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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…

Boko Haram: A garland for the military

Boko Haram: A garland for the military

Dead or alive, let us celebrate those who are putting their lives on the line to save us, keep our country together and defend our sovereignty.   It is worthy…

Ekiti Judiciary attack and the Rule of Law

Ekiti Judiciary attack and the Rule of Law

The violent attack on the Judiciary in Ado-Ekiti by partisans leading to the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Hon. Justice A. S. Daramola ordering the “immediate closure of all state…

Egypt Air and Citizen Abdul-Azeez’s torn passport

Egypt Air and Citizen Abdul-Azeez’s torn passport

Much as this Newspaper wants to commend the Committee’s effort, it is expedient that the airline gives adequate compensation; more so, because the young man has suffered unquantifiable loss from…

Journalism and Joshua’s N50,000 bribe scandal

Journalism and Joshua’s N50,000 bribe scandal

The Joshua N50,000 bribe scandal is a serious indictment on the practice of journalism in Nigeria. It should serve as a point of sanitation. If Journalism as the Fourth Estate…

CBN and Non-Performing Loans

CBN and Non-Performing Loans

With the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) now insisting that it would no longer buy non-performing loans from the banks, in particular that of the power sector, except the…

Nigeria: The journey so far

Nigeria: The journey so far

Fifty-four years after, this Newspaper strongly feels that the country has made little progress in her political, economic and social development.  As Nigeria today celebrates her fifty-fourth year of independence…

PDP, endorsement and Nigeria’s democracy

PDP, endorsement and Nigeria’s democracy

But we must sound a note of warning; endorsement, anointing or imposition of aspirants is detrimental to the principle of internal democracy within political parties and an affront on true…

Redefining Nigeria’s Defence Relations

Redefining Nigeria’s Defence Relations

In the most recent American history, the Bill Clinton eight years administration has been adjudged as the best. Clinton entered this hall of fame when he anchored his administration policy…

NYSC and unjustifiable N4, 000 online registration fee

The recent policy of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) whereby graduates enlisting into the service are charged N4000 as online registration fee following the computerisation of the process is…

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