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TETFund Bill: Matters arising over CoAs, others agitations

In 2011, the National Assembly repealed the Education Trust Fund, ETF Act No7 of 1993 to establish the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, limiting the scope of its interventions to universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. Five years after, immense pressure is being mounted on the age [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016


Sex, Reps and Diplomacy

Sex is a powerful thing. It can bring out both the best in humans and unleash the beast in them. It is yet a wonder of creation how a moment of sensual excursion can lead to a gulf of glory or a gloom of doom. History is replete with tales of how the lust of the flesh led to the loss of power, fame an [...]

Mon, 11 July 2016


Centenary City: Nothing Wrong With Project - Senate

The controversy over the Centenary City in Abuja might have been laid to rest as the Senate has stated that there is nothing wrong with the project designed to attract about $18 billion to Nigeria’s capital city.
The Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory in a report: Report of [...]

Thu, 07 July 2016


Don’t negotiate with Avengers, ex-militant tells FG

The Commandant General of the Riverine Security otherwise known as the Coast Guard of the Federation, Commander Bibi Oduku, has asked the Federal Government not to negotiate with the Niger Delta Avengers.
He said doing so will amount to weakness on the part of the government as their activities [...]

Wed, 29 June 2016


Not too late to name looters - FCT residents

The failure of the Ministry of Information and Culture to publish details of those who allegedly looted public funds as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari, has prompted renewed calls for government to stand by its promise. Damning all legal consequences earlier projected that such action could tri [...]

Sat, 11 June 2016


As the inflationary trend continues

For three consecutive months, Nigeria’s inflation has surged unabatedly on double digits, despite efforts by authorities to ease off pressure on the economy.
From 12.8 per cent rate in March 2016, the country’s inflation rose by 13.7 per cent year-on-year in April, representing about [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


The one-all cure drug hawking in Abuja buses

He was sweating profusely as he marketed his ‘wonder’ drug that relieves headache, eases rheumatism pains, deals with bowel movements and enhances sexual performance. He was brisk, convincing and his eyes darting like a wide optical scanner in the crowded bus.
Let’s just call h [...]

Mon, 06 June 2016


Diezani Begs Buhari & Offers to refund $2bn

In the wake of new revelations of graft against her, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's disgraced former Minister of Petroleum, has continued to send emissaries to beg President Muhammadu Buhari for a reprieve over allegations of embezzlement for which she is being investigated. Over the weeke [...]

Mon, 02 May 2016


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