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Nigeria: Off-Loading the Presidential Fleet

Nigeria: Off-Loading the Presidential Fleet

A recent revelation about the large number of Aircrafts in Nigeria’s Presidential fleet has, again, underscored the government’s penchant for profligacy. Indeed, the media investigation revealing that the country Presidential…

Of Abacha Loot And Others

Of Abacha Loot And Others

The media, on Tuesday, reported that fresh $370m Abacha loot had been discovered in Luxembourg, Switzerland. The Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Hans Rudolf Hodel, disclosed this, when he paid a…

Checking The Ambiguous Privatisation of The Power Sector

Checking The Ambiguous Privatisation of The Power Sector

Amidst expectations that the privatisation of the power sector will boost the supply of electricity in Nigeria to a considerable level, the media reports that virtually all power plants in…

Buhari’s Ban On AIT

Buhari’s Ban On AIT

The president-elect declared that he would be the President of all  for those who voted for him, those who worked and voted against him and those did not vote at…

Nigeria: This Oil Spillage Must Stop

Nigeria: This Oil Spillage Must Stop

We believe that the oil companies show less concern about the spillage, because the compensation they are made to pay after each occurrence is infinitesimal The recent oil spillage from…

Buhari and the missing $20 billion in NNPC

Buhari and the missing $20 billion in NNPC

We believe it will be more rewarding to look into the future and implement the PwC recommendation that the laws that established the corporation be urgently reviewed to stop the…

The disturbing rate of child kidnap

The disturbing rate of child kidnap

There is definitely a need for more attention to security and strict surveillance The recent spate of kidnapping in Nigeria should be enough warning to parents and guardians in the…

Jega’s clean bill of health on Rivers’ election

Jega’s clean bill of health on Rivers’ election

Recently in Abuja, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, told a Civil Society Organisation(CSO) under the aegis of Situation Room, that there was no evidence…

PIB: Restructuring Nigeria’s oil industry

PIB: Restructuring Nigeria’s oil industry

The media reports that the outgoing 7th   National Assembly (NASS) has finally terminated work on the 15 year-old Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is quite unfortunate and has once more…

The coming of new IGP

The coming of new IGP

Section 215 (3)  of the Constitution and Sections 9 (4, 5) and 10 (1, 2) of the Police Act should be amended to remove operational control of the police from…

Senator Uche Chukwumerije: 1939-2015

Senator Uche Chukwumerije: 1939-2015

A detribalized man whose love for the masses was incontrovertible Nigeria, on April 19, 2015, lost an elder statesman and a three-time Senator, Uche Chukwumerije, to the cold hands of…

Time to repackage Nigeria’s foreign policy

Time to repackage Nigeria’s foreign policy

The recent xenophobic attacks targeted primarily at black African immigrants, particularly Nigerians in South Africa is, indeed, disheartening and condemnable. It has again, drawn attention to the level of ill-treatment…

Tax for rich Nigerians

Tax for rich Nigerians

Given the fact that the wealthy in the country have become richer over the last two decades, perhaps a redistributive revenue generation taxation policy is long overdue The recent suggestion…

Huge debts for in-coming Federal and State Govts

Huge debts for in-coming Federal and State Govts

Early this week, the Debt Management Office (DMO) reportedly gave the debt statistics of the Federal and State governments of Nigeria as $9.711 billion as of December 31, 2014. The…

Lagos: Beyond being a top African city

Lagos: Beyond being a top African city

The recent report by Price waterhouse Coopers (PwC), a global auditing firm ranking Lagos among the top 10 African cities is instructive as it affirms the level of development that…

Lessons from 2015 elections

Lessons from 2015 elections

We urge the incoming government to ensure that every state in the federation, especially the south-south and the south-east states that seem cut off from the main stream APC areas…

As US halts oil imports from Nigeria

As US halts oil imports from Nigeria

The incoming government needs to focus on developing manufacturing, trade and tourism sectors. For this is the path Nigeria must follow to save the economy from relapse The recent media…

Buhari’s rejection of defectors in his cabinet

Buhari’s rejection of defectors in his cabinet

Cross-carpeting after losing an election is not an option in a nation’s march towards entrenching high democratic values The resolve by the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari not to appoint defecting…

Of LCCI, schools and collaboration with private sector

Of LCCI, schools and collaboration with private sector

Certainly, partnership with the private sector will help introduce other parameters that will ensure that a brandished paper qualification issued in Nigeria is worth its weight in gold In order…

After elections, united we stand

After elections, united we stand

Nigerians have the capacity to maintain their unity in diversity and it is expedient that they toe that line, because it is in unity that the nation stands Nigeria has…

365 days: Where are the Chibok girls?

365 days: Where are the Chibok girls?

It is one year since more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by the deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram from a school in Chibok, Borno State on the 14th of April,…

Peaceful gubernatorial poll, please

Peaceful gubernatorial poll, please

The truth is that it is time to take our electoral process and our attitude to politics to the next level As the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections hold…

The crisis in Ekiti State

The crisis in Ekiti State

This Newspaper urges Fayose and the other warring parties to sheath their swords and explore the option of dialogue in the resolution of their political differences so as to move…

Time to stop gas flaring in Nigeria

Time to stop gas flaring in Nigeria

Most importantly, the incoming National Assembly must make it a point of duty to ensure that the draft Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), which has been left in the shelve to…

Nigeria: Eradicating waterborne diseases

Nigeria: Eradicating waterborne diseases

Presently in Nigeria, statistics on access to water and sanitation are conflicting, due to divergent definitions, indicators and methodologies applied by different agencies in the Water sector The World Health…

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