9 May 2015
BY signing the National Biosafety Agency Bill into law, President Goodluck Jonathan has signaled a turning point in biotechnology research and development in Nigeria. Though coming more than five years after the bill was introduced in the National Assembly as the Biosafety Bill 2010, with which researchers and experts in the relevant fields can now…
8 May 2015
AS President-elect Muhammadu Buhari knows too well, Africa has always been the cornerstone of Nigeria’s foreign policy, and since independence in 1960, the nation has not let the world down in terms of expectations concerning her leadership role in Africa.
7 May 2015
NIGERIA has a long way to go to fully entrench democracy, the last 16 years and the successes of the last elections notwithstanding. And Muhammadu Buhari has a lot to do to nurture the seeds, his first or most urgent assignment being reformation of his party into a real political party. When the British politician…
6 May 2015
NIGERIA has just had a historic election in which the general will of the people prevailed and a new social pact has been signed with Muhammadu Buhari.
5 May 2015
IT must be acknowledged as one of the good features of the just concluded 2015 general elections that a number of peace initiatives were kick-started to ensure a violence-free electoral exercise.
4 May 2015
THE decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the use of Naira debit and credit cards abroad raises some important issues which must be addressed in the interest of the nation’s economy. Nigeria has since 2013, become the largest importer of U.S. dollar due largely to importation of cash by deposit money banks…
3 May 2015
THE death of Alhaji Muhammadu Dikko Yusufu (MD Yusufu) has further constricted the rapidly shrinking class of eminent Nigerian senior citizens who served the nation well.
1 May 2015
THE plethora of conferences, workshops, seminars, all with the incontrovertible diagnosis of a failure to develop institutions as the major bane of Nigeria’s efforts at development, is the greatest advertisement of a nation long on ideas, but short on implementation.
30 Apr 2015
NOTWITHSTANDING the offence committed, the recent summary dismissal of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, by President Goodluck Jonathan, without any disclosed official reason, is truly hard to swallow; for it is another display of executive fiat that could undermine the sensibilities of Nigerians.
29 Apr 2015
GIVEN the danger they constitute to the economy in general and the banking industry specifically, chronic debtors deserve the shame posture, which the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is now adopting. The banking industry is too crucial to the economy for the kind of abuses currently believed to be going on in that sector
28 Apr 2015
WITH last weekend’s conclusion of some suspended parliamentary and governorship elections in some states, Nigerians and the international community would be correct to come to the conclusion that the 2015 general elections have ended on a laudable note, and that in spite of some challenges, a new culture has evolved for the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria.
27 Apr 2015
THE just-abating xenophobic attacks on fellow Africans by their South African hosts are not only barbaric, but also destructive to the ties that bind brothers and sisters across the continent.