Breakthrough “Buy one, get one free (BOGOF)” is a popular slogan in advertisement media, which entices customers to purchase such items even when they initially didn’t plan to do so. As an advertisement blitz for a new item coming to the market and wishing to conquer it, one can understand...
Azu Ishiekwene It seems MTN is never too far from the speed dial to trouble. Three years ago, the telco, which has the dominant share of the mobile telecoms market in Nigeria, was slammed with a $5.2 billion fine for failing to disconnect 5.1 million subscribers after the registration deadline. After a back-and-forth,...
The Arbiter There is a kerfuffle over President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement recently that the rule of law is secondary to national Interest. In a keynote address delivered at the beginning of the 58th annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association on Sunday, August 26, 2018, President Buhari spoke on various issues,...
Azu Ishiekwene Hundreds, if not thousands, of lawyers who converged on Abuja on Sunday for this year’s Bar conference may find themselves discussing something other than transition, transformation and sustainable institutions, which the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had previously advertised. In his opening address to the association, President Muhammadu Buhari said...
Breakthrough One of the discerning lessons in geography at secondary school level is the knowledge that about 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. Water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in...
A combination of ethno-regional populism driven by religious fundamentalism in northern Nigeria, an entrenched dogma of party supremacy in the ruling APC and a mob of supporters whose partisan loyalty has been elevated above patriotism to the Nigerian state, may be paving the way for the transformation of Muhammadu...
Conversation With Azu Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State is increasingly becoming the Rochas Okorocha of the South West. With very little effort, he might surpass the latter, the self-acclaimed exponent of iberiberism (an Igbo slang which roughly translates as "the act or state of foolishness"). In a rare moment of lucidity, Okorocha,...
The Arbiter Presidential democracy, the type we accept to practise through a constitutional conference made up of elected and selected representatives, is a tripodal system made up of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary. Each has its responsibilities as enshrined in the constitution and the system cannot be at its optimum best...
The Arbiter An outsider, especially foreigners and Nigerians in Diaspora, may be excused to think the bubble would bust any time soon and Nigeria would go to war with itself. They may well be forgiven for thinking so, especially if the social media is their only means of gauging what...
BREAKTHROUGH On Sunday, 12 August 2018, the most amazing international news was NASA’s mission to touch the sun, by the major International News Outlets; CNN, BBC, Aljazeera and host of others. NASA it the acronyms of National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is a famous American agency with a clear...