Boko Haram, Ndume and the rest of us

By Abraham Yomi Senator Ali Ndume is a lucky man. But that luck has become torture for him so he is desperate to undo it in the hope that he can point to whatever sufferings follows as proof that karma has dealt him punishment for the bad things he has done against the land, against […]

Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership: Essential or Overhyped?

By Auwal Ibrahim Musa The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Transparency International Chapter in Nigeria iis organising a special session titled Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership: Essential or Overhyped on the 16th of October, 2019 at the World Bank/ International Monetary Fund Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, United States. CISLAC, together with international partners, considers publicly accessible registers of true owners of […]

Blackboard cartoons to world class ceramcs

By Tahav Agerzua Levi O’bem Yakubu, proprietor of Dajo Pottery, also a Bristow Secondary School Gboko product, in 2010 requested American guests to take a look at his factory located along Makurdi-Gboko road. He received the group with open hands into his house and after serving light refreshments brought out pictures and an old album […]

Ali Ndume and his crocodile tears on Boko Haram

By Hassan Biu When the expired 8th Session of the Senate under the leadership of the dictatorial, draconian and repressive former Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki slammed a six-months suspension on Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume, in March 2017, the action invoked empathy and condemnations from some of us. We faulted the frivolous reasons the Senate […]

Nigerian Army through Gen. Buratai’s lens

By Peter Bitrus Loud wailings of a distressed populations, devastated by years of Boko Haram insurgency pierced the serenity of Aso Rock, the seat of Nigeria’s Presidency. Nigerians displaced by the fire of insurgents beseeched Heavens in piteous supplications. The Armies stood in defenselessness, untrained, unarmed and dodgy in battling the menacing and consuming outrage […]