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Wisecracks as Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje party in Lagos

It was like any other meeting of good old buddies — dramatic. They laughed heartily. They shook hands with vigour — unlike some political foes of old. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate and Jimi Agbaje, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, were joined in the exchange …

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Talks on for Access Bank to acquire Diamond Bank

Access Bank is set to add Diamond Bank’s portfolio to its assets in the next few months, Nwanyiocha has learnt. Talks on the acquisition are on, according to sources, who said the fusion is set for the first quarter of next year. It was gathered that both financial institutions have …

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Obaseki backs Oshiomhole against Amosun, Okorocha

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki spoke yesterday on All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole’s quarrel with some governors. He said some governors were opposed to Oshiomhole because of the change the chairman was introducing to the party. “What Oshiomhole is doing is to institute a regime of change …

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Anenih’s unsung wonder

When a dead politician’s good example is overshadowed by his perceived bad politics, it should be a lesson to the living. Chief Tony Anenih, who died on October 28, aged 85, earned the nickname, Mr. Fix It, on account of his intensely controversial political manoeuvres. He had a reputation for …

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Video show

If it happens, the public appearance of the contractor who recorded the sensational videos that allegedly exposed Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as a kickback receiver will take a riveting story to a greater level of intensity. An online medium, Daily Nigerian, published by Jaafar Jaafar, had sensationally released the …

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Mighty men

He walks like a teen. Short, eyes alert, his feet and arms crackle as though the fellow is about to leap in and out of his labour attire. Unlike his days as governor, he has no beauty, no svelte figure beside him, to chasten his speed. Sometimes he rails, sometimes …

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Wages of sin`

Jesus said the poor will always be with us. Nigeria fulfilled it last week. We thought we had scored for the indigent with a new minimum wage. But it is still the same maximum weight on the dispossessed. It is the wages of upper class sin with organised labour in …

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Okon is set to remove Rochas’ “erections”

The Rise and Fall of Rochas’ Rogue Reich, the longest running dynastic soap in the modern history of a fiercely republican people appears to be winging its way to its inglorious finale. The knives are already out on the Imo Capitol, glistening with plebeian malice. The autumn of the premature …

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Sons of malice

It was a mockery of a familiar scripture. “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.” So Atiku Abubakar and Olusegun Obasanjo could sit together, after the firestorm of laughter a few years ago. They now see themselves as sons of God because they sat together …

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Lagos: A plan matters

A master plan is special, serious and specific. Its implementation demands a sense of concentrated commitment. The question of a master plan and questions about its implementation were at the centre of the October 2 All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos governorship primary. Indeed, the issue of a master plan determined …

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