APC must own its government

November 21, 2016

The 16-year rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) popularised the “family affair” syndrome and it was a signal to the capacity of that party to settle rifts among its members in the inner caucus. […]

Consolidating made-in-Aba initiative

November 13, 2016

It all started like a dream. Former Deputy Governor of Abia State, whom you can appropriately refer to as an “Aba Boy”, took off with the annual made-in-Aba Trade Fair organised in Abuja as soon […]

NASS and the new transparency agenda

October 30, 2016

AS far as transparency is concerned, it is easy to convict the Nigerian National Assembly of wrong doing in the eyes of even the least informed Nigerian. The Assembly has cropped a bad name since […]

What is good for North-East is good for Lagos

October 23, 2016

On Wednesday October 5, observers of proceedings in the Senate watched as Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, laboured to see through a bill seeking a one percent grant for Lagos […]

Before we sell the presidential jets…

October 9, 2016

THERE is wide gap between populism and political reality. The first is usually very handy on the campaign train when politicians freely banter hopes and paint pictures of the new heaven. The latter is all […]

Corruption war and the plight of IDPs

October 2, 2016

  On September 29, UNICEF, which has been doing a great job cleaning the mess left of Nigeria’s North-East came up with a scary report. First is the scarcity of funds for its operations in […]

National assets for sale

September 25, 2016

Senate President BukolaSaraki  stirred the hornet’s nest on Tuesday when he made a case for sale of national assets while reeling out a 14-point agenda for economic revival. The Senate President had said: “The Executive […]

LG autonomy: Will PMB make my day?

September 18, 2016

NOTWITHSTANDING the dangerous curve the nation’s economy is navigating right now, President Muhammadu Buhari can still turn out a hero. And that may not just be about how he handles the gargantuan matters of economy […]

INEC: From inconclusive to election recess

September 11, 2016

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is fast becoming a predictable organisation. And Nigerians are fast adapting to the fact that nothing could be sacrosanct as far as the electoral body is concerned. Way back […]

Talking Grammar in the face of economic recession

September 4, 2016

Whenever someone says something that gets a people somewhat confused, the common man out there simply says he is talking grammar. That appears more like what the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives […]

We must be fair to Jonathan

August 21, 2016

Can vengeance be pursued further than death? That was the questionposed by the globally acclaimed writer of all times, WilliamShakespeare, in his masterpiece drama, Romeo and Juliet. It is aquestion that aptly captures the situation […]

The war Buhari should fight

July 24, 2016 Taiwo adisa

Needlessly, commentators on national issues in recent months have been strangely categorised into two camps; Wailers and Hailers. And that categorisation has denied us the chance of getting a full grasp of the issues or […]