Before we celebrate fall of Sambisa

January 22, 2017

Late December 2016, news filtered into town that the dreaded Sambisa forest had fallen to the Nigerian military. It called for instant celebration and President Muhammadu Buhari immediately seized the opportunity. His war commanders arrived […]

My fears for 2017 budget

January 8, 2017

LAST week, I had a conversation with a Lawyer friend on thepossibility of the nation’s budget 2017 delivering the goods. TheBarrister asked if I had read the budget document. Of course, he knew Ihave been […]

Oyegun, Saraki and APC Unity

December 11, 2016

JUST last month, I wrote in this column that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) must own its government. The discordant tunes were getting more than plenty. It was as if the government was on […]

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 […]

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