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Nigeria: The journey so far

Nigeria: The journey so far

Fifty-four years after, this Newspaper strongly feels that the country has made little progress in her political, economic and social development.  As Nigeria today celebrates her fifty-fourth year of independence…

PDP, endorsement and Nigeria’s democracy

PDP, endorsement and Nigeria’s democracy

But we must sound a note of warning; endorsement, anointing or imposition of aspirants is detrimental to the principle of internal democracy within political parties and an affront on true…

Redefining Nigeria’s Defence Relations

Redefining Nigeria’s Defence Relations

In the most recent American history, the Bill Clinton eight years administration has been adjudged as the best. Clinton entered this hall of fame when he anchored his administration policy…

NYSC and unjustifiable N4, 000 online registration fee

The recent policy of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) whereby graduates enlisting into the service are charged N4000 as online registration fee following the computerisation of the process is…

FG and the $9.3m scam

FG and the $9.3m scam

The crux of the matter is, why will a government be involved in the illegal movement of cash instead of transfer through the appropriate channel, in this case the Central…

Still on defection of elected public office holders

Still on defection of elected public office holders

We are of the opinion that for democratic process to be deepened, and Nigerians enjoy the dividends of democracy, the loopholes that exist within the constitution, in particular section 68…

The avoidable tragedy in Synagogue

The avoidable tragedy in Synagogue

Incidentally, the Lagos State Government has come up with a declaration that the building had no official approval; not even the initial two-story nor the reconstructed six-storey that collapsed. This…

Importation of fake products: SON must walk the talk

Importation of fake products: SON must walk the talk

We insist that SON should see the war against brand dilution, loss of revenue streams and loss of brand reputation that counterfeiting creates as one that must be won. Therefore…

Suntai: The aberration in Taraba must stop

Suntai: The aberration in Taraba must stop

From all indications, the last has not been heard about the absurd succession crisis in Taraba. The State Executive Council on September 10, directed the State House of Assembly to…

Ebola and Schools’ Resumption

After considering the approach adopted by the Lagos State and, indeed, the Federal Government to curtail the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) imported into Nigeria by the American…

Where is justice in our Military Laws?

Where is justice in our Military Laws?

We, therefore, call on the military authority to temper justice with mercy, as it is clear that these soldiers acted on emotion on sighting the corpses of their dead colleagues…

Ballot Papers: Give INEC a free hand

Ballot Papers: Give INEC a free hand

The fundamental issue is that this directive to NPMC by President Jonathan raises the question of the independence of INEC to conduct free, fair and acceptable elections in 2015. On…

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…

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