Monthly Archives: July 2012

Insecurity: Army Captain Cautions FG

By RABIU DOGARA OMAKU A retired Army Captain, Chief Ibrahim Abdullahi has cautioned the federal government on the need to come up with a safety measure to tackle the contemporary security challenges that has paralyzed socio-economic activities in the northern part of the country. He urged the government to review the enlistment into military and

The Media, Civil Liberties, Boko Haram And Nigerian Nation

BY MOHAMMED HARUNA Last Friday, July 13, the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), Lagos, held the fourth of its annual Media Lecture Series, also named after the Nobel Literature Laureate. I was the keynote speaker. Professor Lai Oso, the Dean of School of Communications, Lagos State University (LASU), was the moderator. Three individuals

Governor Murtala Nyako and Prof Attahiru Jega

A Question of Honour for INEC and NBA

By Dr ANTHONY KILA THE HONOUR of two apparently distinct and different bodies INEC and the NBA has been clearly challenged by two of their stakeholders and for everybody’s sake these two bodies cannot afford to pretend that the challenge was not thrown. INEC is the Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria’s apex electoral regulator; INEC

Exposed! America’s Destabilization Plots Against Nigeria

In the aftermath of the unfortunate bombings and sporadic attacks that took place in Damaturu the Yobe State capital and environs on the last Sallah Day, the Embassy of the United States in Nigeria hastily put out a public statement declaring that such like bombings should be expected in three well known hospitality establishments in

The Excuse (for failure) are Hereby Made

By OKEY NDIBE I had a remarkable telephone conversation with a Nigerian editor a few weeks before Nigeria’s 2011 general elections. The man, a strong supporter of Goodluck Jonathan’s, rang specifically to whip up my enthusiasm for Mr. Jonathan’s candidacy for president. I demurred, and took care to explain why I was far from impressed.

Return of Oteh Based on Law and Decency, She Should Not Head the SEC

The controversy stoked by Monday’s rather controversial return of Arunma Oteh to her desk as Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is far from ending.  Wednesday last week, Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim had vide a letter dated July 17, conveyed to the embattled DG the decision of the Presidency

As Oteh returns like a Thief in the Night…

Recently, the Federal government recalled the suspended Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Arunma Oteh; and hell was let loose when staffers of the commission got wind of the news, as they protested her return. They barricaded the office to prevent her from entering. It is absurd for the federal government to have recalled Oteh,