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Savannah Centre Collaborates With CITAD To Address Media Coverage Of Hate Speech

By Danlami Nmodu It was reassuring to find out that critical stakeholders have not shied away from what was without doubt, the most dangerous fallout of Nigeria’s 2015 election campaigns: hate speech. Countless disparaging expressions against opponents adorned the social media. Adverts and documentaries were deployed to deepen and  cause verbal and psychological mayhem which seemed to have roused the people ...

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EAGLE EYE: Change With Ex-PDP Chieftains In Power: Reflections On A Tall Order

  Today we commence our series of interventions to  critically examine  issues that border on governnce,anti-corruption, economic wellbeing and the general good of Nigerians.We shall  as often as possible dissect  political, economic, banking  financial issues dispassionately as they unfold to properly weight the options available  for  effective governance   EAGLE EYE: Within the last week, Presi ...

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Hadiza’s Sudden Exit: Who Becomes El-Rufai’s Chief Of Staff? By Abubakar Siddique

Hajiya Hadiza Dr. Yusuf Bala Usman is undoubtedly of an intimidating family lineage.She also has a  sparkling prolific curriculum vitae (CV). She is the daughter of late Dr. Yusuf Bala Usman a renowned  astute scholar, a human rights activist of repute and a  royal Prince, a direct grandchild of the famous Late Muhammad Dikko the Emir of Katsina in the early 20th century. Hadiza bagged her first degree  fro ...

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Odyssey Of Maina’s Battle, By Inuwa Bwala- Abuja

In a dramatic turn of events however, on the 12th April, 2016 the Co-Chairman of the Establishment and Pension Probe Committee of the 7th Assembly, Senator Kabiru Gaya, in an interview he granted The Sun newspaper, seem to have recanted his earlier position on the alleged missing N195 Billion, when he said the money they alleged to have been stolen by Abdulrasheed Maina in various MDAs, in 2012, is in fact, ...

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ANALYSIS: When The Messenger Has The Master’s Ears

True to his promise of reforming Nigeria’ oil and gas sector for optimum benefits to all stakeholders and the country, and encouraged by President Muhammadu Buhari, the country’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Emmanuel kachikwu has embarked on a series of initiatives that are turning things around. In this analysis, Emma Agu of NIGERIA INSIGNIA, a policy analysis group examines his effor ...

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10,000 Megawatts In 3 Years: Buhari’s Big Gamble

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari  made a  huge gamble when he pledged to produce 10000 megawatts of distributable power in the next three years. In his speech at the National Economic Council Economic Retreat in Abuja on Monday, Buhari said “Nigerians’ favourite talking point and butt of jokes is the power situation in our country. But, ladies and gentlemen, it is no longer a laughing matter. We must an ...

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Nigeria’s Economic Diversification: The Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture

By Abdallah el-Kurebe ‎ "Agriculture must cease from being treated as development programme; agriculture must be treated as business. Our goal will be to pursue government supported private sector agriculture value chain to make agriculture more productive, efficient and competitive." -President Buhari Most of those engaged in agriculture are the old people who are no longer strong enough to produce enough ...

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APC: Bracing Up To The Challenges Of Kogi, Edo States

The All Progressives Congress (APC) which rode to political victory with its wildly accepted mantra of CHANGE in the 2015 Presidential election experienced its first challenge as a governing party when the National Assembly members defied the party in the choice of its leaders. However, the leadership of the party under Chief John Odigie Oyegun waded through the storm and trying times to restore peace and o ...

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ECOWAS Parliament As Ekweremadu Exits Amid Accolades

By Ismail Omipidan Where will the current Nigerian political players and leaders be in 60 years from now? Not even the writer of this piece will likely still be around then. Interestingly, that is when Nigeria, as a country, will have the opportunity of producing another Speaker to head the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament. Senator Ike Ekweremadu has just comple ...

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Kaduna Water Board Boosts Entrepreneurship, Employment

(Photo: Kaduna State Governor  Nasir El- Rufai)By Lola Seriki- Idahosa, Kaduna Water, the saying goes, is life; this is because of  its significance to  aspect of human endeavor. Kaduna state Government through the Kaduna State Water Board has championed  the cause of water supply to the citizenry primarily for domestic utilization. However, in a bid to create wealth and diversify the economy,  water now  s ...

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Death Of Prince Abubakar Audu And The Legal Implications, By Festus Keyamo

The reported death today, Sunday, November 22nd, 2015, of the APC candidate in the Kogi State Governorship elections, Prince Abubakar Audu, is extremely shocking and sad. I would like to express my condolences to the entire family of Audu and to the people of Kogi State.However, the real question agitating the minds of everybody is the legal implication regarding the inconclusive Governorship elections at t ...

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INSIGHT: The Politics of Bukola Saraki’s Code of Conduct trial, By Uche Igwe

Let me state something upfront. The law is (and should be) no respecter of persons. Anyone who is found guilty of an offense or breach by a court of competent jurisdiction should be punished accordingly. Anyone who is accused of any offence is assumed to be innocent until proven guilty. However due process must be followed because in all we do, we set and follow precedence. These are my assumptions as I try ...

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