Wednesday, 27th September 2023


4 Feb 2015
THE 2012 flood may have come and gone, but affected victims who lost their houses and means of livelihood to the disaster, still live with the remain memories. Unfortunately the Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Funds provided by the Federal Government did little to ameliorate their sufferings. Despite numerous commitments by donor agencies as well as…
3 Feb 2015
CORRUPTION has been a major bane of the Nigerian economy, with its devastating effect on the nation and its citizens. This topic has become so much of interest even as the 2015 general elections draw near. Candidates from the two major political parties have been promising Nigerians their willingness to stamp out corruption.  While the…
3 Feb 2015
LEARNING from the lesson preceding the war and the challenges of the parliamentary system of government the 1979 Constitution came up with a presidential system of government. After the June 12 crisis and the death of Chief MKO Abiola in a true Nigerian spirit, a national consensus of zoning the presidency by region allowed two…
3 Feb 2015
WHEN the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, opened formally on October 7, 1960 – six days after this nation’s independence – it was with a spirit of hope and optimism. The same spirit pervaded the Eastern House of Assembly on May 18, 1955, when Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe gave a speech seconding the motion introduction by the…
2 Feb 2015
EXPERTS describe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. It includes Asperger syndrome and childhood autism.   The main features of ASD typically start to develop in childhood, although the impact of these may not be apparent until there is a significant change in the person’s life,…
1 Feb 2015
THE breath- taking speed of politicians’ convoy, the lack of respect for other road users, have become a permanent feature of the current electioneering campaigns across party lines, with its concomitant risks.     It is almost becoming a daily occurrence to hear of road accidents on the highways resulting in heavy casualties that puts…
28 Jan 2015
SUCCESSIVE governments in Nigeria have continued to battle with the onerous task of trying to bridge the wide infrastructural chasm that exists in every sector of the nation. This, no doubt, has contributed in no small measure to the inability of the Nigerian nation to harness the gains that come to a country endowed with…
27 Jan 2015
TWO decades ago, the mention of his name invoked morbid fear in the Southwest. His words were law in the land. Such was the awe with which he bestrode the entire region that a myth of invincibility was woven around his name and his group.     Indeed, the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) was synonymous…
26 Jan 2015
THEY seem innocuous to the average citizen. Except you require their service, their name or their equipment may not make any meaning to you. Yet they are indispensable, if we are to make judicious use of the environment.    With over 3,000 registered Surveyors nationwide, it is pertinent to identify the often neglected surveying and…
25 Jan 2015
THE most noticeable feature of the history of elections in Nigeria has been that they have had reoccurring integrity challenge. The results are often unacceptable to all the parties as the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeks new ways of conducting the exercise every four years.      Despite these efforts, however,…
22 Jan 2015
Protocol EVENTS in our recent history have thrust us into the glare of world attention in ways that have not always reflected us in our best light.    The paradox of modern Nigeria is that while we have proudly emerged as the largest economy in Africa, and a viable investment and trade destination, a raging…
21 Jan 2015
THE proximity of Nassarawa state to the nation’s capital was to be an advantage when there was massive demolition in the Federal Capital Territory in the year 2004, as most of the displaced persons found solace in the state.     Today, thousands of victims of insurgency have also relocated to the North-Central state, especially…


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There are clear indications that more manufacturing companies and businesses in the country may shut down in the coming months due to the unabating energy crisis, which has now pushed diesel prices to over N1,100 per litre. 
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Organised Labour, with one voice, yesterday vowed to shut down economic activities nationwide next Tuesday.
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Key performance indicators of the manufacturing sector suffered negative growth in the first half (H1) of the year, the Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria (MAN) review of the economy has shown.
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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Yemi Cardoso as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor and four others as deputy governors of the apex bank. 
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As the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Olayemi Cardoso, takes over the daunting job of breathing fresh life into the monetary system, experts have charged him to work closely with the fiscal authority.