Babangida: It’s time to reappraise military operations, welfare, logistics in war against insurgency
At the moment, it may just suffice to say what has been done has not stemmed the trend of security related incidents nationwide, including banditry, terrorism, militancy, kidnapping, ritual killings and cultism among others.
Nigerian train services: Mass transit beyond the reach of the masses
Nigerians are gradually being reintroduced to rail transport following the determination of the Federal Government to rebuild the country’s rail network and even construct new ones. Although past administrations since the restoration of democracy had attempted to revive Nigeria’s railways, whose decline symbolised the rot in the country’s infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari has set his administration…
Omoniyi: Investments in internet infrastructure critical to SMEs’ development
Youths and start-ups, no doubt, have the numerical strength to drive technology development and help Nigeria to achieve its digital economy aspiration a lot faster, but they do not have the capital for expansion.
Inflation: Bleak yuletide looms for Nigerians
Exactly 20 days to this year’s Christmas, there are strong indications that ordinary Nigerians might not celebrate it with fanfare. The prices of foodstuff and other essential commodities have hit the rooftop, far beyond the reach of a lot of people. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) had on November 16, 2020, reported that Nigeria’s…
Aliyu: Ending AIDS by 2030 without working with key affected population an impossibility
Dr. Gambo Gumel Aliyu is the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). Aliyu, an epidemiologist and public health specialist, studied at the Ahmadu Bello University
Yuletide amid COVID-19, Yellow fever outbreak: Task before Nigeria’s disease control agencies
Barely four weeks to this year’s Christmas, Nigerians are increasingly becoming apprehensive over the outbreak of Yellow fever in some states of the country and a possible second wave of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Fuel price adjustments: How deregulation without competition undermines downstream sector
The latest adjustment to the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) better known as petrol, has raised more questions than answers, as well as concerns about government’s sincerity regarding the deregulation...
Nwakwue: Transparency, stakeholders’ engagement missing in downstream petroleum sector
It is important for context to state that we are presently not in a deregulated market. What we have done, as best as I can see, is subsidy removal.
Surviving in a deregulated economy: Odds before Nigerians
With the latest increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol, Nigerians have, no doubt, begun to feel the pressure that comes with deregulation.
TETFund … Reigniting dying research culture in Ivory Towers
When Prof. Abubakar Kundiri took the reins as vice-chancellor of the Federal University, Wukari (FUWUKARI), Taraba State, he presided over an institution with sparse infrastructure, which made both learning and operations arduous and cumbersome.