15 Nov 2015
THE Executive Council of the Federation has now been finally constituted – as if you didn’t know. The challenges and the magic (?) of transforming Nigeria consistent with the avowed ambition of the APC, has begun.
8 Nov 2015
MUCH has been said about the Nigerian nuclear power (NP) programme. Few believe the programme would deliver electricity to Nigeria. Most do not believe anything would be achieved due to mismanagement by the focal institution, the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC). The Commission was mandated in 2006 to achieve online electricity generation from nuclear fuel…
1 Nov 2015
OVER the last few days, different reactions have trailed the choice of individuals representing the nominees for ministerial positions as constituted by the President and forwarded to the leadership of the National Assembly for confirmation.
25 Oct 2015
IN an era that is witnessing the resurgence of Ebola and other contagious haemorrhagic viral diseases, having access to running water may well be considered a national security issue.
18 Oct 2015
IN early September, it was with a heavy heart I signed a petition made by Omei Bongos Ikwue on change.org to ‘Keep the study of History in Nigerian schools.’ Apparently, the Nigerian government decided to remove history from school curriculums for reasons such as — ‘there are neither jobs for graduates of history’, nor ‘sufficient…
11 Oct 2015
OCTOBER 8, 2015 was World Sight Day (WSD), an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This year, the ‘Call to Action’ for WSD is: Eye care for all. This is apt, given the very dismal statistics on blindness, especially in Nigeria.
4 Oct 2015
FOLLOWERS of political history of Nigeria would rarely be taken aback by the quantum of euphoria and excitement attending the activities of the 2015 general election.
27 Sep 2015
IT is no longer news that Nigeria was de-listed from the JP Morgan Chase’s local-currency emerging-market bond index as a result of the Central Bank’s refusal to relax capital controls in the foreign exchange market based on the Emefiele-led institution’s conviction that doing so would worsen rather than ease the economic challenges facing the country.…
19 Sep 2015
SEPTEMBER is dedicated to creation of awareness on several cancers including prostate cancer, childhood cancers, leukaemia, lymphoma, and gynaecologic cancers.
13 Sep 2015
IT’s called corruption. But its real name is lawlessness, child of immorality, mortal enemy of civility. No patriotic Nigerian would deny that the war against corruption must be vigorously prosecuted. But prevention is better than cure.
6 Sep 2015
BIBLICAL history is replete with accounts of men and women who, in the role of prophets and seers, emerged time and again, to guide, as it were, the erring ship of the Hebrew nation which was wont to flounder at the hands of rebellious kings of old. The prophets- Jeremiah, Isaiah, Nathan, and a host of many others were fiery, bold and uncompromising in their chastising of royalty and common folk, as they spoke truth to power, guiding the ruler and the ruled alike.
29 Aug 2015
THE threat by JP Morgan Index Team, a unit of the American Bank, JP Morgan to delist Nigeria from its Government Bond Index, if the Central Bank fails to reverse all of its efforts to manage the negative effects of the sharp fall in oil prices is nothing short of corporate international blackmail.