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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

Siasia: Dilemma Of A Onetime Patriot

Samson Siasia, one of Nigeria’s ace international and football icons is in the eye of the storm for some untoward

Nigeria At 59: Time For Crucial Stocktaking

In the year 1960, precisely on October 1, when Nigeria attained independence, there were great anticipations from not a few

Nigeria At 59: Time For Crucial Stocktaking

In the year 1960, precisely on October 1, when Nigeria attained independence, there were great anticipations from not a few

Negotiation With Armed Bandits Disturbing

Following large scale armed banditry in parts of the country, particularly the North-west region, there have been various reactions bordering

VAT: Citizens To Swallow Bitter Pills

Despite the current economic challenges, the Federal Government last week Wednesday, proposed an increase in the Value Added Tax, VAT,

Need To Refocus Job/Social Investment

Job creation and social investment nets are necessary tools to cushion concerns occasioned by attendant social disconnects that have followed

Buratai And Nigerian Army’s Super Camp Strategy

By Usman Jega “Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get

$9.6bn UK Court Judgement: Our Stand

In what appears a discomfiting national circumstance, the Federal Government is at pains denying the allegation that it was careless

Revisiting Forex Restrictions On Food Imports

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, says the apex bank is committed to implementing its

Checking Moles In War Against Insecurity

Nigeria is reeling in a circle of damning security situations. The government, no doubt has been hither and thither in

Eid-el-Kabir: Why Nigerians Must Unite

It is another cycle of celebrations as the Muslim faithful mark Eid el-Kabir, also Eid al-Adha in some parlance. The

Confronting Insurgency/Insecurity: Revisiting The Latest Approach

An intense wave of devastation has followed the sustained activities of bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers, armed robbers and insurgents among

Expectations As Buhari Unfolds Cabinet

Nigeria’s political landscape was agog with fresh interests among various stakeholders shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari transmitted his ministerial list

That Unrelenting Allegations Against CBN Gov

The nation’s judicial landscape has been inundated with various allegations bordering on corruption and related offences since the advent of

Revisiting Nigeria’s Worrisome Debt Profile

In April, Patience Oniha, the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), reeled out Nigeria’s debt profile which stands at N24.4trillion, having

On Death Penalty For Bandits, Kidnappers

In a renewed offensive aimed at dealing decisively with the twin menace of kidnapping and armed banditry, Taraba and Zamfara