Engr. Hon. Sani Bala: A Portrait of Tireless Service

By Ochonu William In the bustling corridors of Nigeria’s politics and National Assembly, where ambition and dedication intertwine, where the present and future decisions of nations are decided, few figures stand out as bright as Engr. Hon. Sani Bala. A lawmaker who embodies the very essence of public service, an epitome of stewardship, and a great loyal patriotic citizen. Bala is a tireless advocate for his constituents, a loyal party member, and a dedicated legislator. Hon Sani Umar Bala Tsanyawa born in Tsanyawa Local Government of Kano State, Nigeria, is…

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BETTA EDU: BEFORE WE CRUCIFY A SAINT

By Julius Ikani Shortly after President Bola Tinubu inaugurated his cabinet in August 2023, the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu hit the ground running and the impact was very visible. You could see from her actions the zeal and sheer determination to make a difference in a ministry saddled with the responsibility of ameliorating the pains of everyday life of the average Nigerian. Her energy which could be credited to her age and professional training as a medical doctor was at play as she crisscrossed…

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Dan Amos: 10th Assembly’s Engine Room

By Abu Isaiah In the vibrant, often boisterous ecosystem of the Nigerian National Assembly, the names of prominent figures flash like neon signage, capturing headlines and attention. Yet, beneath the glare of publicity, quieter forces hum away, their vital contributions shaping the legislative landscape without fanfare. One such figure is Hon. Dan Amos, the Chairman of the House Committee on House Services – a driving force behind the silent successes of the 10th Assembly. Hon Dan Amos is a shining example of a politician who understands the power of silent…

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Festus Keyamo: Timely Transformation of Nigeria’s Aviation Sector

By Toby Prince In a country where the aviation sector was once deemed untouchable, shrouded in tales of evil spirits and insurmountable challenges, a new force has emerged. Festus, the son of Keyamo, has stepped onto the scene, armed with a determination and fearlessness that sets him apart. The Nigerian aviation sector once shrouded in turbulence and whispers of untouchables and “evil spirits,” has found itself navigating a curious calm under the helm of a Festus Keyamo. While some may see him as simply the son of the renowned lawyer…

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X-raying President Tinubu’s Humanitarian Efforts

By Haruna Ibrahim Nigeria, a vibrant nation brimming with immense potential, is no stranger to humanitarian crises. From the devastating floods that engulf swathes of land to the lingering insurgencies that displace communities, the country’s resilience is constantly tested. All around the world, natural disasters unleash their fury, leaving communities drowning in floodwaters or gasping for air under searing droughts. The specter of war haunts regions, displacing families and shattering normalcy. Disease outbreaks, like silent assassins, stalk vulnerable populations, testing the resilience of healthcare systems. In the face of such…

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Before We Crucify The Nigerian Navy On Oil Theft

By Goodluck Amuna There is an interesting debate about oil theft in the country, but little emphasis has been placed on the quantity of crude oil produced in the country. I some issues with the narrative on crude oil theft. I believe its one-sided. The solution to this problem would be for the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited to conveniently provide accurate data on the amount of crude oil produced in the country.   I marvel when I read stories about the complicity of the Nigerian Navy in crude oil theft…

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Aviation: Does Keyamo Have The Midas Touch?

By Adebayo Adeniyi Festus Keyamo is a known name in Nigeria, a vocal voice on national issues, even before his foray into politics. I recall I had reservations when he veered into politics as a minister under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Initially, it was a bumpy ride. At first, he was Minister of State, Niger Delta, and barely a month, he was redeployed to the Ministry of Labour and Productivity. That move was a reflection of his personality. He was not going to lay low; he…

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X-Raying Akuta’s New Direction In Shippers Council

By Dan Abutu The Nigerian maritime industry, a behemoth pulsating with the lifeblood of global trade, has long felt the tremors of change. Yet, amid the churn and churn of shifting currents, a figure emerges, steady and resolute, charting a course towards a brighter horizon. He is barrister Pius Ukeyima Akuta, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, and his leadership signals a new era of reform, reinvention, and renewed hope. For decades, the Shippers’ Council, entrusted with safeguarding the interests of Nigerian shippers, has grappled with challenges that…

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Appraising Minister Betty Edu As Tinubu’s Best Minister of the Year

By William Ochonu In the tapestry of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, woven with threads of ambition and transformation, few figures shine as brightly as Dr. Betta Edu, the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. Within just six months of taking office, Dr. Edu has emerged as a formidable force, her performance echoing the aspirations of the “Renewed Hope Agenda” with remarkable precision. To claim, as did a recent online platform, that she is the Best Performing Minister in this early stage is not hyperbole, but a testament…

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APPRAISING DR. BETTA EDU AND THE PATH TOWARDS A BRIGHTER NIGERIA

By Kasham Illiya “Great leadership is about choosing the right people for the right positions.” – John C. Maxwell In the pursuit of a brighter future for Nigeria, President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda has placed a strong emphasis on appointing capable individuals who possess the necessary skills and passion to drive positive change. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has long embodied this prescient wisdom. Throughout his remarkable career, he has consistently demonstrated a keen eye for talent, recognizing individuals who could not only navigate the complexities of governance but also, crucially,…

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