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JAMB Probe: A National Embarrassment

When news of the N36million naira allegedly swallowed by a mysterious snake from the vault in the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi the Benue State capital broke, it took the entire country by storm.

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Reinstatement Of NHIS Boss: Our Stand

On Tuesday February 6, President Muhammadu Buhari reinstated the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Usman Yusuf, who was suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct. Recall that

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Restructuring: The Need For Total Commitment

The issue of restructuring has once again taken the front burner in national discourse.  Although several opinion leaders have since before the 2015 general elections, routed for an overhaul of the system, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, had for

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Need For A People’s Third Force

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to the president and by extension the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, entitled “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement”, has no doubt opened a new vista in the nation’s polity. 

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EDITORIAL: Ranching Vs Cattle Colony: Our position

Since the beginning of the year, the political space and indeed national discussions have been inundated by the renewed vigor with which herdsmen now attack farming communities.  The case of Benue State which buried about 73 persons in one day, being

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EDITORIAL: Perpetrators of Benue killings must be arrested and prosecuted

On New Year day, some suspected herdsmen invaded five communities in Benue State, killing no fewer than 50 of the villagers who were returning from the New Year eve service. The Benue killings have continued in what is fast becoming

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EDITORIAL: The arrival of fuel queue

Long fuel queues have reemerged at major fuel stations across the nation, signalling the commencement of another round of fuel scarcity. The signal started manifesting few days ago when rumour sifted that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC had plans

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EDITORIAL: AljazirahNigeria call for the suspension of Libya’s membership from African Union over slave trade, human trafficking

Libya has recently been brought to the fore following claims of slave trade boom, alleged killings of migrants and human trafficking going on in the country. A disturbing video of men appearing to be sold at auction in Libya for

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EDITORIAL: Applauding INEC, security agencies, electorate on the peaceful conclusion of Anambra poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Governor Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as the winner of the November 18, 2017, governorship election in Anambra state. According to INEC, Obiano defeated two major opponents, Tony Nwoye of the All

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EDITORIAL: Appraising the 8.6trn ‘2018 Budget of Consolidation’

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially presented N8.6 trillion 2018 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. During the presentation, Buhari announced that the budget is projected at an oil price of $45 per barrel and an estimated 2.3

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