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Reforming the Unreformable: The Unfinished Business – By Akinola Johnson

By Akinola Johnson | Abuja, Nigeria | May 31, 2015 Few years ago, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wrote a book by this same title. I had the good fortune of reading this book few days ago. What resulted from my reading this book was a lightbulb moment which I will now attempt to document with the […]

The Igbo Furor over Nothing – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | May 31, 2015 – The lecture, Wole Soyinka delivered at Harvard University titled, “Predicting Nigeria, Electoral Ironies”, was something of an acidic tirade. It read like a vent of disgust and frustration with the state of affairs in Nigeria. He was caustic in his denunciation of Goodluck Jonathan, […]

Nigerian Minister, Adesina, elected President of African Developmental Bank

Akinwumi Adesina speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative Euactive Nigeria’s outgoing Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, on Thursday emerged the 8th President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Mr. Adesina, 55, will succeed incumbent president, Donald Kaberuka, at the end of his second term as President of the Bank in August 2015. […]

Alamieyeseigha made me — Jonathan (Still associating with dubious characters?)

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan | credits: File copy Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday identified a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, as the person responsible for the political height he attained in Nigeria. Jonathan made this known during a special thanksgiving service in his honour at the St. Peters Anglican […]

The Osinbajo we knew – church members

The associates of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and members of the Olive Tree House Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Banana Island, Lagos, where Osinbajo served as a senior pastor, tell ARUKAINO UMUKORO and GBENGA ADENIJI what they know about him ‘He is a no-nonsense man’ What is your name and position in the […]

Pictures: Inside Osinbajo’s family house

  The building GBENGA ADENIJI writes about the family house of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in Lagos that has become the centre of attraction The interior of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo family house located in Obanikoro area of Lagos State is tastefully furnished aside the modest exterior of the building. From the upholstery to the hue for […]

Buhari, VP fail to declare assets publicly (But they complied with the law)

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have declared their assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau as required by the Constitution but failed to make the contents public. The head of Buhari’s media team, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Saturday, said the President and the Vice President submitted their assets declaration forms […]

Fulltext: Buhari inauguration speech

Inaugural speech by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, following his swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 29th May, 2015. I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish […]

Buhari moves military command centre from Abuja to Maiduguri

President Buhari stated during his speech that, “The command centre will be relocated to Maiduguri and remain until Boko Haram is completely subdued. But we can not claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents.” Bihari during his acceptance speech this morning President […]

I was worried I would be booed – Jonathan (didn’t perform like Fashola, etc?)

SaharaReporters citizen journalists were on the scene as former President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Yenagoa, the capital city of his home State of Bayelsa. The former president publically announced that he wished to settle in his hometown Otuoke in Bayelsa State a few days ago. Mr. Jonathan was met by a jubilant crowd of supporters, […]

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