Thursday, August 25, 2016

NEWS

2017 budget: FEC approves three-year fiscal strategy

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a three-year Fiscal Strategy Framework from 2017 to 2019. The document, known as the Medium Term Expenditure Framework...

Fayose condemns police invasion of Kwakwanso’s house

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has condemned the Tuesday’s invasion and seal off of the residence of former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu...

POLITICS

Where Buhari missed it, by Faseun

Recently, President Buhari said that Nigeria must be kept one. But some people are saying that his actions are not in alliance with what...

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Why Lagos was chosen to host third AFRIMA’

Lagos will host the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) for a third time come November. The African Union Commission (AUC) made the announcement on...

Light in PMAN’s crisis tunnel

The umbrella union for Nigerian musicians, Performing Musicians (Employers) Association of Nigeria (PMAN), may soon have a breath of fresh air. Leadership tussle, sabotage and...

EDITORIAL

OPINION

Buharinomics and the hedonistic calculus

By Valentine Achum We must start to place the interest and plights of our suffering people high on top of our action agenda – Jerry...

Lagos and the nuisance of land-grabbers

By Temilade Aruya Buying a piece of land in Lagos State and putting up a structure on same is usually a tall order, no thanks to...

Using Okonjo-Iweala for cheap publicity

“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.” – Benjamin Disraeli, former British prime minister. “When your success hovers from one...

Nigeria’s habits of highly ineffective people

It is a natural expectation that the future should be looked up to with glee. But, first, the future must be defined, worked for,...

Dogara, Jibrin, and other tales

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin...

SPORTS

Man Utd will be my last club in Europe – ...

Bastian Schweinsteiger says Manchester United will be his last club in Europe and he "will be ready if the team needs me". The midfielder, 32,...

COLUMINISTS

Nigeria as an amusement park

Nigeria is a huge amusement park. All you need do to have fun is sit back and watch the theatrics of the political gladiators. It...

Between judiciary and PDP

“I arrived here as early as 6am with other delegates from our state only to be told we could not go in. We are...

We failed in Rio because we planned to fail

I sat there, last Wednesday night, with eyes glued to the television set. If I were alone, I would have allowed the tears that...

Is this what has become of the PDP?

The story of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s leading opposition political party, is not one that can be exhausted in a setting. This, perhaps,...

Education for Development (1)

This week I have decided to publish a section of a speech I gave at the graduation ceremony of a school in Lagos sometime...

Dogara, Jubrin et al

Former House of Representatives Appropriation Committee Chairman, Jubrin Abdulmumuni, has been singing like a parrot since he was removed from that exalted position last...

CIVIL SOCIETY

Taking NASS to task on damaged reputation over budget padding

The budget padding scandal in the National Assembly has continued to elicit reactions within the polity, including civil society groups who demand thorough investigation by anti-graft agencies, Senior Correspondent, ONYEWUCHI OJINNAKA, writes. In saner climes,...

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