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Edo 2024: My people, do not be deceived

Edo 2024: My people, do not be deceived

Some gubernatorial aspirants are already embattled by mere provocatory tickles. One re- ceived what he called an insult when he went to talk to his Ewohinmi people. I saw him talking tough and describing their…

George Weah’s ways

George Weah’s ways

In his famous drama, Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare penned one of the most recognisable descriptions of greatness: “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon…

Budget of Booby traps

Budget of Booby traps

There is a deafening silence in the land over the state of the economy. No right-thinking person can take this silence or mood of the nation for granted. This eery silence is invariably linked to…

Kwara: Pandemonium As NCS Vehicle Crushes Six People

Kwara: Pandemonium As NCS Vehicle Crushes Six People

There was pandemonium in the Ilorin metropolis on Thursday following a fatal accident involving a vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Correctional Services at the popular Emir’s Market (Oja-Oba) in the Ilorin West Local Government area…

‘Two global wars and our economic plight’

‘Two global wars and our economic plight’

There is fire on the mountain. It seems too far away, and the fire looks more like a smouldering fire than a volcano. However, the molten lava is simmering in the belly of the volcano,…

We must think ‘a new Nigeria’

We must think ‘a new Nigeria’

I woke up this morning with a strong feeling of despondency, wondering how Nigeria came to be bellowing under the infamy of these current avoidable crises in political and economic spheres: some families have no…

Kevin McCarthy and travails of democracy

Kevin McCarthy and travails of democracy

Too many unusual events in politics point to the fact that democracy is under threat. A few events, some recent and others very current, will demonstrate this point. The first is Donald Trump, possibly the…

Strong abroad, weak at home?

Strong abroad, weak at home?

President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima, in their first 100 days in office, hold the record of the most travelled presidency since 1999. The President’s first trip abroad was to France to participate…

PEPT: Question marks over Nigeria’s last bastion of hope

PEPT: Question marks over Nigeria’s last bastion of hope

The consequences of the judicial heist resulting from the judgement of the Presidential Election Tribunal (PEPT), that upheld the election of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has been…

Accountability deficit and the transparency question

Accountability deficit and the transparency question

In August 2023, the federal, state, and local governments shared N1.26 trillion from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), the highest in our history. In July, they shared N966 billion, and from June till date,…