15 May 2015
WITH the coming inauguration of a new government amidst a drastic decline in the price of crude oil, the country’s main export, thus a leaner treasury, it is quite encouraging that the issue of cutting the cost of governance might get the full attention of in-coming public officials and that collective drive may see to the end of profligacy.
14 May 2015
WHEN the President of The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Remi Bello, the other day, implicitly stated that the economy had yet to derive the benefits inherent in effective financial inter-mediation, he appropriately observed that banking institutions were taking advantage of the double digit interest rates being paid on treasury securities to channel a lot of funds into their purchase.
12 May 2015
AGAINST the background of changing natural realities and the environment demanding proactive action, the move by the Federal Government to review Nigeria’s environmental sanitation policy is a step in the right direction as the country could no longer afford to be negligent on issues of the environment. Minister of the Environment, Mrs. Laurentia Laraba Mallam,…
12 May 2015
THE ongoing work by the House of Representatives on a bill seeking to criminalise torture and other inhuman treatments represents a turning point in the effort of government and human rights groups to check impunity and high-handedness in the society. When passed into law, victims of torture can get justice in cases where the law failed to prevent the crime.
11 May 2015
AS Nigeria prepares for the inauguration of a new government, the aggressive job-creation model of economic regeneration, canvassed by Britain’s Conservative Party before last week’s election may well be an initiative for the Muhammadu Buhari government to consider for adoption in order to revitalise Nigeria’s comatose economy.
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.