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JAMB: confusion trails examination

JAMB: confusion trails examination

Since the process leading up to this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME begun, it has been marred by crisis. In a bid to reduce cheating, some innovations were introduced but the implementation has forced different kinds of hitches. It was difficult to get the forms in the first place, even more difficult to fill […]

Needless debate over budget signing

Needless debate over budget signing

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Legislative Matters, Ita Enang, were the two officials who added fuel to a combustible situation when rumours filled the social media that the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was going to be prevented from signing the 2017 budget […]

NASS finest hour

NASS finest hour

After many years of pressure from civil society and other Nigerians, the National Assembly last week, eventually fulfilled its promise of releasing its budget breakdown to the public. This has come following promises made by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki as part of his electioneering campaign to become the chairman of the […]

Expectations as NASS passes 2017 budget

Expectations as NASS passes 2017 budget

The National Assembly last week passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill, four months after it was submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari presented the budget documents to a joint session of the National Assembly on December 14, 2016. Both chambers of the assembly raised the figure from N7.30 trillion presented by the president to […]

Lessons from the Calabar viewing centre tragedy

Lessons from the Calabar viewing centre tragedy

In Calabar, Cross River state, at least seven sports enthusiasts died in a viewing centre while watching a football match. The circumstances surrounding this event are both tragic and regrettable. Football fans had gathered at the viewing centre in the Iyang-Esu area of the Calabar Municipal Local Government Area on April 20 to watch a […]

Much ado about President’s health

Much ado about President’s health

In the last couple weeks, President Muhammadu Buhari has not been seen in public. The last time he was so seen was at a Jumat service some weeks past. He had skipped three Federal Executive Council meetings. And of course, that means most, if not all of his meetings with state and non state actors […]

2019: INEC registration and the rest of us

2019: INEC registration and the rest of us

For those who think 2019 election cycle is still far away, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC will tomorrowbegin a nationwide voters’ registration exercise. This is coming almost two years before the next general election. According to INEC, the exercise is intended to enable citizens who have turned 18 years of age since the last registration, […]

Resolving N/Delta crisis with modular refineries

Resolving N/Delta crisis with modular refineries

The Nigerian federation for many decades has applied several antidotes to manage the economic crisis arising from years of neglect of communities that produce Nigeria’s major foreign exchange earner-crude oil, without success. In between, there has been serious crisis which led to militancy and outright sabotage of the economic bowels of the country. In fact […]

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 […]