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New COVID-19 Variant: A Worrisome Signal

At a time when the global community was thinking that much of COVID-19 frightening incursion has been mitigated by the

Revisiting The N5,000 Allowance In Lieu Of Subsidy

With plans by the Federal Government to jettison the subsidy regime in the petroleum sector in 2022, there has been

Mass Housing Becoming More Elusive

So much is being bandied about in the public space on the question of affordable mass housing in the country,

Petrol, Electricity: When Subsidy Finally Goes…

Pricing of petroleum products and indeed the issue of subsidy have in contemporary history been dogged by unending controversies even

Remembering Road Traffic Victims

It is estimated that 1.3 million people die each year from road traffic crashes and between 20 and 50 million

Need For Circumspection On Bail-Out Funds

President Muhammadu Buhari has again approved a fresh N656.11bn for another round of bailout to states recently, even when the

Diaspora: Frivolous Attacks On Nigerians

He was found guilty and sentenced to death on Jan 30, 2018,by the Kuching High Court. His counsel appealed the

Need To Respect Meaningful Youth Agitations

The #EndSARS protests that rocked cities across Nigeria last year presented an unprecedented mark in the nation’s index of youth

Need To Respect Meaningful Youth Agitations

The #EndSARS protests that rocked cities across Nigeria last year presented an unprecedented mark in the nation’s index of youth

Averting Another ASUU Strike

In a fresh jolt, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has announced it would embark on another round of

Cooking Gas Taking A Toll On Nigerians

Nigerians are confronted with a myriad of crises even as domestic matters are taking a toll on many citizens. While

Teachers And Reward System

World Teachers’ Day, WTD, celebrated October 5 as an annual event may have gone down in history as remarkable in

On Plans For Emergency Rule In Anambra

It appeared a precipitous comment by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami (SAN) when

Nigeria’s Rising Debt Profile

When government revenues fall short of its expenditure, governments borrow. Public debt is thus a critical tool for governments to

Unnamed Sponsors Of Terrorism

Not a few Nigerians have expressed concern over the decision of the Federal Government, FG, not to name the alleged

EDITORIAL: Unnamed Sponsors Of Terrorism

Not a few Nigerians have expressed concern over the decision of the Federal Government, FG, not to name the alleged

Cholera: An Alarming Toll Nationwide

Health professionals have explained that cholera is an acute diarrhea disease that can kill within hours if left untreated.  Unverified

Doctors’ Exodus Amid Industrial Dispute

The media have been awash in both social and traditional platforms alike on the allure of greener pasture in foreign

NDA Attack: What Manner Of Lapse?

An unprecedented state of insecurity has kept many wondering if there is much left in the nation’s security architecture to

COVID-19: Still Ravaging

When it was thought that the global epidemic was subsiding, CoronaVirus, COVID-19, took a new turn with a deadlier strained

Nigeria On Auto Pilot?

Nigeria appears to be running a brand new democracy with all her tentacles relying on feeble limbs unable to pull

On The $1.4bn Refineries Revamp

Just recently, the Federal Executive Council, FEC, approved contracts for the rehabilitation of Warri and Kaduna refineries at a cost

Reviewing FBI’s Push Against Criminals

Raymond Abass who goes by the alias Hushpuppi was once a celebrity of sorts but now has attracted enormous public

Igboho’s Arrest And The Yoruba Nation

Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho was arguably an unknown personality outside the Southwest sub-region not until mid-January. He and

South Africa’s Crises And Issues Arising

As South Africa struggles to contain its worst crisis in decades, there are fears that the issues being propped up

Kidnappings, Banditry, Still Big-time Business

It is disheartening that banditry and kidnapping has turned to a business empire running into billions of naira in the

Kanu, Igboho, Bandits, Others In The Mix

Prominent among the agitators for self-actualization within the ethnic groups in Nigeria  are  Nnamdi Kanu (South East), Sunday Adeyemo alias

Why 2023 Should Be Tempered

With heightened insecurity across the nation, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices and facilities have become targets of attacks

Gagging The Media In A Democracy

Of recent, there have been what is apparently a guided and concerted attempts by the President Mohammadu Buhari headed All

June 12: Salient Lessons For Democracy

Severally, the general election of June 1993 in which Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola was the arrowhead has come to the

Welcoming The New Army Chief

After a disastrous turn of events, Major General Farouk Yakubu has been appointed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces,

Indian COVID-19: Variant As Loose Cannon

Nigeria has reported the Indian variant of the coronavirus, according to reports from local health authorities and World Health Organization,

Amaechi Vs NPA MD: When Allegations Turn Lame

The Federal Government under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari seems to be attuned to running unshod against itself in

Nigeria Still Needs Its Entities

It has become obvious that the nation is currently overwhelmed by sundry challenges never seen in its long history and

A Nation Under Siege

In spite of sustained government efforts and budgetary appropriations, the security situation in Nigeria has continued deteriorating. Indeed, the lingering

Ghana, Taking The Shine Off Nigeria?

There has been word trading in public space over the somewhat indication that Nigeria is fast losing its long held

When Senate Scuttles S’Court Judgments

The Supreme Court as the final court of adjudication is to give its last word on any issue that goes

A Dark Season Of Strikes

Amid the ongoing economic hardship and security challenges being experienced by Nigerians, some major economic sectors in the country have

Medical, Education Tourism: A Government’s Fad

Over six decades of independence, the nation’s health and education sectors still totter on the wings of unbridled inefficiency, heightened

Electoral Bill: Still In The Abyss

There appears to be some form of raging muteness over the signing into law of the electoral reform bill. The

$1.5bn Refinery Revamp: A Wild Goose Chase

Not a few Nigerians have taken a swipe at the decision by the Federal government at last Wednesday’s Federal Executive

Petroleum Pricing And Politics Of Deregulation

Successive governments in Nigeria since 1999 have faced the challenge of whether or not to adopt deregulation policy in the

… As North East Security Outfit Enters

Worsening state of insecurity across the nation amid scourging onslaught in the North East and North West regions by the

Editorial: Negotiation: Sheikh Gumi’s New Vocation

With increasing insecurity occasioned by kidnapping, rapping, banditry, terrorism and more, across the country, it would not be salutary to

Editorial: Between NIN, BVN And Individual Identity

There is no doubt that the issue of an authentic human database in Nigeria has been a herculean task, even

Bandits Still Enjoying The Spoils

It would be an understatement to conclude that the current security challenges are not ravaging through the polity. It is

On The Appointment Of New Service Chiefs

There was a fresh vista in the nation’s military hierarchy with the appointment of new service chiefs by President Muahammadu

Editorial: On The Akeredolu Quit Notice To Herders

The presidency and the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, are locked in a fierce disagreement over his ordering all

Borrowing From Unclaimed Dividends, Others

As the Federal Government, FG, continues in its effort to stabilize the economy and steer the nation off recession, it

Unending Controversies On COVID-19 Vaccine

The palpitating apprehension which accompanied the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus disease since January last year throughout the world