The ARBITER The term Buharists has entered our political lexicon as “one who sees all things good in Buhari and fights whoever criticizes Buhari in whatever manner”. Some go outright to insult and invite thunder to fall on whoever says Buhari has done wrong in any circumstance, whether the person is right...
ARBITER We may not have seen the last of the gale of defections across the two major political parties – the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). For now, even though the PDP seems to be giving the APC a bloody nose, it should not relax...
The Arbiter Nigeria is now all about 2019 and the ambitions of politicians. Every other thing is secondary and taking a backseat except those things that can make or mar a politician’s career. Whether you accept it or not, the stage, especially at the national level, is only for two gladiators...
The Arbiter It is no longer news that the federal government is working out modalities for salary increase to workers through a new national minimum wage. A tripartite committee comprising federal/states governments, organised private sector and civil society is having meetings with stakeholders to arrive at an acceptable minimum...
The Arbiter For Sheikh Ibrahim Yakub el-Zakzaky, a foremost Nigerian Shi’a scholar and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and his wife, Malama Zeenatuddeen, today makes it 869 days since they were clamped in detention following their arrest on December 14, 2015 after a violent but avoidable clash...
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...
The Arbiter President Muhammadu Buhari was in Dapchi where he commiserated with the parents of the abducted secondary school girls. He gave them assurances that his government would do all in its power to bring back the girls alive. That was reassuring to parents and the generality of citizens not...
  Two strong men in the world today represent fillers of the potholes in leadership at the regional and global levels in recent history of the contemporary world. Both men as grand commanders of their respective nations - Recep Tayyib Erdogan of Turkey – here referred to as RTE -...
Dear brothers and sisters, I write you with a pleased but a heavy heart. It is good to write an open letter in a season of open letter writing. And even though the goals of the others before this were not scored, maybe, this one, with a different purpose, may...