Politics

Let’s ‘Break-up’ Nigeria!

Let’s ‘Break-up’ Nigeria!

By Tony Ogunlowo So everybody wants to go their own separate way? Some Igbos want to re-create the nation of Biafra while others want a Niger-Delta country; Northern youths are calling for the expulsion of all Igbos (- and Southerners) from the North and quietly the Yorubas are calling for…
The Aso Rock Charade: Wither the Succour?

The Aso Rock Charade: Wither the Succour?

By Saheed Animashaun When one re-examines Buhari’s path to becoming president, one cannot but admire the never-say-die attitude of a man frequently touted as being 100% committed to birthing a better Nigeria. Prior to his historic and much needed win, he lost on three occasions. Also noteworthy is that in the…
We Do Not Need War

We Do Not Need War

By Joe Igbokwe The Yoruba Nation I know has been in the Opposition even since the inception of Nigeria and yet they are not the worst in Nigeria. After the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential elections won by Moshood Abiola, the powers that be tried to console the…
Nigeria’s Crude Oil: A Curse or Blessing?

Nigeria’s Crude Oil: A Curse or Blessing?

By Idris Abubakar Katagum First discovered in Oloibiri, a village in the creeks of Niger-Delta, crude oil or black gold as nicknamed in comparison with the precious metal has been a source of controversy for many years, as regards its impact on the development and general economy of the Nigerian…
The Senator Dino Melaye Circus

The Senator Dino Melaye Circus

By Tony Ogunlowo The Distinguished Senator Dino Melaye is rarely out of the spotlight these days – mostly for all the wrong reasons. His uncouth and brash comments and sometimes erratic behaviour have led to questions about his suitability as a Senator. The word ‘Distinguished’ that precedes ‘Senator’ is meant…