The stark reality before the nation
The governors saw the absolute necessity for another tier of policing in the land a long time ago. They are in the saddle and even if only on paper, they are the chief security officers of their states
The birth of a new nation - Part 3
Walter Wink wrote, “History belongs to the intercessors who believe and pray the future into being...These shapers of the future are the intercessors, who call out of the future the longed-for new present.” The nation can only be transformed if the prayers of the saints impact the whole gamut of society. We must pray that…
Group laments insecurity, others, tasks leaders on way forward
A group, the National Alliance for Development (NADEV), yesterday, lamented insecurity, poor state of economy and other vices bedevilling the nation, urging various leaders in authority to wake up and build a new nation based on justice, fair-play and integrity, which is the dream of every Nigerian. It also advised Nigerians to unite and demand…
Challenges of building an environment- friendly nation
Nigeria is currently faced with many environmental problems such as climate change, deforestation, urbanisation, desertification, erosion, overpopulation and all kinds of pollution
'Right virtues make Nations great' - Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says some key principles for a nation to achieve greatness include righteousness, service and diligence, hard work and planning as well as time consciousness.
Restoring dignity of pensioners in Imo State
Whereas across Nigeria, all cultures value old age and celebrate it, officialdom apparently views it otherwise. For the greater part of the last two decades, it seemed that old age is a curse, from the prism of officialdom.
‘Nigerians appetite for more enterprises will boost nation’s economy’
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said efforts to enhance ability of Nigerian enterprises to do more businesses locally and globally would boost the nation’s businesses and engender economic growth.
A scary state of the nation!
Against the background of widespread uncertainty and eminent opinion leaders decrying the state of affairs in the country, it is apposite to carry out an introspective study on how well and firmly Nigeria currently stands on such issues as national security, education, transportation, health, the economy, unemployment, inter-group or ethnic relations, and level of infrastructure development.
Nigeria: A nation in reverse separatism
Calls for the rebirth of the defunct Republic of Biafra have been increasingly heard on the streets of Nigeria in recent times. Following the reunification of Nigeria and Biafra in 1970, the world looked forward to a new Nigeria without the ethnic-tinged political injustices that had alienated one of the most important ethnicities in Nigeria - the Igbos and their near-kins- to the point of seeking a country of their own by force in 1967.
A nation and its armed forces
So much indignation has greeted a comment attributed recently to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai expressing dissatisfaction with the performance of his troops in the war against insurgents. He was reported in various media to have said, ‘it is unfortunate, but the truth is that every setback the Nigerian Army…