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Shifting onus of proof to INEC

Shifting onus of proof to INEC

Asking INEC to assume an unconstitutional responsibility of proving the propriety or not of a petitioner’s grouse against an election conducted by the same INEC will amount to an abuse…

FG and the Oronsaye Report

FG and the Oronsaye Report

We think that it is the duty of the Federal Government to ensure that it does not deliberately put the workers into unemployment market by ensuring that there is an…

NHRC verdict on Apo killings

NHRC verdict on Apo killings

Recently, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) released the report on its public hearing and investigations into the killing of 8 and injuring of other 11 persons Apo district in…

Let us celebrate the new GDP with caution

Let us celebrate the new GDP with caution

Let the increasing GDP begin to reflect visibly in the steady changes in the high poverty and low standard of living of Nigerians that manifest prominently in our everyday life…

PDP and APC clash in America

Recently, apparently in their bid to ensure that the 2015 general elections in Nigeria will be free and fair, the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the major opposition party,…

On $50 billion annual loot out of Africa

On $50 billion annual loot out of Africa

festering sore of intractable corruption and bad leadership was again spotlighted by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Jan Eliason during a recent courtesy visit to the Speaker…

On students’ collapse after inhaling chemicals

On students’ collapse after inhaling chemicals

The recent reports of how some 10 students of Ogba Grammar School, Ogba in the Ikeja area of Lagos inhaled some chemical gases that led to their collapse and subsequent…

Gun battle at DSS HQ Abuja

Gun battle at DSS HQ Abuja

Recently, Nigerians woke up to the news in the mass media that there was a gun battle in the Headquarters (HQ) of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) in…

Gun battle at DSS HQ Abuja

Gun battle at DSS HQ Abuja

Recently, Nigerians woke up to the news in the mass media that there was a gun battle in the Headquarters (HQ) of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) in…

That judgment on defected lawmakers

That judgment on defected lawmakers

This Newspaper cannot fail to express its displeasure not at the judgment per se but at the court’s decision to mix judgment that should be sacrosanct until proved otherwise, with…

That forest of horror in Ibadan

Recently, the mass media was rife with the discovery by the Oyo State Police of an uninhabited piece of land in the Soka area near Ibadan, the Oyo State capital…

Delay in completion of East-West Road

Delay in completion of East-West Road

President Jonathan must be aware that when Nigerians, Niger Deltans inclusive, will evaluate his real scorecard soon, the completion of the East-West Road will carry significant score that could make…

Wanted: More judges in the judiciary

Wanted: More judges in the judiciary

This Newspaper deems this situation of shortage of judges as precarious, unfortunate and unacceptable. There is an unprecedented increase in rate of absenteeism of judges of the Federal High Courts…

Angola’s sweet crude and future of Nigeria’s oil

Angola’s sweet crude and future of Nigeria’s oil

The discovery of a similar blend of oil in Angola is a  wake-up call to the federal government  to start looking into other ways of exploiting alternative resources of Nigeria…

EU N2.1b offer for peace in the North

EU N2.1b offer for peace in the North

Recently, the Supervising Minister of National Planning, Bashir Yuguda signed an agreement on behalf of the federal government of Nigeria in a bilateral pact with the European Union (EU). The…

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