Editorial

Yahaya Bello’s arrest evasion

Yahaya Bello’s arrest evasion

ON Wednesday, April 17, 2024, a show of shame to our democracy and disgrace to Nigeria was played out on live television when the immediate past Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, conflated a web of intrigues to evade arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, operatives.  The Commission had obtained an arrest […]
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Okuama 17: Lessons for all

Okuama 17: Lessons for all

Nigerians, from the number one citizen to the grassroots, mourned on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 as the 17 soldiers slain by suspected militants at Okuama in Ughelli South LGA of Delta State, were buried at the military cemetery in Abuja. They met their tragic end ostensibly on a “peace mission” amidst an intractable communal conflict […]

The Mining Guards scheme

The Mining Guards scheme

Nigeria, a country richly blessed with a wide array of solid, liquid and gaseous minerals, has found it increasingly difficult to earn its due incomes from these endowments due mainly to insecurity, corruption, theft and sabotage. The oil and gas sector, which has been the mainstay of our economy for over 50 years, has failed […]

Clamours for a new Constitution

Clamours for a new Constitution

The calls for the promulgation of a brand-new Constitution for the Federal Republic of Nigeria are growing. Our 1999 Constitution has never been a darling of the more progressive sections of our society because it is seen essentially as a military decree imposed on Nigerians by the departing transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar. Some […]

Pay raise for judicial officers

Pay raise for judicial officers

The third arm of government saddled with administering our criminal justice system should not in any way be tied to the apron strings of any of the other arms except within the principle of mutual checks and balances for maximum performance.

Out-of-school-children: Prosecuting errant parents

Out-of-school-children: Prosecuting errant parents

On Wednesday last week, the Senate advocated for the prosecution of parents who fail to send their children to school in line with the Universal Basic Education Act. They called for the establishment of mobile courts to try such parents and guardians. This is to reduce the 20 million load of Out-of-School-Children, OSC, which Nigeria […]