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The fuel conundrum

The fuel conundrum

The issue the Federal Government and the major marketers should address is   how to get the nation’s refineries up and running and not just drawing up new templates on importation…

Federal Government’s ban on overseas training for workers

Federal Government’s ban on overseas training for workers

This Newspaper, therefore, calls on CMD to use the window of this ban to position itself for the right leadership in the development of the nation’s capacity building, particularly in…

Nigeria: Stemming the tide of fake drugs

Nigeria: Stemming the tide of fake drugs

It is imperative for government, and by extension, NAFDAC to intensify efforts in fake drug eradication. There is need to weed out the bad eggs who sabotage the efforts of…

On national response to HIV/AIDS

On national response to HIV/AIDS

This Newspaper believes that more should be done in the area of giving information on the consequences of unprotected sex…On the whole stakeholders must join hands with NACA to get…

The Synagogue inquest

The Synagogue inquest

The timeline of March 2015, which the Ikeja District of the Lagos State Coroners Court set for concluding the inquest into the collapse of a six-storey guesthouse belonging to the…

The closure of the foreign exchange auction window The closure of the foreign exchange auction window

The closure of the foreign exchange auction window The closure of the foreign exchange auction window

 Dr. Boniface Chizea, a Lagos based Management Consultant, posits that the closure of the foreign exchange auction window which was to prevent the free fall of the naira caused by…

Sustaining MSMEs in Nigeria

Sustaining MSMEs in Nigeria

Commercial banks are alleged to have increased the interest rates over and above the agreed amount. Thus, many of these MSMEs still suffer from financial constraints as a result of…

As another ASUP strike begins

As another ASUP strike begins

This strike would have been avoided if government had promptly implemented the agreement reached with ASUP It seems there is no end in sight on the lingering face- off between…

The Cholera outbreak in Nigeria

The Cholera outbreak in Nigeria

it is important that government introduce intervention methods, which would address the root causes of poor sanitation and unsafe water supplies in the country in order to achieve zero incidence…

Jega’s cross

Jega’s cross

Undoubtedly, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega is under intense pressure to deliver free, fair and credible elections on March 28 and April 11.…

Foreign artisans’ invasion of the construction industry

The lacklustre posture of the government towards technical and vocational education is no doubt fast taking its toll. Consequently, the nation is now short of artisans critically needed in the…

The spate of electoral violence

The spate of electoral violence

This Newspaper calls on the political class to make the 2015 election violence free. It is necessary for all the dramatis personae in this year’s election to act within accepted…

Charting a new path for Nigerian football

Charting a new path for  Nigerian football

Nigerian football administrators and stakeholders must be committed to implementing progressive rules and regulations for Nigerian football For football purists, the non-qualification of Nigeria’s senior male football team in the…

The NNPC forensic audit report

The NNPC forensic audit report

The report should not be swept under the carpet  It is no longer news that the forensic audit report on the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) conducted by Price Waterhouse…

Molade Okoya-Thomas: 1935-2015

Molade Okoya-Thomas: 1935-2015

We urge Nigerians to always remember Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas’ advice that it is only when professionals and media practitioners tell the “home” truth that Nigeria would be saved from a…

Nigeria: May 29 must be sacrosanct

Nigeria: May 29 must be sacrosanct

The Federal Government may have shifted the dates for the 2015 general elections but one date it cannot toy with is May 29. The elections earlier scheduled for February 14…

DISCOs and outrageous bills

Going by reports from across the nation, the high expectation of Nigerian electricity consumers to start enjoying improved services and better power supply as a result of the privatization of…

Clampdown on the opposition

Clampdown on the opposition

The military should be spared the interplay of the political mix and be concerned with its constitutional responsibility of protecting the sovereignty of the nation. And coming too soon after…

Cancer cure: Not beyond us

Cancer cure: Not beyond us

On the 4th of February 2015, the world united to observe “World Cancer Day”. We commend the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria for joining the whole world for the first…

INEC and the postponed elections

INEC and the postponed elections

Given the speculations making the rounds, it is instructive that the present INEC Board chaired by Jega be allowed to conduct the elections. The independency of INEC should not be…

Nigeria: Dousing tension in the polity

Nigeria: Dousing tension in the polity

This lopsided federal structure has resulted in a situation where politics is no longer viewed as a call to service, but a struggle for the control of the nation’s resources.  If…

The AU report on illicit financial flows from Nigeria

The AU report on illicit financial flows from Nigeria

  The Africa Union’s (AU) report that $40.9billion or about N6.87 trillion – an amount far in excess of the national budget – is stolen annually from Nigeria, representing 68.1%…

INEC’s extension of deadline for PVCs collection

The extension of the deadline for collection of the Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) till today, Sunday, February 8, 2015 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in deference to nationwide…

Okonjo-Iweala and Soludo’s dance of shame

Okonjo-Iweala and Soludo’s dance of shame

Between Okonjo-Iweala and Soludo, neither of them could be said to have served the cause of Nigerians. Nigerians are not better-off under their watch in the various offices for which…

Local Governments and N1.5 trn federal allocation

Local Governments and N1.5 trn federal allocation

This newspaper believes that this unholy bazaar perpetrated nationwide in the local governments must stop in the interest of majority of Nigerians under the jurisdiction of the councils The need…

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