Day: March 14, 2019

Nigerian Political ‘Godfathers’ Humbled in 2019

The word ‘godfather’ has different meanings to different people. In Nigerian politics, a godfathers are ‘big bosses’ that maintains political control of a territory by ensuring that either they or their self-chosen appointees are elected to govern such areas. They include the rich and political influencers who contribute to campaign funds of some candidates with the aim of winning elections. Over the years, Nigeria’s political godfathers are those that build loyalists around themselves and use their influence to manipulate the rest of society. Sometimes, they block the participation of others within their political sphere and dictate party candidates. These...

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Over 1,000 Buildings certified distressed in Lagos Island

Unless something urgent is done, we may be witnessing more building collapses, as over 1000 buildings in Lagos Island have been allegedly certified distressed. Mr. Kunle Awobodu, 1st Vice President, Nigerian Institute of Building NIOB, and the immediate past President of Building Collapse Prevention Guild BCPG, while reacting to yesterday’s collapsed building in Ita Faji Street, Lagos Island, said “From our findings which revealed over 1000 structures were distressed, we had also recommended that those structures should be earmarked for demolition in Lagos Island. “We equally told the state government to carry out integrity test on more structures in...

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Buhari: We’re correcting terrible mismanagement

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the government is doing its best to correct and reverse the “terrible mismanagement’’ the country had experienced. With some luck, “our best will be good enough”, Buhari told a delegation of non-career Ambassadors, who came to State House, Abuja, to congratulate him on his re-election. He said Nigeria was trying to live within her means, “so we can improve our lot,” adding that government was determined to upgrade the country’s profile, both locally and internationally. President Buhari said it would be inexcusable for government not to take care of its Ambassadors in their various...

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