Coalition govt likely in 2019 – Okorie

Chief Chekwas Okorie, National Chairman of United Progressives Party (UPP), believes that Nigeria may witness a coalition government in 2019 given on-going realignment of political forces ahead of the next general elections. He also speaks […]

Curious anomalies in N-Power

Just when it looked like the Federal Government’s youth employment scheme dubbed N-Power scheme which targets the mass employment of 500,000 youths throughout the country was about to take off, it became mired in controversy. […]

Those who forget not and remember not

A few days ago, the media space was awash with the news of the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to the heart of the Caliphate in Sokoto. The former president was there to commiserate with […]

Re: Attention, Fashola… Petition against KEDCO

The attention of the Management of Kaduna Electric, operator of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, has been drawn to an article with the above caption on the Letters to the Editor’s page of Daily Trust Tuesday, […]

The Expendable Justice Okon Abang

Again, Justice Okon Abang was last week in the news for his usual reason – judicial notoriety. The Court of Appeal in Abuja while resolving the dispute over who was the authentic Peoples Democratic Party, […]


Funmi Iyanda—one of the more intelligent persons in Nigeria today—hosts a live audience sociopolitical series in London titled “How To Fix Nigeria”.   An episode of the show earlier this year discussed the Nigerian economy. […]

When the cat performs ablution | TUNDE ASAJU

Two usually dangerous trumpets sounded across Africa this week. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the man who has ruled fractured Uganda like his predecessors is eyeing a moonlight job as an opinion writer. In an article in […]

Fidel Castro: Africa’s best friend

When the boxing legend Muhammad Ali died in June, I made a mental short list of the remaining towering figures of the 20th Century whose deaths would be monumental world events. Two men stood out […]

Three ways to fight corruption in the media

When consuming news media: buyers beware. Although a free and independent media is a key ingredient of democracy, this has never meant the media is unbiased. Most people know where on the political spectrum their […]

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