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.
26 Apr 2015
THE recent revelation by the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) that 600,000 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) currently rage in Nigeria should put all citizens on the alert.
24 Apr 2015
IT bears repeating the cost of governance, whereby about three-quarter of the budget is devoted to recurrent expenditure largely consumed by the people in government, is both unconscionable and unsustainable.
23 Apr 2015
IT is quite re-assuring that President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has spoken at different fora since being declared winner of the poll on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), especially on the desire of the incoming administration to enthrone financial accountability and defeat corruption, unemployment, as well as indiscipline in all areas of national life, a phenomenon, which in his analysis, three decades ago ‘is the main problem of Nigeria’.
22 Apr 2015
THE call by the Cement Producers Association of Nigeria (CPAN) on the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to slash the price of cement from the current N2, 200 to N1, 000 per bag would seem improbable because it flies in the face of law of demand and supply.
21 Apr 2015
NIGERIA’S oil industry is bedeviled by numerous challenges which the incoming Muhammadu Buhari administration must tackle headlong if the resource is to serve Nigerians and enable the nation offset its bills and still have savings. Some of the challenges are self-imposed.
20 Apr 2015
THAT Nigeria has lost approximately N2.9 trillion in asset value as a result of poor conditions and non-maintenance of the nation’s roads is a huge loss, which should ginger development-minded economic managers to action, because a good road system is essential to economic progress.
19 Apr 2015
Nannies and house-helps have been known to commit all manners of atrocities on their unsuspecting employers. From sexual abuse of the children to stealing, husband snatching to even murder, horrible stories of nannies are legion.
17 Apr 2015
THE massacre of 148 students of the University College, Garissa, Kenya the other day must rank as one of the most gruesome terrorist acts on the African continent or anywhere in the world.