On January 9, 2021, operatives of Amotekun – the quasi-state police outfit of south-western Nigeria – went to Aiyete in Ibarapa LGA, Oyo state, on a mission to arrest suspected kidnappers based on “intelligence” from the local communities. At the … Read the rest
The biggest piece of happy-ending news in Nigeria in the month of February 2021 is the endorsement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the United States. The South Korean candidate … Read the rest
The Voice of Reason Lecture Series are dedicated to the memory of the late Goke Omisore, businessman and scion of one of the greatest aristocratic families from Ile-Ife. Arole Olagoke Omisore was born on February 19, 1949. He passed away … Read the rest
On Sunday, February 14, the Nigerian Presidency in a statement signed by spokesman Garba Shehu reportedly affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to ensure the protection of all religious and ethnic groups in the country, whether majority or minority, … Read the rest
Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday to head the leading international trade body as it seeks to to resolve disagreements over how it decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs.
Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was appointed director-general of the … Read the rest
There is tension in Lagos as many youth in the state have vowed to counter the planned February 13 #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest at the tollgate plaza with #DefendLagos.
The plan to #OccupyLekkiTollGate came barely one day after the ruling of the … Read the rest
A divided panel
The rancor that occurred, Saturday, February 6, at the sitting of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating the shootings and alleged killings at the Lekki Toll gate in Lagos in October 2020, in addition to reported cases of … Read the rest
A new Central Bank of Nigeria directive, dated February 5, 2021, has ordered all deposit money banks, non-bank financial institutions and other financial institutions that have opened windows for dealing in cryptocurrencies or facilitating payments for such currencies to close … Read the rest
In the coming days, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will be having a sure foothold on the director-general position of the World Trade Organisation. Okojo-Iweala, a nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari, has … Read the rest
Nasir El-Rufai and Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Fellow Nigerians, here we go again. Let me say right away that the ways of our politicians are not the ways of ordinary mortals. At a time our leaders at all levels should be visibly worried and vociferously concerned about … Read the rest