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Weak state institutions, strong individuals

WILLIAM Easterly is a Professor of Economics at the New York University, who in a 2006 publication; “The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Harm and So Little Good”, enunciated that fragile states are plagued by two factors, namely: political identity fragmentation and weak national institutions in their development

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Taxing religious institutions: Matters arising

RECENTLY The Pointer Newspaper of Saturday, September 12, 2015 in a story entitled “Religious Institutions to Pay Tax on Investments,” one Barrister Frank Nwugo, a member of the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue cited some sections of the law and thereafter, concluded that churches will henceforth be taxed for investments such as school, vehicles, business outfits, and land acquisition. He added in his last paragraph that, “even Jesus Christ himself paid tax.”

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AOCOED, MOCPED may upgrade to degree awarding institutions

Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has stated that his administration is conceiving the idea of transforming the duo of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, AOCOED, and Micheal Otedola College of Primary Education- Epe, MOCPED, to university degree awarding institutions as effort to amplify quality training in the state’s institutions is taking different shapes.

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