Politics

President Buhari Extends His Vacation in the United Kingdom

President Buhari Extends His Vacation in the United Kingdom

In a statement released by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, President Buhari is extending his vacation. Read the statement next… PRESIDENT BUHARI EXTENDS VACATION, WRITES NATIONAL ASSEMBLY President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire…
The Day Ladoke Akintola Was Killed

The Day Ladoke Akintola Was Killed

An excerpt from British secret files on Nigeria’s first bloody coup of Saturday January 15 1966. *** Of all the regions in the country and at the federal level, the Western Region was the only government with a deputy premier. When Captain Emmanuel Nwobosi’s convoy arrived at the front of Fani-Kayode’s…
The Real Trouble with Nigeria

The Real Trouble with Nigeria

By Tony Ogunlowo In his acclaimed publication ‘The Trouble with Nigeria’ published 33 years ago, in 1983, the late Chinua Achebe pointed out that the ‘ the trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership’. Thirty-three years on this is still true but with an added ‘but’. Nigeria is…
The APC and Its Delicate Balancing Act Towards 2019

The APC and Its Delicate Balancing Act Towards 2019

By Abdulkabir Olatunji Never in the history of Nigeria during its 4 republics had any group of opposition leaders managed to put aside their often larger-than-life ambitions to come together to defeat a ruling party. Recognizing this, some members of the then ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) boasted that the…