Monthly Archives: July 2019

Democracy @ 20: Media, Judiciary And Return Of The Shackles

By Ugo Jim-Nwoko “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. One man thinks himself the master of others, but remains more a slave than they are”, says Jean Jacques Rousseau, the French political philosopher. This witticism seems to capture the situation of the judiciary, civil society and media practitioners in President Buhari’s Nigeria in the last four ...

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EFCC On A Wild Goose Chase, Says Saraki 

The President of the 8th Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has given clarifications regarding the claims contained in the Press Statement issued yesterday (June 30, 2019) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuf Olaniyon, Dr. Saraki said he had not engaged in any media war. “Rather, ...

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Buhari’s Assets And Fight Against Corruption

Casmir Igbokwe President Muhammadu Buhari is an enigma. On May 29, 2019, he reportedly came to Eagle Square, Abuja, in specially designed 2019 Mercedes Benz S-Class S560. That was for his second term inauguration. Some reports put the worth of the car at N61 million. Some others say it’s N280 million. Whatever, this made news because many Nigerians had seen Buhari ...

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10 Players To Watch At AFCON 2019

By Ikem Aginam 10. Percy Tau – South Africa Club: Union SG/on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion (Belgium and England) The 25-year old helped Bafana Bafana qualify for the African Cup of Nations scoring 4 goals during the qualifiers. He is arguably South Africa’s most dangerous player and will be heavily involved in Bafana Bafana’s attack this summer. Percy ...

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NGE Loses Deputy President

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) is devastated at the news of the death of its Deputy President, Malam Umar SaiduTudun Wada. The ace broadcaster died on Sunday 30th June, 2019 following a car crash on his way from Abuja to Kano. Mallam Umar Saidu was the immediate past Managing Director of Kano State Radio Corporation and was at one time ...

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