31 Aug 2015
THE Federal Ministry of Transport’s Permanent Secretary, Mohammed Bashar, while briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on that ministry the other day, said that on the watch of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, immediate past finance minister, a substantial part of the $1.005 billion loan obtained by the Federal Government from the China Eximbank for a Lagos-Kano rail line was diverted to other ends.
29 Aug 2015
A VERY disturbing phenomenon in Lagos State today is how the bourgeoning population of the state’s or city’s residents has outstripped public facilities.
28 Aug 2015
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to all federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to start paying all government revenues, incomes and other receipts into a unified pool of single account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is a bold and highly commendable move directed at one of the bastions of corruption in the polity, namely, public institutions.
27 Aug 2015
SIR: Most of us who initially supported the creation of Kogi State in 1991 were of the opinion that the former Kabba province with historical Lokoja as headquarters would meet the long expected aspiration of the people. Some of us who were not born and bred at home held the opinion that with the creation…
27 Aug 2015
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Ministry of Defence to produce a plan for the establishment of a military industrial complex for the local production of weapons for use by the nation’s armed forces is not only a welcome development, it signals a new shift in the nation’s mentality.
26 Aug 2015
THE crash into the Lagos lagoon, the other day, of a helicopter operated by Bristow was at once an unfortunate and heart-rending accident. It has added to the catalogue of air mishaps that have plagued Nigeria and brought pain and agony to families that lost dear ones.
25 Aug 2015
POLICE Inspector-General Solomon Arase played the same tune as his predecessors when he admonished senior officers to stop illegal deployment of junior officers providing security for Very Important Personalities (VIPs) who are not entitled to such service.
24 Aug 2015
WITH the reports of reactivation of local refineries, Nigerians, who have lost all hope and succumbed to a fraudulent petroleum products importation regime and subsidy claims that have almost bled the economy to death, have every reason to cheer.
23 Aug 2015
BY taking actions aimed at fast-tracking the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report on Ogoniland, President Muhammadu Buhari, the other day, demonstrated, in no small measure, his unwavering commitment
21 Aug 2015
THAT the Katsina State government has not learnt any lessons from its desperate financial straits which have earned it, like many states, the shameful status of a debtor-state, is sadly demonstrated by the fact that it is yet to get its priorities right.
20 Aug 2015
THE waxing dollarization of the Nigerian economy is unacceptable. However, because its occurrence is traceable to the entrenched federal fiscal and monetary policies, the public should not be led to believe that the CBN can eliminate it by egging on deposit money banks (DMBs) to refuse lodgement of foreign currency cash in domiciliary accounts
19 Aug 2015
THE directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) the other day to revert to a 1920 report on the Lake Chad for solutions to the water body’s endemic problems underscores the worry over the lake’s near extinction, with possible catastrophic human and ecological outcomes.