Against the backdrop of the terrorist attacks over the weekend in London, major Arab countries have severed their ties to Qatar for “supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.” Reuters reports. It was reported that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday. The Gulf Arab states and Egypt reportedly have already long resented Qatar’s support for Islamists, especially the Muslim Brotherhood which they regard as a dangerous political enemy. Announcing the closure of transport ties with...Read More
Author: Olalekan Adigun
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), ActionAid Nigeria, has urged the federal government on the need to orientate citizens on how corruption affects every individual in the society as a key to eradicating corruption. Premium Times reports. The chairman of the governing board of the group, Patricia Donli, made the call during a press conference after the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held in Abuja on Saturday. In her address titled “State of the Nigeria Nation,” she said corruption remains the greatest epidemic in the country and citizens ought to be aware of the link between corruption and the lack of infrastructure...Read More
A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari that corrupt people might be winning the President Buhari-led anti-corruption war. He noted that Nigerians must collectively fight the war against corruption because the crooks have been winning the battle. The Cable, reports. The former anti-corruption agency boss raised this alarm while speaking while speaking to journalists at the 12th annual public symposium organized by the Abuja chapter of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) made the remark. Ribadu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said though the anti-graft...Read More
One of the most beautiful things I appreciate about humans is the memory. I remember vividly, as a six or seven-year-old boy, my stepmother (now late) taking me to a white garment church (Cele as they are popularly known) at Iyana Ipaja, then a suburb of Lagos. The ‘Olusho’ (or Pastor in charge) ‘saw’ vision that I was a wizard or witch which if something was not done urgently, the “witch” in me would destroy the family and a lot of people. I remembered the flogging on my tiny body that day in graphic details today. Even when my...Read More
They have killed him several times, yet he refused to die. They have told us he would never win, yet he won. They said that, by this time in his presidency, all Nigerians would have become Muslims. To actualize their claims, they cloned websites, including those of reputable media stations, just to prove to us that he was dead or as the lousiest among them said, “a walking corpse”. Since none of this will work, they resorted taking us back a familiar path, a military coup! Some days after President Buhari proceeded on medical follow-up, some of our noisy...Read More
Olalekan Waheed ADIGUN is an independent political risk analyst and strategist. He received his BSc(Politics, Philosophy & Economics) from Ife University before getting engaged with a research, contents development and digital solutions’ firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is presently an MSc (Political Science) candidate at the University of Lagos.