ANALYSIS: Edo 2020: Tinubu Should Have Learned From History

The September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo State has come and gone, won and lost, according to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). By Temidayo Akinboyo Highlight Perhaps Mr Tinubu will take a cue from the shellacking the APC got in the Edo election to tread softly in Ondo. The win is as exciting to the winners as the loss is heart-wrenching to … Continue reading ANALYSIS: Edo 2020: Tinubu Should Have Learned From History

ANALYSIS: How Tinubu ‘propelled’ Obaseki to Victory Against Oshiomhole, APC

Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, who is revered as the national leader of the APC, released a recorded broadcast shortly before the election where he described Governor Obaseki as a “dictator” and called on the people to reject him at the polls. By Cletus Ukpong Godwin Obaseki, Saturday, sailed through a fierce opposition to secure his second mandate as the governor of Edo … Continue reading ANALYSIS: How Tinubu ‘propelled’ Obaseki to Victory Against Oshiomhole, APC

Governor: Foreigners Are Paying For Gold With Guns

The availability of small arms in large quantities in Zamfara State is partly as a result of the exchange of arms for gold, Governor Bello Matawalle said on Tuesday.  By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja According to him, this action by foreigners dealing in illegal gold mining has escalated the proliferation of arms and ammunition in the state. Bandits’ activities are prevalent in Zamfara and other states … Continue reading Governor: Foreigners Are Paying For Gold With Guns

EXPLAINER: Five Reasons Why Shoprite Is Leaving Nigeria

On Monday, South Africa retail giant, Shoprite, announced the commencement of a formal process to discontinue its operation in Nigeria. By Oladeinde Olawoyin Shoprite Holdings Limited made the announcement in its operational and voluntary trading update for the year ended June 28, 2020. Related News: The multi-national retail group, which announced a 6.4 per cent increase (R156.9billion) in total sales of merchandise for the outgoing … Continue reading EXPLAINER: Five Reasons Why Shoprite Is Leaving Nigeria

Why Nigeria Exports Electricity To Benin and Niger — by Presidency

The Presidency yesterday said the Niger Republic and Benin Republic owe the country $20million. From Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja It said while Niger owes only $16 million, Benin owes $4 million, adding that when  converted, it amounts to about N1.2billion. Related News: The Presidency also explained that the country entered electricity power export agreements with some of her neighbouring countries so that they would not build dams … Continue reading Why Nigeria Exports Electricity To Benin and Niger — by Presidency

ANALYSIS: Impact Of Perennial Turf War Between Nigeria’s EFCC Bosses and AGFs

When anti-graft czar, Nuhu Ribadu, fell out of favour with the Nigerian political powerbrokers and was subsequently forced out of office in December 2007, he went under the radar for many years. By Tosin Omoniyi He was axed when he unsuccessfully tried to prosecute the influential former Delta State governor, James Ibori, who was a known associate of the late president, Umaru Yar’Adua. Related News: … Continue reading ANALYSIS: Impact Of Perennial Turf War Between Nigeria’s EFCC Bosses and AGFs

ANALYSIS: How Buhari’s Apathetic Attitude Fuelled APC Crises

If asked to describe President Muhammadu Buhari and his mode of governance, political watchers and Nigerians in general will have a lot to say: good, bad and ugly. By QueenEsther Iroanusi However, one common characteristic that will be mentioned, is his laid-back attitude to crises in the political parties he belongs to. Related News: Mr Buhari has, over the years, been criticised for taking the … Continue reading ANALYSIS: How Buhari’s Apathetic Attitude Fuelled APC Crises