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A dollar denominated loan to fight Insurgency?

A dollar denominated loan to fight Insurgency?

Certainly, it will not be a plus for the Senate to approve the $1billion without asking the President about the rationale behind it and how the previous security budgets were…

Apapa-Oshodi Express Way: FG, stop this national shame

The worsening gridlock along Apapa-Oshodi Express Way, the major access road to the nation’s biggest seaports, the Lagos Ports Complex and Tincan Island Port, has again exposed the complacency of…

Akpabio and the paradox of succession

Of late, the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio, appears to be in the news, either for good or the wrong reasons. In the Class of May 2007 – May…

Time to bring back the kidnapped girls

Time to bring back the kidnapped girls

We wonder why our President would carry out the wishes of a 17-year old activist when he had refused to heed to the call of most Nigerians President Goodluck Ebele…

Sex trafficking and Nigeria’s image abroad

Sex trafficking and Nigeria’s image abroad

This indeed is very sad and we wonder what has happened to parenting in Nigeria! The recent media report that Nigerian girls are being smuggled into Britain as sex slaves…

Subsidy: The Senate is wrong

Subsidy: The Senate is wrong

It smacks of hypocrisy on the part of the Senate that supported subsidy removal in 2012 to now turn-around to denounce it. Over time, the issue of petroleum subsidy has…

National Confab: A hope betrayed

National Confab: A hope betrayed

Given its schedule, the National Conference ought to wind up its activities on July 18, 2014; but adjourned till August 4, to cool down frayed tempers over resource control. In…

Plight of Nigerian Pensioners

There seems to be no end in sight to travails of the nation’s pensioners under the so called Pay-As-Go old pension Scheme wholly funded by the various tiers of government…

Nyako’s Impeachment: Matters arising

Nyako’s Impeachment: Matters arising

A resort to impeachment, mostly when the Assembly is controlled by opposition party, is not in the best interest of our democracy. Rear Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd), a member of…

Thoughts on Williams’ murder suspects’ trial and acquittal

Thoughts on Williams’ murder suspects’ trial and acquittal

The latest judgment regarding the murder of Chief Williams should serve as a wakeup call for the Police authorities in Nigeria to modernize and restructure the process of crime investigation. …

US investigation of Nigerian Banks over terror funding

US investigation of Nigerian Banks over terror funding

Instituting tight control on the movement of terrorist funds would fast-track the defeat of Boko Haram insurgency in the country. Recent media reports indicate that the United States is investigating…

The Petroleum Industry Bill

The Petroleum Industry Bill

Recent reports from the National Assembly had it that the House of Representatives has entered the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for its third reading. It gives hope that the bill…

The military and the rule of law

The military and the rule of law

We wish to call upon the military to fish out the soldiers involved in the mayhem and the Lagos State Government to produce the driver involved in this issue so…

National Confab and 18 additional states

These is no denying the fact that many critics believe that the National Confab is nothing short of a diversionary antics of the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration; a waste of…

Emefiele’s initial steps

Emefiele’s initial steps

The new CBN governor needs to put in place a robust monetary system that would guarantee price and exchange rate stability at lower levels which would subsequently drive industrial and…

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