The roots of Nigeria’s religious and ethnic conflict

Modern Nigeria emerged through the merging of two British colonial territories in 1914. The amalgamation was an act of colonial convenience. It occurred mainly...

Alex Badeh and Aliyu Gusau: Infantile, disrespectful and unprofessional

If it is true that the Chief of Defense Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, stood up the new Defense Minister, Lt. General Aliyu Gusau...

National security: Aliyu Gusau and the task before him

Gen. Aliyu Gusau coming from where he is coming from to be assigned the Defense portfolio in Jonathan’s new cabinet must have been informed...

Endless political gimmicks on the second Niger Bridge

Like programmed choreographers, some Igbos of the PDP and its allies’ hue are dancing themselves to stupor over the so called ground breaking ceremony...

Oby Ezekwesili: Perfect for Nigeria’s first woman president

Over time, I’ve been deeply moved by the speech and comments of Dr. Oby Ezekwesili which had served as inspiration and hope for a...

Two is fighting: Nigeria’s Hausa and Igbo

‘Two is fighting’ is a common Nigerian expression that fits the hard to deny and ignore fact that a significant proportion of Nigeria’s Hausa’s...

Casualties of the fuel-scarcity war

With a blatant disregard for the intent of the final consumer, for two days in a row now, I have watched in disbelief as...

Patriotism is the solution to Nigeria’s problems and not national conference

This is one thing that many people do not talk about. Each time we look at our situation, it appears corruption or poverty is...

Nonsense in the financial reporting council report on the CBN

Nigeria’s ministries, ministers and lawmakers are the highest paid in the entire world. Equipment purchases and renovations for these departments run into billions with...

Re: Is Sanusi a patriot or villain?

I wish to draw your attention to an aspect of your back-page column in the Punch of yesterday 3rd  March 2014 titled "Is Sanusi...

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