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Molade-Okoya-Thomas
5 Mar 2015
FOREMOST industrialist and philanthropist, Molade Alexandria Okoya-Thomas,  whose remains are being interred today passed on at the age of 79 but the palpable sense of bereavement nation-wide has been such as would attend the death of a young man in his prime. In truth, Okoya-Thomas was so young at heart, graceful in conduct and so…
dam
4 Mar 2015
REPORTS that the authorities in Niger Republic are planning to construct a dam across the River Niger is a cause for worry among Nigerians given that the base load of Nigeria’s power generation still remains the Kainji and Jebba dams on the same River Niger.  Any attempt to erect a dam upstream in Niger Republic,…
nerc
3 Mar 2015
THE panic among electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) over the commencement of the Transitional Stage Electricity Market (TSEM) is understandable given the less than average performance by the firms since they came on stream roughly a year ago. Not meeting the set target and the sanctions, which such default could attract are enough causes for worry.…
nigeria-flag-wallpapers
2 Mar 2015
FOR any nation, an election period is a time for renewal and also for reflection. Currently, the Nigerian polity is mindlessly heated up as aspirants stake their claims to power. And in this quest for control over the people’s destiny, the politicians have put on display such behaviour as has made Nigeria look like a…
Justice-Mahmud-Mohammed
1 Mar 2015
NOTWITHSTANDING the postponement of the elections, the recent barrage of lawsuits against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may well be a tell-tale sign of what befalls the judiciary in the months ahead. The overload of litigations, the pressure on election tribunals, and the moral and ethical implications of illicit liaisons between tribunal heads and…
FERMA
28 Feb 2015
THE disagreement between the Federal Government and the Lagos Government over the activities of members of the Federal Emergency Road Management Agency (FERMA) Task Force in the state should be expeditiously resolved so that service delivery to the people and peace in the society is not compromised. The source of bickering between the Federal and Lagos State governments is the constant incidents of the officials of the…
vandalised-pipeline
26 Feb 2015
AS a major threat to the nation’s fortunes, pipeline vandalism is assuming such a grimmer dimension as demands the immediate intervention of the Federal Government, security agencies and other stakeholders.  Obviously buoyed by their successes in destroying pipelines to steal oil, vandals have become more daring in their criminal activities, thereby inflicting untold damage on the nation’s economy.     …
MBU-AIG
25 Feb 2015
SINCE it is now clear that the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone Two, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu, cannot set the limit to his own excesses, it is incumbent on his employers, the police authorities, to urgently do so, and rein him in. As a very senior police officer, Mbu’s disposition, actions and utterances are…
SERVICE-CHIEFS-OK
24 Feb 2015
THE ruling by the Court of Appeal the other day that military personnel should not be used to monitor the elections is a welcome pronouncement that puts a judicial seal on so undesirable a consideration. The role of the military is clearly defined in Section 217 (2) (a-d) of the Constitution and, except for such…
OSITA-CHIDOKA
23 Feb 2015
WHEN the Federal Government directed all airlines operating both general and commercial services in the country to recruit Nigerian pilots the other day, it was a heart-warming acknowledgement of the worrisome phenomenon of increasing number of unemployed indigenous Nigerian pilots. The directive not only envisages a reduction in the rank of unemployed local pilots but that it…
22 Feb 2015
IT is quite remarkable that the Auditor-General of the Federation has released highlights of the forensic audit carried out by the accounting firm of PriceWaterhouse-Coopers (PwC) into the former CBN Governor’s allegation on September 25, 2013 that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had failed to remit US$49.8 billion into the Federation Account (FA) from…
ncaa-airport-aviation
21 Feb 2015
THE Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s threat to sanction airlines operating below standards is typical of the penchant of regulatory bodies in Nigeria to bark instead of biting. Sanctioning of airlines performing below standard is part of the statutory duties of the NCAA and such actions ought to be taken for granted.   The Director General…

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