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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,...
Let me see if I understood the events of last week. On Monday, two weeks after a supposed Boko Haram jailbreak in Abuja in which over 20 persons were killed, its militants arrived in Nyanya, on the...
A few days after the figures of Nigeria’s rebased GDP were made public last week, The Punch newspaper carried a very frightening front page story about a young unemployed Nigerian, Sunday...
I couldn’t help it. As soon as the new figures conjured by Dr Okonjo-Iweala out of Nigeria’s “rebased” Gross Domestic Product exercise came out, I shouted abracadabra! Then I...
Last June at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, the Nigerian government launched its Presidential Mid-term Report to celebrate its achievements since 2011. 
This piece is not a response to the “North’s” position on the National Conference. I believe every individual or group has the right to respond to the conference as they deem...

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Commentary

After some hard thinking, I can now dare to say why I think all the girls abducted by the Boko Haram are kept in one camp. The primary question here is why the girls were taken. Once we determine a...
Barrack Hussein Obama is not only the leader of the most powerful nation on earth, but he is the celebrated black president of the United States. Love him or not, he is at a pinnacle for the black...
I have been making an attempt to understand the social and political conditions in which Nigerian citizens in Nigeria find themselves today, the extreme violations of lives and property by terrorists...
Gone, the Magic Muse of Aracataca. In a manner similar to his wondrous tales, I can see him levitating towards the skies, a pen in one hand, a trumpet in the other, a rueful smile on his face. For...
There is one thing I like about the governor of Edo state right from when he was the leader of the Nigerian labour congress(NLC) till now he is the number one man in Edo state,he is fearless. This is...

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

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) is concerned about the attempt to insinuate that APC Governors boycotted the Thursday meeting of the National Security Council. For the avoidance of doubt, we...
A leading human rights group in Nigeria, the Committee for Democracy and Rights of the People(CDRP) has  condemned in strongest term the recent bombing and kidnapping of innocent citizens and...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday March 17, 2014 arraigned one Funsho Babatunde Oladimeji before Justice Kudirat Jose of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja on a 3-count charge...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on April 14, 2014 arraigned duo of Isiyaku Ibrahim and Alhaji Mallam Usman Hussain before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal  High Court,...
Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) is a network of 46 civil society organisations spread across Nigeria and committed to promoting police accountability and respect for human rights. It was...

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...