Why Should God Not Punish Obasanjo?

By Oji Odu For repenting from having an unforgiving spirit, why should God not punish former President Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo? For forgiving former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of his wrong doing, why should God not punish Obasanjo? For coming to his senses and realising that no man holds the other’s destiny and letting go all grievances, why should God not punish Obasanjo? Why are people so eager for the God of Obasanjo to punish him for repenting from his ignoramus disposition? Why are they not happy that the prodigal…

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Petroleum Marketers Threaten to Ground Nigeria

By Oji Odu Tension is mounting to a fearful level in the country. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is still on strike with several meetings with Federal Government to resolve the issue of poor funding of the nations universities deadlocked. The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has threatened to down tools if federal government hesitates to resolve their problem. The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) is still battle ready to ground the nation if government continues to waste time in kick-starting the new N30,000 minimum wage regime. Now,…

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MTN Bank: “Enter the Dragon”

  By Oji Odu Still battling to free itself from the noose of N1.04 trillion fine in 2015 for refusing to deactivate unregistered lines, later reduced to N330 billion, and which it yet to fully redeem, $8.1 billion fine for illegal repatriation of said amount between 2007 and 2015 and $2 billion in tax arrears, the decision of South Africa’s telecommunications giant and largest telecommunications operator in Nigeria to delve into the banking sector has raised gave concerns. Under what basis does she want to go head to head with…

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Unsolicited Text Messages: NCC’s “2442” Code Not Effective

By Oji Odu Abba Ukpai is an angry 9mobile subscriber. Why? The way the network bombards his mobile telephone on daily basis with unsolicited text messages has become a thing of worry. “ For some months now, the network has continued to steal N20 daily from my account for games I never subscribed to, which makes a total of N620 monthly. “ Even after severally sending the 5510 stop code from 9mobile, the messages of nuisance have continued. Unfortunately also, since I sent the NCC 2442 stop code, the messages…

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Jonathan Fingers Foreign Interference in Election

  By Oji Odu The recent revelation by former President Goodluck Jonathan during the launch of his book, “The Transition Hours”, that former United States of America (USA) President, Barrack Obama meddled in Nigeria’s 2015 general elections which threw him out of office speaks volumes of foreign interference in the country’s elections. Can Nigeria be free from this monster of neo-colinalism as the country counts down to the 2019 general election? In the excerpts of his new book, Jonathan said Obama’s decision to send then-US Secretary of State, John Kerry,…

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Who is Condemning Dasuki for Disobeying Court Orders?

By Oji Odu Is former National Security Adviser, Col.Sambo Dasuki (rtd) right by disobeying court orders on the grounds that he will only do that when the Federal Government turns a new leaf and starts obeying court orders and judgements? Is he above the law? What interests is he representing in such boldness against the might of the Federal Government that had incarcerated him all these years? Why now, about three months to the 2019 general election? Has the Federal Government on the other hand which swore to an oath…

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Nigeria: Country Saved By Strikes

By Oji Odu Why must government only understand the language of strikes and election? Why is it that it is only within this period that government listens and tries to be people oriented? And why should it be that it is only at this period that actions of Nigerians make government to either do the right things or repair damages? The recent agreement by Federal Government to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage as agreed between it and organised labour is one of the cases in the Nigerian history as…

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Confusion As Federal Government Rejects Governors’ Minimum Wage

By Oji Odu In what can best be described as a surprised twist, the Federal Government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage which Nigerian governors’ said they could pay their workers. To many, this absence of a united front by both federal and state governments confirms the alleged untrustworthiness of government by organised labour in the quest for a new minimum wage regime.  The Minister of Labour and Productivity,  Chris Ngige, said that Federal Government has rejected the N22,500 minimum wage proposal by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).  “The governors…

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Lagos Attacks the StateTraffic Demon

By Oji Odu Monday, October 29, 2018, Lagosians are seen stranded at the bus stops waiting for vehicles to take them to their destinations. Unfortunately, most of these vehicles are off the roads. Reason? The Lagos State government has, again, embarked on sanitising Lagos roads, a decision that has become a yearly ritual. This is because the lawless traffic situation returns no sooner the operation ends. Will this year’s own which kick-starts today be any different? Will it mark the beginning of a new sanitised Lagos traffic system? The Lagos…

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Minimum Wage: November 6 Doomsday Nears

By Oji Odu It is 11 days to November 6, 2018 doomsday. The battle line drawn with no retreat, no surrender stance by organised labour to shut down the nation unless Federal Government rescinds its decision not to pay the Nigerian worker a minimum wage of above N25,000 and agree to pay the N30,000 allegedly agreed with labour. Nigerians are in for harsher times and suffering. Indeed, November 6, 2018 will surely come and pass, but will that day be the doomsday that will mark the beginning of another round…

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