Kano’s political dislocation and  reconstruction mantra

September 28, 2023 Abdu Abdullahi  0

Two elephants are fighting; of course, the grass is suffering and will continue to suffer until the battle is over. This is the Kano political metaphor, entangled in fierce attacks by two uncompromising political antagonists, each striving to impose a political empire and become an emperor. Eventually, Kano is the unwarranted victim of perpetrated animosity. It’s a self-destruction thriller of Read More

Goronyo: A technocrat/political strategist at Water Ministry

August 30, 2023 Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro 0

“No man without vision will ever realise any high hope orundertake any high enterprise” The appointment of Barrister Bello Muhammad Goronyo as Minister of State, Water Resources and Sanitation by President Bola Tinubu shows the readiness of the renewed hope administration to provide sustainable access to safe and sufficient water to meet the cultural and socio-economic needs of Nigerians in Read More

Dem no get shame: Our political peculiarities

August 17, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

An enduring characteristic of our national politics is its fluidity. It has much to do with the endless instability in our political parties and the lack of committed principles that drive national development through the instrumentality of political parties. But our politicians love it. Fluidity in politics is the absence of principles and commitment to political ideals. It promotes bread Read More

CHRICED tasks FG on political structures for FCTs’ Original Inhabitants

August 9, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Resource Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED), has called on the need for the Federal Government to put some political structures that will give the Original Inhabitants in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) relevance and recognition. The Executive Director, Dr. Ibrahim M. Zikirullahi, noted this in Abuja during the cultural rally of Nine tribes and 17 chiefdomes Read More

Buhari’s day of political reckoning

June 1, 2023 Abdu Abdullahi 0

May 29, 2023 was exclusively Muhammadu Buhari’s day of political reckoning. It was the day that the former president was tried and judged by history vis-a-vis his campaign promises and how he sabotaged them at the end of his political navigation of salvaging Nigeria. When Buhari was too desperate to rule Nigeria, he presented himself like the messiah we were Read More

The grand political betrayal in Gombe

May 5, 2023 Garba Muhammed 0

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” When George Orwell made that wisecrack, he could not have had Nigeria’s modern-day politicians in mind, because the sage came and left before this country came into existence. Political language can be categorised into both body language and verbal communication.And so, political betrayal can be situated by Nigerian Read More

LP crisis: Case of party divided against itself?

April 14, 2023 Admin III 0

The conclusion of the 2023 general elections appears to be the beginning of intra-party crisis in the Labour Party (LP) as many members have been laying claim to the national chairmanship of the party and causing unprecedented political upheavals; PAUL OKAH reports. “A house divided against itself shall not stand” is a common quote traceable to Matthew 12:25, which is Read More

Nigeria hangs on economic, political imbalance – Rewane

April 7, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

It is far from being well with lack of trust in the political system, foreign airlines threatening to quit, and flight tickets 23 per cent more expensive,. said Bismarck Rewane, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited. “It seems like all is well in Nigeria. There’s cash, ATM queues are reduced, and the elections are over, somewhat. Read More

The political class and the democracy project

April 5, 2023 Nick Dazang 0

In 1992, Francis Fukuyama wrote The End of History and the Last Man. It was a philosophical tour de force. The book brought Fukuyama into reckoning and catapulted him to the league of such intellectual giants as his former teacher at Harvard University, Samuel P. Huntington (co-founder of Foreign Policy and author of The Clash of Civilizations and The Remaking Read More

Impacts of youth participation in policy-making

March 28, 2023 Fema Lamido 0

The participation of youth in policy-making can have a significant impact on the political, economic, and social development of a country. Here are some of the ways in which youth participation in policy-making can be beneficial: Generation of new and innovative ideas: Young people often bring fresh and innovative perspectives to policy-making discussions. They are more likely to identify emerging Read More

Journalism beyond political praise-singing.

March 23, 2023 Abubakar Adamu 0

As noble as it is, the journalism profession is far beyond mere paid political praise singers, rumour peddlers, and social media ranters. Unfortunately, many journalists displayed the highest level of unprofessionalism during the just concluded presidential and governorship elections. This made the public lose the trust and the reliability of the information received from these individuals and the media organisations Read More

Letter to the president-elect

March 9, 2023 Isah Aliyu Chiroma 0

“The political future of Nigeria is hard to plan, unless one can hold thevolatile variables of unexpected changes constant.” -Abubakar Gimba The election of 2023 was marred by conflicting emotions; it was a contentious contest marked by a new democratic transition. Those elections provided the chance to choose and appoint the people who would manage our affairs in the upcoming Read More

The ‘‘Two Sessions’’: China’s unique process and the imperative to be different

March 7, 2023 Charles Onunaiju 0

In the month of March, a key and important event in China national political calendar, watched closely around the world would unfold in the country’s capital, Beijing. The 14th National People’s Congress, the country top legislative body and its supreme state organ would meet in full session to receive reports, deliberate and give legislative effect to landmark issues accelerating the Read More

How to realise political commitments towards universal health coverage

February 28, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

Promoting and protecting health is essential to human welfare and sustained economic and social development. This was recognised more than 30 years ago by the Alma-Ata Declaration signatories, who noted that Health for All would contribute both to a better quality of life and also to global peace and security. Not surprisingly, people also rate health one of their highest Read More

Now, decision 2023

February 23, 2023 Dan Agbese 0

They have run the race – the big race for the ultimate political trophy in our country, the presidency. It has been gruelling for the front runners: Ahmed Bola Tinubu (APC), Atiku Abubakar (PDP) and Peter Obi (LP). And with dirt never far from politics, dirt and mud and character assassination were tossed about with the intent to sink political Read More

Political excursions in Bauchi

February 15, 2023 Mukhtar Jarmajo 0

Most probably, no one, not even Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed had thought that the 2023 race to Bauchi state government house will be this competitive. This is especially because soon after the 2019 governorship election, the political turf in the state became virtually passive with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, government having a field day. It was therefore not anticipated Read More

RMAFC assures of objective review of political, public office holders’ remunerations

February 15, 2023 David Agba 0

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has assured the nation that the current review of the remuneration for the political, judicial and public office holders in the country will be concluded before the end of the present administration, assuring that it will be fair in carrying out this constitutional mandate. The Chairman of the Commission, Mohammed Bello Shehu, Read More

Political indoctrination of the masses

February 14, 2023 Zaharaddeen Muhammad, 0

Like ventures where many shareholders jointly own and run a business, politicians especially in the underdeveloped countries like Nigeria connive with the high and mighty to remain in power for their selfish interest. In Nigeria, politicians use poverty and ignorance as instruments of achieving; loyalty, support and even votes during elections from the masses. This is regardless of how they Read More

2023: Group demands cancellation of opinion purportedly poll won by serving senator

February 10, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Foundation of Movement for Good Governance (FMGG), a non political group, has kicked against an opinion poll conducted by Nigerians Decide, an online platform whose outcome showed that the Senatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs Stella Oduah defeated other political parties’ candidates for Anambra North. The poll, Blueprint learnt, indicated that Oduah scored about 4,600 votes to defeat Read More

2023: What lies ahead for vulnerable Nigerians 

January 4, 2023 Abba Dukawa 0

Without doubt, the year 2022 will go down as one of the turbulent years for Nigerians, after the excruciating civil war from 1967 to 1970. Nigerians have been enduring economic, security, food security, social, political, and ethno-religious challenges in recent years. It’s sad that despite the President Muhammadu Buhari’s acclaimed good intentions towards the country, his indecisive actions on some Read More