1 Jan 2016
THE year 2015 will go on record as a watershed in the affairs of Nigeria. Of the many momentous events in the period, the democratic change of baton at the centre stands out boldly.
31 Dec 2015
CRIME inventory in Lagos State in the past 11 months, as reeled out the other day by the Commissioner of Police is alarming, to say the least.
29 Dec 2015
AS the December deadline given by President Muhammadu Buhari for the military to put an end to the Boko Haram insurgency draws to a close, Nigerians must be under no illusion that ending the war is automatic.
28 Dec 2015
THE municipal election, the other day in Saudi Arabia represents a commendable milestone in the history of the country, especially the women’s struggles to have access and presence in a theocratic society.
25 Dec 2015
TODAY is Christmas day, when the fulcrum of a defining episode in the emergence of Christianity, namely the birth of Jesus Christ, is commemorated and celebrated. Christians in Nigeria and their counterparts worldwide mark the Incarnation, the “Word of God taking flesh and becoming man,” in order to save humanity from sin and damnation.
23 Dec 2015
THE success of the world climate conference by parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is worth celebrating.
22 Dec 2015
COMING from the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the announcement that the Senate would soon commence its code of ethics, by sanctioning erring members, is gratifying and worthy of encouragement. It is particularly significant because in the past years, corridors of government, including the Senate, have too often been traversed by men and women of questionable integrity.
21 Dec 2015
THE Monetary Policy Committee met late last November, but its decisions may not achieve the stated objective of spurring deposit money banks to increase credit delivery to the key growth sectors of the economy capable of generating employment opportunities and improving productivity particularly in infrastructure, agriculture and solid minerals. The various economic sectors are inter-dependent…
20 Dec 2015
AGAINST the backdrop of the dip in the country’s economy over the years, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) deserves a hearing over its latest warning that more Nigerians might be thrown into the already bloated labour market if certain economic decisions were not addressed by the government. It is incontestable that the local manufacturing sector is one in a crisis.
17 Dec 2015
FOR an institution perennially bogged down by numerous pending cases, the addition of 30 new judges is a big boost for the Federal High Court.
16 Dec 2015
GIVEN Nigeria’s experience with toll management in the past, the public apprehension surrounding the possibility of re-introducing tolling on selected federal highways nationwide is not surprising.
14 Dec 2015
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari might have indirectly indicted the nation’s judiciary by his remarks at the All Nigeria Judges Conference, but his worry is in accord with the public concern – that the judicial system in general performs below the expectation of Nigerians; and that there is need to redeem its faltering image.