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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...
What do Okey Ndibe, Pius Adesanmi, Peregrino Brimah and Omoyele Sowore have in common? They are all children of teachers.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The answer to this age-old conundrum had baffled scientists and riddle lovers for centuries. The challenge has always come from the fact that a chicken can...
No, I didn’t mean to tease you, dear reader. I didn’t want to leave the impression that Nigeria has magically realized its dream for regular, uninterrupted (electric) power. That...

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Two truths are indispensable to leaders. First, they will be criticized. Second, criticism always changes the leader. Unhappy people tend to attack the point person. As a leader, how do you respond...
The vast availability of human and natural resources in Nigeria is enough to shut the door permanently against poverty, but ironically, the reverse is the case. Nigeria is currently gripped by...
Nigeria 2014 is scoring the highest number of violent related deaths of any nation in the entire world, including those embroiled in full war. The state of insecurity and criminality has reached...
Nigeria's notorious witch hunter, 'Lady Apostle' Helen Ukpabio brought her campaign to London last week. The theme of the event was ''Season for Disconnection from All Spiritual...
The Nyanya bomb blast of Monday, which claimed another 100, is just one too many and a culmination of a nurturing a terrorist haven in Nigeria since the '80s, with no Government paying...

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

Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) has received information today (15/04/14) about the 'Proxy Arrest' - amounting to hostage taking- of one Mr. Owoh Nicholas by operatives from the...
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, today April 15, 2014, arraigned one Dr. George Odabi along with his company, Deo Gratias International School Limited, Abuja before Justice Peter...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday April 15, 2014, arraigned one Adagun Moshood Olalekan before Justice O. A Taiwo of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere, on a 17-count charge...
We join Nigerians in extending our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families from the unfortunate Nyanya Bomb Blast and pray for the quick recovery of the wounded and repose of the soul of the...
Executive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde today disclosed that the Commission has recovered N4.3billion from suspects involved in the petroleum subsidy...

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...