Controversy articles


By Favour B. Afolabi The Punch editorial published on Tuesday January 28, 2014 titled “Okonjo-Iweala’s TEDxEuston blunder on waivers” illustrates what happens when a publication throws professionalism out of the window and becomes personal and narrow-minded in its analyses of a major government policy in pursuit of an unholy agenda. The article, against all evidence


EXCLUSIVE: Presidency pressures Senate to halt probe of missing N8 trillion oil funds

By Ini Ekott The Nigerian Senate has come under intense pressure from the presidency, the petroleum ministry and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation [NNPC] to abandon a planned investigation into the disappearance of a staggering $48.9 billion (about N8 trillion) crude oil money, senators have told newsmen. A Senate investigative hearing into the scandal, regarded



Following the  retirement of Service Chiefs and the appointment of new ones by President Goodluck Jonathan, Generals in the Army and their equivalent in the Navy and Airforce may have signified their intention to quit the armed forces to escape compulsory retirement. The President had, on Thursday, appointed Major General Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah as


Top 10 National Scandals of 2013

By: Kimberly Ward As we look back at the year in headlines, we discover that President Goodluck Jonathan played the supporting role in many of the most memorable national scandals in 2013. In much of the news, worthy of a Nollywood script in their outlandish horror and absurdity, the First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan amongst

2015: Mass Defection Threatens Sambo’s Job

Faced with a gale of defections from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the race for the 2015 presidency gathers steam, close associates of President Goodluck Jonathan have stepped up moves to alter the power balance in the north. In the ensuing political permutations, the job of Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo is being

2015: INEC’s Doubt And Reverberating Fears

When the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Attahiru Jega raised pessimism of election in three states under emergency rule, the reactions were quite insightful. CHIBUZO UKAIBE writes. Penultimate Thursday’s insurgency attack in Bama, Borno State, best situated the concern expressed by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru

Controversy as APC delegation is denied landing at Gombe Airport

Aviation spokesperson said a routine safety operation was being carried out. A chattered plane carrying officials of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, was prevented from landing Thursday at the Gombe Airport because the pilot noticed a fire truck was parked on the runway. The plane which took off from Abuja was conveying the APC

Time for an Ethical Revolution on Social Media

By RENO OMOKRI Social media and the technologies that drive it were intended to be a force for social good that expanded the individual’s reach beyond his physical proximity. However, over the years since the emergence of the medium many of its users are beginning to see a negative side of its use amongst young