BT Opinion

PEPTribunal: Justices At Dinner: Is the Nigerian Judiciary Independent?

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 29, 2019
On Thursday May 23, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari, the 2nd Respondent at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, hosted the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed with some Appeal and Supreme Court Judges. Some of the judges seen in that dinner with President Buhari, were Judges that are members of the Panel sitting […]

Why Nigerians must thank Atiku Abubakar ~ Segun Showunmi

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 25, 2019
The road any leader chooses to walk in his pursuit of redress, with respect to what could be a clear unsatisfactory handling of issues he is involved in, especially as it concerns the desire to democratically serve the country within the best of his capabilities, must reflect the inner character of the fellow. Looking back […]

Arise O’ Compatriots By Oyewole Michael

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 24, 2019
“Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.” Mark Twain The insidious killings and proliferating insecurity constitute not only a national dilemma that needs actions, but it also demonstrates a collapse of the security architecture of the country, lackadaisical attitude of leadership towards the well-being of her citizens and glaring divorce of […]

Implications Of Stolen Government Property Recovered From Okorochas ~ Ogu Bundu Nwadike

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 18, 2019
It is no longer news that some stolen property belonging to the Government of Imo State were discovered and recovered from the All-in shop in Owerri, belonging to Mrs. Nkechinyere Rochas Okorocha and House Freeda belonging to their daughter, Mrs. Ulooma Rochas Nwosu. It’s also not news that the discoveries and recoveries of the stolen […]

Making Military Reform and Civilian Oversight a Reality in Nigeria

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 13, 2019
Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999, after two long periods of military rule—1966–79 and 1983–98—during which the military wielded executive, legislative, and judicial power. This has left a historical legacy of a powerful military used to doing whatever it wants with no questions asked. On return to democracy, it also left the country with a […]

SCAM ALERT: Dr. Yakubu Nura Did NOT Win Any “World Physics Competition” ~ Farooq Kperogi

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 12, 2019
The Nigerian cyber space is being lit up with the news that a certain Dr. Yakubu Nuru of the University of Maiduguri has won “the World Physics Competition by defeating about 5720 contenders from 97 countries.” This “feat” reputedly earned him the distinction of becoming “the father of modern Einstein’s planetary equation studies in Physics.” […]