16 Apr 2015
THE new administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will certainly need to manage the economy not just better, but very differently, once it is inaugurated on May 29. And one issue it should immediately tackle is the Central Bank of Nigeria’s management of the nation’s monetary policy. For instance, following its meeting of March 23-24, 2015,…
15 Apr 2015
WITH the conclusion of the 2015 general elections, Nigerians must now examine all the factors that shaped or even damaged political or ethical values all over the country while the electioneering lasted, especially the hate speeches and foul languages that characterized the campaigns. This is with a view to repairing burnt bridges, broken bonds and…
14 Apr 2015
TO the eternal embarrassment of this nation, today marks the end of one whole year since the shocking abduction of 276 girls of the Government Day Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, by members of the murderous terrorist group, Boko Haram.
13 Apr 2015
ALTHOUGH political campaigns have come to an end, the report the other day that media advertisements by all the political parties in the just concluded elections alone might have gulped N4.9 billion of party finances, is a scandalous development that should warrant campaign finance reforms.
12 Apr 2015
WITH elections over and new leaders about to take office in Nigeria, the exemplary leadership of Lee Kuan Yew is a good template for the in-coming class. That Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew who passed on the other day was an architect and builder rolled into one is an incontrovertible fact.
10 Apr 2015
THE desire expressed the other day at a Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa by some African leaders for increased ownership of the African project and integration was quite assuring and may have presented the continent with another opportunity to break away from a seemingly incurable lethargy.
9 Apr 2015
THE assurance by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed, that the judiciary ‘will not be swayed or distracted from the course of justice in any election matter that is brought before the justice system’, could not have come at a better time than now. Given the rancorous, indecorous campaigns that preceded the presidential election, which, mercifully, ended peacefully, it is left for the judiciary to remain a real Temple of Justice.
8 Apr 2015
IF there was one other thing the March 28 election and its aftermath have proven, it is that there is indeed nothing wrong with Nigeria that cannot be corrected by what is right with Nigeria.
7 Apr 2015
IF there ever was any doubt about Nigeria’s capacity for self-renewal and the people’s desire to stay united in the pursuit of justice in a prosperous nation, the election of March 28 was the answer. Defying all predictions of Armageddon and prospects of the nation shattering to smithereens, the election held largely peacefully.
6 Apr 2015
AGAINST the backdrop of the high number of women who die daily while giving birth, the World Health Organization (WHO) has once again, raised the alarm and called on policy makers to, increase universal access to reproductive health services for women. This is a call that must be heeded immediately by all. That many women…
6 Apr 2015
IT was a monumental tragedy the other day when Germanwings Flight 9525 took off from Barcelona, Spain, headed for Dusseldorf Germany and halfway through its flight, came down in the mountains of the French Alps near the town of Seynes les Alpes. With 150 passengers dead, the crash was ghastly beyond comprehension. As the world…
5 Apr 2015
NIGERIANS celebrate today Easter Sunday. For Christians the world over, the weekend marks the conclusion of the forty-day period of Lent and celebrates the central mystery that defines the Christian faith - the suffering, death and resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ the Son of God. It is from the miraculous event of the Resurrection of Christ that Christianity draws its essence and inspiration.