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$26bn oil war: Osinbajo disowns Baru on jumbo contracts

Denies approving the multi-billion contracts Only signed financing arrangements  Jude Johnson    The Vice President has denied ever approving any of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) controversial contracts worth up to $26 billion, while in the Acting President capacity. This is coming against the backdrop of revelation by the Group Managing Director

Buhari’s Most Divisive Independence Day Speech

By Majeed Dahiru In addressing issues surrounding the renewed separatist agitation in the South-East, the president not only failed to reassure Nigerians from that part of the country of his commitment to a just and fair Nigeria where nobody will be marginalised on account of ethnicity, religion, state of origin and

Dasuki: My frustrations with President Buhari

By Michael Bush Shortly before the 2015 presidential elections, I got so disenchanted with then President Goodluck Jonathan, a fellow PDP south-southerner, that, for the first time, I toyed with the idea of voting against my party or not at all. Schemed in by God for purposes of protecting and furthering

Corruption and leadership failure in Nigeria

    By Sam Amadi Editor’s note:  This is the text of the lecture delivered by Dr. Sam Amadi at the Sixth Annual Law Day Lecture of the National Association of Seadogs at the Rainbow Deck Anchor Point, Esievo Lane, Effurun, Warri Delta State on October 2, 2017.   I have been privileged to speak

Buhari, Mark mourn ECOMOG war commander, Gen. Malu

Describe him as a gallant soldier Jude Johnson The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and a war-time ECOMOG Commander in Liberia, Lt. General Victor Malu (rtd). Buhari, in a condolence message on Monday issued by his Special Adviser on Media and

Op-ed: Political repression among northerners

  By Aliyu U. Tilde     Populist governments throughout history are the most intolerant, brutal and repressive. Remember the communist regimes before in Eastern Europe, Russia, China and even Venezuela today. They are constructed on a raison d'être of self a self-acclaimed virtue in defense of the masses. This false premise gives them

$26bn contract scam: HURIWA calls for suspension, probe of NNPC GMD

By Joan Ejembi A pro-transparency and non-governmental organization-Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria   (HURIWA) has demanded the suspension from office and the immediate investigation of the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),  Mr. Maikanti Baru. The Rights group hinged its call on the emerging monumental allegations of misapplication of