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EXCLUSIVE: The untold security, intelligence conundrum of the Buhari administration

One week into the new year, Tuesday, January 9, the air in Abuja was dry, dusty, and clammy. The nation’s capital was sluggishly waking into a new rhythm of calm and relative order after the chaos of the Christmas season prompted by a debilitating fuel crisis. That day, at the…

Why we can’t proceed with elections – Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has concluded a briefing meeting with 25 civil society groups in Abuja Saturday informing them that all security agencies in the country have indicated to him, in writing, that they are not available to support the elections planned for February…

Obasanjo a seasoned predator, an infantile career liar — Soyinka

Soyinka Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, offered President Olusegun Obasanjo an unusual Christmas gift Wednesday by way of a 1,788-word biting response to claims Mr. Obasanjo made in his new and controversial three-volume memoir, My Watch. Mr. Soyinka mockingly described the old general as “our Great Immortal, the Unparalleled Achiever, Divinely…

Cuba harvests huge praises for fight against Ebola in Africa

Cuba, the tiny island of 11 million people, received giant waves of praises Wednesday in Abuja as labour and civil society leaders described it as the world’s “leading moral leader in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa”. Cuba has sent 256 doctors and health professionals…

EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian govt. bungled Edwin Clark-led fresh negotiation to free Chibok girls

Why did the high level negotiations between the Nigerian government team and Boko Haram insurgents, led by a former Minister of Information, Edwin Clark, to secure the release of 220 Chibok girls, crumble shortly before the Muslim Sallah holidays in Yola last July? Knowledgeable sources to the negotiations, speaking to…

Two Months and Counting, By Amma Ogan

The girls of Chibok have now been in captivity for two months since April 14. Their story has drawn the attention of the world from New York to Cannes. Movie stars, First Ladies,  and school children have tweeted and protested holding up banners, rallying in the streets demanding that our girls…

Eagles in World Cup Full Flight, By Hannatu Musawa

The FIFA World Cup is here again. The lenses of the planet will be centered on South America for the next month as the football elite descend on Brazil, the host country. As Brazil gears up for the glitz and glam of the World Cup, riots, strikes and civil disturbances…

A National Conference That Excludes Nigeria’s Youth, By Toyosi Akerele

“Would it have been too much to get two youth, one female and the other male, to represent each of the 36 states of Nigeria?” So this is it. Enough is Enough. To say that I am depressed by the composition of the list for the National Conference is a…

Making Sense of Iyabo Obasanjo’s Letter, By Nasiru Suwaid

This write up might as well have been titled; how not to defend defamation, after all, the sheer weight of evidence, and the drench in numbers of scandals, against our national leadership profile, have stopped to shock or matter in Nigeria. Thus when the letter came unto the public knowledge,…