Preventing the scourge of malnutrition in Kaduna State
Stakeholders in health sector observe that reported cases of malnutrition among children and women in the country have become a public health concern in recent times.
Bank of Agriculture, agric revolution and matters arising
The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) recently signed an agreement with Lovol, one of the leading Chinese technology companies that specialises in the manufacturing of tractors, to execute a 300 million-dollar agricultural mechanisation programme in the country.
America and the man-no-be-wood Nigerian lawmakers
There has been no shortage of controversy and hair-raising incidents from the 8th National Assembly of Nigeria, but nothing breaks the heart more than the name-them-shame-them ...
PMB and APC: Of magic, chaanji and chains
This is not an assessment of the first year tenure of the author and finisher of body language or how APC has fared as a party in power, rather than an opposition party.
The president as chief diplomat
I read an interesting article recently in which the author, objecting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s frequent travels abroad pointed out that Presidential spokespersons since 1999, including this writer...
Boni Yayi: Our Friend Next Door
Our neighbours to the West, the Republic of Benin, have just concluded a Presidential election, which has been considered free, fair and peaceful, from the first round, to the run-off, which produced...
When Love Isn’t Enough
IT is that time of the year again in the month of February, when there is so much talk and excitement about romance and love, all in preparation for that special day dedicated to love, romance and dalliance, this very day, Valentine’s Day. The romantic propaganda can be really oppressive. In the past few days,…
Maritime Varsity: Greater Than Amaechi’s Prejudice
IT is very instructive and gratifying to mention that the country’s premier maritime university, the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, being facilitated by the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is in Gbaramatu Kingdom on the Escravos River, Delta State.
Federal Character And Its Discontents
THERE has been so much concern about how the Federal Character principle has since its introduction in 1979, promoted mediocrity within the public service, and retarded national growth and progress. Introduced after the civil war to promote national integration, and to address the fears of sections of the country which felt marginalised, the Federal Character…