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From Yakowa to Yero: Many storms to cross

BY LUKA BINNIYAT The immediate past governor of Kaduna State, the late Ibrahim Yakowa and his successor, Mukhtar Yero may have operated on the same political platform, but expectations and experience of the two are different on ground. Why? While many residents of Kaduna, the Kaduna State capital took the opportunity of the last yuletide

Political Mirror


Defection: APC asks CJN to sanction judge

The All Progressives Congress on Tuesday asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, to sanction Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja  for engaging in mischief capable of bringing the  Bench into disrepute. The party accused Ademola of going beyond “the reliefs” sought by the ruling  Peoples Democratic  Party  in its


War At The Gate: The Nation Falls Shortly

By Prince Ken My zeal won’t let me turn deaf ears to daily news. I am so much pained by the country’s predicaments. I write this as a little piece of warning and also as an open letter to the President and Nigerians altogether. Nigeria is like Jerusalem. She has endured successive conquests of clueless


Governor Murtala Nyako and Prof Attahiru Jega

The Shape Of Things To Come?

By Okey Ndibe I have had several sad conversations in the past two weeks with friends who, like me, are from Anambra State. The conversations have focused on the local government election held in the state on January 11. One friend, who lives in Onitsha, rang me last week. He pointed to an aspect of

Business Herald

Inflation Vs Growth

The Director General of Debt Management Office, Abraham Nwankwo, said recently that the long-awaited inflation-indexed bonds will finally be issued this year to meet some portion of the N577 billion domestic borrowing to finance the budget deficit. Inflation-indexed bonds, also known as inflation-linked bonds, are bonds where the principal is indexed to inflation. They are