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 The Boko Haram insurgents, once touted as ‘technically defeated’ by no other than President Muhammadu Buhari, are now technically resurging and giving a bloody nose to our soldiers, killing them and civilians in droves, sacking military bases and villages in the North East and packing away weapons and...
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,...