When Mrs. Taiwo Agbaje announced to her family that she was applying for the Female Driversâ€™ Scheme at the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, little did she know what the future held for her. Now, not only does she drive a truck but takes pride in ridding the state of waste that threatened to become the new face of Lagos.Read More
Dr. Olushola Atilola is the immediate past National President of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS). In this interview with Kingsley Adegboye before he handed over to a new helmsman. He bares his mind on his tenure, the GIS system, land reforms among other topical issues. Excerpts:Read More
The argument in certain quarters is that the call for Yerima’s ‘head’ would be for nothing since, as it is, he is hiding under a religious guise to commit this heinous ‘sin’.Read More
Mr. Uzodimma Onu is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Uzotex Arts, an outfit dedicated to various works of art like sculpture, painting, designing etc. Recently, the consummate artist who has his head office in Onitsha, Anambra State, spoke to Financial Vanguard on his work.Read More
Perhaps, Matthew Okikiolakan Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo should be blamed for foisting Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua on Nigeria as PresidentRead More
The death of President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua marks the end of an era of pro-people politics that started with his membership of the second republic Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) led by Mallam Aminu Kano, according to Senator Gbemisola Saraki.Read More
RHETORIC aside, one notable achievement for which Alhaji Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua will be remembered is the defusing of tension in the Niger Delta region through the Amnesty programme.Read More
IN the last 25, 26 years, Philip Emeagwali, the Nigerian born American, world famous computer scientist, who is most times credited with the feat of being a father of the internet, has never set his foot on the Nigerian soil. And he has no apologies or immediate or future plans to visit. Ask him why, and he is unable to proffer any convincing answers.Read More
There was pandemonium last Friday at the popular Cele bus stop along Oshodi-Apapa expressway, Lagos, when two suspected armed robbers on a motorcycle snatched a bag from a woman waiting to board a bus to Ikotun area of the state. This incident took place at the peak of commercial activities at the ever-busy bus stop.Read More
Perhaps, this informed the recent position of the thirty six state governors on prison congestion.
Hinging on the fact that condemned prisoners contribute to the ever growing list of detainees, the governors approved the execution of all convicted prisoners across the country.
AFTER over 40 years of poor maintenance, overuse, frequent subjection to overbearing deadweight and cannibalisation, the River Niger bridge at Onitsha has become a nightmare to commuters.Read More
Prof. Tam David-West is a former Minister of Power and Steel, in this interview, he argues that Acting President Goodluck Jonathan cannot make meaningful progress in the power sector within a short periodHe also dismissed claims of an existing cabal holding the sector down, adding incompetence and corruption is responsible for the total blackout in Nigeria. He spoke to Charles Kumolu.Read More
ALTHOUGH Nigeria did not attain the targeted 6000mw by December 2009, power generation last year showed that the highest generation of 3710MW was attained by December, while installed capacity of 5,226.6MW was reached by December 2009.Read More
Technology takes a long time to be acquired. Every technology is the result of intensive work and expenses, stressing over many years and when you acquire it, it becomes a precious property. And you cannot get it free; you cannot get it because you are too clever. So, you acquire it somehow by setting up the modalities for acquiring it.Read More
WITH a population of about 150 million people and a Police Force of about 357, 000 workforce, Nigeria seems short of UN policing policy of one policeman to 400 civilians. Perhaps, this underpolicing may account for the weight of allegations against the Force, as it relates to highway policing. Added to this, are challenges of harsh working environment and inadequate working tools.Read More