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Judiciary: Nigeria’s rubbished institution

Bulkachuwa, who represented Bauchi North senatorial district in the 9th Senate, confirmed infringing on the “freedom and independence” of his wife, Zainab, while serving as a judge and President of the Court of Appeal By Valentine Amanze (8-11-2023) Judiciary is the hope of the common man worldwide. In Nigeria it is not so. The 2023 […]

Adeleke: From dancing hall to Osun govt house

Governor Adeleke when he won his case in Supreme Court| File photo ‘Mr governor, they call you a dancer. But you are dancing to praise God. And I heard you are working hard for your people’ By Valentine Amanze (17-10-2023) The Biblical King David said that so long the Lord blessed him, he would continue […]

Dangote Refinery: Waiting for Buhari’s game changer

‘The non-functioning of Nigeria’s three big refineries with billions of dollars injected into them yearly for turn-around maintenance is suspicious; even with the president as petroleum minister’ By Valentine Amanze (30-09-2023) Nigerian leaders will not stop amusing me with their little or no knowledge of the economy. I feel sad on the decay in governance […]

Tears, sorrows of Lagos flood

‘Before I could organize myself and wake the children, all my electronics, books and other household items including food stuff worth millions of naira were gone in the midnight rain’ By Valentine Amanze (22-09-20230 Lagos floods have remained without solution for a long time. Reason: No government in the state has really shown commitment to […]

Task before Industry, Trade and Investment minister

‘The emphasis should be how to upgrade the non-oil sector of the economy, meaning that you must review the performance and achievements of your immediate predecessor and the economy to see if there is any lacuna and device strategy to fill it so that Nigeria could be free from slavery imposed by other countries on […]

Trivializing insecurity in South East

‘Mortuary management and related businesses are now the order of the day as people die like flies every, while children are nolonger afraid of corpses’ By Valentine Amanze (24-8-2023) The South East Governors’ Forum of Thursday August 10, 2023 in Enugu ended with little or no solution to serious security challenges in the region in […]

Tinubu’s outburst on Niger Republic

The Nigerian president, Tinubu, must think twice before embarking on the war journey. The U.S. tried it in Vietnam in 1963 and failed. Again failed in Afghanistan By Valentine Amanze (5-8-2023) Less than three months in office President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria gladly accepted the leadership of the Economic Community of West African States […]

Randy Waldrum: NFF’s unending crises

‘I’m not going to be quiet anymore, in October, every country was given $960,000 from FIFA to prepare for the World Cup, Where’s that money?’ By Valentine Amanze (9-7-2023) The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not lacked controversies in the past 30 years. If the members are not having leadership issues, they are fighting their […]

Customs’ ‘naked’ policy for Nigerians

‘I feel that the Customs is pursuing ethnic agenda than pretending to be protecting the health of the nation’ By Valentine Amanze (23-06-2023) The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), an independent customs service under the supervisory oversight of the Nigerian Ministry of Finance, responsible for the collection of customs revenue, facilitation of both national and international […]

Beyond fuel subsidy removal

‘Kyari further explained that the funding of petrol subsidy by NNPCL had been ongoing without refunds from the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, despite being budgeted for in the appropriation act’ By Valentine Amanze (5-06-2023) At last, the All Progressives Congress-led federal government on Monday May 29, 2023, carried out its threat […]