August 26, 2023

Tinubu reportedly bars Niger Delta ex-agitators Asari-Dokubo from Aso Rock

President Tinubu has reportedly barred all ex-Niger Delta militant leaders from visiting him in the presidential villa in Abuja. Leadership reports that the decision was taken in the aftermath of the visit to President Tinubu by the leader of the defunct Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, (NDPVF), Mujarhedeen Asari-Dokubo, on June 16, 2023.

Lori Iro ‘Man to Man is so unjust’- former governor, Nasir El-Rufai, drops cryptic tweet with Bob Marley’s Lyrics

Former Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday, posted a cryptic message on social media weeks after his ministerial nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

El-Rufai Warns ECOWAS Against Military Intervention In Niger Republic

Nasir El-Rufai has warned the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against considering military intervention in Niger Republic. This comes after ECOWAS Chairperson, President Bola Tinubu, declared that the group had decided to employ force as a last resort if the Niger coup leaders do not cede control to deposed President Mohamed Bazoum. In a tweet on Tuesday, El-Rufai said a war within the sub-region would be between brothers.

August 25, 2023

The subsidy is dead, but politicians are still jamboreeing - Ugoji Egbujo

Jamboree. The dictionary associates it with festivity, noise and entertainment. It’s rare to see a sober Nigerian politician. Sobriety is serious, sensible and solemn. The scarce commodity is solemnity.

Diminishing roles of our traditional rulers (2) - Eric Teniola

Continuation of the narrative of the diminishing roles of traditional rulers and the banning of traditional and cultural associations as well as political parties following the advent of military rule. 

Diminishing roles of our traditional rulers, By Eric Teniola

THE Coronation of King Charles III of England on May 6 was the exhibition of the British culture and tradition. Give it to the British in terms of tradition, they are experts. You can’t take it from them.

Ganduje, MACBAN: Two endangered species - Dele Sobowale

“Ever the latter end of joy is woe” – Geoffrey Chaucer, 1342-1400.
Former Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has now joined a long list of individuals who, when fortunately placed in high office, forget that nothing lasts forever other than the power and glory of Almighty God. He is not alone.
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