27 May 2015
ALL is set for the inauguration tomorrow of the elected governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. However, the circumstance of his taking the oath of allegiance and the oath of office as the state’s chief executive has been engulfed in controversy, following the directive of the Federal Government that the Chief Judge of neighbouring Bayelsa…
27 May 2015
THE disagreement in the House of Representatives over the host communities’ fund component of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is trivial and uncalled for and distracts attention from the main issues.
27 May 2015
Today is Children’s Day. Annually, May 27 is celebrated as Children's Day in Nigeria just as it is celebrated on different dates in several countries around the world to honour and recognize children globally.
26 May 2015
YESTERDAY’S announcement of an agreement between the government and other stakeholders to end the fuel crisis that has bedevilled the nation for weeks, it must be said, came too late and with too much agony.
25 May 2015
WITH 22 children dead while many others are in hospital as a result of lead poisoning from illegal mining in some parts of Niger State, what has always been a monumental economic sabotage has now escalated into a human tragedy. The illegal miners are not only depriving the nation of much needed revenue and devastating…
24 May 2015
THE passage of the National Tobacco Control Bill by the Senate for the President’s assent into law represents a landmark in the effort of Nigeria to control tobacco smoking and curb its adverse health implications on the society.
22 May 2015
AS legislators make last-minute permutations for key positions in the National Assembly in a new government, one man who would not be forgotten in a hurry for his forthrightness, erudition and ability to elevate discourse in the Senate Chambers to a magisterial level, is Senator Uche Chukwumerije, whose remains shall be committed to mother earth…
21 May 2015
PRESIDENT-ELECT Muhammadu Buhari’s order charging all security personnel attached to him, official escorts and convoys to obey traffic rules, has expectedly generated the kind of debate that all changes do.
20 May 2015
IT is quite appropriate that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), founded 40 years ago, has been in the news especially in commemoration of its landmark fourth decade.
19 May 2015
THE alarm raised by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) over the proliferation of illegal and unaccredited private polytechnics, monotechnics and Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) across the country is timely in order to forewarn members of the public on the illegal schools. Suddenly, so many private technical educational institutions have sprung up in different…
18 May 2015
THE general elections just concluded in the United Kingdom hold some lessons for Nigeria, especially for the nation’s politicians, on how democracy can be made to work by genuine, committed democrats.
17 May 2015
IT is certainly a good development that the Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a resolution on sanctions for those who cross major highways and fail to use them where pedestrian bridges are available.