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2 May 2019
When I first examined the subject of good taste and government in 1992, our country was under the jackboots of the military. I am using jackboots advisedly. If I go by the advice of Chambers 21st Century Dictionary (Revised Edition) and Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, the labelling applies more appropriately to the dark goggled Administration…
17 Apr 2019
It was a cold evening in Johannesburg. A few colleagues decided to go for dinner at a restaurant hosting a live band and a short talk. A short talk, before great food and amazing music, could hurt no one, we assumed. By the time we got to the restaurant, the short talk was on, so…
18 Mar 2019
Amendment of a nation’s constitution is never a tea party. Especially given our peculiar challenges of long-drawn ethnic disharmony, political marginalisation of some sections of the country, bloated bureaucracy, overconcentration of political and economic powers at the executive arm of government and a legislature considered as one of the most expensive on Planet Earth. There…
22 Jan 2019
In the movie Groundhog Day, the protagonist is trapped in time and finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. After cynically finding it fun, he inevitably grows bored and frustrated at not being able to move forward. He eventually breaks out of the single day loop, but not until he acquires several…
29 Oct 2018
The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and some experts in the nation’s insurance industry have advised practitioners to collaborate with religious and community leaders to increase penetration.   The experts, made the call at the yearly Insurance Consumers Colloquial that kicked -off in Lagos, with the theme: “Stimulating Insurance Consumers’ Trust in Nigeria”, organised by organised CPC,…
18 Sep 2018
Most times, governments are in quandary about the desire to rid the society of different ills and at the same time preserve the rights of its citizens from being violated. The point at which to draw the lines, in most cases, always raises issues of law. Chief Robert Clarke (SAN) in this interview with Assistant…
28 May 2018
The Federal Government has scored itself highly ahead of tomorrow’s Democracy Day....
28 May 2018
Following neglect of biodiversity, a conservation group - Lekki Urban Forest Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) has said that proper awareness and functional governmental policies will increase attitudinal change. The groups submission comes on the heels of a paper recently published in the journal BioScience that says global trends towards population stabilization, poverty alleviation, and urbanization are rewriting…
27 May 2018
On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Buhari/Osinbajo led government will clock three years in office. With elections less than a year ahead, this period of people-oriented governance has been a great success. The administration has fared very well in various policy fronts. There is a long list of achievements to flaunt. The popular support for…
15 Dec 2017
Coding education has been identified as critical to prepare young people with requisite skills for future jobs and that is why governments must embrace the programme to reduce unemployment, Mr. Olajide Ajayi, ambassador Africa Code Week Nigeria, in a chat with Nigeria CommunicationsWeek underscored the benefits of learning to code at a young age. Ajayi…
6 Dec 2017
Worried by the lack of competitiveness of local manufacturing companies as a result of low patronage among other challenges, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya A’isha Abubakar, has intensified calls for support of local industries as part of efforts to aid job creation and economic growth. Abubakar called on states and…
10 Jun 2016
The main contributors to the negative GDP growth rate were the mining and quarrying industry and the transport, storage and communication industry. Mining and quarrying fell by 18.1% ...


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