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ANALYSIS: Between Buhari the military dictator and Buhari the ‘reformed democrat’
“We can’t keep quiet. If we do, there will be more clampdown. The current National Assembly and the executive are one.”
ANALYSIS: Why SSS court invasion should bother Nigerians
The invasion violates section 43 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, which forbids effecting arrest in a courtroom, said legal practitioner, Inibehe Effiong.
INTERVIEW: Nigerian actors must set money aside for their future – Akin Lewis
Not all actors are irresponsible and yes acting is a serious job, Akin Lewis says
INTERVIEW: Why I snubbed Tottenham, other foreign clubs – Segun Odegbami
“I had at least three chances, in fact, four chances. But then, it was not fashionable to play abroad.”
INTERVIEW: How Nollywood can change the Nigerian narrative — Funke Akindele
I believe Nigerian filmmakers have a lot of power in their hands to change our society and even hold our politicians accountable.
ANALYSIS: Orji Kalu: From Governor to Senator to Prisoner
Justice Mohammed Idris pronounced Mr Kalu guilty in a matter that ran in court for 12 years.
INTERVIEW: Ex-governors deserve to be paid pensions based on approved laws – Sule Lamido
Sule Lamido says it is wrong to condemn payment of pension to former governors while former presidents, judges and civil servants continue to enjoy same
INTERVIEW: Why local rice costs as much as imported rice — Expert
A senior rice specialist at the Africa Rice Centre explains what the government can do to reduce cost.
Nigerian govt should allocate 100% of oil revenues to infrastructure — Economist
An economist speaks on why the CBN should not change the monetary policy at this time.
ANALYSIS: Five Nigerian senators who support social media regulation and likely reasons they do
The senators include a woman beater and another prosecuted for masterminding a fraudulent and fatal recruitment exercise.
INTERVIEW: What Nigerians should know about sex offenders register – RoLAC official
The official also speaks on the kind of information that will be contained in the register.
INTERVIEW: Why centralised payroll system, IPPIS, can’t work in Nigerian universities — ASUU President
ASUU President Biodun Ogunyemi explains why Nigerian university teachers will not back down in their rejection of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
INTERVIEW: Odi 1999 Massacre: Why we will never forgive Obasanjo, Alamieyeseigha – Odi Community Chairman
PREMIUM TIMES returned to the Bayelsa community 20 years after Nigerian soldiers invaded the town and killed scores.
ANALYSIS: Why Nigeria needs to review its Criminal, Penal Codes
A lawyer argues that rehabilitation should be the first method of correction, before resorting to imprisonment.
Observer’s Diary: How I was caught in a crossfire during Kogi election
An election observer recounts she was caught in a crossfire at an INEC office in Kogi state while observing Saturday’s gubernatorial election.
ANALYSIS: Eight factors that triggered PDP, Seriake Dickson’s fall in Bayelsa
INEC on Sunday declared David Lyon of the APC the governor-elect of Bayelsa.
KogiDecides: Bello’s last battle of survival and PDP’s pound of flesh
“The winner takes all and the losers are damned. This is the philosophy driving the desperation of the election in Kogi State.”
BayelsaDecides: Three women, 42 men, vie for Bayelsa governorship
Apart from the PDP and APC, 40 other parties sponsored men as governorship candidates.
INTERVIEW: Kogi Governorship: Regional, ethnic politics, our biggest problem – GDPN candidate
“The violence is an election strategy. It is designed by the ruling party to keep people from the polls.”
EXPLAINER: Important things to know about Nigeria’s ‘Hate Speech’ bill
The lawmakers are expected to debate these details of the bill soon.
TRIBUTE: Professor Tam David-West’s Final Escape, By Femi Adesina
Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, the essayist, academic, virologist, record keeper, anti-corruption crusader, a stickler for time, dyed-in-the wool Buharist, is gone.
Nigerians living with disabilities narrate how discrimination ended dreams (2)
Despite a new law signed in January to prohibit discrimination, affected Nigerians say they are still sidelined.
Under Buhari, Nigeria records worst attacks on journalists in 34 years — Report
An analysis shows 2018 had the highest number of attacks on journalists in Nigeria since 1985. The figure for 2019, so far, has surpassed that record.