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12 Mar 2015
AGAINST the backdrop of the disappointing content as well as conduct of campaigns for the 2015 elections by the major political parties, the report of the 2014 National Conference is one issue they cannot and must not ignore.
9 Mar 2015
WHEN President Goodluck Jonathan defended the charge of corruption against his administration on an international news network the other day, he could not be accused of not appreciating the fact that the credibility of his entire government had been challenged. Even as the president insisted that the perception rating on corruption in Nigeria was exaggerated…
8 Mar 2015
THE proposal by the Federal Government to  make a university degree the minimum qualification for teaching in schools would seem commendable but this idea on its own cannot arrest the sliding fortunes of the educational sector as demonstrated by pupils’ mass failure in examinations. It would only be useful when the government addresses the needs of teachers and confront the multifaceted challenges of education generally.   By that pronouncement, the government underscored the importance of teachers in the improvement of education in the country. …
7 Mar 2015
THOUGH the Lagos State government has based its retention of the death penalty in its criminal law on its endorsement by the public, the position of the state loses its merit when subjected to deeper scrutiny. Indeed a re-consideration of the decision is validated by the fact that the matter involves life, which human beings have no power to create and therefore should take extreme care in seeking to take. …
5 Mar 2015
FOREMOST industrialist and philanthropist, Molade Alexandria Okoya-Thomas,  whose remains are being interred today passed on at the age of 79 but the palpable sense of bereavement nation-wide has been such as would attend the death of a young man in his prime. In truth, Okoya-Thomas was so young at heart, graceful in conduct and so…
4 Mar 2015
REPORTS that the authorities in Niger Republic are planning to construct a dam across the River Niger is a cause for worry among Nigerians given that the base load of Nigeria’s power generation still remains the Kainji and Jebba dams on the same River Niger.  Any attempt to erect a dam upstream in Niger Republic,…
3 Mar 2015
THE panic among electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) over the commencement of the Transitional Stage Electricity Market (TSEM) is understandable given the less than average performance by the firms since they came on stream roughly a year ago. Not meeting the set target and the sanctions, which such default could attract are enough causes for worry.…
2 Mar 2015
FOR any nation, an election period is a time for renewal and also for reflection. Currently, the Nigerian polity is mindlessly heated up as aspirants stake their claims to power. And in this quest for control over the people’s destiny, the politicians have put on display such behaviour as has made Nigeria look like a…
1 Mar 2015
NOTWITHSTANDING the postponement of the elections, the recent barrage of lawsuits against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may well be a tell-tale sign of what befalls the judiciary in the months ahead. The overload of litigations, the pressure on election tribunals, and the moral and ethical implications of illicit liaisons between tribunal heads and…
28 Feb 2015
THE disagreement between the Federal Government and the Lagos Government over the activities of members of the Federal Emergency Road Management Agency (FERMA) Task Force in the state should be expeditiously resolved so that service delivery to the people and peace in the society is not compromised. The source of bickering between the Federal and Lagos State governments is the constant incidents of the officials of the…
26 Feb 2015
AS a major threat to the nation’s fortunes, pipeline vandalism is assuming such a grimmer dimension as demands the immediate intervention of the Federal Government, security agencies and other stakeholders.  Obviously buoyed by their successes in destroying pipelines to steal oil, vandals have become more daring in their criminal activities, thereby inflicting untold damage on the nation’s economy.     …
25 Feb 2015
SINCE it is now clear that the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone Two, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu, cannot set the limit to his own excesses, it is incumbent on his employers, the police authorities, to urgently do so, and rein him in. As a very senior police officer, Mbu’s disposition, actions and utterances are…


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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State says a total of 6,708,451 voters collected the Permanent Voter Card (PVC) out of the 7,637,402 voters that registered in the state.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday had a meeting with governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa. The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Aminu Tambuwal; and the Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum and Atiku Bagudu were also present at the…
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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated his administration's readiness to advance the growth and development of the Lagos State Cooperative Federation (LASCOFED) to boost socio-economic activities in the state.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday declared a three-month state of emergency in 10 southeastern provinces hit by a major earthquake that has claimed thousands of lives.
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M23 rebels killed at least 171 civilians during a massacre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in November, the United Nations said Tuesday, revising an earlier reported toll of 131.