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AGBADA CHANGETH NOT KHAKI UNIFORM By Ken Tadaferua

The philosopher, George Santayana enunciated the evergreen truism: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Many a Nigerian seem never to remember the past. It is a penchant that results in horrible consequences. Nigeria’s political history is replete with coup-plotting army generals who exploit corruption and seeming

TROUBLING THREATS TO 2019 POLL By Emmanuel Onwubiko

We are just less than few weeks to the year 2019 general election in which millions of Nigerians are expected to participate in electing sets of Nigerian office seekers to occupy for four years some strategic national and state wide offices.   Nigeria is not only in a Christmas mood but also

Human Rights Milestones of Nigeria Army By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Human Rights Milestones of Nigeria Army By Emmanuel Onwubiko On December 10th 2018, I breezed into the expansive headquarters of the Nigerian National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Yakubu Gowon way in the heart of the sprawling Maitama District in the Federal Capital Territory. That place is a like a home by the

REMARKS BY THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, RT. HON. YAKUBU DOGARA, AT THE OPENING OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON VOTE-BUYING AND IMPROVING THE ELECTORAL PROCESSES BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY JOINT COMMITTEE ON INEC AND ELECTORAL AND POLITICAL PARTIES MATTERS, AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMPLEX, ABUJA, MONDAY, 10TH DECEMBER, 2018.

Protocols: I am greatly delighted to address you at this Public Hearing on Vote-Buying and Improving the Electoral Processes in Nigeria, organized by the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC and Political Parties Matters.  This is one of the most topical issues of the moment which should be addressed before the

Prostitution is Capitalism on Campus

Prostitution is Capitalism on Campus By Emmanuel Onwubiko   With just few weeks to Nigeria’s most critical election, the major contenders who began their campaigns for the coveted number one political job in Nigeria which is the office of the President have so far not adequately addressed the critical issue of right to

In NYSC, Buhari has excelled

In NYSC, Buhari has excelled By Emmanuel Onwubiko Nations around the globe that want to become advanced in the twenty first century and beyond, usually place the highest premium on the capacity development of their young populations. This is obviously for the reason that such political entities do not wish that their

2019: Centrality of Rule of Law

2019: Centrality of Rule of Law By Emmanuel Onwubiko The ongoing campaign season will not be complete without an animated debate around the centrality of the theme of adherence of government officials to the principle and practice of rule of law. A conversation around the issues of rule of law is so

The Oscar Romero lessons for Nigeria By Emmanuel Onwubiko

President Muhammadu Buhari last week rebuked religious leaders for in his words, poking their noses into political matters. He (Muhammadu Buhari) was certainly not abreast with the pride of place that a certain celebrated theologian Archbishop Oscar Romero has occupied in the pantheon of global history due to his profound deployment

Human Suffering and the Sacrifices of Righteousness

The man died in the hospital after a long and protracted illness. The doctor conducted a post mortem examination and concluded that the cause of his death was cancer. But the word of God is contrarian. It insists no man has ever died of cancer, but that sin is the

As Buhari’s credibility gathers momentum

Let me begin this piece with a very resounding appreciation of the former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, who has come out, though belatedly, to say the truth about Buhari’s buoyancy in the past Nigerian political dispensations. Recently in an interview with Channels TV, he declared that Buhari won

2019: Why Women Matter Matters By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Few hours back, I strolled into one of the key offices under the office of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria with a singular matter for constructive dialogue with a friend who is a senior aide of President Muhammadu Buhari. My concern was on the observed lack of observation

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