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Zenith Bank: Fayose Has Made His Case Worse

By Inibehe Effiong If Governor Fayose is found to have violated our laws on election funding and expenses, it is doubtful whether immunity can save him. If immunity has not insulated President Buhari and Governor Ayade from civil proceedings, on what basis will immunity protect Governor Fayose from being investigated or prosecuted for alleged electoral offences? Fayose’s admission that the ... Read More »

The Limit Of Gov. Fayose’s Legal Immunity

By Femi Falana Sometime in 2004, Governor Ayo Fayose was reported by The News magazine to have stolen N1.2 billion from the coffers of Ekiti State government. The brutal killings in the state were also traced to a killer squad funded by the governor. Embarrassed by the publication Mr. Fayose sued the magazine at the high court holden at Ado ... Read More »

Letter to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Yoruba nation needs you now

By Adeyinka Adebayo My dear Asiwaju, I am compelled to write this open letter to you because of the state of affairs of the Yoruba nation. Firstly, I wish to acknowledge that fate has put you in a prime position to determine to a large extent the direction that the Yoruba people will go. The indisputable truth is that one ... Read More »

PMB: On the causes of conflict and their resolution

By Louis Okoroma Sometime in February this year, while meeting with officials of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, who paid him a visit at the State House, Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari told the gathering which included media personnel that conflicts in Nigeria were caused by the problems of poverty, unemployment and injustice! Nigeria’s history since independence till date has been ... Read More »

Mobilising Capital Market Financing for Nigeria’s Economic Growth

By Elizabeth Uwaifo Mobilising Capital Market Financing for Nigeria’s Economic Growth, is a subject that fills me with excitement and hope for the future of Nigeria. The capital markets present our leaders with the opportunity to write their names in Nigeria’s history books. What we want – The capital markets could provide an alternative source of funding for Nigerian corporate ... Read More »

Ali Modu Sheriff: A Bull in a China Shop

By Tunde Rahman Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima must be having a good laugh over recent developments in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) involving Senator Ali Modu Sheriff. Please don’t get it twisted: Shettima is an All Progressives Congress (APC) governor of the North-eastern state and he is not about to move over to PDP. He and Sheriff, his ... Read More »

Nigerian soccer & the culture of abuse

By Louis Odion, FNGE Physics teaches us that lightning rarely strikes the same spot twice. The depth of shock experienced by the nation last week is therefore better imagined when, within a space of 72 hours, the lightning of death did not only smite Nigeria’s two most accomplished football coaches but curiously at the same location: Benin City. The sudden ... Read More »

Ambode: A Humanist and Pragmatist at 53

By Habib Aruna For sure, it is this spirit of doggedness and consistency that the governor has brought to bear on the way and manner he has been piloting the affairs of the State in the past one year. At every critical juncture of the journey, one always has this belief of working with a man who knows where he ... Read More »

Ekiti situation: Why Fayose’s lies wont help

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose’s recent efforts at presenting the financial situation of the state to the media and blaming the immediate past administration for the turn of event, provide some interesting insights into developments in Ekiti State. Many of the reports centered on Governor Fayose’s appeal to labour union leaders in the state and some contained in his ... Read More »

All The President’s Enemies

By Femi Odere For a president who happened on the highest political seat in the land not because the country’s political class suddenly became enamoured with him, but because they saw that Jonathan was dead set on collapsing the socio-economic and political roof over their heads to have been adjudged to have performed successfully after his first year in office ... Read More »