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7 Mar 2015
THERE are two sets of people awaiting trial in this country. The first set are people who argue that they are right to do crime. Their arguments are, oh so spacious and of course self-serving. They begin by saying that everybody in this country is employed by Crime. They mention public office holders who paid…
7 Mar 2015
THE postponement of the presidential election by six weeks has attracted reactions from all over. In a press statement announcing the postponement, the INEC chairman made it clear that the idea was not original to INEC. He blamed security and security agents for their unequivocal position that they could not guarantee security, if the election…
7 Mar 2015
SIR: Regardless of the prominent Umuoji people in high offices and successful businesses, comparatively, something overall seems to be mystifying in the stunted growth of the town. The neighbouring towns of Ojoto, Uke, Nkpor, Abatete and Ogidi can boast of a major government influence. Specifically, they have, at least, one or two good-tarred roads running…
7 Mar 2015
SIR: Before long Chief Ebikebina Tantua Taingbe II (JP), “Chief Tantua,” as titled by his peers - and “Director,” by his staff members, past and present would be committed to mother earth in Amasoma in Bayelsa State having paid his eternal reward.   Until his death on December 9, 2014, he was the owner and…
7 Mar 2015
7 Mar 2015
THE last time Nigerians enjoyed something really close to an exciting Presidential debate was during the 1993 Presidential elections. I recall the colourful and memorable encounter between the late Chief MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party and Alhaji Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention.  At the end of that debate, it was clear…
7 Mar 2015
A WELL-rated back page piece caught my eyes recently, precisely on Wednesday, February 25. Instead of hitting the nail on the head and situating the problem where it belonged, every attempt was made in that article to drag Abuja into what was clearly a homegrown case of impunity. There was a clever attempt to obfuscate…
5 Mar 2015
FOREMOST industrialist and philanthropist, Molade Alexandria Okoya-Thomas,  whose remains are being interred today passed on at the age of 79 but the palpable sense of bereavement nation-wide has been such as would attend the death of a young man in his prime. In truth, Okoya-Thomas was so young at heart, graceful in conduct and so…
5 Mar 2015
COST of governance has been a challenge to governments all over the world. It is one of the issues that necessitate Public Administration reform in over one hundred and twelve countries across the world, being supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Cost of governance is the money spent on administrative processes of running…
5 Mar 2015
IN saner political climes, the electorate would be out there looking for the brightest and the best of candidates; those with the requisite experience, character, clout and courage as well as the vision to right the wrongs of the past. But here, sad to say, some of us take obscene pleasure at running our heroes…
5 Mar 2015
FINALLY, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Forensic Audit Report draws the curtains on the fifteen-month drama in which the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was docked in the court of public opinion.  The allegations that NNPC was not faithful to its fiduciary responsibility to the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria began like a child’s play. Initial steps taken to douse the issue including the inter-agency…
5 Mar 2015
IS the current Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola angling for a third term in office – or is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu planning to stage a comeback (not that he ever really went away)...      I ask this because eyebrows are being raised at the extent of these two politicians’ involvement in the current gubernatorial…


12 mins ago
Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have reportedly subdued an armed robbery incident in Kabusa outskirts of the FCT.
20 mins ago
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has vowed to confront the menace of substandard and falsified medicines in the country with the implementation of a pharmaceutical traceability strategy.
26 mins ago
Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has appreciated the resilience of people of the state and dedicated his 2022 Governor of the Year Award by Sun Newspapers to the victims of floods in the state.
30 mins ago
A retired army chief, Col. Chinyere Obi, has predicted that Nigeria will suffer socio-economic setbacks if the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, or that of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, wins in forthcoming general elections.
31 mins ago
Given the increasing population and demand for decent and affordable shelter, Lagos State government has called for partnership with the private sector to bridge housing deficit in the state.