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Olugbenga Ayodeji Ashiru: 1948-2014

Olugbenga Ayodeji Ashiru: 1948-2014

For Ashiru, a worthy tribute would be for Nigeria to tread the path of his vision for the country in international diplomacy; a vision for the protection of the dignity…

The National ID Card registration

The National ID Card registration

Certainly, the process is getting more tedious and cumbersome for Nigerians as the registration continues The recent report in the media of alleged extortion of some Nigerians seeking to own…

‘Evil’ maid and the abducted kids

‘Evil’ maid and the abducted kids

Perhaps we need to go back in time to take that which was good in our past and speed it up into the present, modifying it to meet present day…

Nigeria’s recurrent jail breaks

Nigeria’s recurrent jail breaks

There is urgent need for the federal government to fast track the ongoing prison reforms to ensure that Nigeria Prisons Service achieves its statutory mandate as a penal, corrective and…

FG’s N9.2billion stove for rural women

FG’s N9.2billion stove for rural women

The reactions that have so far trailed the Federal Government’s plan to purchase N9.2billion worth of cooking and ‘wonder bags’ from South Africa for the National Clean Cooking Scheme have…

Corruption in the judiciary: Task before the CJN

Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mahmud Mohammed,  recently accused lawyers of aiding and abetting corruption on the bench. According to a statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Ahuraka Yusuf…

E.K. Clark’s outburst

E.K. Clark’s outburst

Politics thrives when both the ruling and opposition parties and or the elite class engage in healthy topical issues that would advance the development of society, not those that create…

As Lagos presents N50m to First Consultant Hospital on Ebola

As Lagos presents N50m to First Consultant Hospital on Ebola

In the case of EVD, but for the prompt discovery and alert by the hospital management, perhaps the disease would have been widespread in the country The Lagos State government…

Open defecation and public health

Open defecation and public health

Government must, as of priority, rededicate itself to primary health; with preventive health, sanitation and hygiene as the fulcrum, especially at the community/local government level, and make adequate budgetary allocation…

Impeachment: Need for caution

Impeachment: Need for caution

The exigencies of our present political reality call for moderation. It is the National Assembly that propounded the ‘Doctrine of Neccessity’ in 2010, to make Jonathan become Acting President, when…

FG’s cancellation of military training by U.S.

FG’s cancellation of military training by U.S.

The American Embassy in Nigerian in a press release, recently, announced the cancellation of United States of America training for the Nigerian military. The statement said the cancellation was at…

As Lagos state opens register for sex offenders

The recent decision by the Lagos state government to open a register for sex offenders in the state, for the purpose of officially documenting cases of rape, sexual abuse and…

The politics of endorsement

The politics of endorsement

This Newspaper is saddened by this development and insists that politicians should learn to play by the rules of the game, and put a stop to this unwholesome act of…

The latest MPC decisions

The latest MPC decisions

The policy may increase the poverty level in the country as the poor may become poorer Last week, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under…

UNPFA report on maternal deaths

UNPFA report on maternal deaths

Certainly Maternal deaths do not augur well for the social development and well being of the children A recent statistics by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNPFA) indicated…

The poor state of Nigerian airports

The poor state of Nigerian airports

The Guide To Sleeping in Airports – an online service with a website that documents information on airport and people that sleep in them – recently released a report which…

Religious leaders and insurgency

The two-day forum convened last Monday at the Presidency through the Office of the Senior Special Assistants to the President on Islamic and Christian Affairs with Special Advisers on Religious…

Averting political violence in 2015

Averting political violence in 2015

Politics should be about service to the citizenry, it should be about how to harness and apply the resources of the state for the good of the people. Politicians and…

NASS show of shame

NASS show of shame

This Newspaper is of the belief that the incident is a show of shame and a bad legacy for the country’s nascent democracy Viewed from all perception, it is getting…

Fiscal autonomy for the judiciary

Fiscal autonomy for the judiciary

Certainly, a situation where the judiciary would go cap in hand to beg the executive for funds may not augur well for the capacity of the judiciary to apply the…

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