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Offshore finance: more than £12tn siphoned out of emerging countries

Analysis shows £1.3tn of assets from Russia sitting offshore, as David Cameron prepares to host anti-corruption summit. More than $12tn (£8tn) has been siphoned out of Russia, China and other emerging economies into the secretive world of offshore finance, new research has revealed, as David Cameron prepares to host world leaders for an anti-corruption summit. A detailed 18-month research project ...

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A peep into Yar’adua’s 3 years in presidency

Former president, Umaru Musa Yar’adua, led Nigeria between May 29, 2007 and May 5, 2010. Undoubtedly, Yar’adua’s three years as president were legendary, basically due to his frugal disposition to life, meticulousness to details and commitment to service. Many Nigerians believed Yar’adua meant well for the country, but not a few also raised concerns over what they saw as his ...

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One councillor, One Dozen Advisers

It is the stuff of political and good governance legend. The vernacular Leadership Hausa newspaper reported a story last Monday with the by-line of its Kano reporter, Mustafa Ibrahim Tela. It said a Local Government councillor in Kano State, Hon. Kabiru Shugaba, representing Kwanar Diso and Lungun Makera ward, has appointed twelve special advisers to assist him in the discharge ...

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Nigerians are suffering because PDP failed to plan for ‘raining day’ – Buhari laments

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said that the 16 years rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed to plan for Nigeria’s raining day despite high revenue from oil during the period.

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Mama Taraba: The Curious Case of Nigerian Women’s Ceiling Breaker

By Hadiza Ibrahim Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known and addressed as Mama Taraba, has grabbed the headlines in Nigeria’s socio-political hemisphere in recent months and for all the right reasons. Born on 16th September 1959 as Jummai Ibrahim Abubakar in Jalingo, Mama Taraba’s political clout has been on the increase and went even several knots higher since the last ...

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Seven Questions On The Crimes Of Former Petroleum Minister

Throughout the lifespan of the Jonathan administration where Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke held sway as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, she never thought it was worthy of her time to address the public on the numerous scandalous and strong allegations that ravaged her ministry and the parastatals under her watch until her last days in office to defend herself.Why is it ...

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The Case for Women In Governance

Women are under-represented at the top echelons of politics and governance in Nigeria. As we speak, 55 years after Independence, no woman has ever been elected governor in this country. That really and truly sums it up. We need not focus on the imbalances in gender representation at the National Assembly or even the list of commissioners across the states ...

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From A Youth’s Telescope: A Recipe For Change In Bauchi

By Abdulkadir.S.Abdulkadir Change has been on the mind of every Nigerian and especially the good people of Bauchi who dared all odds expressing their hunger for change by the ballot. The wake of the agitation in Bauchi highlights the deep hearted desire of the people of Yakubu for improvement on the tables. Reading Buhari’s body language when he spoke at ...

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Garba Shehu : understanding Buhari in 100 days

The enormously popular talk show, ‘Berekete’ on Wazobia FM, Abuja, told the incredible-yet-true story of a hard-working and respected school teacher somewhere in Plateau State who hanged himself. He hadn’t been paid salary for seven straight months. He came home to find that no-one had eaten and two of the children had medical prescriptions for which there was no money. ...

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Buhari, Is This The Darkness Before Dawn?

By Japheth J Omojuwa Since May 29, things have since either been normal on certain fronts or have even gone worse in certain areas. A friend did say admitting this would amount to admitting one was wrong to back the “Change” movement during the 2015 elections. I did ask, should one have backed the “Impunity and Cluelessness” movement that was ...

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