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Past articles by Tobi:

Nigeria: Adeleke is Qualified to Be Governor, Says Appeal Court

The Akure Division of the Court of Appeal Saturday affirmed the qualification and eligibility of Osun State's governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, to seek election as governor. → Read More

Nigeria: Massive, Pervasive Corruption At All Levels of Govt

Despite repeated avowals of his commitment to a fight against corruption, the United States Department of State has said there is a climate of impunity in the President Muhammadu Buhari government that allows officials to engage in corrupt practices with a sense of exemption from punishment. The State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, in its Country Reports on Human… → Read More

Nigeria: 'Corruption, Major Impediment to Nigeria's Development'

Justice Tanko Muhammad of the Supreme Court has identified corruption as one of the major impediments to Nigeria's development. → Read More

Nigeria: Obasanjo's CNM Fuses With ADC

The group founded by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Coalition for Nigerian Movement (CNM), has fused with the African Democratic Congress (ADC). → Read More

Nigeria: Okonjo's Book Reveals How Jonathan Conceded 2015 Election

A new book written by a former Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has revealed insider details that will impact Nigeria's political economy for a very long time. → Read More

Nigeria: Govt Confirms Ceasefire Talks With Boko Haram

The federal government has disclosed that it is in talks with the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram, on a possible ceasefire, with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent cessation of hostilities. → Read More

Nigeria: Okah Rejects Ruling of South Africa's Highest Court

Henry Okah has rejected the dismissal of his appeals by the South African highest court, Constitutional Court of South Africa, and has vowed to seek redress at the International Criminal Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands. → Read More

Nigeria: AGF Dares Senate, Asks Ojukwu to Assume Office As NHRC Boss Without Confirmation

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked Tony Ojukwu to assume office as the acting Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in contravention of the civil service rules and the Act that established the commission. → Read More

Nigeria: A New Dawn for the People's Democratic Party?

The election of Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party brings with it new opportunities and challenges. His ability to meander through the political landmines ahead will determine how the party fares in the 2019 general election. → Read More

Nigeria: Osinbajo - Govt Alone Cannot Fund Universities

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin, and the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof.Rahmon Bello, have said that government alone cannot fund education. → Read More

Nigeria: Soyinka - It Is Sickening to Canvass for Buhari's Second Term Now

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has described as sickening for anyone to canvass for a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari midway into his first term, saying he did not want to be part of such a discussion. → Read More

Nigeria: U.S. Approves Super Tucano Attack Planes for Nigeria

After years of foot-dragging, the US State Department has finally approved a $593 million sale to Nigeria of A-29 Super Tucano attack planes with associated parts, training, facilities and weapons. → Read More

Nigeria: Mismanaging the President's Ill Health

The hits and misses that have characterised the handling of President Muhammadu Buhari's health in the last couple of weeks is indicative that those saddled with the responsibility of managing his image are clueless as to the actual state of the president's condition. → Read More

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Breaks Silence, Says Her Husband's Health Is Not That Bad

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday broke her silence on her husband's health, saying that it is not as bad as it has been perceived. → Read More

Nigeria: Jonathan - the Whole Truth About 2015 Poll Yet to Be Told

Former President Goodluck Jonathan said saturday that the true story of the 2015 presidential election was yet to be told. He said he will come out with his own account of what transpired in the election, which he had lost to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and became the first sitting president in Nigeria to lose an election. → Read More

Nigeria: Sanusi Under Fire

After stirring the hornet's nest on the negative impact of Islamic conservatism in the north, the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II‎, is now under the fire from the northern establishment. → Read More

Nigeria: Jonathan: Obama Made It Clear He Wanted Change of Govt in Nigeria

F ormer President Goodluck Jonathan has finally admitted that his electoral defeat in the 2015 elections was partly caused by former U.S. President Barack Obama and his officials who made it abundantly clear to him by their actions that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria and were ready to do anything to achieve that purpose. → Read More

Nigeria: Buhari Calls Obasanjo, Bello From London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday called former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, from his medical vacation in London. → Read More

Nigeria: Govt Yet to Decide How Much to Borrow From World Bank

The federal government has said it is yet to decide the amount it would borrow from the World Bank. → Read More

Nigeria: Govt Approves New Tax Policy, to Raise VAT On Luxury Goods

In an effort to shore up the federal government's revenue base, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a new tax regime, just as it announced its intention to raise taxes on luxury goods. → Read More