Alleged royal link: Court orders couple to show proof

By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin A federal High Court, Benin division on Thursday ordered accused Couple to show proof of link with the Benin royal family or risk been remanded in prison custody. The accused, Prince Peter Eweka and his wife,…

The stamp duty scam

The financial sector sits in the very centre of the market economy. Like the heart, it is supposed to pump life sustaining blood into the system. But often it does not; what it does is withhold that blood, leading to…

Buhari’s New Cabinet

Muhammadu Buhari has been inaugurated for a second term as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. What’s next? – A new cabinet. President Buhari has constantly said that he has not discussed with anybody, the composition of his cabinet…

Zamfara; Crocodile tears and a culture of interference

By Azu Ishiekwene The immediate reason why the Supreme Court ruling on Zamfara has sparked a civil war in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is that the decision could further complicate the outcome of the leadership vote in the 9th…

New Global Ranking: Nigeria as open defecation capital of the world

By Greg Odogwu It’s official. Nigeria shall become the Open Defecation Capital of the World latest in October this year. By then, we shall overtake India as the country with the highest number of people defecating in the open. And…

Nigeria’s politics and the metaphor of a ‘missing loaf’

By Olusegun Adeniyi Last Friday, the Supreme Court sent a strong statement to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as the entire political class in Nigeria. In declaring ‘wasted’ the votes secured by APC candidates in gubernatorial, national…

Nigeria’s Growing Population: A time bomb waiting to explode

By Segun Ogunlade Nigeria’s population has grown exponentially in the last three decades and had seen itself as the most populous black nation on earth. Most of the current data on Nigeria’s population growth suggests that it would continue unabated.…

NGO gives N3.94b lifeline to 52, 000 pregnant women in Jigawa

From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse No fewer than 52,000 pregnant women have benefited from Child Grant Development Programme initiated by a non governmental organisation, Action Against Hunger. This was announced by the Jigawa state coordinator of the Action Against Hunger comrade…

Tobacco regulation: ERA/FoEN, TCN commend NASS, want strict implementation

Mashe Umaru Gwamna The Environmental Rights Action/Frlends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and Nigerian Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA)have commenced the National Assembly for the passage of the Tobacco Regulation Bill. The organisations also urged governments at all levels to ensure…

Swearing-in: PDP Chieftain tasks FG on increasing insecurity, unemployment

From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos Chief Alexander Mwolwus, Plateau PDP Chieftain, on Thursday tasked the APC led Government on checkmating the increasing insecurity, unemployment and corruption in the country in its second tenure. Mwolwus, who gave the charge in an…