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How long can Amaechi, Sylva tag along?

The truce, brokered last week, between the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and his counterpart in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva remains an effort, whose fate is still in the belly of time. Onungwe Obe writes Politics is an interesting vocation. It is only in politics that there are no permanent friends or […]

Adesina: When Integrity, Merit Trump Subterfuge

A quirky script to scupper the second tenure of the President of African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, by the US Department of Treasury and a coterie of shadowy forces gets deservedly snookered, writes Louis Achi It was indeed a remarkable and teachable moment on the first day of the AfDB’s annual general meetings […]

Fixing FFK’s Short Fuse

Fani-Kayode Former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, last week, bit more than he could chew, when he called a journalist stupid for daring to ask how his current tour of some PDP states in the South-south for peer review was being financed. For over two minutes, FFK as he is otherwise called, took the […]

How CAMA 2020 touches the raw nerve of CAN

The initial commendations and applause that followed the signing of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari are now being dwarfed by resentments from the Christian community under the Christian Association of Nigeria leadership, writes Davidson Iriekpen, while dissecting the controversies Anew twist was last Thursday added to the commendations President […]

Nigeria’s Vanishing Diplomatic Clout

The attacks on Nigerian traders in Ghana, which followed similar ones in South Africa and the demolition of the nation’s embassy in June, in Accra, are indications that gone are the days when African countries ‘feared’ Nigeria. Shola Oyeyipo writes On June 21 this year, the staff quarters of the Nigerian embassy in Accra, Ghana’s […]

Report: Despite gulping N243bn in four years, amnesty yet to achieve mandate

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja Even though the federal government spent a whopping N243 billion on the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in the Niger Delta from 2010 to 2014, the programme has yet to achieve its objectives, a report by an international development firm has said. The report by Nextier Security, Peace and Development (SPD) described […]

Secondus: A govt engrossed in corruption can’t regulate church activities

National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus •Insists govt has enough problems to deal with •Urges National Assembly to revisit CAMA Chuks Okocha in Abuja National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, Saturday, condemned the recent signing into law of the bill amending the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2004 by […]

CBN’s Battle to Safeguard the Naira

CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele Going by the present volatility in the macroeconomy, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) cannot afford to allow saboteurs ruin its current efforts to maintain price stability as well as support the recovery of the economy, writes James Emejo Undoubtedly, these are not the best of times for the Nigerian […]

How Billionaire Businessman, Harry Akande, Battled Shoprite to Standstill

Harry Akande Billionaire Harry Ayoade Akande towers above many of his contemporaries, particularly because he has been in a warm embrace of fame for many decades. Beyond his famed status as a successful businessman, he has also remained very relevant owing to his uncommon brilliance, a quality that has endeared him to many across the […]

Lagos Schools to Reopen in September

Babajide Sanwo-Olu Segun James Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed tertiary institutions to reopen on September 14. He also announced a tentative date of September 21 for the resumption of Primary and Secondary schools in the state. All schools in the state were shut in March to curb the spread of Coronavirus. At […]

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