Opinion

Restructuring: History 101
Columnists GDP Opinion Yemi Osinbajo

Restructuring: History 101

[FILE PHOTO] Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s rather perplexing insistence that administrative restructuring is not the solution to Nigeria’s politico-economic problems, does suggest that the academic-turned-politician is a poor student of history. (I state this with a high sense of responsibility). Otherwise, the ex-officio chairman of […]

Defeat Buhari to end carnage in Nigeria
Boko Haram Fulani herdsmen terrorism Letters Muhammadu Buhari‎ Olusegun Obasanjo Opinion

Defeat Buhari to end carnage in Nigeria

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN Sir: There were allegations of corruption leveled against the military regime led by Generals Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ), Shehu Musa Yar’Adua (the elder brother of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua) and Theophilus Danjuma, but it fulfilled the promise of the assassinated General Murtala […]

No, Osinbajo, IBB left legacies
Columnists ECOWAS Ibrahim Babangida NNPC Opinion PTF Yemi Osinbajo

No, Osinbajo, IBB left legacies

Former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida Vice President Yemi Osinbajo last Sunday took a swipe at past governments in Nigeria accusing them of draining huge funds with little or no investment in infrastructure. Specifically, he accused the IBB/Abacha administration, the Obasanjo/Yar’ Adua governments and the Jonathan administration of this […]

Even the big boys need the local league
Columnists Dangote Group Ibrahim Babangida Muhammadu Buhari‎ Olusegun Obasanjo Opinion

Even the big boys need the local league

Mambilla power plant project abandoned for over 33 years One of the high points of the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo Presidency was the debt forgiveness. After years of negotiation and complex diplomacy, Obasanjo and his economic team were able to get for Nigeria a historic debt forgiveness of 36 billion dollars. […]

INEC and political parties’ nomination of candidates
Columnists Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Opinion

INEC and political parties’ nomination of candidates

[FILE PHOTO] INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had, as far back as when Professor Attahiru Jega was in the saddle as national chairman, formulated a body of rules or regulations that would guide and ensure the credibility of the conduct of primary elections by […]

“Las Las We Go Dey Alright”
“Las Las We Go Dey Alright” Columnists Eleanya Ndukwe Jr. Opinion

“Las Las We Go Dey Alright”

The beauty of the Nigerian space is its conduciveness—excuse the unfortunate and unintended pun—to throw up eternal “words on marble” everyone can relate to, and on deeper rumination, hold so much truth in their simplicity, awkwardness or even abstractness. These coinages have become everything it means to be Nigerian because […]