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Some days ago, I came across a clip on the internet that left a big impression on me. It bothered me so much I felt compelled to change the initial subject of insecurity, which I had previously...
For me, one of the most disconcerting facts about public discourse in Nigeria—including intellectual exchanges—is the rampant, if not default, deployment of ethnic or religious sentiments...
A-RICE, oh compatriots Your stomach’s call obey Say, A-RICE, oh compatriots Your stomach’s call obey Hold out your bowls for the golden grains Pawn your pride without delay
The defeat of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State last weekend is not the first time a state governor at the peak of his powers will be defeated.  It will not be last.
Nigeria's celebrated novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is an interviewer's delight, whether she is talking about Nigeria, novels, feminism or hair. A few weeks ago, she was a guest of...
Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state is a thorough-bred elite. He lost an election and conceded defeat. Now that’s what I call fresh air. He could have done so many things, including going to...

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It is tragic that under the current PDP-led regime of Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria is arguably a more dangerous, divisive and run-down place than at any other time in its history.  It is doubly...
Why did I tell my friends that I hoped and prayed Nigeria soon got knocked out of the World cup? Why did I jump when France scored its first goal against Nigeria and dance when they scored the second...
On Sunday, the 29th of June, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now preferring to be simply known as the Islamic State, declared a caliphate in an area stretching from Aleppo in northwestern...
There used to be a fruit seller right on the sidewalk of Banex Plaza – a humble and sometimes playfully mischievous Mallam that sold pineapples, watermelons and oranges. I hear he is gone. The...
I marched gently on the small road that leads to the Ogbe-Ijoh waterside. On both sides of the road were shops. They were opened and displayed toys, clothes, beverages, notebooks, musical cassettes,...

Interviews

Governor Kashim Shettima is, probably, Nigeria’s most troubled state Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the moment. Before he was voted into power in the 2011 governorship election, the...
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...

Letters

There is a big rift between two of Nigeria’s largest political parties. One of the parties is focusing on what they call a ‘culture of lying,’ on the part of the other. In a...
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...

Press Releases

Request by two accused persons who are standing trial before Justice V. N Agbata of the Anambra State High Court Onitsha, on a 12-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence, that their...
Despite widespread applause for the recent Ekiti State governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is working hard to make the upcoming Osun State governorship...
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government to court over the withdrawal of N446.3bn corruption charges/suit against Mohammed Abacha.
A terrorists’ intelligence cell headed by a businessman who participated actively in the abduction of School Girls in Chibok has been busted by troops.   The man, Babuji Ya’ari...
Gentlemen of the Press. Once again, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) is compelled to address you on the pertinent issue of endemic corruption which remains a major clog in the quest to...

Reports

The brutal bombing that killed at least 13 people watching the World Cup in Northeast Nigeria is yet another reminder of the country’s  instability, and the government’s ineffective...
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...