Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Prominent senators, governors who lost out in Senate race

Based on INEC’s official result, some of the strong pillars in the eight Assembly have been rejected by their constituencies.

Femi Fani-Kayode

The Power Of A Woman, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Women are a precious gift from God but there are some things that all men need to know. Women are by far the deeper and more powerful of the two sexes. No matter how strong a man thinks he is, he is like butter in the hands of a woman that he loves. It is […]

Time to Worry on Drop in Deepwater Oil Production, By Toyin Akinosho

Nigeria’s total production of crude oil fell by 100Million barrels between 2006 and 2008 and increased by the same volume between 2008 and 2011, but while the proportion of production coming from Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) surged, relative output from acreages licenced as joint venture (JV) operations was on the decline. This trend indicates an […]

ANALYSIS: PDP Split: A Repeat of History

The ongoing internal chaos in the Peoples Democratic Party, which was actually a predictable twist following the rate at which key members were being ostracised with obvious cooperation of President Goodluck Jonathan, is a repetition of a drama witnessed under the chairmanship of Ahmadu Ali in 2006, when a group led by the founding chairman […]

The PDP Serio-Comedy, By Babayola Toungo

My abhorrence for suspense makes me hate watching any TV programme that is produced in series. The fact that I have to make myself free at an appointed time, find fuel for my generator as an insurance against the PHCN’s legendary unreliability, makes me avoid watching ‘serialised soaps’. Whenever I find one that catches my […]

Where are Nigeria’s old people? By Elor Nkereuwem

There is nothing quite as heart-warming as seeing a wizened, bent over old man taking a slow stroll arm-in-arm with a female version of himself. I’ve often wondered what it is about the sight that moves my otherwise toughened demeanour. It came to me recently. I am not used to seeing such sights. Back home […]

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

The German Government’s Failed Turn on Africa, By Safia Dickersbach

How a German government institution botched a well-meant initiative on Africa and lets prejudices distort the practical execution of their own arts and culture exchange plans: Africa is not a country The cultural foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany, the “Kulturstiftung des Bundes“, decided to initiate a new thematic focus in its sponsorship work. […]


Next question: Is there really something called a ‘Youth Agenda’? — #NewLeadership Series by Chude Jideonwo

It is impossible to have a youth agenda, and by God there should be none. 

Hail! The year of the telephonic agricultural revolution – By Ayobami Oyalowo

“Defenders of a senseless policy do more to expose their folly while attempting to defend their ill conceived and ill thought out programs.”

My boyfriend is going schizophrenic, By Wana Udobang

“I am going schizo,” he says, as he rubs his palm onto his forehead and shuts his eyes tight till they forge wrinkles on each side. “I know,” I respond in a light whisper. I don’t know if that was what I was supposed to say.  I did not know what the appropriate response should […]

Reparations: What Nigeria Owes the Tortoise, by Pius Adesanmi

Second Edition of the State of the Nation Distinguished Lecture Series Convened by the Save Nigeria Group, Lagos, November 12, 2012 (PART ONE) Protocols! My hosts, Pastor Tunde Bakare, esteemed convener of the SNG, and Mr. Yinka Odumakin, irrepressible spokesman of the group, must be used to thankless jobs by now. After all, they were […]

Jaafar Jaafar

The pains of Jonathan’s avian diplomacy By Jaafar Jaafar’

Unless if President Jonathan is trying to find our lost NigComSat 1 satellite, these frequent air travels should stop immediately.

Was justice miscarried in dismissing the case against Akpabio’s election?

An analysis of the ruling by an Abuja court that validated the emergence of Godswill Akpabio as the PDP governorship candidate in 2011.

News Analysis: Hefty bail for small ‘thief’, paltry bail for subsidy ‘thieves’

Alleged criminals should be treated equally and fairly in relation to their crimes.

Should Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Resign? By Omoade Adelani

Omoade Adelani argues that calls for the Finance Minister’s resignation are from corrupt officials.

Reclaiming Nigeria: The Way Forward By Abubakar Sidiq Usman

‘From crisis to sustainable development,’ a World Bank publication in 1989 asserts that “underlying the litany of Africa’s development is the crisis of governance; by governance is meant the exercise of political powers to manage the affairs of the nation’s affairs.”  It thus becomes imperative that the main problem confronting the growth and development of […]