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The bail request by a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Maurice Iwu over alleged fraud of N1.23bn has been set at N1bn with two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties, according to Justice Chuka Obiozor, who ruled on the bail application on Friday, said, must own a landed […]

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has condemned President Muhammadu’s approach in superintending the security of Nigerians by equating it with ‘all talk and no action’. In a series of tweets and Facebook post on Monday, Atiku recalled in nostalgia the calm and security that pervaded the country decades ago, in his growing up years. “We did […]

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that the “nation is at the precipice, dangerously reaching the tipping point Obasanjo in the letter expressed worry over incessant killings across Nigeria. According to him, the issue of killings can no longer be ignored or treated with nonchalance. He said it […]

It is rather comical how Nigerian leaders refuse to leave politics years after their tenure in office has elapsed. It is even more so when these leaders blame their political losses on basic things that occur in all democracies.   According to Goodluck Jonathan, he lost the 2015 election because the PDP governors plotted against […]

Thousands of residents of Ekiti and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday thronged the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion to witness the swearing-in of Dr Kayode Fayemi and Chief Adebisi Egbeyemi as Governor and Deputy Governor of the state. Fayemi, a former Minister of Mines and Steel, was sworn in as the six governor […]

In February and March of next year, Nigerians will elect a new set of leaders into a dysfunctional political system. We are all familiar with the way the process goes. Election time rolls around and is characterised by lofty promises and colourful shows of support for the wellbeing of the public. Both candidates tend to […]

There was a time when Nigeria was well on her way to self-actualisation. In the abstract political climate of the period in-between Nigeria’s definitive democratic phases lies a host of questions which remain unanswered. In light of this, one cannot help but wonder what exactly happened. All the promises once showed by our great country […]

The US government has officially shut down for the second time this year because Congress failed to meet a deadline to vote on a new budget. Senators debated all night, and have voted to pass the bill, which must now pass to the House. The 600-page plan proposes an increase in spending, by about $300bn […]

The federal government has directed the Ministry of Interior to desist from giving visa to foreign workers whose skills were readily available in Nigeria. This was contained in an Article one, section seven of Presidential Executive Order recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu read Article on Thursday, […]

The organized labour has submitted a fresh demand for higher minimum wage to the tripartite committee on minimum wage. The Nigeria Labour Congress stated that it has demanded above fifty-six thousand naira to the committee to reflect inflation and other economic realities in the country. The acting NLC President, Kiri Mohammed, disclosed this at the […]

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