Electricity Crisis And The Illusion Of ‘Body Language’

By Ugochukuwu Ejinkeonye By Wednesday, April 1, 2015 when Nigeria ’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the March 2015 presidential elections, the rainy season was already here with us. And as all keen and informed observers of Nigeria ’s power sector were […]

Opinion: A Problem Like Fulani Herdsmen

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye The brutal abduction early last week of Chief Olu Falae, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and former finance minister, by a band of suspected Fulani herdsmen has once again brought to the fore the often tragic excesses of these cattle herders whose distorted and unwholesome understanding of […]

Gov Masari’s Eleven Billion Naira Lie

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye It is more than one week now since Premium Times carried a very shocking story in which the Katsina State Governor and one of the leading lights of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Aminu Bello Masari, was accused of brazenly deploying a false claim to get his state included on […]

Is Autumn Finally Here For Robert Mugabe?

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye Robert Mugabe, the 91-year old president of Zimbabwe – that beautiful but horribly impoverished country tucked away in the Southern part of Africa – has always managed to emerge colourful in his endless battle of wits with the West. He has over the years been able to retain the admiration and support […]

Opinion: The Semantics Of First Ladyship In Nigeria

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye When I saw the headline in a national newspaper last weekend indicating that the federal government had “abolished the office of First Lady,” I hastened to read the report thinking that President Muhammadu Buhari has finally gratified the wishes of many Nigerians by terminating the overly wasteful, distractive and illegal position usually […]

Opinion: How Long Will Buhari’s Intoxicant Work?

Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye Strange and worrisome as the decision by the Buhari administration to limit its ongoing probe of public officers and institutions to the era of the regime it took over from is, not a few Nigerians are encouraged by the fact that a bold attempt to expose shameless looting of public treasury and allow […]

Bailout: Is Buhari Rewarding Profligacy?

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye The recent N400 billion bailout approved for the states by President Muhammadu Buhari to offset the backlog of salary owed to civil servants would certainly bring immense relief to the affected workers and their families. It is difficult to imagine how these Nigerians were able to survive the trauma and pain of […]

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