Three years after, our girls are still missing

In their usual manner of launching attacks, the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, in a convoy of more than ten Hilux vehicles, drove through Damboa into Chibok, a dusty town tucked inside hilly terrains on the southern part of Borno. It was about midnight, April 14th, 2014, and Chibok was asleep when sporadic gunshots broke the…

Dogara may have lied about his pay slip, Jibrin suggests

Nigeria’s notable whistle blower and suspended former House of Representatives Appropriation Committee chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has suggested that Speaker Yakubu Dogara may have lied over his payment slip released on Tuesday. Following the challenge between Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and Dogara over making public the earnings of the governors and National Assembly members,…

Stock Exchange alerts investors to ‘trade with caution’ on 11 companies

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has alerted the investing public on the inability of 11 quoted companies to submit their annual reports within the stipulated period. The 11 companies include AG Leventis Nigeria, African Alliance Insurance, Austin Laz & Company, Capital Hotel, Niger Insurance, Premier Paints, Resort Savings & Loans, Smart Products Nigeria, Sovereign Trust…

The Fall and “Rise” of Saraki

A number of weeks ago, I had posted a very brief analysis of the on-going struggle for power within the Nigeria’s rapacious political elite on my Facebook page. In the brief but cold analysis, I had put aside my dislike for Senator Bukola Saraki and noted that from information this writer is able to garner…

As Edo waits with bated breath

Edo, home of the ancient Benin kingdom is never short on suspense and high-pitch drama. The gubernatorial election of 2016 that saw the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Obaseki, announced winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was one such drama. Its import still reverberates. This time, Edo State is in…

How Buhari’s 10 sacred cows make the anti-corruption war unbelievable

One of the greatest selling points of President Muhammadu Buhari which led Nigerians to choose him at the expense of an incumbent during the 2015 general elections was the strong belief that he was going to combat Nigeria’s worst enemy, corruption. While other promises such as adopting a better approach to the fight against the…

Gov El’Rufai, Dogara clash, want each other to disclose what they earn

Kaduna State’s Governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, on Friday challenged each other to disclose their financial earnings. The governor said the National Assembly members should tell Nigerians what they earn, and Dogara replied that governors should also disclose the amounts they collect as security votes. They both spoke during…

Analysis… EDO: Is Ize-Iyamu fighting for the opponent?

Dateline: January 10, 2017, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Edo September 28, 2016 governorship election opened his case at the state Election Petition Tribunal. Ize-Iyamu, with his party, are challenging the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) for declaring Godwin Obaseki of All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of…

Executive, legislature face-off: Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. As at the time of this report, the president who is to meet both lawmakers separately is in a meeting with Dogara. He is expected to meet with Saraki thereafter. Sources…