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N23 billion pension fraud: What a country!

by Our Reporter SIR: Permit me to lend my voice to the public outcry against the wishy-washy judgment meted on Mr John Yakubu Yusufu, one of the police pension scam jobbers who confessed to stealing our pensioners money. The big question now is this: is it enough for the self confessed thief to say yes I […]

Abuja’s ban on mini-buses

by Our Reporter SIR: The recent ban on mini buses on some routes in Abuja by the FCT administration was never intended to cause any hardship to the residents. The true situation is that the FCT minister intends a realistic delineation for mini and high capacity buses in the FCT, just like it occurs in all […]

Still on the gay rights debate

by Our Reporter SIR: It baffles me when I see people channel their energy to rationalize absurd and vile courses in the guise of liberty, freedom, or emancipation. Even in the so-called most liberal societies, human behavior is regulated to protect the society and its inhabitants from the harmful effects of the excesses the liberty of […]

Boko Haram: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Since the end of the civil war, no calamity of enormous proportion has befallen the fledgling nation-state more than the horror unleashed by the dreadful sec-Boko Haram. Many lives have been lost. Property worth billions of naira have been destroyed. Nobody is insulated from the attack. Government officials and buildings, traditional rulers, police and military […]

Nigerian Pastors And The Prosperity Syndrome

Nigerian Pastors And The Prosperity Syndrome

By Emeka Otuchikere, a geologist from Calabar The recent gift of an aircraft to the President of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, on the anniversary of his forty years in the ‘Lord’s vineyard’ in unbroken fellowship and service to God and humanity seems to have opened a hornets nest as all […]

Churches and Bars the fastest growing business in Nigeria

It is increasingly becoming obvious that the two fastest growing endeavours in Nigeria today are churches and bars, at least in the Southern part of the country, where the Islamist fundamentalists, Boko Haram, are not bombing churches and bars. If you have been observant, you will notice that the number of churches and bars in […]

Revealed: Sex Scandals In Akwa Ibom State Government House

Revealed: Sex Scandals In Akwa Ibom State Government House

Generally, politicians and those in the corridors of power are believed to live a life of indulgence and abuse. They survive by covering up their tracts or using the pegs and trimmings attached to their offices to prevent their misdeeds going to the public domain. Threats and intimidation which they sometimes make good are tools […]

Indian Hemp popular among Nigerian youths

Indian Hemp popular among Nigerian youths

Before the Nigerian Civil War started in 1966, Indian hemp was relatively unknown in the country. While some countries, such as the United States, were busy fighting the adverse effects of drug use, many Nigerians hardly knew what the weed looked like. Indian hemp (marijuana or Igbo) somewhat found its way into the streets, especially […]