Obaseki and his “wake and see” development narrative in Edo

By Patrick Obahiagbon Much has been said about political leadership in states of the federation and in the Nigerian nation-state in the contexts of good and bad leaderships.  The essential prisms through which to appreciate leadership could be philosophical or ideological, spiritual or temporal, economic or political, social or cultural. Whichever it is, the important…

Kaduna PDP opts For Consensus Candidate To Defeat El-Rufai, Sa’ad May Emerge

No fewer than eight governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State have agreed to come out with a consensus candidate for the 2019 election. One of the aspirants, Dr Ja’afaru Sa’ad, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Friday, described the development…

Sultan of Sokoto, Oni of Ife, Raise Alarm over Spate of Killings In Nigeria

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, has lamented over the increased rate of killings across the country, calling for an end to the “incessant bloodshed.” The religious leader was one of the speakers at a National Summit held on Thursday Abuja. He said killings must be ended before Nigeria can witness development. “There’s been…

Twitter Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Board of Directors

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced the appointments of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Robert Zoellick to Twitter’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) as new independent directors, effective immediately. Marjorie Scardino will be stepping down from the Board for personal reasons at the end of the year. “Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective…

PDP Threatens To Boycott 2019 Elections, Says INEC Is Compromised

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it is reconsidering participating in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. The Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, stated this on Thursday when he received a Joint International Election Observation Mission fielded by two main American international civil agencies, the National Democratic Institute, (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI), at…

APC CRISIS: Buhari Meets Saraki, Four Others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and four All Progressives Congress (APC) governors at the State House, Abuja. The APC governors at the meeting included Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Aminu Masari of Katsina, Abdul aziz Yari of Zamfara and Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun. News Agency of…

 Fayemi Vows To Send Fayose To Jail

Despite facing a political opposition party bent on going to court to challenge his victory at the polls, Dr. Kayode Fayemi  is doubling up efforts to probe the administration of Gov Ayo Fayose. The governor-elect Thursday pledged to probe the financial activities of the CURRENT government. He explained that the essence of looking into the financial records…

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has committed not just an aberration but an abomination

— By C. K. Ekeke Despite my decision this year to stop wasting my time writing about Nigeria – and frankly about Black Africa – some colleagues pressed on me to publish this write-up after having some conversation earlier today about ICC and the purported invitation of President Buhari of Nigeria by the ICC to…

Digitization of Broadcasting In Nigeria: Beyond Devil’s Advocates

By: Hamid Hendrix Freedom without responsibility continues to pose a great challenge to the realization of the full potentials of our democratic dispensation and it is rather unfortunate that foremost beneficiaries of such liberty are too often also the major culprits. Though measures have been taken to curb the excesses of abusers of civil liberties…