Musikilu Mojeed

Posts by Musikilu Mojeed:

Removal of fuel subsidy and inflation

Dear Editor, With the removal of the long talked-about fuel subsidy, Nigerians have been ushered into a year of hyper-inflation with the growing government intolerance. This is indeed a mindless diversion of public funds. Here is the time to take and secure your destiny in your own hands collectively and…

Slain UNIPORT students should serve as wakeup call, By Omololu Omotosho

As I watched the video of the University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT, students that were meted a slow death and burnt because of their alleged involvement in the theft of laptops and phones, I was moved to tears not out of anger but out of questions: how did Nigerians get…

Andrew Azazi's Aso drive Mansions

INVESTIGATION: Azazi, former NSA, acquires multi-billion naira homes in Abuja

[caption id="attachment_97892" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Andrew Azazi's Aso Drive Abuja Mansions[/caption] Based on his annual salary as National Security Adviser, Mr Azazi would have to serve for 274 years to earn N1.5 billion, the value of one his new Abuja homes. (more…)

Corrupt ex-governors block return of feared anti-corruption operative to EFCC

In what appears to be payback time, top politicians indicted for corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are moving against the re-appointment of Ibrahim Magu as an operative of the commission, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Several sources within the commission said Mr. Magu, a chief superintendent of…

How Ibori, the thief in Government House, admitted stealing $250million

By Musikilu Mojeed After about five years of playing cat and mouse with Nigerian and British authorities, the former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, capitulated Monday, pleading guilty in a London court to 10 counts of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud. Before Judge Anthony Pitts, Mr. Ibori admitted…

Ex-police chief indicted for aiding criminals now number two at Police Service Commission

Parry Osayande, executive chairman of the Police Service Commission, PSC, got a new job Wednesday. He is leading an eight-member committee constituted by President Goodluck Jonathan to carry out the huge task of reforming Nigeria's inept, corrupt and demoralised police force. As the retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police rolls up…

SaharaReporters’ Sowore: A thorn in the flesh of corrupt Nigerian officials

Editor's Note: This article was written in 2010 and was published at the time in a number of media platforms. It was republished here in 2012.  Enjoy... Omoyele Sowore, a fair-complexioned man with a round face, was having lunch – pounded yam and okra soup – at a packed and…

The damning KPMG report govt, NNPC, do not want Nigerians to see

On Thursday December 1, the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, cringed when the senate joint committee investigating the management of funds set aside for petroleum subsidy handed her a seven-day ultimatum to produce a secret forensic report on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in her custody. The audit, done for her ministry by renowned audit…