigerian politics, he may have finally met his match under Okonjo-Iweala.
Ban on tax contractors has been discussed and digested only to be
forgotten because nobody implemented it. In spite of this writer’s
differences with Ngozi, she is dead right on this one.
different ways to skin a cat; you can also hang it by the balls.
Jonathan’s National “Conversation”. By Babayola M. Toungo
“conversation” to serve the interests of all Nigerians, it must be made
sovereign and the basis of representation should be ethnicity or
language as Jerry Gana submitted. For any meaningful and genuine
political, and even physical development to take place, it must be based
the action of men who see themselves as Nigerians, not men who retreat
into their ethnic/ religious cocoons whenever they believe it serves
their narrow agenda. Details
Realization Time Is Now. By Gbite Martins
Fredrick Lugard must be right to say southern Nigerians don’t have the
ability to see their future. You can Google Fredrick Lugard. Producing
generations of graduates that claim perfection psychologically among
each others, enabling continue disconnection between old and new
generation, but run to others to be managed is indoctrinations. No
country can develop on only book theory.
Do We Need A National Conference? No, We Do!
By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi
Unless we want to deceive ourselves, the decision by the
president to send whatever outcome of the proposed national conference
to the assembly is already a failed project because when we look at the
inherent meaning of a national conference, it speaks much about the
desire of different ethnic nationalities, whether major or minor, to
agree on how best or well to live in a multifarious amalgam without fear
of being seen as a trouble maker or outcast.
Stella Oduah’s Indiscretion Spawns Vitriolic
Exchanges. By Fredrick Nwabufo
disunity among the common people who have been robbed excruciatingly in
view of Stella Oduah’s perceived banditry has its provenance in
tribalism. Nigerians are torn by tribal sentiments and considerations on
this gob-smacking issue. A gross percentage of Igbo people see the
self-concocted concoction of troubles of Stella Oduah, the Minister of
poisonous potion ladled out to the public by the
Yoruba media in a bid to pull her down and discredit her for the good
works she has been doing because she is Igbo.
Andrew Azazi, Yushau Shuaib, Festus Odimegwu And The
Rest Of Us. By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi
When we look back at the history of the jumbled
collection called Nigeria, we would discover that truth has always found
no way near our developmental strides and our collective aspirations as
a people. It is because we have not yet told ourselves the basic truth
about how we have arrived at our particular parlous state of affairs
today in this country, hence the reason we are yet to find solutions to
where the rains began to beat us.
Alobo’s Legal Option of Self-determination for Bakassi: Fallacies and
Misconceptions. By Tatabonko Orok Edem
In this writer’s
opinion, it is a tragicomedy that members of the law class of 1978 sat
through the reading of Alobo’s 53 - page paper and no single one of them
had the presence of mind and the kindness to tell Professor Eni Eja
Alobo, that Nigeria is estoppeled from bringing up the matter of
retrieval of Bakassi, as it is time-barred.
North - South
Divide: Nwabueze’s Intellectual Sophistry. By Babayola M. Toungo
out from Nwabueze’s sorry treatise is no different from what has
been attempted in the past through innuendos, boos and even murder
in order to destroy the cohesiveness among the disparate peoples of
the region. Connotations like Hausa-Fulani, middle belt and core
north were the old phrases used in the past. Now Nwabueze has
introduced a new one – True North.
We Are a Problem to Nigeria.
By Yusuff Olayode
ever dream of a country where her leaders are birds of a feather, where
followers pray for their leaders fall – check Nigeria. With different
ethnic groups, with many religions and even varying political school of
thoughts, our leaders still come together, fashion out ways of looting
the country’s treasury. I wonder why people with different religions,
diverse ethnic groups, tribes and all that make the differences, connive
to rob tax payers’ wealth.
Between Notorious ASUU and ‘Incompetent’ FG.
I dare not call nor see the Federal government as
notorious, even if it is notoriously so. I can however stare my union in
the face and refer to it as hopelessly notorious, even as it is not.
Work Slavery In Nigeria. By Fredrick Nwabufo
damning report of the Australian anti-slavery campaign group, The Walk
Free Foundation that Nigeria sweeps the board in mustering the highest
number of people living in modern slavery in Africa is not only on the
verifiable truth, but also in the crucible of sordid reality.
Conference - The Pervasiveness Of "Sovereignty".