Author: Uroupa Kiakubu

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 22, 2020

Peter Obi, Okorocha, Kalu | Who stands a better chance for Nigeria’s 2023 Presidency?

The outcome of every election determines the fate of the nation or state it directly affects, that is why people ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 22, 2020

As insecurity worsens on Nigerian roads, our leaders would rather fly over our heads

“Strong accountability matters – and when it works, it benefits everyone. It enables people to know how the Government is ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 20, 2020

Here’s one more reason why Nigeria’s 60th Independence Celebration is not a time to dance around

In 10 days, Nigeria will be celebrating her 6oth independence anniversary when we all experience nostalgic feelings and a sense ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 20, 2020

#EdoNoBeLagos: Has Edo truly moved on from the politics of godfatherism?

Results from the various polling units are beginning to trickle in, from the keenly contest Edo governorship elections, which saw ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 18, 2020

Is FIRS statement on ‘self-certification’ intentional or an attempt to pass a message?

Having sent Nigerians into a dilemma, who asked why they need to be ‘self-certified’ after all the other measures taken ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 18, 2020

El-Rufai has passed a new rape law, but Nigerians are divided on the dicey issue of castrating rapists

Rape has become more a culture than a crime in Nigeria due to unwilling attitude to regard rape as it ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 17, 2020

13-year-old’s Umar Farouq’s sentence is one reason every Nigerian state should domesticate the Child Rights Act

“It is up to today’s generation to demand that world leaders from government, business and communities end child rights violations ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 16, 2020

#NigeriaAt60: What is the hope of a united Nigeria as we celebrate Diamond Jubilee?

On October 1, Nigeria will celebrate her 60th anniversary as a sovereign nation, a milestone worth celebrating amidst the numerous ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 16, 2020

#Edodecides: Tinubu and Atiku may have their agenda but Edo needs to vote wisely

Elections are a vital part of every functional democracy as it aids the transition of power from one government to ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 14, 2020

4 reasons ASUU has insisted on not resuming

The place of education in the advancement and development of a nation cannot be overemphasised. According to Benjamin Franklin, “an ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 12, 2020

On Desmond Elliot and Obaseki; here’s why young people should consider shunning godfatherism in politics

“He who pays the Piper dictates the tune.” This popular mantra clearly captures the concept of godfatherism in Nigerian politics. ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 11, 2020

My life is in danger | Mailafia cries out and we are worried that ‘DSS invitation’ is becoming too frequent

Constant harassment of Nigerians is fast becoming a norm in our society today. A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 11, 2020

The judgement against P&ID is more than a win for Nigeria’s corrupt system

Following the August victory against the $9.6 billion Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) arbitration fraud judgment, the Federal Republic of ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 10, 2020

Arrest of protesters and journalists over fuel hike is one other reason to discuss Nigeria’s democracy

The government needs to be reminded that peaceful assembly and freedom of the press are constitutional rights of the citizens. ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 9, 2020

All we know about Gana, Benue’s alleged most wanted criminal now dead

News making the rounds has it that the Nigerian soldiers have killed Benue’s most wanted criminal, Terwase Akwaza also known ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 8, 2020

All we know of the alleged killing of Northerners by IPOB in Rivers State

Ethno-religious conflict is known to be one of the biggest threats to sustainable peace and development in Nigeria. Just recently, ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 6, 2020

There’s another pandemic killing Nigerian youth and we are not paying attention

“Suicidal thoughts are a symptom of an underlying problem. Treatment is effective in many cases, but the first step is ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 5, 2020

All Nigerians will have to pay a price | See all we know about the alleged P&ID scam

Nigeria is reported to have secured a landmark victory against Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) in its effort to reverse ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 4, 2020

Is Sowore truly against Okonjo-Iweala’s aspiration to be WTO Director-General?

“Okonjo-Iweala obtained American citizenship in 2019, her spokeswoman told Bloomberg News, after spending most of her career at the World ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 3, 2020

The video from South Africa should help Nigerian leaders understand what free speech is

Unless we have redefined what a democratic society is, everyone has the right to speak out against certain policies in ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 3, 2020

#NorthernProjects: With a backlog of failed campaign promises, what is the hope of the common man in Nigeria?

Change is a constant phenomenon in any democratic dispensation. From change of governments, to change of approach to developmental strides ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 2, 2020

From increased electricity tariffs to over ₦150 for fuel, does FG understand what extreme poverty is?

COVID-19 came like a nuclear bomb early this year. It changed work and lifestyles, affected economies, caused lockdowns and for ...

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Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 1, 2020

International Day of the #Disappeared: Does Nigeria know why this matters?

All around the world, people go missing every day. Research has shown that Africa has the highest number of registered ...

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Uroupa KiakubuAugust 31, 2020

Nigeria’s rail transport revolution is underway but we have our worries

An efficient transport system is vital to socio-economic development in any given society and that includes rail transportation. Research has ...

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Uroupa KiakubuAugust 29, 2020

Femi Fani-Kayode’s apology is an attempt, but Nigeria needs to learn to respect journalists

Political office holders are expected to recognise the importance of the watchdog role that journalists play in the society. They ...

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Uroupa KiakubuAugust 29, 2020

COVID-19 is not enough to stop Nigeria’s automobile industry

A video of the Nord Tank, the latest Made-in-Nigeria car, produced by Lekki-based Nord Automobiles, has emerged online and has ...

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Uroupa KiakubuAugust 28, 2020

The Nigeria-Ghana relationship might not be as hateful as you think

Many people find the very idea of disagreement terrifying. They arrange their love matters so well to avoid disagreements of ...

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Uroupa KiakubuAugust 25, 2020

FG’s borrowing hands has extended to grains and we are very worried

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Baba-Shehuri Sunday, was reported to have borrowed 5,000 metric tonnes of ...

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Uroupa KiakubuAugust 25, 2020

#NigeriaHistory: 10 Interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Nigeria

On those days when you feel less motivated and you just want to lay in your bed doing nothing, social ...

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