Reflections on the life of Tam Fiofori (1942-2024), By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu
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Reflections on the life of Tam Fiofori (1942-2024), By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Sad news hit me hard on Tuesday, June 25, in this year of Our Lord – my inimitable guru Tam Fiofori passed away. Tam Fiofori was in his lifetime celebrated as a filmmaker, photographer, journalist, publisher and documentarian. Not many people knew that the icon popularly hailed as “Uncle Tam” was once a poet. It…

ANALYSIS: The trial of ECOWAS, as Tinubu’s tenure ends
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ANALYSIS: The trial of ECOWAS, as Tinubu’s tenure ends

There is a viral video of the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, arriving the Ouagadougou airport and being shunned by Burkinabe ministers who refused to shake his hand, as their leader, Ibrahim Traore, looked on smugly. The video supposedly illustrates the fact that all is not well with the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS,…

EXCLUSIVE: Nine of 29 directors survive as CBN implements Obazee Report
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EXCLUSIVE: Nine of 29 directors survive as CBN implements Obazee Report

Sixteen of the twenty-nine directors heading different units of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have been disengaged, sources familiar with the operations of the apex bank told PREMIUM TIMES. Only nine departmental directors are left at the regulatory institutions. The most senior deputy directors in affected departments are now in charge. The disengagement comes…

Nigeria’s Power Struggles: How renewable energy can light the way forward
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Nigeria’s Power Struggles: How renewable energy can light the way forward

On Monday, 3 June, Nigerian labour unions, protesting for higher wages and lower electricity tariffs, forced a nationwide blackout that lasted two days. While the wisdom of this tactic can be debated, it highlights the severe hardships Nigerians face due to unreliable power and a seemingly unresponsive government. One year into President Bola Tinubu’s “Renewed…

One Year in Office: Tinubu faces no real opposition in National Assembly
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One Year in Office: Tinubu faces no real opposition in National Assembly

One year into the administration of President Bola Tinubu, the optimism that trailed the outcome of the February 2023 National Assembly election results has waned as the anticipation of vibrancy from a diverse parliament has been dashed. The opposition lawmakers, according to many observers, including opposition politicians, have refused to play the roles expected of…