Teaching sciences in local languages
First, learning does not begin in school. Learning starts at home in the learners’ home language. On starting school, children find themselves in a new physical environment.
Bonds to settle debts on the roads
Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing may be accused of anything but lack of enthusiasm for the job, the capacity for doing it or constant re-tooling...
Attacks on Nigerians in South Africa
The Federal Government has, indeed, asked the South African government to investigate and punish those involved in the killing and end such vices as extra-judicial killings, immigrants profiling and xenophobic attacks.
Under-funding the Police Force emboldens criminals
Inspector-general of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has expectedly complained, with figures to back his complaint, to the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs...
The education of a nation
It was only appropriate that the parlous state of Nigeria’s education was in focus the other day at a public presentation of a book where members of an older generation...
The DSS and the rest of us
Nigeria's Department of State Services (DSS), still smarting from criticisms of its controversial visibility in routine internal security operations in a democracy, was in the news again the other day for the wrong reasons.
Return of James Ibori
Erstwhile governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori, returned to the country the other day on completion of his jail term in a London prison to a hero’s welcome...
Dashed hopes and protests
Many citizens, under the aegis of #IstandwithNigeria, appropriately tested the spirit, culture and practice of democracy in Nigeria the other day when they organised protest marches in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, Ibadan, and some other cities in the country.