Army flags off Exercise Crocodile Smile IV in Ondo
The 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army has commenced a field training exercise codenamed “Exercise Crocodile Smile IV” in Okitipupa, Ondo State. The exercise will last from November 8 to December 23, 2019.
Business and accountable governance obligations of leadership - Part 4
Not surprisingly our pre-independence leaders chose a federal system of governance that will over time build a united but diverse nation of shared values of inclusiveness and national purpose.
Business and accountable governance obligations of leadership
This is not an auspicious time to be asked to give a talk on any aspect of our national life. On a regular day, we may find seven to eight separate stories on any page of any of the national newspapers and all stories would all be negative – filled with bizarre stories of piracy, insurrection, militancy, armed robbery, kidnapping...
Revisiting our system of government
Obviously, Nigeria is not working as it should, 59 years after independence. Sundry ills beset the country: Armed robbery, kidnapping, low-intensity armed conflict, unemployment
The welfare state as enlightened self-interest - Part 2
It is in our enlightened self-interest to promote the values of the welfare state. It is one sure way of stemming the tide of banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, insurgency, advance fee...
The UK versus Akwa Ibom
Through a statement posted on its website on June 17, 2019, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, FCO, of the United Kingdom has cautioned British nationals against traveling to 21 states, including Akwa Ibom, in Nigeria.
Two to die by hanging for armed robbery in Ekiti
An Ado Ekiti High Court has sentenced two persons to death by hanging for robbery and illegal possession of firearms. The condemned persons, Adewa Sunday and Adedayo Amos, were said to have robbed one Mrs. Abosede Oyeyemi Malomo at Ilogbo Ekiti in Ido-Osi Local Government Area of the state on June 4, 2015, during a robbery at night.
‘Ruga scheme for Fulani herdsmen has come to stay'
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) Secretary General, Elder Anthony Sani, spoke in this interview with Saxone Akhaine on the security challenges that have continued unabated in the country, the recent Ruga controversy and the issue of alleged Fulanisation and Islamisation of the country. The ACF scribe shed light on the style of governance of President…
Pharmacists, partners intensify awareness against rising drug, substance abuse
As part of moves to combat drug and substance abuse and misuse in Nigeria, all the body of pharmacists in collaboration with regulatory agencies staged a 1000-man sensitisation and awareness road walk to educate and inform the public on the rising menace among youths in the country. The walk, which was organised by the Nigeria…
FCTA approves 1,697 development permits
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has approved 1,697 building permit applications out of 1,870 submissions made by developers within the year 2017 to 2019. Those given approval represent about 90 percent of the total request, which cover, residential, commercial buildings, recreational development, government offices and telecommunication masts among others. Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council…