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SHEKAU-BOKO
18 Feb 2015
THE report the other day by President Goodluck Jonathan that the government has acquired new platforms for the Nigerian Army to strengthen their combat-readiness in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents is definitely heart-warming. From attacks on security formations and bombing of churches, the insurgents’ activities have graduated to a full-scale war. The government has…
CDS-BADEH
17 Feb 2015
AS the struggle among various political interests vying for control of affairs of Nigeria rages and partisans are being recruited across the political spectrum, the Nigerian military must be insulated from the contaminating putrid wind that is blowing. Democracy demands a completely professional and totally apolitical disposition from the military institution for the health of…
MBEKI-1
16 Feb 2015
AFRICA haemorrhages, a bleeding that must be curbed if life would not be snuffed out of the continent.   The report of the Thabo Mbeki-led High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Africa says emphatically that IFFs from Africa are large and increasing ‘…from about $20 billion in 2001 to $60 billion in…
Jega-INEC-BOSS
15 Feb 2015
NIGERIANS may have borne the insult with admirable equanimity, even with some hope that something good would be the outcome of their long wait and delay. But let Professor Attahiru Jega and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as President Goodluck Jonathan and his security advisers not be in any doubt that with…
AU-troops
14 Feb 2015
AFRICAN nations, outraged at the atrocities being committed by Boko Haram recently demonstrated their solidarity with Nigeria by proposing to set up a regional force of 7, 500 troops to fight the rampaging terror group. Such intervention by the African nations under the aegis of the African Union (AU) is undoubtedly commendable as the threat to security posed by the terrorists requires a collective effort by Nigeria and her neighbours…
Boko-Haram-2
12 Feb 2015
IT is an enduring tragedy of the on-going politicking that many who speak do so without much wisdom but only to show how much they like the sound of their own voices. Expectedly, the words they speak neither edify them nor the nation. It is a phenomenon Nigeria can do without.     The run-up…
Chibok-girls
11 Feb 2015
AFTER what seemed like a collective and tragic amnesia on the part of all, the renewed demand by the United Nations Security Council and other citizens of the world on Boko Haram fundamentalists to immediately free from its custody the schoolgirls seized from Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok on April 14, 2014 is a…
AGANGA-OK
10 Feb 2015
THE recent policy of the Federal Government to enrich two aspects of the manufacturing sector, though belated judging by the canons of national planning, is commendable. Notwithstanding the case that, at face value, it is a step in the right direction, these policies could, however, be improved upon for proper integration into other aspects of…
IGP-ABBA-POLICE-OFFICERS
9 Feb 2015
THE colossal sum of $398 million (about N67 billion) the Ministry of Police Affairs has spent to provide a largely non-functional public security communications system across the country is a repugnant addition to the ever-growing list of egregious cases of official corruption and incompetence. At a time the nation is mired in insecurity and increasing threats of fresh trouble, some public officers have exhibited the worst form of…
CBN-GOV-EMEF
8 Feb 2015
IT is very sad that four meetings of the Monetary Policy Committee after seven months in office of current Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele, the bank has yet to activate the managed float naira exchange rate system (MFS for short), which the governor had pledged to sustain at his maiden press briefing.…
CHOLERA
7 Feb 2015
THE current cases of cholera outbreak in parts of Bayelsa and Anambra states are very sad reminders of the endemic poverty of most Nigerians coupled with poor sanitary condition across the country. The cholera outbreak also advertises a certain poverty of ideas on the part of those who rule even in matters that are supposedly…
5 Feb 2015
THE move by the Ekiti State Government to ban clerics from demanding HIV status report from prospective couples before marriage is wrong given the fact that the HIV/AIDS pandemic is a deadly disease that poses great danger to human existence. Therefore, whatever could be done to curb the spread and in this case spare unborn…

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