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Again, politics of North and South divide

The Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections saw the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) receiving a lot of kudos for conducting what has been generally accepted as free, fair and credible…

CBN’s N50bn Agricultural fund

Nigeria has taken another giant step in her drive to become self sufficient in food production with the recent directive by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Central Bank of Nigeria…

Confusion in NFF

Confusion in NFF

While we agree that government intervention may be offensive to FIFA, however it is our view that FIFA does not condone corruption. Therefore, the Minister for Sports would be doing…

Party politics and the spate of decamping

Party politics and the spate of decamping

We make bold to say that were the parties to be ideologically driven and the political class to be ideologically focused, the political process would have been better strengthened than…

As Doctors suspend strike

As Doctors suspend strike

The suspension of the doctors’ residency programme certainly presents a bleak future not only for the medical profession in the country but also efforts by the government to revamp the…

Finding a cure for Ebola Virus

Finding a cure for Ebola Virus

It is disheartening that it has taken an epidemic of this magnitude in the West African sub-region to awaken the leaders of the countries to the need to find a…

CBN and re-introduction of ATM charges

CBN and re-introduction of ATM charges

The recent directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reintroducing charges on banks’ customers using ATM points outside their banks effective from September 1, 2014, is yet another instance…

Like petrol, like coal

There is this English saying that you don’t take coal to Newcastle. This statement derives from the fact that Newcastle is a city with abundant coal deposit. This statement may…

Enugu State House of Assembly and the Deputy Governor impeachment saga

Enugu State House of Assembly and the Deputy Governor impeachment saga

There is therefore need to redefine the impeachment clause and process in the Constitution to forestall recurring abuses. In the recent past, it has been in the public domain that…

The Treasury Bill scam

The Treasury Bill scam

Perhaps the National Assembly needs to perform its oversight function in this matter by demanding for cogent reasons why the apex bank’s borrowing attracts such a high interest rate when…

The $1.5b gas processing facility in Akwa Ibom

The $1.5b gas processing facility in Akwa Ibom

We appeal to the conscience of oil companies involved in gas flaring to consider that if the same efforts put in place to stop gas flaring in the North Sea…

The planned merger of Aviation Agencies

The planned merger of Aviation Agencies

This Newspaper notes that the move contradicts ICAO regulations which stipulate in section 8335 that a nation’s civil aviation regulatory authority must be an independent body. So why will the…

FG and UNEP Report on oil pollution in Ogoniland

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) at a recent event to mark three years since the submission of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report on…

Poor 2014 SSCE result

It keeps deteriorating, year-in and year-out, and for the umpteenth time in the last three years, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has cried out yet again about the massive…

Reflections on the Osun State Election

Reflections on the Osun  State Election

That the conduct of the election is reported to be free, fair and devoid of rancor is a victory for democracy and the rule of law.   The Osun State…

Public officials and foreign trips

Public officials and foreign trips

For a government that seeks to reduce the cost of governance at all levels, perhaps there is no better time than now to introduce measures aimed at reducing the expenditure…

FG, Dangote Group MoU on rice production

FG, Dangote Group MoU on rice production

We urge the Federal Government to key into this project by providing infrastructure that will facilitate prompt evacuation of the harvested rice to the processing areas and to the markets.…

Insurgency: Lessons from Cameroun

Insurgency: Lessons from Cameroun

Whereas the Camerounians are winning the war against insurgency, we call on the Nigerian political class and indeed the military to learn from the quick response of the camerounian authorities…

As Judiciary workers suspend strike

Respite came to the Judiciary and allied institutions following the suspension of the nationwide strike called by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to press home their demand for…

Task before the new IGP

The new Inspector General of Police (IGP), though in acting capacity, Shua Abba, is taking over command of the Nigerian Police Force (NFP) at a time when Nigeria is under…

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