The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, due to be shut down on March 8, 2017, for six weeks, to enable some repair work on its runway is certainly far from being an ideal airport for the capital of a nation like Nigeria.
The IDP camp bombing accident
The tragedy of brutal displacement faced by some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) caught in the ongoing war against Boko Haram in North East of Nigeria was further complicated last Tuesday when a Nigeria Air Force....
That the bridges may be built
That the Federal Government would repair some bridges across the nation at a total cost of N275 billion would seem good news in view of the need for upgrade of Nigeria’s road infrastructure but the choice of 52 bridges raises questions of why and how.
Poverty alleviation and the N5000 to the poor
Whilst President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration, the other day, to give immediate priority to poverty alleviation, is a thoughtful, salutary, and self-redeeming gesture, his alleged commencement of payment of N5000 monthly to one million poor Nigerians ....
On mortgage refinancing loan for civil servants
Although the sources of the loans to be refinanced for the civil servants and terms of the loan refinancing arrangement were not disclosed, the programme is aimed at improving the living conditions and welfare of the work force...
The Lagos State anti-kidnapping law
It is commendable that in a bid to curb the rising wave of kidnappings in the state, the Lagos State House of Assembly has sent a bill against the menace to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for assent and passage into law.
Yahya Jammeh must go now!
Democratically rejected by his compatriots, President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, like the proverbial foolish dog destined to be lost for good, still refuses to be deterred from his determination to challenge and possibly reverse the outcome of the December 1, 2016 election.
Health budget for 2017 is poor
The complaint of medical practitioners over the abysmally poor allocation for health in the 2017 budget is understandable given the poor healthcare delivery system in the country and the need to make it better.
Road safety corps and the question of integrity
Reports that some operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had their monthly salaries delayed and, on that account, threatened that they might resort to collecting bribes from motorists are disturbing.
That the 2017 budget may pave way out of recession
For the 2017 Budget to lay the firm foundation for the Nigeria economy to pull out of recession, a baneful procedure should be exorcised.
2017 budget: Negative business as usual
The Federal 2017 Budget address presented by President Muhammadu Leko Buhari to the National Assembly at the end of 2016 has the supporting 2017-19 Medium Term Expenditure framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF), the version dated August 2016.