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Corruption, nepotism riddles Nigeria’s foreign embassies

By Comrade Ahmed Omeiza Lukman Nigeria`s Foreign Affairs Embassies continue to be riddled with corruption and nepotism, despite the change in Government over a month ago. Nigerians mostly in Eastern European countries are subjected to daily extortion and intimidation. The situation is become unbearable, annoying and disgusting and if nothing is done about this ugly trend, the Nigeria communities might ... Read More »

Osun, Nigeria and the wage arrears crisis

By Ademola Yaya The inability of many states to pay accumulated workers salaries has been in the news for sometimes. Whereas, as many as 18 States are affected by this reality, Osun and its Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, are particularly singled out for the most vociferous attacks by opposition interest groups and their accomplice media anchors while some well-meaning persons ... Read More »

Opposition Finds A Second Life On The Wings Of Hypocrisy

  By Azubuike Ishiekwene Even though the Peoples Democratic Party is still in its period of mourning, it is heartening that it manages to see through its tears. And so the party that was largely responsible for the current mess fetched its first 30-day diary on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and said the government had performed poorly. The ... Read More »

Before Rwanda collapses

By Tony Ademiluyi The 1994 Rwandan genocide which saw the mass slaughter of about 800,000 people is still fresh in the minds of millions of people around the world. The first one hundred days has come to be associated with the assessment of the performance of a government in power after that time frame. It was in commemoration of the ... Read More »

Saraki: Reincarnation of Oloye

The late Waziri of Ilorin, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki could rightly be described as the avatar of Kwara politics. He was known to have installed all the governors there since the Second Republic.   As Senate Leader, he faced two major battles in 1983. First he had an altercation with some stalwarts of his National Party of Nigeria and then ... Read More »

The hanging of Ben Murray-Bruce

By Tony Ademiluyi The nation was shocked when the Nigerian Labour Congress raised an alarm late last year that twenty-two out of the thirty-six states of the federation were owing workers in their respective state civil service salary arrears.   Osun State popularly known as the State of the Living Spring seems to get the most attention. It owes its ... Read More »

Garlands for Akinwunmi Ambode at 52

By Afolabi Ayodeji “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be” – Ralph Waldo Emerson The above quote is true of the new governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, who turns 52, today. If you say he is a man who attained greatness by a dint of hard work, you may not be ... Read More »