Onnoghen: Pressure Mounts As CCT Adjourns

By Oji Odu Unfolding events on the travails of suspended Chief Justice of the Nation (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, have made not a few Nigerians ask: What about him? Why has the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration seemed to have lost sleep in recent times unless the man’s case is quickly nipped in the bud, less than 10 days to the 2019 general election? What kind of man is Onnoghen? Is he a ‘political’ jurist, a member of the opposition political party, or a Nigerian that wants free…

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Onnoghe At Risk

By Oji Odu As anxiety mounts over threat to issue a bench warrant on the suspended Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Walter Onnoghe who has, again, boycotted the court at the resumption of his trial, who can stop him from being arrested by the police that had earlier locked up his office? Who can stop the CJN from being brought for trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), maybe in chains if his prosecutors liked? What can wipe off the disgrace suffered by not only the Onnoghe, the…

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Obasanjo, Again, Rejects Buhari

By Oji Odu Why do Some Nigerians rage and imagine and say so many things, sometimes vain, against former President Olusegun Obasanjo, whenever he says his mind on national issues or criticizes the government in power? Does he, like every other Nigerian not have the right to speech and constructive criticisms? Why is the government in power always jittery whenever Obasanjo speaks? Does that mean that the former President is not really a spent selfish force as some claim? Are his words prophetic, such that quake the wits out of…

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Labour Rejects Minimum Wage of Disparity

By Oji Odu Organised labour comprising three prominent workers’ bodies- Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC), has spontaneously rejected the N27,000 minimum wage and the N30,000 for Federal Government workers following the figures approval by the National Council of States (NCS). They said the figures are unacceptable, questionable and smack of deceit by government. While rejecting the disparity, many question the reason why the NCS should be brought into the scene, bearing in mind that all interested stakeholders, including President Muhammadu Buhari…

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“On January 23 We Stand”- Organised Labour

By Oji Odu It is seven days to “Armagedon,” 168 hours to the industrial strike of all strikes. Organised labour has vowed to implement its threat to shutdown the country from January 23, 2019, if the Federal Government refuses to send the proposed N30,000 minimum wage to the National Assembly for deliberations and approval. This in effect will truncate the democratic process and the 2019 general elections which are days ahead. The body comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC,  Trade Union Congress, TUC, and the United Labour Congress, ULC, have…

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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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