Sunday, 3rd December 2023

News Feature

16 Oct
Despite its enormous investment prospects, oil-rich Rivers State is in the throes of losing its economic vigour if worsening insecurity is not urgently addressed, Obinna Nwaoku writes. Port Harcourt, the administrative and commercial capital of Rivers State was, among other things, nicknamed Garden City because of its richness in greenery. Besides the lush vegetation in…
15 Oct
Despite years of dialogues, the Israeli/Palestine conflict has remained not only unresolved, but a threat to international community.
8 Oct
Professor Lai Olurode has underscored the need for a synergy between knowledge and power to promote citizenship rights and societal good. He also said power, without a credible knowledge component, cannot achieve much for the good of society.
8 Oct
He hadn’t thought much of the significant milestones lurking around the corner. An unexpected short message took him 40 years back. An invitation came asking him to enlist in alumni WhatsApp group. Like many areas of human life transformed by the emergence of social media...
4 Oct
As displacing conflicts and dire socio-economic conditions continue to drive mass migration in the Sahel region especially, average citizens are risking it all through the wilderness to get to Europe. But beyond criminalising desperate migration, there is need for concerted efforts to discourage more citizens still preparing for the ‘journey of no return’, NGOZI EGENUKA…
1 Oct
In September 2022, distraught and traumatised farmers in Kaduna State were constrained to tell the Federal Government to do what it needed to do so that they could gain access to their farmlands. Access to their farms became impossible as they were restrained and killed by insurgents. Specifically, the farmers and other rural dwellers in…
1 Oct
With Nigeria’s humongous debt, the country is looking at hugely raising its revenue profile not only to pay the debts but to also meet the daily demands of governance. And the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration knows that for it to deliver on its electoral promises, government revenue would play a critical role. No wonder…
25 Sep
African countries are frustrated with Western governments’ hypocrisy and refusal to take responsibility for the climate change crisis. But victim countries like Nigeria are not better in their fidelity to the accord, CHINEDUM UWAEGBULAM writes. When African political and business leaders recently proposed new global taxes on polluters to help fund climate change action that…
Lamu Audu
24 Sep
If I were to offer advice to the current government and the Minister of Power on how to tackle the challenges in the power sector, I would emphasise that the primary issue plaguing Nigeria's power sector is liquidity. This problem permeates all aspects of the industry, including generation, transmission and distribution.
24 Sep
When Retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police Nuhu Ribadu, assumed duties as Nigeria’s National Security Adviser (NSA), he pledged to subdue insecurity and stabilise the world’s most populous black nation.
24 Sep
Of late, one of the most daring protests against alleged sexual harassment of female undergraduates was the one carried out by students of the Faculty of Law, University of Calabar (UNICAL).
19 Sep
Recent appointment of a corps member into public office has elicited controversy on the imperative of completing the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as a requirement for holding political office in Nigeria, AMEH OCHOJILA reports. The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme is by law essential in determining eligibility for appointment into civil service or private employment.…


14 mins ago
As the Christmas season, also known as Yuletide season approaches, anticipation fills the air, and festive decorations adorn homes and streets alike. For many, this is a time of joy, celebration and cherished traditions. However, not everyone eagerly awaits the arrival of the holiday season with the same enthusiasm. While some individuals eagerly count down…
23 mins ago
In today's fast-paced world, where schedules are often packed with work commitments, meetings and deadlines, finding time to unwind is essential for maintaining a healthy balance. Engaging in activities that promote relaxation and rejuvenation is crucial to combat stress and improve overall well-being. Here are some activities that can help individuals with busy schedules unwind:…
28 mins ago
The management of Golden Sugar Company, Sunti Division, at the weekend reiterated its commitment to the development of its host community through a well-defined funding programme to avail residents of technical expertise and opportunities in line with global best practices. General Manager of the Golden Sugar Company, Mr. Anlo Du Pisani, made the promise during…
1 hour ago
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has approved amnesty on penalties and interests for outstanding tax liabilities.
1 hour ago
Candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the 38 chairmanship and 177 councillorship seats in Saturday’s council elections in Ekiti.
1 hour ago
Founder and Executive Director of Project Enable Africa, Olusola Owonikoko, has tasked stakeholders on unified efforts towards implementation of the Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) Prohibition Act. He made the call during the 5th Disability Inclusion and Leadership (DIAL) Awards and dialogue, at the weekend in Abuja. He pointed that it took Nigeria 18 years to…
1 hour ago
The Hamas-run health ministry on Sunday said 15,523 people had died in the Gaza Strip since the start of the war with Israel.
2 hours ago
Arsenal will host Liverpool in a blockbuster third-round FA Cup tie next month featuring sides that have won the competition 22 times between them.
2 hours ago
NDLEA has thwarted attempts by drug syndicates to export hard drugs sewn into hems of jeans trousers, or stuffed in dolls, buttons, soaps and in beverage tins.
2 hours ago
The languages spoken across the country form an intricate pattern that reflects the diverse tapestry of its people. However, the haunting specter of extinction looms over some of the major indigenous languages, posing a threat to the rich linguistic heritage that has evolved over the years. According to reports, more than 400 Nigerian indigenous languages…