Poor resource use raises economic woes
Nigeria has, over the years, displayed lack of governance in the management of crude oil proceeds, which has, till date, become an albatross to the development of the economy, with the sector’s outlook constantly dictating the pace and direction of standard of living, fiscal and monetary operations and growth.
Ezekwesili advocates reduction of party election forms to N100,000
Nigeria’s former minister of education Obiageli Ezekwesili has called for a mass reduction in the sales price of forms for elective offices in the country to 100,000 Naira. Ezekwesili, who was also minister of solid minerals under former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, believes the high cost of forms discourages capable person without financial strength from…
Ezekwesili advises CSOs on constitutional amendments
As part of efforts to fight corruption and institute accountability in the country’s oil sector, the former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has called on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to demand transparency on the inflow and outflow of oil revenue...
Ezekwesili, ex-DRP boss seek legal status for Excess Crude Account
Former Minister of Education, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili and former Director of Department of Petroleum Resources, Olsten Olorunsola have urged the National Assembly to legalise the Excess Crude Account to prevent wastage of oil earnings.
Experts decry depletion of excess crude account
Experts have expressed dissatisfaction over the depletion of Excess Crude Account (ECA), saying, a net expected balance of $84.58 billion was estimated at December 2017, but government declared $2.32 billion.
Ezekwesili laments girls’ abduction four years after Chibok
Former Education Minister, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has expressed dismay over the recent kidnap of schoolgirls from Dapchi in Yobe State, four years after the abduction of Chibok girls. Speaking at a leadership event organised by Pastor Taiwo Odukoya of Fountain of Life Church in Lagos, she said: “Twenty-nine secondary school boys were killed and burnt by…
Stories That Made Our Week: New Stars And Ghosts From The Past
Ghosts of comments past British model Amena Khan, has been dropped by cosmetic giant L’Oreal over anti-Israeli comments in a series of old tweets. She was selected to be the first woman in a hijab for a mainstream shampoo campaign. Khan’s messages, posted on Twitter in 2014, have since been deleted. It is not the…
How women can be effective leaders, by Ezekwesili, Olugbodi
Women in the country have been urged to be proactive and responsive to the challenges of leadership in all spheres of human endeavour, and should jettison the wrong perception held by many that they can’t make good leaders....
Over 80 Chibok girls regain freedom
More than 80 of the about 276 Chibok schoolgirls abducted mid-April 2014, by Boko Haram insurgents, yesterday, regained freedom from their abductors, according to reports.
Emir Sanusi, Oby and the weapon of filthy lucre
I consider the tale-bearings targeted at two eminent Nigerians, His Royal Highness, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS), the emir of Kano, and former education minister and...
Weekly political notes
Fulani Herdsmen Attacking Nigerians Are From Senegal, Mali — Northern Governors The Northern Governor’s Forum, (NGF) said it has resolved to work with relevant stakeholders to secure Nigeria’s borders and register Fulani immigrants entering into the country to rear cattle. The Chairman of the Forum, Kashim Shettima of Borno, disclosed this to journalists at the…