8 Jun 2015
WHEN the Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MAN), noted the other day that countries which are heavily endowed with, and which depend on the proceeds from exports of, natural resources tend to fall victim to resource curse and/or Dutch disease as a result of which they (countries) not only de-industrialise but also perform poorly economically and…
7 Jun 2015
AS President Muhammadu Buhari considers those areas his government would give prime attention, education must be among the first. That a nation’s level of development reflects the emphasis it has placed on education over the years is easily attested to by the progress that great societies have recorded through human history.
5 Jun 2015
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari struck the right chord with Nigerians during his inauguration when he identified poor electricity supply to the citizens as one of the fundamental obstacles to the development of the nation.
4 Jun 2015
THAT Nigeria has been bedevilled by numerous problems is not in debate. All these problems are rooted in source: a negation or even destruction of the structural foundation of the country which ought to be a genuine federalism.
2 Jun 2015
IT is cheery news that officials of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) have expressed their readiness to increase awareness about the rights of consumers. Unlike other economies where consumers are accorded well-deserved respect, businesses in Nigeria often ignore consumers’ complaints or shoddily respond to such. This kind of ill-treatment, of course, fails to take cognizance of the fact that without the consumers, businesses cannot thrive. And because of ignominy for consumers, economic development is retarded. While the Council’s move…
2 Jun 2015
NIGERIANS are full of praises for the nation’s army which has recorded a number of frontline victories against the insurgent group Boko Haram. The war, certainly, is far from over.
1 Jun 2015
THE immediate past government’s entreaty the other day to the new Muhammadu Buhari administration to sustain the ‘one local government, one mineral commodity’ policy targeted at developing one mineral in each local council in the country again is a reminder of the warped federalism Nigeria has struggled with over the years.
31 May 2015
WHEN the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, stated the other day at a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, that the inspection of vehicles and drivers’ licences by men of the Vehicle Inspectorate Officers (VIOs) is illegal, he could not have expressed any better the need to alleviate the suffering of motorists who are daily being harassed by several agencies over the same drivers’ licences…
29 May 2015
ON this day, the 29th of May, 2015, the ‘change’ in government – and more importantly the content and method of governance – that most Nigerians have yearned for, hopefully, has come.
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.