Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Gumi’s Amoralism

Reading Time: 5 minutes IF SHEIK AHMAD GUMI’S intention in rubbishing the security agencies and pontificating as the self-appointed capon of banditry and kidnapping in Nigeria, is to attract attention — he has succeeded spectacularly. Although the government pretends not to notice the man’s dangerous rhetoric, the Nigerian Army which was at the receiving end of his latest series Read More…

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Chidinma Ojukwu: A father’s nightmare compounded as he gets landlady’s quit notice

Reading Time: 5 minutes Lawyers say case already jeopardised For Ojukwu Okwara Onoh, father of prime suspect in the recent death of  a television executive in Lagos, his nightmare began on Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 when at about 10 pm, police officers from the Lagos State Force Criminal Investigation department (CID), stormed his Alagomeji, Yaba apartment to effect the Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Emerging Elite Consensus

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts”; says Dalai Lama XIV. “Differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” Such sentiments are desperately needed in Nigeria today. Different parts of the country have been vending different positions on the problem with Read More…

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CBN plans pilot digital currency by year-end

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo. If all plans go as intended, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will be launching its own digital currency by the end of the year. According to an official of the nation’s premier bank, Central Bank Director of Information Technology, Rakiya Mohammed, the project to create some form of digital Read More…

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Sesor and Grooming Centre renew joint support of IDPs with N14.25 Million MOU

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: GUARDIAN NIGERIA. With increasing insecurity in the country, the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) does not seem to be subsiding. The renewal of the IDP Support programme of the Grooming People for Better Livelihood Centre and Sesor Empowerment Foundation indicates there is hope to mitigate IDPs’ dire situation especially in Lagos and Read More…

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Lagos Sheraton mgt declares all guests safe in LPG tanker explosion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: LASEMA. In picture above: Men of the Lagos State fire service fighting the blaze caused by an LPG tanker explosion. Lagos Govt begins investigations as casualty figure rises to five The management of the Marriott Bonvoy, operators of the Lagos Sheraton Hotel, have said that none of their guests were affected by the Read More…

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Standing the world on its head

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Bart's Blackboard. Some years ago, as Secretary General of the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity, OATUU, I had diplomatic immunity provided directly by my host, Ghana, my country, Nigeria and the African Union which extended to me the privilege of its diplomatic passport. With the AU passport, I entered and exited countless Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Democracy Vs Civilian Government

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: Commonwealth Secretariat/CC by 2.0. The question on the lips of many Nigerians as the nation marks another Democracy Day is this: Is democracy defined only by the fact that the government is led by elected civilians? That question becomes even more germane now that the Nigerian government has taken certain measures considered anti-democratic Read More…