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.
Okebukola: Exclusion of private varsities from generic, specialised interventions no longer tenable
From the provision of infrastructure and manpower development, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) is now focused on research and development. What other critical areas of need do you think TETFund....
Apprehension over insecurity as yuletide beckons
There is palpable fear in Nigerian communities over growing insecurity as yuletide beckons. With barely six weeks before the world bids farewell to 2020, many Nigerians are eager to wrap up the year on a good note. The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the lockdown that ensued had disrupted their plans for the…
Adopt-a-talent: Of what impact to sports development?
Civilisations over the years have always looked for means to rove the living standard of citizens. Most societies adopt programmes that create opportunities for people to grow to their optimum abilities, elevate their standards of living, and make existence more meaningful. In sports, countries have adopted different approaches to ensure that they get the best…
Aftermath of #EndSARS protest: Rebuilding amid security worries
Two weeks and four days after the recent #EndSARS protest turned violent, resulting in unprecedented destruction of both private and public properties in many states of the federation, the rebuilding process have begun.
Weak regulations foist reign of toxin-heavy, low-quality fuel on Nigerians
In September 2016, a report launched by the Public Eye, a Swiss organisation, which through its exclusive investigations and in-depth research, shines a spotlight on the ways that companies impact...
COVID-19 Palliative and its controversies: Interrogating the looting spree dimension
On October 8, this year, the youth of the country began a protest with the hashtag #ENDSARS. It was aimed at curbing police brutality, which was encapsulated in a five-point demand to wit: Immediate release of all arrested protesters; justice for all deceased victims....
South East, South South rail network in death throes
Since coming on board, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government has been completing some key railway projects initiated by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan across the country, just as it has initiated new ones.
#ENDSARS Protest: charting way forward amid tension, uncertainty ‘protests were spontaneous uprising caused by govt’s ineptitudes’
There is tension and uncertainty in the land with an atmosphere of gloom pervading the country. And it is happening just weeks after Nigeria celebrated her 60th independence anniversary. The youth-engineered #EndSARS protest, which began as a peaceful campaign against police brutality in the country developed into full blown violence after soldiers allegedly shot at protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos State, last Tuesday night. According to Amnesty International, at least 12 people were killed in the shooting while several others were injured. However, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has so far confirmed only two deaths.