Security: PMB and his loudest trumpet

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has scored many goals in different sectors of the Nigerian economy since 2015 when he assumed leadership of the country. Even though this fact has not been highlighted strategically by the media handlers of the President, in some quarters, it was stated that the body language of the president…

Gana and the end of an error

The country has been awash with tales on how the Nigerian Army killed the dreaded militia leader in Benue state Terwase Akwaza ( Gana). It has indeed been a sad commentary as some highly placed individuals within the Benue-Taraba axis have been making futile attempts at glorifying the late Gana, while vilifying the Nigerian Army…

Confronting human extinction and post-human approaches to COVID 19 pandemic in Africa

By Leo Igwe A pandemic that has threatened to extinct humanity provides an ample opportunity to envision possible futures and explore post-human permutations. This is because, amidst the gloom and despair, fears, and anxieties over human survival, it is compelling that humans reimagine and re-conceive the human. Speculations about the future must engage and move…

How Lagos lockdown made work-from-home normal

There are many benefits to working physically in the office. A few reasons include stable electricity, internet access and office gist during breaks. In Lagos, these perks lure workers to the office daily, even if it takes hours to get to work. But the experience from the lockdown forced a rethink. The lockdown made companies…

Opinion: Lessons of history Buhari ignores

By Jerome-Mario Utomi Separate from recent gradual and silent encroachment on, and outright abridgements of the masses welfare by the Federal Government via increase of Value Added Tax (VAT) from five to 7.5 per cent, re-introduction of Stamp Duty Charge, reintroduction of Stamp Duty on house rents and C of O transactions and the electricity…

Whither Democracy Dividends?

Universally, democracy is defined as government of the people, by the people and for the people. It is a representative, participatory and consultative government. It is about due process, rule of law and respect for the fundamental human rights. It is about transparency, accountability and good governance. Democracy recognises and respects human dignity and freedom,…

Opinion: Edo polls and future of our democracy

By Raymond Oise-Oghaede The eagerly awaited Edo State gubernatorial election is now around the corner with the political parties and their candidates putting finishing touches to their respective strategies and permutations geared towards securing victory at the polls. This is not unexpected because it is only one candidate (with the majority of the votes cast…

Oshiomhole’s diary of strange deaths

 FELIX OBOAGWINA Through the years he has spent in the limelight as labour leader, state administrator and politician, former Edo Governor and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has always had his circle pierced by the arrow of death, be it from road crashes, accidents or assassins. Several of these fatalities have flown…