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The metaphor in Nsofor’s rejection

The metaphor in Nsofor’s rejection

By Uche Nnadozie The other day, the Senate of the Federal Republic refused to confirm a retired Appeal Court judge, Honourable Silvanus Justice Nsofor. Surely, the Senate reserves the right to confirm or otherwise reject any nominee by the president. However, such rejection must be followed up with the reasons for turning down the nominee. […]

Ile-Ife and the tragedy of communal tension

Ile-Ife and the tragedy of communal tension

What began as mere rumour later snowballed into a conflagration that claimed more than 40 lives. What was known as the peaceful fraternal relationship which had existed for more than 100 years between the Hausa and their Yoruba hosts in Ile-Ife, Osun State, was shattered on March 7, when a minor dispute exploded into a […]

Why Nigeria’s prison system deteriorated, and how it can be resuscitated – Retired Controller

Why Nigeria’s prison system deteriorated, and how it can be resuscitated – Retired Controller

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Ifediorah Orakwe, a retired Controller of Prisons (Planning, Research, and Statistics) Nigerian Prisons Service, spoke about the country’s overcrowded prisons, challenges, and the way out. You were in the Nigeria Prisons Service for over three decades. What has changed over the years? I was in the service for 34 […]

Budget 2017: Kwara State on the March again

Budget 2017: Kwara State on the March again

By AbdulWahab Oba Last week governor Abdulfatah Ahmed flagged off the expansion of the Kulende-UITH road. The work, when completed, would ease traffic around the Sango-KWARAPOLY corridor and grant much easier access to urgent medical attention at the teaching hospital. The project is estimated to cost over N2 billion. Early in the week, Gov Ahmed […]

Some suicide victims don’t want to die

Some suicide victims don’t want to die

By Isa Mubarak In 2016, a female student of the Bayero University Kano, (BUK), Sarah Imoleay Ighidabo, committed suicide by drinking a poisonous insecticide suspected to be Sniper. Last Sunday, 35-year- old medical doctor, Allwell Orji, jumped into the Lagos Lagoon and died. Last Saturday, a 500-level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), […]

2019 Elections Guidelines: Tasks before INEC

2019 Elections Guidelines: Tasks before INEC

Recently, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in an action akin to delightful surprise, released to Nigerians the schedule and dates for the 2019 general elections which are still two years away. According to the commission, the Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on February 16, 2019, while the governorship and state Houses of […]

Water Scarcity: When expectation turned frustration for Kwarans

Water Scarcity: When expectation turned frustration for Kwarans

By Joke Adeniyi On Saturday, most parts of Ilorin, Kwara State were to experience the second rainfall in the year. The weather suddenly changed; there was the rumbling sound and windstorm to herald rainfall. Daylight gave way to darkness as clouds gathered in the sky above. People in Ile-Oju area of Olorunsogo area, lined up […]

The snoring president

The snoring president

BY UCHE NNADOZIE Since the last time I discussed why the president must embark on visitations to parts of the country, nothing has been done to that effect. From presidential communication, we now know that President Muhammadu Buhari was sick at some point. But he has not always been sick and as such has had […]

Ali’s Uniform Saga:  Call for caution

Ali’s Uniform Saga:  Call for caution

Prior to this time most Nigerians would do anything to wear the Nigerian Customs uniform. The not so attractive grey ensemble was the toast of most young Nigerians who are desirous of making a good life out of the quagmire we daily find ourselves in. No doubt the Nigerian Customs have been consistent in coming […]

Magu, Ali and the Senate

Magu, Ali and the Senate

BY OBA ABDULWAHAB Nigerians are not only very resilient, they are highly resourceful, innovative and creative. And in recent times, the social media, through different platforms, have provided opportunities for an expression of their ingenuities and creativity. Only recently, I came across a post listing, in no specific order, the most mentioned names in Nigeria […]