Jubril Shittu: Why the African Union should intervene in Burundi

Posted by - January 31, 2016

by Jubril Shittu The debates about the limits of state sovereignty within the framework of the responsibility to protect is an ongoing one. The failure of intervention in Libya to bring desired change on the one hand, and the perils of hesitation as witnessed in Syria on the other, makes the subject of intervention itself

Waziri Adio: To Devalue, or Not to Devalue?

Posted by - January 31, 2016

by Waziri Adio The debate about the appropriate value of the Naira featured prominently in the public domain last week. This prominence was driven by three developments: the refusal of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to further devalue the Naira, despite loud clamour and expectations from many financial analysts

The things I learnt from Fayose — Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu

Posted by - January 31, 2016

Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has listed some virtues to include courage, identifying with the people and how to handle intricate political issues as some of the things he has learnt from the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, which are helping him in his political life. The Abia governor, who spoke at the

Governor Dickson’s sister still held 43 days after abduction

Posted by - January 31, 2016

Nancy Keme Dickson, the abducted younger sister to Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, has spent over 43 days with her assailants. Residents expressed surprised yesterday that the governor appeared placid about Nancy’s plight. No cheering news has been heard about the abducted woman in the last six weeks she has been with the hoodlums. The

N221 Billion health budget’ll cause disaster – NMA

Posted by - January 31, 2016

The Nigerian Medical Association has faulted the N221.7bn given to the health sector in the 2016 Appropriation Bill, saying it portends disaster. While suggesting that the allocation should be urgently reviewed upward in the interest of justice, the organisation called on the National Assembly to “mitigate this looming disaster in the health sector in 2016.”

NEW VIDEO: HumbleSmith ft. Davido – Osinachi (Remix)

Posted by - January 31, 2016

Fresh out of baby mama controversy Davido features on HumbleSmith‘s hit single ‘Osinachi’Crisp visuals and direction by the award winning Clarence Peters and you can tell that he did an amazing job. Enjoy video below… [embedded content]

”Why must we wait? Enough is enough” – Buhari cries out, but the African Union fails again

Posted by - January 31, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the African Union’s (AU) vision to silence the guns and reduce preventable conflict-related deaths in the continent by 2020 must be achieved ‘now’. This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari. “We have

EFCC must probe disappearance of Jonathan’s 69 Prado SUVs — Ekujumi

Posted by - January 31, 2016

A Nigerian rights activist and public affairs analyst, Nelson Ekujumi, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to immediately commence probe into the disappearance of over 69 brand new Toyota Prado SUVs allegedly given to the spokesman of a socio-cultural organisation by former President Goodluck Jonathan for support during the 2015 general

Boko Haram terrorists returning to embarrass my government – Buhari cries out

Posted by - January 31, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday raised the alarm that having lost the war to the nation’s armed forces, insurgents are desperately seeking ways of returning to the society to wreak havoc. Buhari therefore called on all Nigerians, especially those that are resident in areas previously ravaged by terrorists, to be more vigilant and ready to