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Executive/Legislative Feud: Time to end impasse

Executive/Legislative Feud: Time to end impasse

What has taken weeks of unpredictability got eased after the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, last week. Media statements from both sides tried to assure Nigerians that, contrary to widespread anxiety in the polity, the two branches of government are not at war.  Indeed, Dr. Saraki asserted […]

Suicide Syndrome: Tasks before government 

Suicide Syndrome: Tasks before government 

It was such a pitiable sight when news broke that a certain young medical doctor, Allwell Orji, on March 19, 2017 committed suicide. More worrisome is that since then many have attempted to follow his footsteps and indeed some did while others were saved at the point of committing the crime. This new phenomenon is […]

Tuberculosis: Time to step up action

Tuberculosis: Time to step up action

As the world marked the World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, 2017, the upsurge in the disease, which by estimates the world should be seeing its back, gives course for worry. Nevertheless, there is a strong move to end the spread of Tuberculosis, TB, by the World Health Organisation, WHO, which launched what it called […]

Lessons learnt from untamed meningitis outbreak

Lessons learnt from untamed meningitis outbreak

The latest body count shows that Nigeria has lost over 320 persons from the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, in the last couple of weeks. What’s more, the response has been lethargic. It’s as if deaths don’t count again in Nigeria or is it because the disease affects mostly poor people from rural areas? So […]

Intrigues of EFCC trial of the Senate

Intrigues of EFCC trial of the Senate

The troubles confronting the Senate of the 8th Assembly began from the beginning. Unlike previous efforts to delegitimise the senate, the new approach is subtle. The traducers chose individuals to target in a bid to raise sufficient bile that will make the senate react. And when the reactions come, the Nigerian people are programmed to […]

Naira’s latest strength

Naira’s latest strength

Lasts information from the financial markets indicate that in the last thirty days or so, the Nigerian currency has made tremendous recovery leading to perhaps the steepest gains of the naira in a generation. March appears to be good for the economy which slid into recession in 2016 with continuous negative growth recorded in virtually […]

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 […]