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Mother hen’s battle with hawks: 20 years remembrance of a priceless jewel -By Sina Ogunbambo

Mother hen’s battle with hawks: 20 years remembrance of a priceless jewel -By Sina Ogunbambo

For those who did not grow up in villages, tales of a hen squaring it up with a  hawk in a battle might be a mere fiction, but for us privileged to have the luxury of growing up in a somewhat somnolent milieu, with mother nature, enjoying the chirpings of the birds and bleating of the goats, it is the ... Read More »

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Despite Supreme Court Judgment, Makinde, 12 Others Run LGs with Caretakers

Oyo State and 12 other states of the federation are still running local government administration without elected officials despite a judgment of the Supreme Court which about four years ago expressly forbade them from doing so. Investigation showed that the states are running the local government areas through caretaker committees, appointed by govern Among the defiant states are Borno and ... Read More »

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Coronavirus: FG Mounts 24-hour Nationwide Vigilance

Following the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, a deadly virus, in no fewer than 12 countries, resulting in the death of about 54 persons, with about 1,287 others infected, the federal government has commenced a 24-hour round-the-clock vigilance to check the import of the killer virus, believed to have originated from China. However, as part of initiatives to prevent the spread ... Read More »

The Trinity of Dipo Fashina: The Intellectual, Humanist and Revolutionary-By Owei Lakemfa

The Trinity of Dipo Fashina: The Intellectual, Humanist and Revolutionary-By Owei Lakemfa

I TOOK no Philosophy course in my undergraduate days in the University of Ife – now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, – but I got to know Dr. Oladipo Fashina quite well. My introduction to him 38 years ago, was indirect. One day, I ran into two of my course mates in the Drama department. They were in a hurry for ... Read More »

Zulum Approves N100m For Borno Workers’ Health Scheme

Zulum Approves N100m For Borno Workers’ Health Scheme

By Inusa Ndahi, MAIDUGURI Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the sum of N100 million as counterpart funding to the newly established Borno State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (BOSCHMA). The approval of the sum was announced by the Governor when the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuiabu paid him a courtesy ... Read More »

Borno’s Zulum: When a governor takes the interest of his people first

Borno’s Zulum: When a governor takes the interest of his people first

By: Yusuf Adamu Recently, the Chadian government withdraw its military helping Nigeria in the fight against insurgency in the northeast. The attendant result was worrisome as terrorists launch a devastating attack on the people rendering many homeless. The situation is unfortunate and also seemed to have lower the moral of our military in some sense. When the people of Borno ... Read More »

Andimi and the Manifesto from Boko Haram- By Adegbenro Adebanjo

Andimi and the Manifesto from Boko Haram- By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The gruesome murder of Reverend Lawan Andimi, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State by Boko Haram is a heinous crime that should be condemned by all men and women who abhor evil. Because what happened to him is the true definition of evil and man’s inhumanity to man. Andimi was ... Read More »

Nigeria,held in bondage 50 years after the civil war

Nigeria,held in bondage 50 years after the civil war

Fifty years ago, on Jan. 15, Nigeria’s civil war ended. Fought between the country’s southeast region, which seceded and called itself Biafra, and the rest of the country, which Britain supported and armed, the war was brutal. Over a million people died during three years of conflict. After being starved into submission by a blockade, the Biafrans surrendered and their ... Read More »

A day with Prince Charles in Scotland – Femi Adesina

A day with Prince Charles in Scotland – Femi Adesina

Like troubadours traversing the United Kingdom, we were guests of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales on Sunday, January 19, 2020, as part of programs in the sidelines of the first UK-Africa Investment Summit. Prince Charles, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth 11, was hosting President Muhammadu Buhari at Dumfries House, in Scotland. The journey in Nigerian Air Force 1 jet ... Read More »

No Nigerian Law Supports Amotekun, By Mu’azu A. Saulawa, PhD

No Nigerian Law Supports Amotekun, By Mu’azu A. Saulawa, PhD

The Federal Republic of Nigeria as a constitutional democracy guarantees freedom of expression consistent with the prevailing provisions of our laws. For this reason, citizens are free to hold any opinion they wish on any position taken by the Federal Government of Nigeria. However, in so doing, it is expected that people expressing such opinions, especially on important national issues ... Read More »

We may not be able to trust the Yoruba with power in 2023- Balarabe Musa

We may not be able to trust the Yoruba with power in 2023- Balarabe Musa

——————————– The Western Nigeria Security Network recently launched by the six governors of the Southwest states also known asAmotekun has suddenly become a challenging hypothesis to some Nigerians. What is your thinking about this security network? …. First of all, taking into account what happened in the history of Nigeria, this Amotekun will lead to a declaration of Oduduwa Republic. ... Read More »

Amotekun, Nigeria restructuring begins.

Amotekun, Nigeria restructuring begins.

By: Ike Abonyi “Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching.” Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart. When Anna Freud the Austrian born daughter of the foremost psychologist Sigmund Freud herself a psychoanalyst like her father said “I was always looking outside myself for strength, but it comes from ... Read More »

20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities” by H.E.Senator Kashim Shettima

20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities” by H.E.Senator Kashim Shettima

“20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities”, Draft of Keynote Address by H.E Senator Kashim Shettima, Guest Speaker, 17th Daily Trust Annual Dialogue; January 16, 2019, Abuja, Nigeria. Ladies and gentlemen, for an honour I will cherish for the rest of my existence, I was invited to lead another conversation at the annual Daily Trust Dialogue, the ... Read More »

PDP Demands CJN’s Resignation, Reversal of Imo Judgment

PDP Demands CJN’s Resignation, Reversal of Imo Judgment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) thursday asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, to resign and also demanded a review and reversal of the Supreme Court judgment on the Imo State governorship election that nullified the election of its Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and ordered his replacement by Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC). At ... Read More »

Amotekun open to scrutiny, reform and re-conceptualisation  -Fayemi

Amotekun open to scrutiny, reform and re-conceptualisation -Fayemi

As controversy rages on the legality or otherwise of Amotekun- the newly inaugurated security outfit of states in the south west- Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said the “model is open to public scrutiny, reform or even re-conseptualisation on the basis of new information or superior knowledge…” Fayemi stated this in Abuja on Thursday as Guest Speaker at ... Read More »

DAVOS 2020: WHY THE WORLD IS LESS COOL THIS YEAR

DAVOS 2020: WHY THE WORLD IS LESS COOL THIS YEAR

By Chris Bishop, CNBC Next week world leaders will meet at one of the coldest spots on earth to discuss this divided planet’s burning issues that threaten its very survival. For years, the World’s Davos gathering has been around issues of globalisation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and artificial intelligence. It is 50 years since the free market optimist Klaus Schwab ... Read More »

How The Blunders Of Ihedioha’s Lawyers Made Uzodinma Imo Governor

How The Blunders Of Ihedioha’s Lawyers Made Uzodinma Imo Governor

By:Kenneth Ikonne Hope Uzodinma may not have won the 2019 Imo State gubernatorial election, yet the Supreme Court, on the facts, was right in declaring him the winner of that election in law. The error was not the Supreme Court’s, but that of Governor Emeka Ihedioha’s legal team; and it was a crucially fatal error. What happened was this: during ... Read More »

Amotekun is our own Civilian JTF-Fayemi

Amotekun is our own Civilian JTF-Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has come out to explain the logic behind the setting up of Amotekun, the security outfit in South West, which Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation dismissed as illegal. Fayemi said the issue now should not be about whether Federal Government or governors can misuse Police or any security outfit. Power, unrestrained, according ... Read More »