Beyond The Intellectual Battle For Nigeria’s Presidency

BY SUFUYAN OJEIFO The battle for presidency of Nigeria has always approximated the struggle for the soul of the nation. This is understandable given the fact that Nigeria’s presidency is a superintending allocator of values. The consistent and burgeoning groundswell of public desires, yearnings and aspirations for the elusive and illusive good governance has continued…

NASS Invasion: FG Planning to Twist Facts to Indict Us, Says Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate President, Dr, Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu have raised the alarm that the Federal Government has commenced the execution of a plot to implicate them and their colleagues in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the last Tuesday Invasion of the premises of the National Assembly by men of the Department…

The Fall of Lawal Daura

By Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde Come on. Let us face it. Lawal Daura was not appointed the Director General of the DSS because he was the Steve Jobs of his field. There was not any known qualifying exams or interview that could have rationally proved his excellence over other contenders. There were so many serving…

Kperogi: Rise Above Hate

A few days ago, I read an interview on The Punch granted by Dr. Farooq Kperogi [Link in the comment box]. It was a disappointing outing for a person of his moral and intellectual pedestal. I found it surprisingly disingenuous that Kperogi, being a person of reasonable stature, could not detect or understand that he…

Sagay: Who cares about youth service? We can’t afford to lose Adeosun

Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says he does not believe that Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, forged her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate. Premium Times had reported that the minister falsified her NYSC exemption certificate but she is yet to react to the allegation. Speaking with The Nation…

MAAUN: Gwarzo’s Feat In-line With My Aborted Aspiration – Maryam Abacha

The founder of Maryam Abacha American University Niger (MAAUN), Dr Adamu Gwarzo, saying that The matriarch of Abacha family, Hajiya Maryam Sani Abacha, has showered glowing encomiums on his feat of establishing a gangling tower of knowledge was in line with her botched aspiration of establishing a university for women. She however stated that while…

BREAKING: EFCC raids ex-SSS DG Ita Ekpeyong’s Abuja home

EFCC raids ex-SSS DG Ita Ekpeyong’s Abuja home Anti-graft operatives have raided the residence of Ita Ekpeyong, a former director-general of the State Security Service (SSS). The officers, believed to be from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrived Mr Ekpeyong’s home just before noon on Thursday, in an anti-corruption raid that was reportedly…

U.S can’t be trusted, Iran’s Rouhani tells north korea

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran told North Korea’s foreign minister that the U.S. cannot be trusted, Tehran’s state media said, as Washington seeks a deal to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile programmes. Iran dismissed a last-minute offer from Washington for talks on Monday, saying it could not negotiate after the Trump administration reneged…

Ex-SSS DG Lawal Daura released from custody, passport seized

The sacked director general of State Security Service, Lawal Daura. August 9, 2018Samuel Ogundipe Intelligence authorities have released Lawal Daura and confiscated his international passport, this paper has been informed. The top spy chief was disgraced out of office and taken into custody on Tuesday after ordering the deployment of SSS operatives to lay siege…

Benue First Lady moves 8 Jeeps loaded with currencies out of govt house

Nigerian Concord Newspaper can authoritatively report that the first lady of Benue state, Dr. (Mrs) Eunice Ortom, had last night moved eight SUV trucks fully loaded with both local and foreign currencies out of the government house in Makurdi. This development was confirmed by one of the investigators which this newspaper planted to monitor events…