Nigerian railways: Privatization and Malawi’s example
There are books to teach you how to build a house, how to repair engines, how to cook a meal. But I have not seen a book on how to build a nation. All that is required is finding out who else had met the problem you face
Minimum wage and the wretched of our country
Not long ago I had a debate with myself regarding what we are, who we are, as a country and as a people inhabiting the space, this space, we call Nigeria.
‘Government’s failure necessitated torture rehab centres’
Inability of appropriate authorities to institutionalise functional mechanism that regulates reformatory homes, otherwise known as rehabilitation centres, has been identified as being responsible for the dehumanising state and proliferatiion of such facilities across Nigeria
Government orders payment of new minimum wage from April 18
Full payment of the new minimum wage to Nigerian workers takes effect from April 18, 2019. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo issued the directive yesterday in Abuja.
Inter-generational conversation on future of the public service
At a public function organized by the government a few years ago, there was a chanced meeting between a former public servant who had been a part of the Golden age of the public service in the immediate post-independence period and a new public servant who came in at the point of the democratic turn in Nigeria.
Reactions Trail The Introduction Of USSD Code Charges
Shortly after the introduction of the National ID card renewal fee and application fee, the USSD code which has been free is now to be paid for. This new payment plan is met with complaints amongst many Nigerians. Find below some of the reactions: https://twitter.com/mrmanhere_/status/1185862067703734272?s=20 https://twitter.com/badniggafela/status/1185856967501369344?s=20 https://twitter.com/tejumania/status/1185854558184050688?s=20 https://twitter.com/dinmaraphael/status/1185851412875489280?s=20 https://twitter.com/tomtomSpirit/status/1185860965298036737?s=20 https://twitter.com/zaddy_shuga/status/1185865159367102465?s=20 https://twitter.com/AishatJubril2/status/1185863188086173696?s=20 https://twitter.com/IyawoThickaBody/status/1185849840447696896?s=20
Government shortlists 57 firms for Ogoni’s five-year cleanup
The Federal Government has shortlisted 57 indigenous companies to clean up the four local councils mostly affected by oil pollution in Ogoniland. They are Eleme, Tai, Gokana and Kana. Already, 21 firms had begun the remediation work to restore the people’s livelihoods.
Nigeria’s judiciary in retrospect: The vicissitudes of third arm of government
The Nigerian judiciary has had a chequered history in the last 59 years of the country’s independence. This is because the judiciary, which is considered the most critical leg of the tripod on which democracy rests has had to groan under various military dictatorships for about 31 years.
Jordan teachers end strike in pay deal with government
Jordanian teachers ended a month-long strike on Sunday after reaching an agreement with the government for a rise in wages. The strike, which began on September 8 just a week into the school year, paralysed some 4,000 public schools in the kingdom where more than 1.4 million students are enrolled.
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
Unemployment as a paradox
The continued rise in the unemployment level in Nigeria should be of genuine source of concern to all well-meaning citizens. The statistics of unemployed youth in Nigeria, twenty-one million as of December 2018...