Curbing Reckless Borrowing By Governors

By Oyewale Oyewale The National Economic Council (NEC) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in June announced decision of the Federal Government to facilitate N90billion loan for states to cushion the effects of economic hardship in the country. From the onset, Osinbajo  had cautioned that the loan would be accessible only by states which  meet […]

Niger Delta crisis: An end in view?

By Leonard Oru Many Nigerians had the feeling that the peace in the Niger Delta during the six year leadership of former President Goodluck Jonathan hung on a thin thread that would be  cut off and give way for unrest immediately the president left  office. For those with this feeling it was a déjà vu […]

When El-Rufai Stir the Hornets’ Nest

From Moses George, Kaduna Mallam Nasiru el-Rufai, now the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, is not a stranger to controversy.  As the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory  under the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, his ministry carried out spates of demolition of buildings which allegedly left many families homeless. That action drew so much criticism from […]

Re-Awakening The Sleeping Giant

By Chigozie Effe The recent invitation and interrogation of the wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Sarki, by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, over alleged corruption as well as some top government official has brought to the consciousness of  Nigerians that perhaps the anti graft agency might just be waking up from […]

Asa: Cry, the forgotten community

The story of Asa Local Government area of Kwara State will definitely worry a first time visitor. As  a state with an acclaimed slogan,  ‘It is good here,’’  therein a community where life seems brutish and make mess of it all. Time Nigeria Senior Correspondent, Wale Rayners,  who takes a trip to the community writes […]

Dissecting the unending gangs wars in Lagos

Rise of urban mobsters who enjoy patronage from politicians fret Lagosians as battle of supremacy among rival cults spin out of control leaving families in  blood,  tears  and sorrow. By Wale Rayners “Impossibility.’’ This was the first word uttered by Deacon James Sokunbi when he heard that his only son, Kayode,  was arrested by the […]

Buhari; giving voice to the press

By Paul Efiong Section 25 of  the Federal Constitution of Nigeria which came into existence on October 1st 1963 guarantees the right of  an individual or citizen to receive and imparts information without inhibition, it also legalized an individual’s  right to establish media organizations for the purpose of disseminating information. Again, the 1999 Constitution in […]