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Even with its son in the “Lion Building”, Nsukka still cries against “structural and organic marginalisation” in south-east Nigeria. The agitators this time are enlightened people who understand the true state of things happening...

By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN – For the second time in a presidential election, a lot of Nigerians are yet again saddled with a choice between two frontline contenders they would rather not vote for. President...

By ANIEBO NWAMU -- Nobody is rattled by Executive Order 6 or President Buhari’s directive that it be implemented “in full force”. The order, which bans 50 Nigerians suspected to be corrupt from travelling abroad...

A post circulated online Thursday evening says the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has named Senate president Dr Bukola Saraki as the director-general of his campaign for the 2019 election. On the “Campaign Lead Team”,...

British prime minister Theresa May has named the country’s first-ever minister for suicide prevention in an effort to cut the number of people taking their own lives. Mrs Jackie Doyle-Price will become the UK's first...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- The primary elections for the two main political parties have come and gone. A lot of lessons could be learnt from what happened during these conventions for selection of candidates. The...

A press statement from “The Coalition of 2019 APC Aspirants” -- THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC), ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE, MUST GO We, the Coalition of 2019 APC Presidential Aspirants, wish to call on the...

By ANIEBO NWAMU -- As they always do, the kingmakers of Nigeria have chosen for us our next leader. Remnants of the coup plotters of 1966 have almost always determined “who gets what, when and...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- This Monday, October 1, 2018, Nigeria celebrated her 58th independence anniversary with some fanfare. This was the first time in eight years since this celebration was done openly. In these 58...

UNDP administrator Achim Steiner and emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock will travel together to Nigeria (5-6 Oct) and Chad (6-7 Oct) on a mission to highlight and support joint humanitarian and development efforts in...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- There are recent reverses in the fight against insurgency, with many reported attacks on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast. Soldiers are openly being reported in the media...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- Telling the truth is always good, and the best truth-telling is to tell yourself the truth. If truth must be told, northern Nigeria is in a sorry state. It is a...

It wasn’t a rumour or fake news after all – Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s minister of finance, has thrown in the towel. President Muhammadu Buhari has also accepted her resignation. Both events happened on Friday. Consequently, the...

By ABBA MAHMOOD -- Let me begin by confessing that I have never been a card-carrying member of any political party but I support individual candidates based on their qualities. As everyone knows, there are...

By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN – Garba Shehu, the special assistant to President Buhari on media, recently made the first official reaction on behalf of The Presidency to an allegation against its chief of staff, Abba...

No fewer than 35 people were killed and over 100 severely injured after an explosion occurred at a fuel station in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, Nigeria, on Monday. A head-on collision between a motorcycle and...

Nigerian universities are coming to terms with graduate unemployment in the country. Since degree and postgraduate degree certificates can no longer put food on the table, students and former students are now encouraged to...

By ODILIM ENWEGBARA – There is no other place in the world our kind of unitary federalism is being practised: where all the presumed federating units (the states) and the non-federating units (the local governments)...

By VICTORIA PROODAY – Dear readers, I published this article in May 2016. Within a year it has been read by six million people. The article was translated into 15 languages; I received thousands...

By ABBA MAHMOOD – The collapse of the Soviet Union, towards the end of the last century, marked the end of the socialist ideology as a philosophical platform by the radicals or the revolutionaries of...