Columnists

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...
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...

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Documents

Commentary

Have you ever felt pain as much? A mother who says a prayer for her first born son ‘Go with God’ only too hopeful that he would pass his interview, get the job and they finally would be...
Now that the notorious White Widow, Samantha Lewthwaite, has been linked (whether confirmed or yet to be confirmed) to the dastardly bomb blast at Abuja, Nigerians should accept that the hen has...
Boko Haram, the deadly Islamist terrorist group from northeastern Nigeria, has struck again. Over 129 female pupils were abducted on 14 April when Boko Haram gunmen stormed a boarding school in...
“If a young man is felling a tree near the house, the elder should direct where it falls.” – Yoruba adage
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abuja, Dear Sir,

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

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...
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has summoned members of the National Security Council to a meeting tomorrow at the Presidential Villa against the backdrop of recent events and developments in the...

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...