“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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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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Fayose: The Contraband Governor

Ayodele Fayose

  By Oji Odu Will outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose’s alleged plans to flee the country be a repeat of the former Minister of Transport “Umaru Dikko Saga”, when the Honourable Minister was deported from London where he fled to via a crate meant for goods? Is Fayose really trying to escape the country? If so, is it possible he will do such in a goods container or crate meant for exporting Nigerian goods? These are some of the daunting posers following recent letter by the Economic and…

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MTN Has Murdered Sleep

By Oji Odu MTN has negatively lived up to its slogan, “Everywhere You Go” in all the countries it operates, especially Nigeria where it is now synonymous with notoriety in gross disobedience of the country’s laws. For breaching telecommunications regulations, MTN Nigeria has incurred in recent times cumulative fines from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) totaling N330 billion, out of which it has paid N110 billion to the Federal Government. In October 2015, the NCC, again, imposed a fine of N1.04 trillion on MTN for irregular registration of subscribers. But…

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No 2019 Elections If…….

By Oji Odu It is not yet certain that the 2019 general elections will hold in spite of the approval of N143 billion budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the National Assembly to conduct the election. The federal lawmakers insist that President Muhammadu Buhari must sign the 2018 electoral bill(amended) into law before the electoral umpire can use the money. Members of the National Assembly are mounting pressure on the President to sign the bill to justify the N143billion which the joint committee of the Senate and…

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