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Judiciary, put your house in order


Recent happenings in the judiciary have raised fresh concerns over the sanctity of rulings and judgments emanating from our courts. The conflicting deliveries on political issues not based on sound reasoning especially from the high courts is now the order of the day.

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Rescuing Nigeria from poverty

In 2013, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) put the population of Nigerians living in poverty at about 112 million, representing about 67 per cent of Nigeria’s 167 million population at the time. Nigeria’s income per capita GDP stood at $1,555. The Nigerian situation, no doubt has worsened since then.

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Solomon Dalung in Rio

Dalung not fit to be Sports Minister

Minister for Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, created panic among football buffs in Nigeria when the Rio Olympic-bound U-23 soccer team on a training tour in Atlanta, USA, could not be airlifted to Rio until a few hours to their opening game against Japan. Team handler, Coach Samson Siasia, drew the Minister’s ire when he cried out over the cash-strapped team’s ordeal in camp.

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*Ogun Pilgrims at Mount Jabalithaor one of the holy sites in Makkah

Forex concessions for pilgrimages

The directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the Pilgrims Travel Allowance (PTA) to be sold to intending pilgrims at N197 to $1 has, understandably drawn sharp criticisms, coming at a time that factories cannot get enough foreign exchange to import crucial inputs and parents are finding it difficult to pay the school bills of their children studying abroad due to the scarcity and high cost of foreign exchange.

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