Buhari’s Impeachment: Mission Impossible

By Reuben Abati The Chairmen of the Committees on Public Accounts in the National Assembly – Kingsley Chinda (House of Representatives, PDP Rivers, Obio/Akpor Constituency) and Mathew Urhoghide (Senate, PDP Edo South) – have both had cause to ask the respective Chambers of the National Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing the withdrawal of $496 million from the Excess Crude Account, without prior approval of the National Assembly and/or appropriation. This has caused much partisan rowdiness in the National Assembly and an aborted clash between…

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In Nigeria Pressure Mounts For On President To Bow Out Of Race

In Nigeria, Pressure Mounts on President to Bow Out of Race Sunday Aghaeze/Nigeria State House, via Associated Press By Dionne Searcey and Tony Iyare March 4, 2018 ABUJA, Nigeria — The calls for him to quit were already loud, coming from two former presidents, a prominent pastor and newspaper editorials. Even Catholic bishops weighed in with criticism. Now, the president of Nigeria is facing a new crisis: the mass kidnapping of 110 girls from their school late last month, prompting another wave of outrage at the government. The pressure is…

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BEYOND SHEKAU, BEYOND SAMBISA

Abubakar Shekau

By Abdulhamid Babatunde There can be no denying the Nigerian Army all the credit it deserves for the astonishing successes in its battles against the Boko Haram insurgency, especially in recent times. Leading other wings of the security and defense forces, the Army has indeed defeated the insurgents ‘technically’ as it is so fond of declaring. As a matter of fact, if all it took were declarations of defeat, the Nigerian Army finished with the Boko Haram several years ago. It’s the same story with its running battle to eliminate…

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Why We Are Not Winning The War Against Corruption

By; Dele Momodu @DeleMomodu “Power is like fire; it can keep you warm and it can burn you. It can cook you a meal or raze your house. It can purify gold or calcify a human being. Ensconced deep within its core are elements of good and evil. It all depends on the choices you make when you handle it.” – NEWTON C. JIBUNOH Fellow Nigerians, I have some serious posers to raise today and I promise to answer them myself. One, how come every Nigerian is a saint, who…

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Why We Are Not Winning The War Against Corruption

By; Dele Momodu @DeleMomodu “Power is like fire; it can keep you warm and it can burn you. It can cook you a meal or raze your house. It can purify gold or calcify a human being. Ensconced deep within its core are elements of good and evil. It all depends on the choices you make when you handle it.” – NEWTON C. JIBUNOH Fellow Nigerians, I have some serious posers to raise today and I promise to answer them myself. One, how come every Nigerian is a saint, who…

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Open Letter to Buhari; “Ajayi” replies Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo’s ‘vote of no confidence’ letter to current President Muhammadu Buhari came as no shock to many people. In 2014, Obasanjo had written a similar open letter of damnation to then President Goodluck Jonathan ridiculing GEJs government as non performing and calling the then President to shelve his intention to run for a 2nd term. Forward 2018, and OBJ is making a similar call for ‘change’. However, a social media user known as “Ajayi” has this message for the ex president… An inept govt paid govt workers salary arrears…

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TRIBUTE TO MAHMOON BABA AHMED

Alhaji Mahmoon Baba-Ahmed (1934 - 2018)

Since last Friday evening, when he breathed his last after a bold but exhausting encounter with terminal illness, Mahmoon finally signed off his more than half-a-decade outstanding career as a broadcaster, reporter, journalist, media administrator, broadcast news media content producer, radio and television personality, leading political analyst and commentator, prolific author and literary translator. His versatile proficiency and creative capacity was simply stunning.

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The last battle

‘Third Farce? Don’t just call it that, except you are a staunch Buharist. Actually, it’s called Third Force, not necessarily an agglomeration of spent political forces, but a resurgent class of politicians who held sway from 1999-2003, even more firmly between 2003 and 2007. After two years of repudiation of the group by Yar’Adu’a, it recovered grounds under Jonathan, who it helped to propel to power. The Jonathan experience was an implosion after the head of the family detonated an explosive letter, similar to the one hurled at Buhari, again,…

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As We Open a New Vista

Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan

It is with a strong sense of patriotism that I humbly present before you another phase of our march towards broadening the sphere of voices to enrich the Nigerian democratic project. When we commenced broadcasting on Liberty Radio 91.7 FM in Kaduna state, seven years ago, we were drawn by a patriotic desire to open up the radio wave for more spaces to enable citizens engage. Down the road, the journey to greater citizen liberty found expression on tube, when we debuted on television, three years after, precisely in 2014.…

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Here we are 2018!

It was like Nigerians were in a hurry to be rid of the year 2017. As the year gradually rolled to an end, it was as if it was longer than normal and people looked expectantly to the last day. If it was possible many would surely skip over the last few months of the past year. This was entirely understandable. For many Nigerians the last one year has been most trying. It may have been the best of times for some, especially those who have found a way around…

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Stigmatizing President Buhari

This rehash of the prominent positions held by Muslims in Nigeria is mischievous and quite unfortunate. It is the typical Nigerian game of chasing needless shadows rather than focusing on the arduous task of nation building. Until recently, so-called Christians held commanding heights of the economic governance of our Republic. The Presidency, Headship of National Assembly, Secretary of Govt of the Federation, Head of Service, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank, the NNPC, the Stock Exchange etc were headed by so-called Christians. Tragically, they reprobately superintended the…

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