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COVID-19: Now That The Curve Is Flattening…

It may not be wrong to surmise that the Coronavirus pandemic is yet the most daunting global challenge in contemporary

On The Cost Of Covid-19 Treatment

In an unprecedented whirlwind, the Coronavirus, Covid-19, swept through almost every country around the world, leaving in its trail social

… As Nigerians Pay More For PMS, Electricity

In what appeared a drama of some sorts, Nigerians heralded the month of September with a daunting reality. Citizens have

Revisiting The Affront On Nigerian Businesses In Ghana

These are indeed unpleasant times for Nigerian business owners in Ghana, a neighbouring West African country. Many of those affected

Wada Maida: Exit Of A Media Icon

In a reverse trajectory, one of Nigeria’s media icons bowed to death after a meritorious service to fatherland. Wada Maida

On Allegation Of Gov’s Involvement In Boko Haram

Dr. Obadiah Mailafiya, ex-deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, may have stirred the hornet’s nest when he

On The New Hate Speech Penalty

On August 4, 2020, the Federal Government announced the increase of fines for hate speech from N500,000 to N5million. The

Corruption: Need To Tame The Monster

Corruption has assumed a monstrous dimension in the country, with virtually every passing day holding out disturbing information on various

Kaduna Killings: A recurring Evil

Only recently scores of persons were gunned down by yet to be identified gunmen in parts of Southern Kaduna. This

Umbrage Over Retirement Age In NASS

There has been some disquiet in the National Assembly, NASS, between the Clerk of the National Assembly, CNA, Mr. Sani

On Students Losing Whole Session

We have been inundated in the recent past with the telling effects of the ever dreaded Covid-19 virus, since its

Lockdown Ease Not Licence For Carelessness

Nigeria’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) record may not be the worst in the African continent but there are concerns that the rising

COVID-19: Towards A Responsive Stimulus Package

Following the consequences envisaged would ensue post-COVID-19, a pandemic that has not spared any part of the globe, it became

Nigeria’s Cost Of Governance Worrisome

A recent discourse, titled: Economic Stability Beyond Covid-19, broached the issue of the unwieldy size of government at all levels

Democracy At 21: Where’s Nigeria’s Position

In a moment that is historic, Nigeria’s democracy clocked 21 in an unbroken chain. June 12 was declared by President

On Sexual And Gender Based Violence

The media has been inundated recently with reports of a rising wave of gender-based abuses and other related social misdemeanours

Buhari’s Fifth Anniversary And Issues Within

May 29th was a historic moment for President Muhammadu Buhari as he marked his fifth year in the saddle, following the

Proposed Increase In DSTV, GoTV Subscription Tariff Insensitive — ATCIS

The Association of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet Subscribers (ATCIS) has championed the course of defending and fighting for consumers’

Why Post COVID-19 Response Must Start Now

When COVID-19 struck the global community, not many governments across the world appreciated or anticipated the unprecedented damning consequences that

Disturbing Controversies On Covid-19

When the world was jolted by the novel Coronavirus, code named Covid-19, it caught many countries unawares. It was particularly

COVID-19: Why Govt Must Support Alternative Medicine

Within weeks of its entry into the country, thousands of Nigerians are already infected with the Coronavirus, Covid 19, an

COVID-19: For A Rational Distribution Of Palliatives

When the Coronavirus pandemic hit parts of the global community, Nigeria and a few African states were still basking in


As the lock down is entering its fourth week in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun it has become imminent for the

COVID-19 And Vital Components Of 2020 Budget

In what was a response of the Federal Government to the implausibility of the 2020 budget following the effect of

Corruption As COVID-19 Thrives

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged virtually every part of the globe, there has been very

COVID-19: A Task For All

The novel Coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has undoubtedly taken a toll on the global populace notwithstanding that only a few countries

Stay Healthy, Save The Nation

These are indeed turbulent times for an overwhelmed globe being ravaged by the Covid 19, pandemic. Nigeria is not an

Covid-19: CBN’s Intervention et’al

In an apparent proactive move to ameliorate the likely impact of the ravaging global Coronavirus, the Central Bank of Nigeria,

Real Economic Diversity Imperative

Nigeria’s economy has often been described as a mono- economy, having relied elaborately for decades on petroleum resources, particularly crude

Towards A Better Deal For Women

The International Women’s Day date was moved to March 8 in 1913. The day aimed to help nations worldwide eliminate

Towards A Bold Step Against The Locust

There has been a consistent human misery, buoyed by man-made scenarios and natural disasters. Not a few have predicted that

Stop Politicking With North’s Under-development

mir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, in his usual belligerent posture has come hard on the northern elite blaming the relative

Electoral Violence: A Recurring Decimal

Thursday, February 13, presented yet another political watershed in the nation’s legal and political landscape. In a twist of events,

Political Parties And INEC’s Hammer

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, wielded the big stick against what it considered non-performing political parties

Politicising LGs With Caretakers

The local government, LG, system in Nigeria derived its legitimacy from the 1976 Guidelines for Local Government but its operation

Overstretched Security: Need For Reality Check

Eighteen years ago, when Nigeria’s security challenges took a different form and shape with the emergence of the Boko Haram

Dr Kingsley Obiorah: New CBN Deputy Governor, A Round Peg In A Round Hole

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents

Amotekun And Renewed Calls For Community Policing

South-west Nigeria comprising six states of Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti have launched an ‘internal’ security outfit code-named

Electoral Reforms And The Latest Apostle

President Muhammadu Buhari had a curious but salient item on the list of deliverables in his New Year message to

New Year: Why Nigerians Must Take Stock

As the New Year unfolds, it offers yet another opportunity to reflect on the outgoing one and possibly make amends

N37bn NASS Renovation: Our Stand

It hit the news wave like a thunderbolt and not a few Nigerians were wary about the N37 billion earmarked

JAMB Delists 133 UTME CBT Centres For ‘Aiding’ Malpractice

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has accused some operators of the Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres used for Unified

Rule Of Law: The Lingering Question

The phrase, the Rule of Law has come under various nuances and indeed semantics from different authorities and peoples.  But

Orji Uzor Kalu, Others: Lessons For Politicians

Thursday, June 5 presented one rare historical antecedent. It was not for a cheery reason but a moment that put

How Politicians Short-change Nigerians

Nigeria remains the only black nation with God given abundance of natural resources still begging to be tapped fifty nine

Concerns As New VAT Regime Underway

On Thursday, November 21, the Finance Bill 2019 (the Bill) was passed by the Senate after scaling through third reading

Deplorable State Of Our Missions

Nigeria, the “Giant of Africa,” has a long history of diplomatic leadership. It was one of the founders of the

Identification Process: Military’s New Burden

Before its full blown implementation, the ongoing Operation Positive Identification, OPI, had taken the front burner in various forums, with

On The Illegal Detention Homes

Day in day out new illegal detention centres unfold. Since the revelation of a detention centre in Niger State, weeks

Yahaya Bello’s Aides’ Attack On AljazirahNigeria Publisher

Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, brutish and short – Thomas Hobbes. In a movie-like spectacle, the