Editorial

Hate Speech Bill: Implications for free speech

Nigeria’s Senate, last week, repackaged and reintroduced the Hate Speech Bill seeking to penalise persons found guilty of stirring up violence or spreading falsehood that leads to the death of others.

 

 

 

 

Sat, 16 November 2019


Buhari, Osinbajo and a fractured Presidency

 

 

 

 

Too often, tales from Aso Rock, Nigeria’s Presidential Seat of Power, are mired in risky power plays, intrigues and sinister ploys, giving rise to speculations and reasons for the public to believe anything. [...]

Sun, 10 November 2019


Nigerian Army’s ‘Operation Positive Identification’

On November 1, 2019, the Nigerian Army commenced what it tags ‘Operation Positive Identification’. The exercise, according to the military high command, is to flush out ‘undesirable’ elements in the face of daunting security challenges.

Right from when the matter became [...]

Sun, 03 November 2019


National ID card and cost of being a Nigerian

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, recently announced plans to introduce charges for the replacement and renewal of national ID cards, thereby adding to the pecuniary burden on Nigerians.

 

 

 

 

Sun, 27 October 2019


Nigeria’s minimum wage impasse

After series of stalled negotiations and horse trading, organized labour and the federal government finally reached a compromise on percentage increase and payment of the new minimum wage, last Friday.

Both parties shifted grounds and settled for [...]

Sun, 20 October 2019


Okowa wades into Ubogo, NPDC crisis

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has pledged the commitment of his government towards the creation of an improved business environment for investments to thrive.

The governor explained this while wading into the crisis between the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, and Ubogo c [...]

Sun, 13 October 2019


FG’s deafening silence over Boko Haram occupation of LGs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barely 7 months after assumption of office President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2015, the Federal Government announced that the country had “techni [...]

Sun, 06 October 2019


Nigeria at 59: lessons and gains

Nigeria's struggle for statehood climaxed on October 1, 1960 with independence from British rule. After 3 years, the country became a republic but relapsed into military dictatorship following a bloody coup d’état in 1966, which spiralled into a brutal civil war in 1967 that decimated [...]

Mon, 30 September 2019


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