Opinion

BLESSING AKINSEHINWA: ON THE SHORES OF DEATH

2011. Blood filled the arena. The butchers were engrossed in their cuttings. ‘Gba! Gbo! Gba! Gbo! Machetes shattered bones. ‘Cut ahm like dis…..no, no, no….this one too small nau’ ‘If you no cut ahm well, I no go buy ahm’ ‘As you see this one so, na 1 kg madam, I swear I no dey lie you’ ‘Customer, customer, how ...

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What will be Buhari’s legacy?

Despite his many flaws, the Aremu of Ota, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo left worthy legacies. If we can look beyond his self righteous hypocrisy, his overbearing sense of infallibility and over bloated feeling of self importance, his small minded vindictiveness and domineering attitude, Obasanjo left some marks of good governance. To his credit, he built structures and institutions, (some which he ...

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Kudos to INEC for suspending indicted staffs in Diezani Allison Madueke N23b 2015 General Election bribe

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) commends and congratulates the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for suspending its staffs who were indicted by the EFCC investigative panel report for their role in the former petroleum minister Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke bribe of N23 billion to compromise the 2015 general elections. Once again, the Dr. Mahmud Yakubu led ...

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Senate Call for the Resignation of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Comptroller General (CG), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd.) as Legislative Impunity

By Nelson Ekujumi Sequel to his non appearance on Wednesday 22nd March, 2017, in response to the senate summons that he should appear in his official uniform, the Nigerian Senate in plenary called on the Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd.) to resign from office because according to them, by not appearing before ...

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How Strategic Intervention Eliminated Over 200, 000 Out Of School Children In Osun State

By Inwalomhe Donald  Osun State under Governor Aregbesola can now boast of recording the highest school children enrollment rate in Nigeria and the least state with lowest number of Out of School Children, OOSC, in Nigeria according to the National Bureau of Statistics. It took determination and strategic intervention to eliminate out of school children in Osun State.

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Fayose: One Man, Numerous Battles, Manifold Victories

By Sunshine Anifowose   The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose does not need much introduction in the Nigeria political firmament. He has fought and conquered battles at political fronts that no living Nigerian has ever encountered and triumphed.   Fayose first launched himself to Nigerians when after defeating the political Golgotha within his party, the People’s Democratic Party ...

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Nigeria’s Senate dress code directive on Custom comptroller General as embarrassment and legislative rascality

NIGERIA’S SENATE DRESS CODE DIRECTIVE ON SUMMONED NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE (NCS) COMPTROLLER GENERAL (CG) AS LEGISLATIVE RASCALITY AND  NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) is disturbed, agitated and condemns in strongest terms, the uncivilized, crude, undemocratic, petty, reckless, unparliamentary and legislative rascality conduct of the senate dress code summoning of the Comptroller General (CG) of ...

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“Fashi”ing Ambode

By Gani Kayode Balogun It is the world’s worst kept secret that both Tunde Fashola, immediate past governor of Lagos and current 3-in-1 Minister, and the incumbent governor, Akin Ambode, are not enamored with each other. But it was assumed that both men would at least collaborate, in the interest of Lagosians, in moving the state forward.

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Matters arising on Ngilari’s conviction

By Nelson Ekujumi Following the conviction to 5 years imprisonment of Mr. David Ngilari, a former governor of Adamawa state for abuse of procurement process by a court in Yola, Adamawa state presided over by Justice Musa, a disturbing development emanated from the judgement and this calls for urgent and exhaustive deliberations lest it be accepted as a provision of ...

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LAGOS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND  SOCIAL HARMONY.

Lateef Raji  It is worrisome that a sprawling metropolis of Lagos status, that attained mega city status 10 years back, is still bogged down by such anti social behavior like street trading, illegal creation of bus stops, cart pushing and the intractable menace of Okada riders who defied all existing rules except the ones it made. These activities give Lagos ...

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