THE challenges that reforms pose are not new to these parts. With a little hindsight, we can remember that the re-structuring of this economy, otherwise called reforms started most emphatically in the publicâ€™s mind with the structural adjustment programme, SAP.Read More
OUR politicians do not expect us to take them serious. In their thinking, some bags of rice, or whatever inducement that would swing the impoverished voters to their direction would sustain democracy. They have succeeded so far because the people have been completely alienated from a process that is supposed to be about them.Read More
Before 23 year old Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab attempted to detonate an explosive on an America bound Delta Airline, Nigeria had never featured on the radar as a breeding ground for terrorists.Read More
NIGERIAN authorities must stand up against the American posture of trying to label us a country of terrorists after the Christmas Day incident in which 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab tried to blow up a passenger aircraft as it was landing in Detroit.
AS 2010 begins, people have high expectations. They dream their New Year ambitions. It is an annual ritual that helps brush aside failures of the faded year. The beginning of every year affords deep reflection on the past and plan the future. Some call these New Year resolutions.Read More
Maduekwe told Senators he knew ambassadors who cornered national resources for their selfish interest. They damage Nigeriaâ€™s image by making its diplomats destitute and he did nothing about it. Are there no financial guidelines for our missions? Could this rigmarole restore the dignity of our starving diplomats? Was welfare of our diplomats really an issue in the budget defence?Read More
ELECTION related violence remains a major concern as the February 6 governorship election in Anambra State draws nearer. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and other commentators say Anambra would be a test case.Read More
STILL gloating over the peace it is said to have created inÂ the Niger Delta, the Federal Government has again shown the shallowness of its engagements with Nigerians. The disarmament of the militants was an emergency measure solely for the survival of the economy. Only two months after the amnesty was closed, and with the
TUESDAYâ€™s bombing of a television office in Lagos has shown again that the police always knows more than it is willing to disclose. The headlines were about a bomb blast, but the police put a pause to that.Read More
NO day is as special as Christmas even for non-Christians. It is a time the world seems to come to a stop to acknowledge the birth of Christ Jesus who finally died to redeem the world and reconcile people to God, so long as they are willing to accept the lordship of Jesus.Read More
THE Federal Government has woken up to the fact that the banks are sacking people en masse. What was government expecting with the so called banking reform that has almost brought banking to a halt?Read More
TEN years after the University of Ilorin sacked them during a labour dispute, the Supreme Court has ordered the university to reinstate 41 of the 44 lecturers.Read More
Gas flaring was to end on December 2008, one of numerous proposed dates that were never implemented.
â€œI think the government has never been able to develop a strong will to ensure the implementation of these basic policies and the result, of course, is like any other law, the operators take the easiest line of resistance, which is to maybe pay N2, or 1 Kobo or whatever and flaring many cubic feet of gas â€¦ Whatever it is, it is cheaper for the companies or the operators to flare gas and pay the penalty than to stop,â€ he said last year.
AS permutations on the politics of running Nigeria while the President ails continue, two presidential aides are steadily creating a version of the Constitution to suit their wearing explanations on the Presidentâ€™s heath.Read More
WHAT would the authorities do about the refusal of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to remit outstanding balance of N450 billion to the Federation Account?Read More