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When Forbes Goofed: Celebrates Fraudster in its List of Billionaires

It is true that many a Nigerian billionaire got their validation from the American publication, FORBES, which started the rating trend that has now become the benchmark, from an African perspective, to know who a billionaire is or not. It is, for many Nigerian money-men, a bragging right to be …

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My Ordeal at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jarkata, Indonesia

By Umeugoji Emeka Raphael There is this derisive impression about Nigerian passport holders in most of the International Airports in different parts of the world, especially in Indonesia. The Immigration officers molest, exploit and forcibly take huge amount of bribes from Nigerians and threaten deportation if one refuses to give …

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Killing of Policemen: Confession of the Gun Supplier, Gbenga Adebowale.

How I supplied AK-47 riffles, ammunition to multi-millionaire kidnapper, Hamisu Wadume. •Hamisu Wadume and Gbenga Adebowale   Hamisu Wadume, the controversial kidnapper who caused the untimely death of five officers of the IGP, Intelligence Team (IRT), in Taraba State last week was a fish trader before venturing into the kidnapping. …

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El-ZakZaky Troubles Deepen…Read Details

Malam Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is facing criminal trial before the Kaduna High Court on charges filed in April 2018. The Kaduna State Government is prosecuting Malam Ibrahim El-Zakzaky on an eight-count charge, including culpable homicide punishable with death. He and his wife are the first and second defendants in The State …

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Emir Sanusi Lamido Takes 22 Year-Old Girl As Fourth Wife

The first breath of matrimony may seem the sweetest; after it, a sweet tang evocative of bliss develops. Ask the Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II. It took him three wives to appreciate the bliss inherent in marrying a fourth. Emir Sanusi II certainly understands that some female phenomena could be explained by no …

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Nigerians Living in Extreme Poverty Increases Under Present Administration

A fat-check website, dubawa.org has described as false, the claims of Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari that his administration has lifted five million people out of extreme poverty. Rather,the website claims that an approximate 100,917,042 million are living in extreme poverty, an increase of 10 million or 13.01 per cent above …

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Amosun has Case to Answer

On Tuesday, June 26, 2019, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, immediate past governor of Ogun State, issued a press statement through his media assistant, Rotimi Durojaiye. The press statement reacted to the Premium Times’ publication of Monday, June 24, 2019, entitled “Amosun surrenders 1000 A47 rifles, 4 Million bullets acquired before 2019 …

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A Democracy Day Primer – I

By Wole Soyinka This year’s recall of an uplifting day in the year 1993 comes up against a background of its most shameful disavowal: the 2019 elections – still under judicial contestation – an event that would be more accurately described as an exercise in body count rather than ballot …

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MKO Abiola: Never A Deserter to Death!

“I am not a deserter”. My dear Gani, Praise be to God for your life and the courage, fortitude and determination with which He endowed you. May we live long to be of service to each other in the contribution we make to the development, peace and justice/fairplay in Nigeria …

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Echoes From the Valley: Cry of a Agonised Mother

By Gboyega Adeoye Despite the global moves to restore the dignity of persons, particularly the girl child, the unbridled clampdown on women continues in Nigeria with no end in sight. The average Nigerian woman faces so much rights restrictions and sundry abuses with the Nigeria Police, which supposed to ensure …

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