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…
Despite years of dialogues, the Israeli/Palestine conflict has remained not only unresolved, but a threat to international community.
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.
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...
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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).
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.…