Editorial

Failure of states to access UBEC fund

For six years, Kwara State in North Central Nigeria, failed to access N7 billion periodic allocation received from the nation’s consolidated revenue through the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, for the purpose of developing primary and junior secondary schools.

With an estimate [...]

Sun, 23 February 2020


Coronavirus: Nigeria’s preparedness

At least 565 people have been said to have lost their lives to the deadly Coronavirus since the virus resurfaced in December 2019, with the number of confirmed cases rising to 28,000 globally and several suspected cases being recorded daily.

 

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Sun, 09 February 2020


Worsening insecurity: Time to fire service chiefs

For once, since Nigeria’s descent into domestic terrorist attacks, the mist over the actual state of its national security disappeared last week, when the Senate openly affirmed the country’s deteriorating security situation.

 

 

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Sat, 01 February 2020


Public utility and vandalism in FCT

In what now appears a singsong of sorts, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, lamented the rate of wanton destruction of public utilities in the nation’s capital territory. At every opportunity since he became minister, he has not failed to raise [...]

Thu, 23 January 2020


Operation Amotekun and matters arising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors in the South West Zone recently launched the Western Nigeria Security Network, WNSN, to help tackle the growing security challenges bedevilling t [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


Nigeria’s education sector in 2019

For decades, Nigeria’s struggle to overturn poor educational indices led efforts in its school system. But despite an array of roadmaps and action plans, the country has disappointingly recorded poor outcomes in access and quality as nearly a third of its school-age children remain out of school [...]

Fri, 10 January 2020


The task before The New FIRS Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 The appointment of Mr. Mohammed Nami as the new executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, by President Muhammadu Buhari and his subsequent [...]

Sun, 22 December 2019


SSS, Sowore and matters arising

The recent re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by men of the State Security Service, SSS, has continued to generate arguments amongst Nigerians, with many questioning the legality of such an action as well as its implication for the judiciary.

 

 

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Sun, 15 December 2019


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