Editorial

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


Julius Berger ranks top in 50 Brands Nigeria Awards

Construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, weekend, retained its top position in Nigeria's construction sector with a fourth consecutive award in recognition of its outstanding quality and best international standards and practice in the building and construction industry for 2019.

The [...]

Sun, 08 December 2019


$30 billion loan, Nigeria’s rising debts

For three years, Nigeria has ran its economy on the wheels of creditor banks, doubling its debt profile to an alarming $81.27 billion in 2019.

The country’s debt profile escalated since 2016. As a former Chief Executive [...]

Sat, 07 December 2019


Police arraign woman over trespass, threat to life

The FCT police command has arraigned a 52 years old businesswoman, Madina Mohammed, in Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, over alleged trespass and threat to life.

Mohammed, who allegedly trespassed into a plot of land belonging to one retired Air Commodore Raymond Peter, also t [...]

Mon, 02 December 2019


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


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