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Politicians: Enough is enough

Recently, President Goodluck Jonathan stated in one of his campaign addresses when he admitted that Nigerians “have been buying and selling votes since 1960.” In short, some scholars and political…

Reduction in PMS pump price

The Federal Government last week announced a reduction of the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol from N97.00 to N87.00 per litre. The reduction, which was…

Qualification for elective offices in Nigeria

Qualification for elective offices in Nigeria

Underscoring the fact that the provisions of Section 318 of the constitution are confoundingly ambiguous and smacks of a no-qualification-required, is to say the least. That section should be amended…

The pneumonia scourge in Nigeria

The pneumonia  scourge in Nigeria

No doubt the statistics shown by the global health organization is quite frightening and calls for urgent attention by the government to address the issue. Perhaps government needs to increase…

Time to develop Nigeria’s tourism potentials

Time to develop Nigeria’s tourism potentials

While it makes sense to bemuse the huge expenditure in foreign exchange therefrom, government needs to take tourism as serious economic diversification project, especially as the reality of continuous fall…

Salvaging Nigeria’s health care challenges

Salvaging Nigeria’s health care challenges

Perhaps the Health Insurance Scheme should be nurtured to allow many more people in the ‘unorganised private sector’, especially the poor, have access to better healthcare Recently a cross section…

FG’s deadline to MDAs on Treasury Single Account (TSA)

FG’s deadline to MDAs on Treasury Single Account (TSA)

  Recently, the Office of the Accountant –General of the Federation (OAGF) directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government yet to comply with the Treasury Single…

February polls: How ready is INEC?

Four weeks to the commencement of the February polls, there is high level of anxiety over the readiness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold hitch-free elections. The…

CBN’s folly of defending the Naira

CBN’s folly of defending the Naira

This Newspaper believes it is high time the country’s economic managers restrategised on the best approach of managing the currency for the best interest of Nigerians, and not in consonance…

State Houses of Assembly rejection of Local Government autonomy

State Houses of Assembly rejection of Local Government autonomy

This is a far cry from what obtains in advanced democracies where local governments or municipal councils are financially and statutorily empowered to provide infrastructure and services that give succor…

As America embraces Cuba

As America embraces Cuba

  In December of 2014,a historic deal was brokered between the President of the United States of America, (USA), Barack Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba which led to…

The CONFAB report

The CONFAB report

Sadly, over six months after submission, Nigerians are still awaiting the implementation of the recommedations, a situation that this Newspaper finds worrisome. The question now agitating the mind is, will…

Prison inmates and the forthcoming general elections 

Prison inmates and the forthcoming general elections 

Voting during elections remains the only way through which Nigerian citizens can choose their representatives in government. In fact, the 1999 constitution of Nigeria guarantees that the participation by the…

Scorecard of the 7th House of Representatives

As the 7th House of Representatives inches closer to the end of its tenure on May 26, 2015, it is expected that Nigerians would demand for the performance rating of…

The unholy war in politics

The unholy war in politics

Politicians on the other hand should not drag religious leaders into the political fray, nor polarize Nigerians along religious divides for their selfish interest. It is instructive that Nigerians have…

2015 budget and non-oil sector

2015 budget and non-oil sector

We need to step up our quest to become less dependent on oil revenue…the government must not pay lip service to developing the non-oil sector for the country’s economic development…

Lessons from Air Asia Crash

Lessons from Air Asia Crash

The Nigerian government should see the Air Asia disaster as a wakeup call to improve on the country’s Aviation infrastructure On December 28, 2014, an Air Asia flight with 155…

Maximizing the profitability of Yam

Maximizing the profitability of Yam

However, we wish to point out that with recent indications in Agricultural Economics, it is not just enough to produce for local consumption and export in the original form only……

Nigeria: Our expectations for 2015

Nigeria: Our expectations for 2015

  For a school of thought, 2015 is seen as a decisive year for Nigeria’s political, economic and social existence. Given the fact that a national election, which seems to…

Telecom Companies and unreliable services

After thirteen years of revolutionary expansion and growth in the nation’s telecommunication industry with the launch of the Global System Mobile (GSM) telephony in the country, the sector is embroiled…

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