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Need to revisit academic requirements for presidency, others

Need to revisit academic requirements for presidency, others

The need for a review in the minimum educational qualification for persons aspiring to be future presidents of Nigeria has been highlighted by none other a person than the Speaker of the House of Representatives,…

Still on President’s Buhari’s television interview

Still on President’s Buhari’s television interview

In a recent interview with Channels Television, President Muhammad Buhari did what could be regarded as self-evaluation when he said that he had done his best while working eight hours a day.   The President…

Raising the profile of AFCON in Cameroon

Raising the profile of AFCON in Cameroon

Before the January 9 official kick-off of the Nations Cup 2021 taking place in Cameroon, expectations were rife on what to expect in terms of standard and general organisation of the apex football showpiece on…

Newspapers and self-regulation

Newspapers and self-regulation

Not too long ago the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) requested each newspaper establishment to institute a self-regulatory mechanism commonly referred to as an Ombudsman Committee. This is aimed at ensuring that every newspaper…

Enhancing security in Nigeria

Enhancing security in Nigeria

Given the continued profound loss of lives and socio-economic dislocation unleashed on Nigeria by rising insecurity, different stakeholders have reacted to the avoidable man-made menace. Some of the stakeholders including the governors of the states…

As Buhari begins to wind down tenure

As Buhari begins to wind down tenure

On January 1, 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari began his last full year as the President of Nigeria. Elected first in 2015, Buhari completed his first four-year tenure in 2019 and began the second part of…

On the newly introduced excise duty on soft drinks, other non-alcoholic beverages

On the newly introduced excise duty on soft drinks, other non-alcoholic beverages

The Federal Government has reportedly decided to impose a N10/litre excise duty on soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages in order to deal decisively with a major cause of diabetes, considered to be a key…

AFCON and its controversial timing

AFCON and its controversial timing

The 33rd edition of the African Nations Cup competition started last Sunday in Duala, Cameroon with some notable stars missing out. It’s a huge shock that Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech was excluded by Morocco. Ajax midfielder,…

Importance of technological independence to a nation

Importance of technological independence to a nation

Given Nigeria’s heavy dependence on foreign technology, she could not be said to be fully independent. The Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade, made this observation in Abuja at the Joint Action Congress…

Insecurity: Now those bandits are terrorists

Insecurity: Now those bandits are terrorists

Last week the worsening security situation in the country was once again brought to the fore with the news of the massacre of more than 200 Nigerians by bandits who pillaged a number of villages…