For love of the poor

Amid the rising cost of living affecting all Nigerians, the task of providing a humanitarian window for extending some relief to the most vulnerable segments of the population who are least capable of sustainable survival becomes a life-saving necessity. The challenge of clinging onto life that confronts the poorest people daily has become more of…

TETFUND: Replicating Mansa Musa’s ‘Golden Era’

“I prefer to be a dreamer among humblest with vision to be realised, than lord among those without dreams and desire” – Khalil Gibran. Every good student of history is familiar with the remarkable reign of Mansa Musa, popularly known as Mansa Kakah Musa, whose reigns represented ‘Golden Era’ in the then ancient Mali Empire (Western…

FRSC: Gridlock over tenure limit

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is currently embroiled in a management gridlock as the tenure of its corps marshal nears its end without commencement of transitional process by the 60-year-old corps marshal whose retirement takes effect from November 26, 2020. Tension has been mounting in the hierarchy of the corps triggered by strong speculations…

2023: PDP’s furore over Umahi’s defection to APC

Among the fundamental rights guarantied in section 40 of the amended 1999 Constitution is the entitlement of every Nigerian “to assemble freely and associate with other persons, and in particular, he may form or belong to any political party, trade union or other association for the protection of his interests…”   But the opposition Peoples…

Nigeria’s rating in quality governance

Sixty per cent of 10 Africans live in a country where governance has improved since 2010. Nigerians are not amongst them.   The very best thing we can say about Nigeria’s performance in a new international assessment of governance in Africa is that our government is not seen to be as corrupt as our private…

Who is the Nigerian youth?

You do not catch fish in anger… Sometime next week I would be one of the keynote speakers at an event with the broad topic Youth and politics, my section would deal with Youth and Identity Politics, in search of a new Nigeria. At first I was not exactly sure what to make out of…

CNN and the soul of Nigeria

The recent video released by the Cable News Network (CNN) got me thinking about what we are up against in Nigeria. As I patiently listened to the narrative in the video and the accompanying pictures I was speechless for two reasons; one is the fact that the videos used by the CNN were not any…

CNN and its ugly intentions against Nigeria

The Cable Network News (CNN) is still existing in the past in today’s globalised satellite and digital Television world. Some 20 years back, CNN monopolised the awful digital news dissemination and it was the cynosure of every eye anywhere in the world, its signals perched. An unfazed and comfortable, CNN fed the world with fake…