Columnists

I have a cloud of sadness within me as I speak.  It has to do with an absence, a non-event which, both as a product in itself and as the product’s fate, could easily stand – among...
In proper democracies, the driving force of opposition political parties is not only to wrest power from the ruling political party, but also to exhibit its democratic tendencies and principles,...
Dear President Jonathan: We, the more than 200 victims of Boko Haram’s latest savage bomb attacks, feel we must write to you from beyond the grave. Our simple message is summed up in the phrase...
There are certain things that Americans react to by simply saying: don’t even go there! Or the other alternative: no, you did not go there!
Twenty years on and it still haunts me; and so many people around the world. On April 6, 1994, Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in Rwanda. As the ferocious slayings continued, people and...
Last week was an extraordinarily difficult week for me professionally, personally and medically. Usually when I go through periods in my life that challenges me, I normally recline into my shell,...

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Documents

Commentary

I read with utter amusement the piece entitled ‘Oyerinde’s murder: The Police, DSS tango’ written by one Ben Okezie and published in the Opinion columns of Daily Sun of Friday,...
Sir, I plead your forgiveness if you find the absence of the lengthy protocol usually observed when addressing honourables disrespectful; I have not been able to get used to them, so please permit me...
On August 3rd, 2009, I wrote a piece for Nigeria World, titled, “Insecurity, Terrorism, and Intelligence failure.” In it I asserted that “ the Nigerian government had to make an...
If Nigerians know one thing about President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, it is that he doesn’t give a damn.
We would like to use this opportunity to commiserate with friends and families of Nigerians who lost their lives in the recent car park bombing of innocent Nigerians by merchants of death and...

Interviews

When did you retire and how are you spending your time now? I retired from the federal civil service in June 2009, and since my retirement, I have been working in the farm. I am a farmer as well as a...
The book, Yoruba Elites and Ethnic Politics In Nigeria: Obafemi Awolowo And Corporate Agency, will be presented to the public in Lagos on 17 April. Its author, Wale Adebanwi, Associate Professor at...
We are in the process of another constitution making.  If you agree, what’s your take on the arrangement? Let me correct the impression that we are in the process of another constitution...

Letters

In a strong word, I condemn the Nigerian government, The National Assembly and President for the inhumane and insane legislation criminalizing the right of people to choose the sexual orientation...
We have had cause to exchange correspondence on a matter related to our beloved country. On that occasion it was because of your international reputation and position as Finance Minister. I am now...
Dear Sir : Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) is a coalition of over hundred and fifty Anti Corruption organizations whose primary aim is to constructively combat corruption vigorously...

Press Releases

Preparatory to the governorship election in Ekiti State scheduled for 21st June, 2014, and that in Osun State fixed for 9th August, 2014, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently...
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commends General Muhammadu Buhari for his very statesman-like views on terrorism and insecurity  in Nigeria as expressed in his article which was published...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today (February 23, 2014) arraigned one Tajo Sani Yunusu and his company, Sani Brothers Oil and Gas Limited, before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of Kano...
ERC Calls for Mass Protests and Demonstrations
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today arraigned one Usman Salis before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of Kano State High Court on a 3-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust...

Reports

It is a tale of two cities, and a tale of mis-perceptions. One city is rich and well off and healthy, while the other city is dirt poor, with residents dying from the food, poor services, and even...
I am pleased to stand before you and present a summary of my latest submission on this subject. The submission itself is about 20 pages long with 30 Appendices, providing documentary backing for all...
What do you do when you find yourself in a slimy hole?  Wisdom dictates that you stop digging. But for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, this...