Saturday, 31 December 2016 00:00

Why Buhari is a blessing to Nigeria


Faruk Ahmed writes that Nigerians are the architects of their present miseries and Buhari is a messiah they should follow to pull them out of the doldrums.

Published in The Nation
Saturday, 31 December 2016 00:00

Policing the Police in Nigeria

‘Run forward a bit and I will carry you on my shoulder’ is a trick an adult can play on a child and not on another adult. So have been the seemingly inexhaustible menus of promises made by previous inspector-generals of the Nigeria Police Force towards guiding its misguided elements who as always, have been euphemistically and imaginarily labelled ‘bad eggs’.

Published in The Nation
Monday, 21 November 2016 00:00

Making Nigeria Police more professional

The axiom, “The Police is a friend,” has stood the test of time, yet many Nigerians find this as a nut too hard to crack, due to the way the police perform their duties in the country. Several Inspector-Generals of Police had come and gone since Nigeria obtained political independence from Britain in 1960, and each had tried to make the Nigerian Police Force better the way they deem fit.

Published in The Nation
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Dilemma of Prosperity Agenda in Delta State

The electorates in Nigeria’s South-Southern state of Delta are becoming apprehensive that the promises of prosperity that moved them to cast their votes for Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa may turn out to be empty. Ajalakpo Oweh writes

Published in The Nation
Saturday, 11 July 2015 00:00

Dilemma of Delta Retirees

Akpoyibo Unutemeta recounts the plights of pensioners in Delta State

Published in The Nation
Saturday, 11 July 2015 00:00

Jonathan, Soyinka and Nebuchadnezzar

Abdulkadir Muhammad gives an insight into the reign of King Nebuchanezzar, wondering if there is any basis for Professor Wole Soyinka's comparison of Nigeria's President Jonathan and the Assyrian king.  

Published in The Nation

Nigeria and China have a lot in common, except that one has woken up to the realities of its peculiarities while the other is still in slumber, writes Orji Iheanyi

Published in The Nation
Saturday, 11 July 2015 00:00

Jega: The Day After

Mustafa Folami juxtaposes how some sections of Nigeria see its head of  electoral commission Attahiru Jega, after the 2011 and 2014 polls respectively

Published in Politics
Saturday, 11 July 2015 00:00

Just another Election?

The April 28 presidential election in Nigeria may not be different from the previous ones in the way Nigerian politicians approached it, yet there are salient issues that made it exceptional, especially peoples' expectations and the president's simplicity. Bashir Kabir writes.

Published in Politics
Thursday, 09 July 2015 00:00

Buhari: Crossing the Rubicon

May 29, 2015 and Nigeria will have a new president and a new political party governing it. Faruk Ahmad writes that the difference will only be made if notable problems are solved as the new man promised during his campaign

Published in Politics
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