Editorial

Dust over failed National Anthems

Dust over failed National Anthems

Last week, the bid by members of the National Assembly to restore the old National Anthem: Nigeria We Hail Thee, made a surprisingly speedy progress to the third reading in the House of Representatives. It also got read a second time in the Senate. It would have been passed if some senators had not insisted […]
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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 […]

University age controversy

University age controversy

Minister of Education, Mamman Tahir, while monitoring the recent Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in Abuja, announced that 18 years would henceforth be the minimum age for the admission of students into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Most students sitting for the university enrolment examinations are between 16 and 17. He blamed parents for “pressuring” their […]

Tinubu’s consumer credit scheme

Tinubu’s consumer credit scheme

Following the Federal Executive Council, FEC’s, approval, President Bola Tinubu last week Tuesday launched the Consumer Credit Scheme in Abuja. It will be run by the Nigerian Consumer Credit Corporation, CREDICORP. According to a statement from the presidential media office, the scheme, which will be implemented in stages, will start with public sector workers or […]

EFCC’s return of Enugu State assets

EFCC’s return of Enugu State assets

This role played by the EFCC in the Enugu State asset recovery saga has shown the importance of having a federal body which is capable of salvaging the people’s assets from powerful rogue politicians

Recharging the fight against Malaria

Recharging the fight against Malaria

Malaria, a deadly disease whose vector is the insect called mosquito, continues to pose a significant threat to global health. This is why the United Nations, through the World Health Organisation, WHO, celebrates World Malaria Day every year on April 25. The international community has made the fight against malaria a universal undertaking due to […]

Resettling the Plateau IDPs

Resettling the Plateau IDPs

It is gladdening to see that the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, driven out of their ancestral homes in the past 20 years by armed herdsmen terrorists in Plateau State can now look forward to returning to their homes. Embattled Governor Caleb Mutfwang set up a committee for the implementation of the resettlement plans which will […]

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 […]

Nigeria Police Day

Nigeria Police Day

The idea of a Nigeria National Police Day is very welcome. We commend the President Bola Tinubu administration for setting aside April 7 every year as the National Police Day to honour our policemen and women who most of the time mortgage their lives, comfort and convenience to ensure that the rest of the population […]

Bracing for this year’s floods

Bracing for this year’s floods

In spite of the timely warnings by government agencies at state and federal levels, millions of Nigerians are still caught off-guard, with attendant losses of lives and property.