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People Talk: On FG’s plan to spend $1.96bn on Kano-Niger Republic rail line

Amaechi tasks S/East, S/South leaders on unity

By Bose Adelaja & Olayinka Latona “How could the FG come up with such an idea? Potable water, is a luxury; no electricity, roads are death traps, health facilities lack basic drugs, education sector is in a shambles; agreements reached with ASUU a decade ago are yet to be met! $1.96bn is about N800bn. “It
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Firm, Women Affairs Ministry to drive child health with Rigakafi program

People Talk: On NYSC doctors replacing striking doctors in public hospitals

“What kind of policy is that? Is the FG trying to bastardise the Health sector and toy with people’s lives? The Health sector is very sensitive and delicate and requires proficiency and professionalism; therefore, it should be carefully handled. “Qualified and experienced hands should be in place instead of NYSC members.” —Oyegunle Nurudeen, Floor Manager
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EndSARS: Naira Marley cancels planned protest

PEOPLE TALK: On increasing cases of extortion by SARS operatives

“Let the government show more seriousness in the restructuring of SARS. Operatives of the unit should be thoroughly monitored via CCTV camera or underground intelligence and erring officers made to face the consequences of their actions by being sacked to serve as a deterrent to others.” —Folarin Olaoluwa, Media Practitioner “SARS should be scrapped; it’s
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Social Media Bill: CSO demands other options to fight hate speech

People Talk: On FG raising hate speech fine from N500,000 to N5m

“This is enslavement! It’s an anti-democratic tool. If people can no longer have freedom of speech, it will sabotage the main responsibility of political watchdogs. “Most times, what they tag hate speech is criticism to put government in check. Lawmakers should scrutinize the contents of this bill to preserve our democracy.” —Opeyemi Ogungbe, Educator “Nigeria
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