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By admin On 25 Feb, 2016 At 02:57 AM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

The debate about reform and decentralisation of policing in Nigeria dates back to before independence in 1960. Since then, advocates have repeatedly contested over the need to either maintain a central structure for the Nigeria Police Force or adopt different models of decentralisation and devolution of police powers. Now the debate is once again in […]


By admin On 20 Nov, 2015 At 01:13 AM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

POLICE investigation action starts with either a petition or a complaint by an aggrieved person or by an agency over a misdemeanor or some criminal conduct to a superior police officer ranging from the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to any of his numerous offices. The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, is the closest Senior officer […]


By admin On 16 Oct, 2015 At 01:24 AM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s senior adviser on media, Dr. Reuben Abati, has dismissed the widespread view that the former president lost the last election because of incompetence and cluelessness. Abati said in his first major interview in the October/November edition of The Interview, that Jonathan was “a victim of power game” and the vicious propaganda […]


By admin On 26 Sep, 2015 At 01:15 AM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

This is the season of weddings. The cards come thick and fast. It is not unusual to have three to five wedding invitations on a busy Saturday. After all, we live in a society where marriage is seen as a logical step to completion of self. Completion for a bachelor who has finished schooling, is […]


By admin On 16 Jul, 2015 At 01:24 AM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

Perspective Blame the leadership of the All Progressives Congress for the outcome of the National Assembly leadership election, writes Olatunde Odunyemi The emergence of the leadership of the current National Assembly in our country has thrown up many issues which will generate a heated debate for a long time. The June 9 inauguration of the […]


By admin On 18 Mar, 2015 At 01:33 AM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

A few days after the confirmation of former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, as minister-designate, the bitterness generated by the confirmation among senators is yet to abate. When the matter was re-opened on Tuesday, the Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, asked Senate President, David Mark, to call the parliament’s spokesman, Senator […]


By admin On 6 Mar, 2015 At 02:30 PM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will tomorrow embark on a test-run of the use of Card Readers for the coming elections in 12 states of the country. But with less than 22 days to the polls, most Nigerians, particularly those in the rural areas may never see the card readers until election date and […]


By admin On 13 Jan, 2015 At 01:50 AM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

I have been thinking seriously on why President Goodluck Jonathan is constantly being derided and abused by a few but vociferous individuals. The most recent being that emanating from President Olusegun Obasanjo’s latest book. But what now propelled me into contributing to this debate is the article written by Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, who I have […]


By admin On 13 Jan, 2015 At 01:03 AM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

Like his name sake in the Holy Bible, he seems loyal to a fault. He seems willing to sacrifice a lot for friends and those who are close to him. Which is good and commendable, but I don’t think any of them is a ‘David’! This in my view is the crux of the criticisms […]


By admin On 12 Jan, 2015 At 10:00 AM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

Last year, 2014, Nigeria commemorated its 100 years of existence. It was an epochal event as well as a milestone in the chequered history of Nigeria. Since 1914, our variant of democracy, which was truncated and interrupted by military coups severally, has kept on evolving. In 1960, when Nigeria became a sovereign nation, we’re practising […]


By admin On 3 Dec, 2014 At 12:13 PM | Categorized As Opinion | With 0 Comments

Perspective If there are odds against Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, certainly not the ones being orchestrated by his opponents, writes Osita Okechukwu One read with consternation the spin-narrative by Segun Olanipekun recently. My consternation stems from the fact that some of us loyalists  of General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the man we fondly call GMB, never haboured […]