From Kankara to Kagara, hypocrisy defines government

ANYONE who watches the trending video of heavily armed bandits taunting Nigeria and its doddering leadership and emotionally assaulting passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority, NSTA, bus without feeling sorry for the country must be subhuman. The victims were abducted in the Yakila district of the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State on […]

We all need mental evaluation in Nigeria

Anything that’s human is mentionable and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. – Fred Rogers. Sir: Wellness is the act of practising healthy habits daily to attain more excellent mental health. And also to achieve better physical results […]

Marwa’s Appointment And A Nation Fighting To Win ‘Drug War’

On January 16, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari made an unlikely appointment; making the former military administrator of Lagos State, Brig Mohammed Buba Marwa (Rtd.) as the new boss of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Marwa was a stand-out military administrator in two stand-out states and many of his deeds to begin the up-lift […]

Benefits of more women in governance

Twenty-Five Years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a progressive roadmap for gender equality – and five years into his tenure, the pledge by President Muhammadu Buhari to exceed 35 per cent target for appointing women into key positions is too little, too late. This is a shame because […]

President, House of Reps and security

Nigerians are not amused by the seeming politicisation of safety of lives and property of citizens, as manifested in reports that the House of Representatives has apologised to the presidency over the house’s invitation asking President Buhari to address it on security. It is as well that the House has denied making any such apology. […]

#EndSARs: Nigeria, CNN and sacred facts

The blame game between the Federal Government and its perceived enemies over the role of the media recently may have subsided. But Nigeria is nonetheless still in the throes of anarchy, posed, this time not by angry youths, but by insurgents operating seamlessly, and without opposition in virtually all parts of the North. Minister of […]

DNAEnsemble: Fixing Nigeria’s (NoDIS) in 90 days!

Dwindling investments in Southwest states5 hours agoMusing on women empowerment and appointment5 hours agoSomething to back on5 hours ago Managing the biodata or a biometric database for 200million people is no ordinary feat. I am 34years old now, and I remember I was 17years at Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State when the National ID […]

Federalism is the answer, after all – Part 7

The foundational problems of Nigeria remain topical on the agenda, though with conflicting perspectives. However, they are problems we must resolve. It will be recalled that against the backdrop of resource control and overall restructuring of the state system, the incumbent political leaders had 2015 before their election made restructuring a manifesto item. According to […]

ASUU, IPPIS and the accountant general

Nigerians must have breathed a sigh of relief following the report that significant progress has been made at the meeting of the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) held on Friday 20th November, 2020.  According to media reports, the Federal Government has acceded to many of the demands from ASUU, notable […]

Kamala Harris: the memo Nigeria never got

Two germane things happened during my month-long official vacation: One, the so called ‘Lazy Nigerian Youths’ took to the streets to demand for an end to police brutality. I covered the protest and witnessed how the leaderless group of young men and women coordinated themselves and marched across Lagos and other parts of the country.   I […]