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Ikeja Electric and the exploitation of citizens

By Bayo Akinlade Nigerians are generally a long-suffering people, as the late Fela sang the song “Suffering and Smiling” we; as a people continue to suffer from self inflicted problems and laugh it off. As though the Covid pandemic was not enough to distabilize and traumatize us, Ikeja Electric is un-relentless with bringing crazy bills…

Hope as Yobe begins Climate Action Plan

A few years ago, when scholars and researchers in the country working on social change predicted that the Northeast region would be impacted significantly as global warming causes serious climatic changes, Yobe State was a focus because of a particular belief that it is the “hottest” of the six states in the zone. The state’s natural…

Apapa traffic: Need for stakeholders’ commitment

Can Apapa and its two arterial roads be rid of traffic congestion? Experts say while clearing Apapa, Lagos of traffic is near impossible, managing it is a possibility only if stakeholders want it stamped out, writes ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE FOR many Nigerians, Apapa, Lagos has continued to be an embarrassment in terms of its dilapidated infrastructure…

Fasanmi & the Opportunity for Reinvention, by Dare Babarinsa

Those who knew Senator Ayo Fasanmi would not have been surprised about the outpouring of tributes for the statesman. Though the last time he was directly involved in the art of governance was in 1983, he remained political active throughout the rest of his life, providing mentorship to younger generations of Nigerian leaders. Paying tribute…

PMB’s security legacy: Need for caution

The State Security Service recently had cause to alert on reported plans by some individuals and groups to orchestrate activities that would undermine the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Such alerts were not the first in the life of the government and not surprising since the government had previously taken against such activities. What, however, makes…

Honour Among Thieves, By Felix Oboagwina

Assistant Comptroller General of Customs (ACG) Bashir Abubakar has learnt in the hardest way that two rights can turn into a wrong. Just in 2018, the world toasted him for rejecting a bribe of $412,000 (circa N171 million) from unscrupulous Tramadol drug smugglers, but this year he got disgraced out of the service after leading…

No hero ever emerges from treachery

By Dele Adesina, SAN To all my dear Supporters and Colleagues, particularly my Friends and Co-workers on various social media platforms, DASAN Committees, NBA Forums and Platforms, l once again wish to express my heartfelt gratitude and profound appreciation to each and everyone of you for the wonderful role you played in our attempt to…

State of the Nation: Where do we go from here?

By Ayo Oyoze Baje The time for self-deceit has come and gone. Nigeria should no longer be run on this path of perfidious profligacy. Those who have any iota of love for, or allegiance to the nation-state would agree that we have reached the precipice of all that could undermine the peace, political stability, unity…

Adesina and some lessons from home, by Dare Babarinsa  

Perhaps the probe into the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, would end in a whimper. So far no one has been arrested and no one is facing prosecution yet. However, we have all been gainfully entertained and that is enough for us. The former Managing Director of the NDDC may want to tell her stories…

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