Let Metuh Not Die In Court

By Oji Odu Olisa Metuh, former Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) may one day die in court. His falls and collapses are increasing by the day whenever he presents himself for defense in the graft case against him. Monday Morning, May 21, 2018, recorded yet another of such collapse in the court. The incident happened just as he was making his way to the dock for his resumed trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja. Metuh, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial…

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No Smile for 9 Mobile

By Oji Odu It seems that Smile Telecoms Holdings, reserve bidder in the sale of 9 Mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest telecommunications operator will have to wait longer to know whether it will takeover 9 Mobile. This is because preferred bidder in the sale process, Teleology Holdings Limited has embarked on an aggressive bid to raise the $300 million for the payment of the firm. This is after paying the non refundable $50 million. Teleology has hired a global financial service firm USB, a financial services firm in over 50 countries…

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Yahoo Boys: The Boys or Government?

  By Oji Odu The recent raid by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on popular Nite Club, Club 57, Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday, May 11, 2018, arresting over 12 suspected internet fraudsters ( Yahoo Boys’), has continued to generate controversies. While some applauded the anti graft agency, others felt otherwise. Does government have any moral justification to blacklist these people, most of whom were forced into the act by the uncondusive environment in the country it created with the continued bad governance of every administration? Does…

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Prsident Buhari’s Goof

By Oji Odu Just as Nigerian youths and Nigerians are trying to swallow the alleged misinformation of President Muhammadu Buhari to the comity of nations that the Nigerian youths just sit down and expect everything to be done for them, and by inference, they are lazy, the number one citizen went ahead to tell the whole world that the killings without boarder allegedly by AK47 wielding Fulani herdsmen is false. He said that they don’t carry AK47 rifles. Buhari had during the bilateral talks with President Donald Trump of the…

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Killing Without Boarders: Is Government Helpless?

By Oji Odu Had members of the Executive, National Assembly, and the leaders of this our great country earlier received information one day that the wives, children and other close relatives they left at home while performing their Executive and legislative duties in Abuja had been gruesomely murdered by alleged Fulani herdsmen while in their farms, or worshipping their God in their Churches or Mosques, would this plaguing herdsmen killings not have been checked? Would they have taken it as the Lords doing, and continued to describe the inhuman and…

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Nigerians Want Light Not Excuses

By Oji Odu Nigerians know that it is ‘One Week, One Trouble’ in the power sector. They know that the cause of the darkness experienced in most parts of each day is either that there is shortage in gas supply because the Niger Delta militants had either blown up gas pipelines or vandalised them. They also know that it is because the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) cannot transmit the generated electricity to the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) because of rusty and outdated transmission network. Nigerians also know that the DISCOs…

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Power Thieves: DISCOs or Consumers?

  By Oji Odu With Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government, and the highly placed in the society found to be the greatest power thieves, many see recent plans by the Federal Government to arrest and prosecute power thieves as laughable, because this is not the first time it has made such moves which did not make any impact. However, another group which believes that such laudable move may be misdirected and targeted at the poor masses who form the bulk of electricity consumers in the country. These are forced…

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Buhari’s Triumphant Entry to Lagos

  By Oji Odu Lagos State has been shut down for Thursday, March 29, 2018. State and Local Government workers are not to work on that day because the state government has declared it work free to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a two- day working visit to the state, the first since winning the 2015 Presidential election, and about a year to the 2019 general election. Why is the President in Lagos? Why is it now that he deems it fit to visit the state that literarily…

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Lagos: From Fire to Quit Notice

  By Oji Odu Another perculiar mess (penkelemess) according to the late First Republic politician, Papa Adelabu may be in the offing in Lagos state. The state government has ordered residents living close to the Olusosun, Ojota refuse dump site to quit the area. The order which followed the shutdown of the site due to the inferno that engulfed the site for some days has cut short the joy that greeted the state’s earlier decision to shut the refuse dump, especially from the residents living within that axis. Their joy…

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Shutting Down Lagos Eyesore

  By Oji Odu Although many sympathised with those that accrued loses during last Wednesday, March 18, 2018 inferno that left vehicles, goods et cetera destroyed, however, another good number are not happy for yet another reason. Lagos state government now wants to remove the dumpsite following the loss of about 10 of its transportation buses (LAGBUS) in the fire that put that axis of the state at standstill. Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, reacting, said that the state government has decided to shut down the Olusosun dump site in…

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