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Okonjo-Iweala Vs The Military

Okonjo-Iweala Vs The Military

By Sam Nda-Isaiah I have always known it will eventually come to this. The military last week accused finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of starving them of funds badly needed to discharge their duties. I know that every other unit of the nation’s security superstructure may soon join the fray and demand the minister’s head. It

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

Snippers in Police Uniform: Obasanjo, the Days of Abacha; History and the Historian

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye From 1993 to 1998, Nigeria, a nation blessed with abundance human and natural resources, was being ruled by a ruthless and reclusive military dictator called General Sani Abacha. General-Chief-Writer Olusegun Obasanjo and over 50 other army officers were, without fair hearing, jailed by Abacha government on trumped up charges of coup


President Jonathan’s 11th private jet!

THEOPHILUS ILEVBARE. The Presidency has made a proposal for an upfront deposit of N1.5billion for a brand new private jet, which will become the Presidential Air Fleet’s (PAF) 11th aircraft. This figure is contained in the details of the 2014 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan through the Minister of


Nigerian leaders and the 2015 election

By Donald Nnaemeka Ike The 18-page letter from ex-president Obasanjo had a mission, to stop President Jonathan from re-contesting election in 2015. The letter had a great patriotic intent to save Nigeria from disintegration. It was timed to help correct the errors perpetrated by Obasanjo on Nigeria in the past. Great men abound in Nigeria,


Ministers, Bank Chiefs Jostle for Sanusi’s Job @ CBN

Mr. Olusegun Aganga, minister of Industry, Trade and Investment and Dr. Yerima Ngama, minister of State for Finance have reportedly joined the high-wired corporate cum political chess game to succeed Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) governor. Elsewhere, another report had it that as the tenure of the current governor slowly

Why we won’t move against Tambuwal as House Speaker – APC

 Hitherto opposition party says it is set to take over the leadership of the lower  By Festus Owete The All Progressives Congress, APC, Caucus in the House of Representatives says it will not move against the Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, in its quest to take over the leadership of the lower legislative chamber later this month.


Dogs do not actually prefer bones to meat; it’s just that nobody gives them meat. -Akan proverb By Hakeem Baba-Ahmed 2014 will be critical in shaping Nigerian politics in the next decade. A combination of significant political developments, widespread dissatisfaction with management of the economy and the failure to defeat an increasingly localized but vicious

Is Kwankwaso a Nigerian?

By Dapo Thomas The governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, does not appear to me as a full-blooded Nigerian. His actions never cease to amaze me each time I reflect on leadership in Nigeria. Denied the right to exemplary leadership for so many years in this country, Kwankwaso’s quintessential character has provoked in me

Who succeeds Sanusi Lamido as CBN governor?

By Gismaster Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria,Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is expected to leave his position in few months time.Sanusi who is unarguably the most controversial CBN governor in the history of the nation stated several months ago that he would not be seeking another term when his tenure expires. Since Mr Sanusi will be