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Ile-Ife and the tragedy of communal tension

Ile-Ife and the tragedy of communal tension

What began as mere rumour later snowballed into a conflagration that claimed more than 40 lives. What was known as the peaceful fraternal relationship which had existed for more than 100 years between the Hausa and their Yoruba hosts in Ile-Ife, Osun State, was shattered on March 7, when a minor dispute exploded into a […]

2019 Elections Guidelines: Tasks before INEC

2019 Elections Guidelines: Tasks before INEC

Recently, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in an action akin to delightful surprise, released to Nigerians the schedule and dates for the 2019 general elections which are still two years away. According to the commission, the Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on February 16, 2019, while the governorship and state Houses of […]

Ali’s Uniform Saga:  Call for caution

Ali’s Uniform Saga:  Call for caution

Prior to this time most Nigerians would do anything to wear the Nigerian Customs uniform. The not so attractive grey ensemble was the toast of most young Nigerians who are desirous of making a good life out of the quagmire we daily find ourselves in. No doubt the Nigerian Customs have been consistent in coming […]

Beyond JAMB’s gale of reforms

Beyond JAMB’s gale of reforms

Since the composition of the new leadership of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, there have been some actions towards reforming the way the organisation is perceived by its publics. First, to give teeth to the reforms, the ministry of education came up with the stoppage of post JAMB examinations […]

Much ado about Buhari’s return

Much ado about Buhari’s return

Finally, President Muhammadu Buhari returned from his medical vacation in London United Kingdom. Contrary to all the reports from the villa and the Ministry of Information, indeed the president was ill. Then of course, contrary to very many reports of the president’s vegetative state or incapacitation, President Buhari was not any of those. Surely, he […]

CJN: Expectations as Onnoghen mounts the saddle

CJN: Expectations as Onnoghen mounts the saddle

After months of acting as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, which culminated in palpable anxiety and suspense, Justice Walter Onnoghen of the Supreme Court on Tuesday took his oath of office and allegiance before Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to become the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. Onnoghen was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on […]

Whistle-blowing Govt must fulfil fact

Whistle-blowing Govt must fulfil fact

There is a new “business” in town. It is called whistle-blowing. It’s a scheme designed by government to encourage Nigerians to expose corruption with an attraction of a 10 per cent pay out from the total sum of whatever is recovered. This means if any person has credible information of a looted sum or property […]

Checkmating Xenophobic attack in Zuma’s hands

Checkmating Xenophobic attack in Zuma’s hands

There is no doubt that the shameful xenophobic attacks which has become the trademark of post-apartheid South Africa is in truth and in fact the responsibility of the South Africans authorities to deal with. Xenophobia, simply put, is the dislike of foreigners. If this be the case, then stopping xenophobia in itself could take a […]

CBN new forex policy, boost for the naira

CBN new forex policy, boost for the naira

The sudden spirited strength of the Nigerian currency vis a vis other international currencies, especially the Green back (dollar) and the British pound sterling came to the public as a surprise. Up till last week, speculations were rife at the continued depreciation of the naira. Early in the week, a dollar exchanged for N520. By […]

Moving ease of doing business from sloganeering

Moving ease of doing business from sloganeering

When it was first muted, many commentators did not find it newsworthy for any deep analysis. Yet, the administration carried on working on the finer details of how doing business in Nigeria could become fun rather than the complications we face everyday. If Nigerians pass through hell to get a start-up off the block, what […]