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Tackling poor performance in SSCE examinations

The recently released results of the November/December 2014 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for private candidates conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) which indicated an unabated trend of…

Why elections must hold

Why elections must hold

Those agitating for the postponement of the polls should stop such campaign … Any attempt to postpone the election will not only aggravate the allegations that there are plots to…

Ominous season of strikes

Ominous season of strikes

No doubt as the country marches towards another election; there is an urgent need for the government to address the agitations of these pressure groups.  Strikes and the threats obviously…

Return of Bird Flu

Return of Bird Flu

Government should ensure that our borders are properly manned and all imported animals screened thoroughly to prevent infection being imported into the country The recent reported emergence of Avian Influenza,…

Rehabilitation of Egbin Power Plant

Rehabilitation of Egbin Power Plant

We commend the GENCO, Egbin Power Plc. for accomplishing the turnaround of the nation’s largest power plant which had been operating below the installed capacity for nearly a decade, a…

Politicians: Enough is enough

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…

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…

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