Conversation With Azu Afeez Baruwa could be on his last mile to jail. Or he could be going home a free man. Three years ago, the former lecturer in the department of Accounting at the University of Lagos cornered an 18-year-old girl. The girl’s father, a friend of Baruwa’s, had sent her...
"Clearly, the missing link in our endangered democracy, causing frustration all over the place is because the practitioners put the people last. The solution also lies in our leaders eschewing self-first, ego-tripping and grandstanding, while they should be more development- and people-oriented." The president of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki...
By Azu Ishiekwene Governor Yahaya Bello does not need to jump into the fire, yet. The Kogi State governor who had, in fact, sprained an ankle in what might have been a practice match for the big leap, was saved the trouble after President Muhammadu Buhari finally gave the hint...
How are the public owned research Institutes performing in Sudan? What are the lessons to Nigeria from the Sudan National Agricultural Summit? These were the two questions used to close the first part of this article last week. The most notable umbrella assigned with responsibilities to conduct agricultural research...
"After the bazaar of the Jonathan era, that there’s any argument at all about who was named or omitted in the lists of who-stole-what, is a sign of how badly President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has performed..." The All Progressives Congress (APC) has no one but itself to blame for the...
"The situation is so messy, as beneficiaries of looting and successors, who are being sponsored to expensive schools, now debate and quarrel over whose tenure has been more useful to the people of this country. Is it when there was massive looting and trickles for the common man or...
The Republic of Sudan or North Sudan is a country located in Northern Africa. A large country surrounded by seven other countries. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to...
For a government that has swallowed more than it can digest, last week’s extra portion from Bill Gates and TY Danjuma worsened its constipation. If Aso Rock knew in advance what Gates was going to say, it’s doubtful if the government would have organised an extraordinary meeting of the National...
The Arbiter Nigeria finds itself in its current sorry pass because truth and sincerity have been thrown to the dogs. People you expect to be calm and view things dispassionately are busy blowing the embers of confusion and disunity. Just like our governments, we have turned away from truth, justice...
The Arbiter Nigeria is in a state of war but it looks as if we are taking things lightly. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines state of war as (1) a. state of actual armed hostilities regardless of a formal declaration of war and (1) b. legal state created and ended...