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Still waiting for the Chibok girls

Still waiting for the Chibok girls

Indeed, Nigerians are growing weary of the endless promises by the government on the release of the girls   Almost two weeks ago, the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal…

2015 Federal Budget: Much ado about $78 oil benchmark

2015 Federal Budget: Much ado about $78 oil benchmark

The budget must no longer be a charade but a well articulated people- oriented package intended to leapfrog the economy and practically improve the welfare of the citizens. Last week,…

Ebola: Let’s sustain the momentum

Ebola: Let’s sustain the momentum

There is definetly a need for sustained serious campaign and monitoring of the environment to ensure that we remain disease-free always.        Last week, the World Health Organisation…

Constitutional Amendment: LG Autonomy and Independent Candidacy

Constitutional Amendment: LG Autonomy and Independent Candidacy

The National Assembly last Tuesday scaled another critical hurdle in the ongoing process of the 4th amendment of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution as its Joint Conference Committee ratified the 23…

Remi Oyo: 1952-2014

On Friday October 24,2014 the remains of Dame Felicia Oluwaremilekun Oyo, a legend in the media industry, were committed to mother earth at the Ebony vaults, Atan cemetery, Yaba in…

Thumbs down for a foreign coach

Thumbs down for a foreign coach

The NFF rather should be concerned with restructuring Nigerian football through an efficient Technical Department. The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is at it again. Last week, rising from an emergency…

Boko Haram: Crushing the ‘fifth columnists’

Boko Haram: Crushing the ‘fifth columnists’

It is important that the military internally re-organises itself. The Chief of Defence Staff needs to gather more intelligence reports and fish out the bad eggs in the military.  Recently…

The escalating insecurity in the land

The escalating insecurity in the land

President Goodluck Jonathan must rise above partisanship and take necessary steps to guarantee security, and restore the rule of law.    The upsurge in violent crimes and insecurity in recent…

Agenda for Fayose

Agenda for Fayose

It is therefore expected that the government would initiate policies and actions that would impact positively on the lives of the citizens.  For Dr Kayode Fayemi the journey, which began…

FG and crisis of falling oil prices

FG and crisis of falling oil prices

For the umpteenth time, the nation is facing the crisis of dwindling export earning from crude oil due to the steady slide in the price of the volatile commodity in…

NLC and review of minimum wage

Another general strike may be steering Nigeria as the country prepares for the 2015 elections and this time around it may be as a result of demand for a review…

The Lagos Horn-free Day

The Lagos Horn-free Day

As good as this programme may seem, government should also direct its attention to other noise polluting agents affecting the lives of Lagosians and Nigerians in general.  The Lagos State…

Towards the new National Carrier

Towards the new National Carrier

If the Airline is being proposed as a sustainable business, which will generate profit, then government should not be involved in its management. This is because over the years government…

Insurgency and Defence Spending

Insurgency and Defence Spending

Perhaps, the military high command will need to give Nigerians some explanations. It is baffling to see that the security budget which stands at N960billion in 2014 and an average…

Curbing the VVF scourge

Curbing the VVF scourge

Glossing over a dire situation as VVF might not augur well for our developmental needs. Therefore government must go beyond the present rehabilitation and free repairs measures to addressing the…

As INEC flags off campaign for 2015 elections

As INEC flags off campaign for 2015 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week officially blew the whistle for political campaign by political parties with regards to the forthcoming 2015 elections in Nigeria. Section 30(I) of…

Chinese firms and anti-labour practices

The trend of recurrent incidents of inhuman treatment of Nigerian employees of companies owned by Chinese nationals in violation of the nation’s labour laws underscores the need for the government…

Agenda for new NFF boss

Agenda for new NFF boss

The new NFF boss also needs to come up with an agenda for the development of football in Nigeria. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) rose from its electoral congress, a…

MPC and Nigeria’s Monetary Policy

MPC and Nigeria’s Monetary Policy

For as long as high MPR remains unchecked, the ability of commercial banks to lend to the real sector would be extremely difficult. RECENTLY the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of…

Nigeria: Time to redefine the National Honour

Nigeria: Time to redefine the National Honour

Perhaps, the government should begin now to redefine the criteria for awarding the National Honour to make it acceptable to Nigerians.    Last week, President GoodLuck Jonathan conferred the 2013/14…

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