Friday, September 24, 2021


Who is after Godwin Emefiele?

By Ahmed Abdulkadir - Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in recent years always gets the denigration when the economy dithers. It’s becoming a pattern. And the man in the maelstrom of deprecation is usually Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of...

Niger Delta Amnesty Programme, job creation and Delta State example

By Jerome-Mario Utomi - It is evident that the actions and inactions of Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta state, in past six years of his administration, not only supports but seamlessly aligned with the saying that...

PIA’s 3% Community Allocation Management and Mulade Sheriff’s Propositions

By Jerome-Mario Utomi - Undoubtedly, we live in a nation where public leadership scorns ideas from citizens and sees it as a form of distraction to public policies. Again, ours is a country where grit, tenacity, perseverance coming from far...

OPINION: Forensic Audit: A Test of Buhari’s Integrity

By Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe - The battle lines were drawn, the drums of war drowning the initial applause that greeted the order for the financial probe of the corruption riddled interventionist agency - the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, whose headquarters...

Public Institutions and the Paradox of Governance

By Jerome-Mario Utomi - From available records, it was the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, enforcing EU laws and directing the union's administrative operations, that in 1995 defined Governance as the sum of the...

OPINION: A Chapter of Wike’s Play Book

By Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe - He has been very much around in the political terrain. His political savvy and ability to meander through the uncharted waters of the stillborn democracy had once earned him the title of "The Luckiest Rivers Politician"...

2023 Presidency and the place of VP Osinbajo

By Sabo Mohammed Kabir - According to renowned Austrian-American management sage, Peter Drucker, “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” As it were, in a period of disruption,...

Bayelsa and Nigeria’s emerging Power House

By Jerome-Mario Utomi - Few days ago, precisely on Tuesday August 10, 2021, I listened with real curiosity to Mr. Daniel Alabrah, Chief Press Secretary to Senator Douye Diri, the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, speak at the recently held...

JAMB and the Oloyede revolution

By Kunle Akogun - There is no doubt that since his appointment as the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) five years ago, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede has remained one of the most visible poster boys of President...

NIRSAL as catalyst for Buhari Agribusiness revolution, By Jackson Obadasha

By far, President Muhammadu Buhari as of today ranks as the best president in agriculture. Never since the return of democracy in 1999 has Nigeria witnessed such resurgence in agriculture with all its value chain endeavours. NIRSAL is the...


COVID-19 vaccine brings hopes to ailing tourism industry

Regional tourism players are banking their hopes on the Covid-19 vaccine as the pandemic sucks life out of the holiday season. In Uganda, tourism businesses...