The N48 billion Tompolo contract By Editorial Board Nigerian Guardian Newspapers

Government Ekpemupolo (a.k.a. Tompolo) The award of a N48 billion-a-year contract to protect pipelines bearing petroleum products to a former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo (a.k.a. Tompolo) may be convenient for the Federal Government; but it adds no value to the esteem of an administration that had promised not to reward criminals with medals. Beyond …

Do Black lives matter in Italy? By Chrispin Mwakideu

Warning: This article contains graphic accounts of racist violence and slurs that some readers may find disturbing. The murder of Nigerian migrant Alika Ogochukwu has highlighted the racism that people with African heritage routinely face in Italy. Those who shared their experiences with DW said little is done to punish culprits. Four weeks have passed …

Nobody Can Restructure Nigeria in a Democracy By Farooq A. Kperogi

In contemporary Nigeria, the term “restructuring” has become something of a “God term,” as rhetorical scholars call words and expressions that instinctively evoke warm fuzzy feelings in people, that galvanize people into action, that are unquestioningly sanctified by a cultural community, that people associate with affirmative attributes, and that people are prepared to make sacrifices …

Federal Government of Nigeria and ASUU – NICN – JUDGMENT

IN THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT OF NIGERIA IN THE ABUJA JUDICIAL DIVISION HOLDEN AT ABUJA BEFORE HIS LORDSHIP, HON. JUSTICE P. I. HAMMAN (VACATION JUDGE) DATE: 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2022 SUIT NO: NICN/ABJ/270/2022 BETWEEN: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA CLAIMANTS/ MINISTER OF EDUCATION APPLICANTS AND ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (ASUU) DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT RULING 1.0. By a letter …

Nigeria’s massive oil theft scandal and lack of enlightened self-interest by Nigeria Premium Times Editorial

We call on the Buhari administration to create as much of a legacy as is still possible, in the next couple of decisive months in which it remains in office, by taking a firmer control of the security situation in the oil producing regions of the country. A super oil tanker on a mission to steal …

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