CORRUPTION is described by Wikipedia as a form of dishonesty or criminal activity undertaken by a person or organisation entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire illicit benefit, while political corruption occurs when an office-holder or other governmental employee acts in an official capacity for personal gain. Its forms include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, parochialism, patronage, influence peddling, graft, and embezzlement.Read More
Chinue Achebe and Wole Soyinka as prophets? Yes, they are, as the case may be. And they remain the best to prophesy what Nigeria is today. Who is saying this?Read More
Our religion encourages that we visit a sick patient in hospital and it attracts reward but we are advising the people to desist from visiting patients with diarrhoea and vomiting until they get betterRead More
In Nigeria, findings have linked child labour to widespread poverty, rapid urbanisation and a breakdown in extended family affiliationsRead More
These fresh outbreaks have created panic among Nigerians particularly residents of affected areas.
What does this development mean for Nigeria? Are there lessons to be learned?
Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality in the world. It’s the country with highest number of extremely poor people in the world and now, it has the highest burden of fatalities from air pollution in Africa and 4th globally.Read More
The DG-DMO has again revealed another frightening aspect of Buharinomics. The FG and the state governments acquiring these loans have given no thought to who will pay in the futureRead More
In this concluding part of the report which was first published yesterday, popular human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, continues his enumeration of the legal grounds for effective policing of each state of the federation, while Ahmed Joda, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, Dr Junaid Mohammed and Monday Ubani also had their say on the introduction of state police in Nigeria.Read More
NOT a few Nigerians were taken aback when Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, announced, last June, that he was dropping his title or position as the Chief Security Officer of the state. And by way of an explanation, he had given as reason for taking this radical, unprecedented decision: lack of control of the state security machinery.Read More
IN one of his numerous hit albums, Expensive Shit, released in 1975, late Afro-Beat King, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, sang that water had no enemy. In a long melodious and soul-stirring lyrics, Fela justified why water has no enemy. Till the date, and 43 years after, the song has remained evergreen.Read More
No issue commands a greater, broader consensus in Nigeria today than the need for restructuring the Nigerian federation.
Almost the entire Nigerian socio-cultural-political groups (South West /Yoruba Nation; South-South; South-East /Ndigbo; Middle Belt, and the former Northern Region) have either produced or are working to announce their template for restructuring. Even some political parties, led by the All Progressives Congress (APC), have either announced details of their position on restructuring or made “true federalism” the centre piece of their manifestos for a better Nigeria. It is fair to admit however that there is still reasonable disagreement regarding the consistency of the case for restructuring and the nature and content of restructuring.Read More
BUT the belief in many quarters is that the Eastern ports are largely not viable and a liability due largely to their lack of accessibilty by large vessels. For this reason they depend on the revenue generated from the Western ports to still remain in existence.Read More
LAGOS State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, recently added his voice to the call for ailing ports in other parts of the country to be revived to enable them take some of the load off Lagos which is presently choking on account of unabating traffic gridlock caused by tankers heading to or leaving the ports at Apapa. According to him: “As it is now, other ports in Nigeria must begin to work immediately to decongest gridlock in Lagos”.Read More