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Many Implications of Buhari’s Foreign Visit

Oyewale Oyelola President Muhammadu Buhari in his inauguration address promised to cooperate with other nations to combat terrorism and other crimes.  “I … wish to assure the wider international community of our readiness to cooperate and help to combat threats of cross-border terrorism, sea piracy, refugees and boat people, financial crime, cyber crime, climate change, […]

Is this the change Nigerians voted for?

Just when Nigerians thought that the last had been heard of the controversial 2016 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly and passed last week by the lawmakers, it was soon to attract another drama with the reported missing items in the fiscal proposal. If it were mere drama, many long suffering Nigerians would gladly […]

A president-elect and the burden of expectations

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, must  paradoxically  be  the most unenviable  Nigerian leader today. After the euphoria  of   the March 28 presidential  election victory, this Daura-born retired general may have suddenly come to the realisation of the enormous  responsibilities of state placed on his  frail frame. It is quite easy to reason that Buhari would be  trudging […]

Welcome to our world!

The  overwhelming power of the media  in moulding  public opinion is recognised all over the world. Indeed, so critical  is the role of the media that the constitutions of many liberal democracies go to great length  to protect this institution widely considered the “ watchdog of society.’’ This “watch dog role’’ as enshrined in the […]

Editorial

Buhari: A Man For An Auspicious Season

In more ways than one, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has an uncanny way of  stealthily creeping into public consciousness at moments of national angst. In 1983 when Chadian forces  invaded Nigeria through the old Borno State, Buhari as military commander deployed the forces under his command to chase them out of the country and even entering that country’s territory […]

Editorial

A President-elect and the Burden of Expectations

The  President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, must  paradoxically  be  the most unenviable Nigerian leader today. After the euphoria  of   the March 28 presidential  election victory, this Daura-born retired general may have suddenly come to the realisation of the enormous  responsibilities of state placed on his  frail frame. It is quite easy to reason that Buhari would be trudging a well worn and familiar path, having been military Head […]