Opinion

Yahaya Bello’s EFCC Comeuppance, By Farooq A. Kperogi

Yahaya Bello’s EFCC Comeuppance, By Farooq A. Kperogi

Yahaya Bello’s EFCC Comeuppance By Farooq A. Kperogi I am not from Kogi State, but I have strong opinions on former Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello—as most Nigerians do. There is no doubt that few politicians in Nigeria are as universally reviled and despised as Yahaya Bello because of how he turned governance into a violent infant play, denuded it of even the faintest pretense to sanity and respectability, and developed an uncanny capacity to incite raw rage in people. That’s why there is mass excitement in Nigeria over his current travails with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Most…
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Okwadike: A Man Of Peace With Unaccomplished Mission — Tribute By HRH Igwe Amb. David Kingston Okey-Dede

Okwadike: A Man Of Peace With Unaccomplished Mission — Tribute By HRH Igwe Amb. David Kingston Okey-Dede

My last encounter with Okwadike by HRH Eze Amb. David Kingston Okey-Dede I became close to Okwadike, His Exeellency Dr Chukwuemeka Ezife moment I started attending Eminent Elders Consultative Forum meeting which he Okwadike was the chairman gradually we became friends with numerous visits to his home and in one of my visit to his house on October 2023 to inform him about my upcoming Offala Festival which supposed to hold on the last Saturday of November but latter rescheduled to Saturday 2nd December 2023, that day he asked that I should come upstairs and we sat at the barcony…
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BBC, Betta Edu, and Her Ministry of Corruption, By Farooq A. Kperogi

BBC, Betta Edu, and Her Ministry of Corruption, By Farooq A. Kperogi

BBC, Betta Edu, and Her Ministry of Corruption, By Farooq A. Kperogi By Farooq A. Kperogi The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) aroused the rage of Nigerians this week when it revealed in its periodic newsletter called “EFCC Alert” (which it shared with news organizations on Monday) that it had recovered up to 30 billion naira of the money allegedly stolen by suspended Humanitarian and Poverty Alleviation minister Betta Edu. The rage wasn’t directed at the EFCC, of course. It was directed at Betta Edu for the deficiency of morality it must take for her to steal that much…
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Kelechi Nwankpa: Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Never Owed Any Pensioner In The State As Governor

Kelechi Nwankpa: Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Never Owed Any Pensioner In The State As Governor

Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Never Owed Any Pensioner In The State As Governor  By Kelechi Nwankpa A retired civil servant from Obingwa, Abia State, sat in front of my radio, fuming with anger as he listened to the Commissioner for Finance make false claims about the payment of pension areas in the state. I couldn't believe what i was hearing. "I have to speak up," I thought to myself. "The truth must be told." I picked up my phone and dialed a local radio station, telling side of the story, he never owed us As i waited for the call…
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Opinion: Stop Lying, We Know Who Introduced Religion, Ethnicity Politics in 2023

Opinion: Stop Lying, We Know Who Introduced Religion, Ethnicity Politics in 2023

Opinion: Stop Lying, We Know Who Introduced Religion, Ethnicity Politics in 2023 By Comr Amos Kalu The Presidency and his boys should wake up to their responsibility of fixing Nigeria and stop acting as if every Nigerian is blind because they are holding the helm of affairs on behalf of Nigerians. Gone are those days when they come up on National Dailies to twist our minds on realities of governance, no, today we are in the era of social media that doesn't easily forget as evidence always abounds for anyone interested in the truth to confirm it. It is a…
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Road To 2027: Can The North Stop Tinubu? (I)

Road To 2027: Can The North Stop Tinubu? (I)

  By ILYASU GADU A couple of weeks ago I got a call from one of my readers in Lagos who wanted me to confirm rumours of a coup and reports of soldiers of the Brigade of Guards manning strategic places in the FCT. I told him, like all residents, that I saw the unusual presence of soldiers in the city and a couple of checkpoints, but that I could not say for sure if that indicated a coup scare. As he persisted in his inquiry, I advised him that either Major General Edward Buba of Defence Information or Major…
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OPINION: Tinubu’s Cataclysmic Presidency And Its Many Danger Signals, By Engr. Odo Ijere

OPINION: Tinubu’s Cataclysmic Presidency And Its Many Danger Signals, By Engr. Odo Ijere

TINUBU'S CATACLYSMIC PRESIDENCY AND ITS MANY DANGER SIGNALS No one needs to be told that the nation of Nigeria has finally landed itself in a precipice of chaos and pandemonium. The danger signals are rife and undeniable. The lower limits of suffering has reached its irreducible minimum boundary conditions. Anything can snap and trigger the apocalypse long foretold and long awaited. We're indeed in real trouble. There is frustration everywhere now with the nation attaining its worst bedlam of crisis since constitutional democracy returned in 1999. The truth is that Tinubu's government was negotiated as a sinking ship where he…
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Orji Uzor Kalu: A Failed Political Trial Taken Too Far, By Kolawole Ojo

Orji Uzor Kalu: A Failed Political Trial Taken Too Far, By Kolawole Ojo

The audacity of the personalities behind the politically motivated trial of the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu speaks volumes on the increasing threat to undermine the rule of law, the tenets of democracy and delivery of justice. In December 2019, Mohammed Idris, then a judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos, (now a Justice of the Court of Appeal) sentenced Mr Kalu, to 12 years in prison for N7.1 billion fraud. The judge sentenced his co-defendant, Udeh Udeogu, to 10 years in jail despite the fact that all the witnesses testified in favour of Senator Orji…
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Why the South East Deserves a Chance and a Voice: A Case for Igbo Presidency- Prince Ike Okorafor

Why the South East Deserves a Chance and a Voice: A Case for Igbo Presidency- Prince Ike Okorafor

I am an Igbo man from the south eastern Nigeria. I am writing this article to make a case for why the Nigerian government should give my region a chance to rebuild the economy and foster economic development, and why an Igbo man should be Nigeria president. I believe that these are not only fair and reasonable demands, but also necessary and beneficial for the country as a whole. The south eastern Nigeria has been historically marginalized and neglected since the end of the civil war in 1970, which resulted in massive loss of lives, properties, and infrastructure. The region…
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My Take on Nigeria’s Debt, Dollar Dilemma, and BRICS Ambition – Prince Ike Okorafor

My Take on Nigeria’s Debt, Dollar Dilemma, and BRICS Ambition – Prince Ike Okorafor

As a Nigerian living in the US, I have been following the news about my home country with great concern and interest. Nigeria, the largest economy and oil producer in Africa, is facing a serious debt crisis that threatens its economic stability and future prospects. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria’s public debt stock stood at N46.25 trillion (US$103.11 billion) in Q4 2022, an increase of 658 percent since 1999. Of this amount, N18.70 trillion (US$41.69 billion) was external debt, while N27.55 trillion (US$61.41 billion) was domestic debt. The rising debt burden has been driven by several factors,…
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