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Welcome back, Mr President

Welcome back, Mr President

By Abdulwahab Oba Week in week out, the mind of a columnist is usually filled with propositions, options and alternatives. Most times asking yourself, what next? Which course or subject? Some of the times, you are dried and hardly know what to write about. With a variety of propositions, this week is one of those […]

BRT Bus stop or bread stall?

BRT Bus stop or bread stall?

BY JOKE ADENIYI The structure is new and serves dual purpose for them; a shed hiding them away from the scorching sun, and a store for their ware-bread, among other items. That is what has become of the newly constructed BRT bus stop at Geri-Alimi, Ilorin, Kwara State. Bread sellers and other road side traders […]

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 […]

Customs must change approach on VIN

Customs must change approach on VIN

By Uche Nnadozie When the Nigeria Customs Service late last year announced as part of measures geared towards preventing revenue loss through land border shipments of vehicles especially, I was elated and supported same. Part of the new initiative was the lid placed on land importation of vehicles. Another which was jointly championed by the […]

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 […]

Gov. Ahmed: Building the Kwara youths

Gov. Ahmed: Building the Kwara youths

The weekly executive committee meeting of Nigerian governments, both at the federal and state levels, has become one of the key barometers of the commitment of governments to driving their respective campaign promises. Several Nigerians always anticipate the outcome of these meetings, which dissemination is often left to the officials in charge of the information […]

Poor School Infrastructure: Does every Kwara child count?

Poor School Infrastructure: Does every Kwara child count?

By Joke Adeniyi I stumbled on some disturbing pictures online uploaded by a concerned Kwara citizen, a fortnight ago. The distasteful pictures image the deplorable learning environment of some pupils in a school in Fufu, Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State. The pictures numbering about six, showed a dilapidated classroom lacking basic facilities […]

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 […]

Speaking for the president

Speaking for the president

By Uche Nnadozie One of the most difficult jobs in the world is that of a spokesperson. Be it in public or private sector, the demands are the same. Going further, it doesn’t matter whether it is in a developing or developed economy. The job is tedious. I can imagine what Sean Spicer is passing […]