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The GCI report on Nigeria is unacceptable

The GCI report on Nigeria is unacceptable

The recent report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) that Nigeria has dropped to 127th position on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) should be a wake-up call for the government…

Appreciating our Fallen Heroes

Appreciating our Fallen Heroes

We condemn and regret the shabby way which the Nigerian state treats our fallen heroes and heroines. Like it is done in the civilized clime, we need to honour those…

The Certificate Scandal in Immigration Service

The Certificate Scandal in Immigration Service

On Monday September 1, 2014, this Newspaper published a story of certificates scandal in the Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS). It was a tale of the absurd. The report had it…

On casualisation and contract jobs in the Nigerian oil and gas sector

Recently, Swift Worldwide Resources, a global staffing company, released its latest report which placed Nigeria third and fourth among the ten highest paid contract jobs worldwide in the oil and…

Lessons from Scotland Referendum

Lessons from Scotland Referendum

In Nigeria, there has been clamour for self-determination by some ethnic nationalities, and the call for a clause for the right to secede to be included in the constitution, but…

2015 Elections and America’s warning

2015 Elections and America’s warning

What Nigeria needs from the international community at the moment is nothing more than goodwill for a credible election in 2015. The rest is our burden to bear. The United…

As Domestic Airlines increase

As Domestic Airlines increase

With the entrance of more airlines into the domestic market, the regulators need to protect the air travellers by closely monitoring these airlines to avoid mishaps in the sector. No…

Boko Haram insurgency: Davis’ revelation on Ihejirika and Sheriff

Boko Haram insurgency: Davis’ revelation on Ihejirika and Sheriff

Davis should be invited by the federal government to substantiate his claim; because, like earlier said, agent provocatuer or fifth columnists could be at work. It is not enough for…

Public outcry against Police extortion

Public outcry against Police extortion

The Nigeria Police is an indispensable national security organization mandated by Section 215 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution for “maintenance and securing of public safety and public order.” The Force…

Trading dangerously on the highway

Hawking on the highway all over Nigeria has assumed a very dangerous dimension. Though it was accepted before the advent of vehicles as a safe way to do business, the…

Take the Confab report to the people

Take the Confab report to the people

We call on the President to honour his earlier pledge to Nigerians and take the Confab report to the people for a referendum; it shows respect and consideration for the…

Garlands for Dr. Amayo Stella Adadevoh

Garlands for Dr. Amayo Stella Adadevoh

Her commitment and sacrificial service is indeed a lesson to Nigerians that the country is greater than any individual. The late physician died so that many Nigerians might live. Garlands…

140 days after Chibok: Is Nigeria winning the war?

140 days after Chibok: Is Nigeria winning the war?

 As it were, the military do not seem to be winning the war against Boko Haram insurgency, and after 140 days in captivity, the call to #BringBackOurGirls, has lost steam…

FG’s Planned Probe of Lagos DISCOs

FG’s Planned Probe of Lagos DISCOs

NERC needs to be alive to its regulatory responsibilities to whip the DISCOs and GENCOs into line and thus protect the nation’s long-suffering electricity consumers Unsettling indications emerged last week…

Again, politics of North and South divide

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…

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