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Again, as Imo hugs the headlines negatively

Again, as Imo hugs the headlines negatively

Chief Ikedi Ohakim was elected the governor of Imo State in 2007.   Although he was not known to have done well in terms of performance, he was on the verge of getting a second…

Enhancing Civil Service delivery

Enhancing Civil Service delivery

For about three years now, some Federal Government-owned ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have been conducting promotion interviews for some of their employees. Some MDAs not too long ago conducted such for some of their…

Fuel subsidy removal: A potential time bomb

Fuel subsidy removal: A potential time bomb

Last month, on Tuesday, November 23 to be precise, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, while speaking at an event in Abuja, announced the planned removal of fuel subsidy and…

FG needs to secure Nigeria

FG needs to secure 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…

NFF’s confusion and Eguavoen’s massive AFCON task

NFF’s confusion and Eguavoen’s massive AFCON task

After Gernot Rohr was fired by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the board appointed Augustine Eguavoen as the Manager of the Super Eagles on an interim basis. We are aware this was decided at a…

2022 Budget and Nigerians

2022 Budget and Nigerians

On October 7, President Muhammadu Buhari presented a N16.39 trillion Appropriation Bill to the joint-sitting of the National Assembly in Abuja. It was heart-warming to see education displacing the usually over-rated sectors such as works…

Still on Dowen College saga

Still on Dowen College saga

The Parents’ Forum of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos recently held a candle-light procession in honour of Master Sylvester Oromoni, said to have been bullied and tortured to death by some suspected student cultists, for declining…

Beyond denying judges promotion

Beyond denying judges promotion

Rising from its two-day meeting, which held on December 14 and 15, the National Judicial Council (NJC) resolved that three jurists of courts of competent jurisdiction who granted conflicting ex-parte orders in matters with the…

Between the hollowness of political independence and technological dependence

Between the hollowness of political independence and technological dependence

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…

Fans, stars must help AFCON regain lost glory

Fans, stars must help AFCON regain lost glory

The 33rd edition of Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition takes place in about three weeks in Cameroon and not much is being heard about the biggest football extravaganza on the continent. We are in…