31 Jul 2015
WITH that cut-off mark of 180, which was recently recommended as a qualification for eligibility into Nigerian universities, but which has thankfully been cancelled, at least, for now, the administrators of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Universities Commission (NUC) may be sounding the death knell for university education in the country.
30 Jul 2015
JUST when you think that Nigeria’s declining educational standards cannot get any more heart-rending, it seems that it could be worsened by official complicity, as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had set out to do, before the Federal Government overruled the policy. The JAMB’s policy of making 180 the cut-off mark for admission into universities was nothing short of…
28 Jul 2015
IT is disheartening that the Buhari Administration is so soon dabbling in matters that would not by any means improve the well-being of the citizens and which could cast it in the mould of a regime without priorities.
28 Jul 2015
WITH a promise to fight corruption and curb other excesses in and outside government as a central goal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, it is expected that national agencies responsible for investigations and prosecutions would probe citizens against whom allegations of misconduct have been made.
26 Jul 2015
THE recent dissolution of the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the presidential directive given the corporation to review existing refined product exchange agreements with various trading companies as well as the call for the scrapping of the NNPC are veritable pointers to the fact that the nation’s sole oil corporation has…
25 Jul 2015
AT a time Nigeria is in dire need of heroes, it is reassuring that award-winning scientist, Dr. Sam Achilefu of Washington University in St. Louis, United States, stands out as a pride to the country, and of course, the medical research world. The other day, before a crowd of distinguished scientists, colleagues and the university…
24 Jul 2015
AFTER what appeared a knee-jerk reaction by the Kaduna State Government to a specific problem of begging in the state, report of the two parties - government and beggars - reaching an understanding on the ban on street begging and hawking is a reassuring step to finding a lasting solution to what has become a…
23 Jul 2015
IT is difficult not to worry about Nigeria, her dependence on oil, the waste to which the nation’s resources are put and the mismanagement of the economy by the ruling elite.
21 Jul 2015
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement of the appointments of new service chiefs and National Security adviser (NSA), the other day, has not offered much relief to Nigerians who have been waiting for him to name strategic officials who would work with him. The latest appointments, reassuring as they have been, came a little later than desired, especially in the light of the nation’s fight against insurgents and the fact that as a retired general, the military…
20 Jul 2015
THERE is enough cause for concern on reports of a growing body of evidence linking different environmental exposures to cancer in recent years. The link has long caused some disquiet among global health authorities and it is, therefore, incumbent on the government, regulatory authorities and citizens generally to watch the health risks of deadly insecticides…
19 Jul 2015
THE unveiling of Nigeria’s new national football coach the 45th in tow, to handle the national team, the Super Eagles, after the sacking of Stephen Keshi, seems a shot at a sustainable football culture by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
18 Jul 2015
TODAY, President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for the United States (US) on a four-day official visit. This is apparently in honour of President Obama’s invitation to host our president on July 20. This visit is expected to infuse a new verve into the relationship between the two countries after the frost that shrouded that relationship…