5 Aug 2015
IT is difficult not to reflect on the Buhari administration’s symbolic gestures in the absence of much-awaited substantive actions. Hence that decision of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to slash their salaries by half, as well as the President’s rejection, the other day, of a proposal to purchase five customized armoured Mercedes…
4 Aug 2015
THE Buhari administration’s move to get the mills rolling again in the country’s cotton, textile and garment companies with prospects of massive employment generation is certainly laudable.
3 Aug 2015
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s vow to combat corruption in Nigeria no matter whose ox is gored is a welcome commitment that cannot but please all those who wish this country well.
2 Aug 2015
AS long as the objectives are to rescue the over 200 Chibok girls who have been in the captivity of Boko Haram for more than a year and to restore peace to the war-ravaged North East of Nigeria, it would be a welcome development for the Federal Government to hold talks with the insurgents. President…
31 Jul 2015
WITH that cut-off mark of 180, which was recently recommended as a qualification for eligibility into Nigerian universities, but which has thankfully been cancelled, at least, for now, the administrators of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Universities Commission (NUC) may be sounding the death knell for university education in the country.
30 Jul 2015
JUST when you think that Nigeria’s declining educational standards cannot get any more heart-rending, it seems that it could be worsened by official complicity, as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had set out to do, before the Federal Government overruled the policy. The JAMB’s policy of making 180 the cut-off mark for admission into universities was nothing short of…
28 Jul 2015
IT is disheartening that the Buhari Administration is so soon dabbling in matters that would not by any means improve the well-being of the citizens and which could cast it in the mould of a regime without priorities.
28 Jul 2015
WITH a promise to fight corruption and curb other excesses in and outside government as a central goal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, it is expected that national agencies responsible for investigations and prosecutions would probe citizens against whom allegations of misconduct have been made.
26 Jul 2015
THE recent dissolution of the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the presidential directive given the corporation to review existing refined product exchange agreements with various trading companies as well as the call for the scrapping of the NNPC are veritable pointers to the fact that the nation’s sole oil corporation has…
25 Jul 2015
AT a time Nigeria is in dire need of heroes, it is reassuring that award-winning scientist, Dr. Sam Achilefu of Washington University in St. Louis, United States, stands out as a pride to the country, and of course, the medical research world. The other day, before a crowd of distinguished scientists, colleagues and the university…
24 Jul 2015
AFTER what appeared a knee-jerk reaction by the Kaduna State Government to a specific problem of begging in the state, report of the two parties - government and beggars - reaching an understanding on the ban on street begging and hawking is a reassuring step to finding a lasting solution to what has become a…
23 Jul 2015
IT is difficult not to worry about Nigeria, her dependence on oil, the waste to which the nation’s resources are put and the mismanagement of the economy by the ruling elite.