Monday, 2nd October 2023
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1 Sep
Now that President Bola Tinubu has constituted the Federal Executive Council (FEC), with portfolios assigned to respective ministers, his government should settle down to serious work. There is so much to do in so little time.
31 Aug
By dissolving the Advertising Standard Panel (ASP) over the controversial “All Eyes on the Judiciary” outdoor advertisement, the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) made a good attempt, albeit belatedly, to stem the grave concern about the continuous desecration of the temple of justice by a section of the public. The ASP which is the…
30 Aug
The death of a medical doctor, Diaso Vwaere, in an elevator accident at the Lagos Island General Hospital, Odan, was avoidable, making the tragedy very unfortunate, distressing and a bad signal from a health institution.
29 Aug
The promise by the Federal Government on August 15 to put a seal on further rise in price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, despite a subsisting deregulation policy is curious.
28 Aug
The recent coup in Niger Republic and the attendant diplomatic impasse foretells grave consequences of continued military incursion into the political arena in the West African sub-region. The unfolding scenario in Niger Republic clearly demonstrates that ECOWAS faces daunting challenges ahead considering the complexities of military coups which are better prevented through commitment to the…
27 Aug
A recent World Bank report titled “Deliver the future: Catalysing opportunities for women, children and adolescents” reveals that across the world, over 12 million girls have their education truncated annually due to early marriage.
25 Aug
The reported displacement of about 12,000 Nigerians following recent demolition of several houses in Oke Eri, Odun-Ifa and Precious Seed communities in Oworonshoki, Kosofe Local Area of Lagos State by the Lagos State Environment and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Task Force) is a matter of grave concern for lovers of humanity. It is not surprising…
24 Aug
At a time that some success is being recorded by Nigeria’s security forces against terrorists at various locations across the country, the  news  that 13 soldiers were lost in an ambush  at the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State is, to put it mildly, disheartening.
23 Aug
For a country like Nigeria with her huge potentials, and enterprising people in haste of real development, it remains pathetic that despite higher ranking among countries in the world with huge mobile connections today...
22 Aug
Appeal by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, urging political parties to keep the peace and eschew violence in the campaign for the November 11 off-season gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo states is timely. But it should be backed by a tougher stance, considering that political parties…
21 Aug
Despite pleas and admonitions for a lean government to reflect the distressed state of the economy, reduce recurrent expenditure and associated cost of governance, President Bola Tinubu has gone ahead to nominate a 70-man Federal Cabinet...
20 Aug
High rate of death coming from cases of diphtheria should be worrisome enough to warrant top-notch focus on it by all levels of government in the country.

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