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Averting political violence in 2015

Averting political violence in 2015

Politics should be about service to the citizenry, it should be about how to harness and apply the resources of the state for the good of the people. Politicians and…

NASS show of shame

NASS show of shame

This Newspaper is of the belief that the incident is a show of shame and a bad legacy for the country’s nascent democracy Viewed from all perception, it is getting…

Fiscal autonomy for the judiciary

Fiscal autonomy for the judiciary

Certainly, a situation where the judiciary would go cap in hand to beg the executive for funds may not augur well for the capacity of the judiciary to apply the…

The health workers’ strike

The health workers’ strike

 In fact, it is time that the government tackled the incessant crisis in the health sector frontally by honouring every agreement it entered with the various health unions. The current…

FG’s N528bn savings through Due Process

FG’s N528bn savings through Due Process

The disclosure that the federal government has saved N588billion from 2009 till date through implementation of the Public Procurement Act 2007 is certainly a welcome development in this season of…

Austerity measures: FG, walk the talk

The reality of the fall in crude oil price in the international market has dawned on Nigeria. The country is a mono product economy dependent on crude oil, which accounts…

The dangerous situation in Ekiti State

The dangerous situation in Ekiti State

The situation in Ekiti betrays the expectations of good leadership and dividend of democracy for which the people gave their popular votes on June 21, 2014 The current reports coming from…

The new CBN forex policy

The new CBN forex policy

We believe that the policy has a real danger of unleashing inflation in the country. If inflation is already uncomfortable at eight percent, it is going to add to the…

The shutdown of Legislative proceedings

The shutdown of Legislative proceedings

It is hoped that now they have got what they want, they will go back and deliberate on the very important national issues, including the consideration and prompt passage of…

FG and gas shortage

FG and gas shortage

The government needs to remove the country’s name from the ignoble list of countries polluting the world through gas flaring The Federal Government recently announced in one breath that it…

Insurgency and the 2015 elections in the Northeast

Insurgency and the 2015 elections in the Northeast

The insurgency in the northeast of Nigeria and the inability of the Nigerian military to positively check the menace of the Islamist fundamentalism leave much to be desired and  make…

Dike: Truly an impressive deed

If there is something that is serious lacking among most Nigerians, it is patriotism in the truest sense of it. A debate on the topic will always end with the…

2015 Elections: How prepared is INEC?

2015 Elections: How prepared is INEC?

INEC by now should be thinking of how to perfect a system where the PVC as a product of a biometric database could be used for voting anywhere in Nigeria…

Lessons from Burkina Faso

Lessons from Burkina Faso

It would certainly not be “business as usual” for African leaders and politicians having intentions to elongate their rule. For two days, precisely Thursday October 30 to Friday October 31,…

Nigeria’s $8b infrastructure deficit

Nigeria’s $8b infrastructure deficit

Definitely, there is urgent need for governments in the nation to declare an emergency in public infrastructural development The recent disclosure by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of…

Babies for sale

Babies for sale

Engaging in the sale of babies arising from forced pregnancy is certainly a criminal offence. Therefore government should effectively enforce the laws against such activities that make life of no…

The Lagos Federal High Court ruling on FOI Act

The Lagos Federal High Court ruling on FOI Act

The verdictofa Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Okon Abang on Friday, October 31, 2014, to the effect that the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2011 was…

The 2013/14 Bar Examination result

The recent result of the 2013/14 Bar final examination released by the Nigerian Law School (NLS) has once more brought into focus the quality of the country’s legal education and…

Political parties and cost of nomination forms

Political parties and cost of nomination forms

How many self made Nigerians, who have not being appointed at one time or the other to the corridors of power, would want to throw over N10million into the purchase…

Is the National Assembly afraid of the PIB?

Is the National Assembly afraid of the PIB?

In the light of the present state of the country’s oil industry, the bill needs to be passed immediately to initiate the regulation and control of Nigeria’s most important industry,…

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