The Arbiter Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has written a book, My Transition Hours, which was presented to the public the day he turned 61 on November 22, this year. As with all books of such nature written by people of his calibre, it has generated controversies and even blamegames...
The Arbiter While we knew and respected each other from a distance, I first met Ja’afar Ja’afar sometime in 2015 when I was serving my second stint as the editor of Friday Leadership. Journalists have a way of knowing themselves through various networks even if they had never met. Journalism is...
The Arbiter Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up - Mahatma Gandhi Now that the primaries are over with about 99% of the registered political parties having concluded...
The Arbiter In the age of illumination, the headline of this write-up could pass for the introduction to an illuminating poem, an enlightening poem that opens the mind to eternity, the soul to the fear of God and the heart to the love of man. But unfortunately, this two-worded name...
The Arbiter The organised labour finally called out its members on a nationwide warning strike Thursday after growing fed up, rightly or wrongly, with what it saw as federal government’s dithering on the issue of negotiating and implementing a new national minimum wage. It is not the first time government and...
The Arbiter      This piece was first published on the 30th of April, this year. However, considering recent happenings, there is need for it to be republished. For Sheikh Ibrahim Yakub el-Zakzaky, a foremost Nigerian Shi’a scholar and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife, Malama Zeenatuddeen, today makes...
The Arbiter Now is the season of politics. Everybody is in it either as an actor, supporter, or foot soldier. There are hardly any neutrals. What is now occupying the minds of all those involved in politics is the mode of the emergence of candidates out of the plethora of aspirants...
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,...
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...