Principled Political Choices are not Betrayal…By Babafemi Ojudu

I have seen a statement made by me, many years ago, to celebrate the 60th birthday anniversary of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu making the rounds. Yes I did make that statement. And more of such will come in my autobiography. We, together, have seen good days and bad days. I and Bola Tinubu have come a long way and we have been there for each other. So let no one… Continue Reading

Segun Ogunbunmi at 50 : A story of Resilience & Focus..By Mike Osagie

” It is not what we do once a while that makes tick. It is what we do,day in day out that makes us professional and highly respected” • I have known Otunba Segun Ogunbunmi , who is celebrating his 50th Golden jubilee since the late 90’s when we were then ‘ struggling ‘ young pen pushers before God ( fortune) smiled on us Ogunbunmi & I first began as… Continue Reading

Pendulum: The Mistakes Nigerians Must Not Repeat in 2023  

Fellow Nigerians, I’m back again with my epistle this week. As we inch closer to another monumental and hopefully defining election, I need to sound this note of warning in earnest. This admonition is addressed in particular to most of our young ones who love to grumble and lament like the Biblical Jeremiah about bad leadership in our country. What is the point in exchanging verbal blows on social media… Continue Reading

Pendulum: Ovation International and 25 Years of Uncommon Strategy….Dele Momodu

Fellow Africans, please, permit me to make an open and audacious declaration today. No Professor of Business Management or Mass Communication could have published Ovation International successfully for the period of time that we have done. I apologise if it sounds immodest but that’s not my intention. It is a fact that’s solidly backed by 25 years of an epic journey and with the sight of many would be competitors… Continue Reading

Judiciary’s financial autonomy: JUSUN is right! – Dr.Muiz Banire

In the recent past and up till about a week ago, I have been intervening in matters relating to the financial autonomy of the judiciary. Thus, I am an unrepentant supporter and advocate of financial autonomy for the judiciary for several reasons that I shall highlight in the course of this discussion. However, before embarking on that voyage, let me, for the umpteenth time, commend the executive and members of… Continue Reading

LeadershipTalks with Dr.Muiz Banire

Distinguished audience, welcome to our weekly engagement on leadership. Let me commence by commending the leadership of the judicial workers for their sense of direction in a matter that concerns all of us as citizens of Nigeria.  In almost a week now, members of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has been on strike over a matter that should be the business of all Nigerians. It is the issue… Continue Reading

Tinubu: A Presidential Disaster Waiting to Happen?…Farooq Kperogi

Anyone who has watched Bola Ahmed Tinubu closely and dispassionately can’t help but notice that the man is not well. He is a walking psychedelic calamity. His endless verbal miscues and nonverbal cues constantly conspire to construct the profile of a man who is battling a troubling internal turmoil, who is held hostage by disablingly malefic inner demons. He appears to revel in his own self-created alternate universe that is… Continue Reading

Pendulum: The Truth My Fulani Friends Must Accept …..Dele Momodu

“Everything that has a beginning must have an end. As they say on the street: “E fit take time, but one day, one day, Monkey go go market” “I love this quote about injustice: “Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating. But there’s a limit to the amount of incivility… Continue Reading

Odumakin: Triumph Of Activism Over Materialism, By Muiz Banire

“But how many of these emergency ‘recognisers’ of these virtues are ready to live such a worthy life? How many of them are ready to make life worth living for the masses as campaigned for by Odumakin and delivered by Jakande?” The remnants of the Revolutionary Left in Nigeria were recently dealt a devastating blow on the 2nd day of April, 2021, with the demise of the fiery activist, Yinka… Continue Reading

TUKUR BURATAI YEARS: …..His Unrivaled Legacy As Nigerian Army Chief of Staff

When President Muhammadu Buhari appointed the then Major General Tukur Yusuff Buratai as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), those who were familiar with him said his appointment could not have come at a better time. It was a time the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents had instilled horror in the mind of Nigerians while the military was losing its officers and men in large numbers. The Nigerian military regarded as… Continue Reading

Service Chiefs: Better Late Than Never – Dr.Muiz Banire.

President Muhammadu Buhari has just changed the military service chiefs. The conclusion in some quarters, which we equally share, is “better late than never.” Although it will seem, as the spokesmen of the President always say, the President has his own style and hates to be stampeded into decisions, it is clear that he is actually not oblivious of the agitations of the people for this practical step that he… Continue Reading

Back on the beat, after defeating COVID-19……Gboyega Akosile

                                                                                Thank God I am back at my duty post! I returned to work today, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 after several weeks away, battling the monstrous Coronavirus. It began with a… Continue Reading

Dogara Is A Corrupt Coward: “He Left PDP For The Same Reason Akpabio Did” By Ikenna Ellis Ezenekwe [Chem Engr, NYC]

                        His decision to exit the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] for the All Progressive Congress [APC] could not have come at a more convenient time. A time when the current Speaker of the House of Representative Rt. Hon. Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila mandated the Federal Minister of Niger Delta Affair to put his mouth where his money is – and… Continue Reading

Obaseki’s Icarus Complex and His Jinxed Re-election…..By Ufuoma Thomas

There are eerie similarities between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and Icarus, the son of Daedalus, the famous craftsman in Greek mythology. As the story goes, Icarus and his father attempted to escape from prison using wings that the older man constructed from feathers and wax. Icarus’ father warned him about complacency and hubris and asked that he flew neither too low nor too high so that the sea’s… Continue Reading


                        The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruption for the global health and development community. Patients, especially those with underlying health issues that require continuous management, have found their lives complicated by challenges of access, safety, supply chain logistics, and financial stress like never before. The short-term implications of this global challenge are evident everywhere, but the long-term consequences… Continue Reading


The evolution of cameras has made the public court one of the most reliable sources of undiluted justice for the common man, and has also provided unimpeachable opportunities for proper analysis of controversial events. Festus Keyamo, SAN, the Honourable Minister of State for Labour, has been a leading beneficiary of justice from public courts for over two decades – from the sensitive cases he had handled as a young lawyer… Continue Reading

Spreading coronavirus on the wings of ignorance….. By Olusegun Fafore

                                  Let us not talk about any causative relationship between the 5G technology and Coronavirus.  We cannot afford to be as injudicious as the promoters of the idiotic narrative.  But if anyone thinks of possessing a monopoly of silliness, they should also consider the fact that the human mind was forced into civility by education… Continue Reading

How to Pull Nigeria From The Brink…..By Atiku Abubakar

On Monday, April 27, 2020, British oil and gas giant, BP, became the latest in a growing number of energy firms to declare a massive quarterly loss. Their loss was in the region of $4.4 billion dollars. Bear in mind that this was a conglomerate that posted a $2.6 billion profit in the corresponding quarter of 2019. The challenges that are already engulfing the oil and gas sector will continue… Continue Reading

What Africa Must Do To Mitigate the Damaging Effects of Coronavirus….. By Atiku Abubakar

    Before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the globe, Nigeria spent 42% of her earnings on debt servicing. We have arrived at a new reality today: even if we devote 100% of our income to rebuilding our economy, it still will not be enough. COVID19 has wreaked such damage to the world’s economy, and this is now very evident in the West. But we should not take solace in… Continue Reading

The Truth President Buhari Must Be Told….By Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, as much as I tried to resist the temptation of offering any advice whatsoever to President Muhammadu Buhari, let me apologise, that because of the recent global crisis that the world faces I will have to do a volte face. It is therefore with a heavy heart that I confess that I’m unable to keep the promise I made recently that I won’t bother about our dear President… Continue Reading

China to Lagos, the frightening timeline of a deadly virus……By Olusegun Fafore

                            Fatality rate across the globe since the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Chinese town of Wuhan on December 31, 2019 has signalled that this is not the best of times for humanity.  With about 8, 988 deaths and 220,877 people infected in 176 countries since the first death was recorded in China on January 11,… Continue Reading

Kayode Fayemi and the coupists in the APC

By Igboeli Arinze   What largely appeared to be a family affair has now taken the garb of national prominence becoming one of the enjeux majeaurs in the nation’s public sphere. Trust Nigerians, such drama at best beats any of the soap operas be it local or international. In the cause of such drama truths and half truths are couched side by side, and of course there is the ludicrous… Continue Reading

Pendulum: The Adventures of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi…By Dele Momodu

  Fellow Nigerians, please permit me to start, uncharacteristically, with several preambles, rolled into one today. You will discover why in a jiffy. I’m out to establish some principles that drive and guide me. I hate any form of oppression regardless of who is concerned or affected. One of the reasons Nigeria has been in this monumental mess is due to the wickedness and vindictiveness of our leaders. Lest I forget,… Continue Reading

Osun: Excavating the ruins of the Oranminran years….By Festus Adedayo

Let me declare ab initio that I am an interested party in Osun educational matter although Ondo State is my home. All my schooling was done in the then old Oyo State which included today’s Osun. From St. John’s Primary School, Ikire, to Ajangbala DC Primary School, Iwo, down to Akinorun Grammar School, Ikirun and ending up at Cherubim & Seraphim High School, Ilesa, I lived my dawn learning at the feet of… Continue Reading

Oshiomhole, APC And Bayelsa Conundrum – By Muiz Banire

Just a few days ago, the apex court in Nigeria upheld the disqualification of the Deputy Governor-elect of Bayelsa State who came on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Consequently, the court voided the election of the party’s candidates in the gubernatorial election on the simple ground that no valid ticket existed at the time of the election by the ruling party. The electoral jurisprudence is settled for… Continue Reading


‘If you care about the security of Lagos State, support your Governor on the restriction of Okada and Keke.’’ This was the submission of the former Governor of Lagos State and current Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola at a recent interaction with newsmen in Lagos. I have followed news reports, commentaries, opinion articles and street reactions for and against the restriction on the commercial operations of Okada and… Continue Reading

My Disengagement And Importance Of Alternative Address By Muiz Banire SAN

Yesterday on my Twitter handle, I announced that my response on the disengagement from Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) shall be the subject of discussion in my column today. So, where we are! Tuesday, December 10, 2019, my tenure as the chairman of AMCON would seem to have expired upon the nomination of Mr. Edward Adamu as the new chairman of the bad loan vehicle. News about this development… Continue Reading

Pendulum: Back to the Vice President and the Aso Rock Cabal

By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, as much as one is tempted to gloss over the hullabaloo inside the seat of power in Abuja, it is virtually impossible because there is always one drama or the other emanating from the place too frequently these days. Indeed, the melodrama has since become one day, new scene. Despite endless denials on both sides of the divide by spokespersons for the principal dramatis personae,… Continue Reading

Professor Charles Dokubo and the Stench of the Presidential Amnesty Programme

“The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership. There is nothing basically wrong with the Nigerian land or climate or water or air or anything else. The Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the challenge of personal example which are the hallmarks of true leadership.”                      … Continue Reading


For a financial institution of FirsBank’s pedigree, it is not uncommon for its top managers to be creative and constantly innovative. Indeed, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank, attributes the Bank’s consistent growth in the past 125 years to innovation and reinvention of its products and services aimed at satisfying customers’ needs and aspirations. An elated Adeduntan recently said the Bank was driven by the desire to put… Continue Reading

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