Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia: 1932- 2017

March 24, 2017

IN yet another huge loss in recent times, one of Nigeria’s most iconic elder statesmen and patriots, Brigadier-General Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, breathed his last on March 9. Among other things, the encomiums that poured in […]

Relocating oil companies to the Niger Delta

March 23, 2017

WHILE on a fence-mending trip to the Niger Delta as acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo recently directed oil companies to relocate their headquarters to the area. This call has received  sustained applause from the people […]

A harvest of policy reversals

March 22, 2017

THERE is a sense in which official policy reversals demonstrate political sagacity and an understanding of the situational approach to policy formulation and implementation by public officials. But there are also instances where the preponderance […]

Of Customs and unpaid duties

March 21, 2017

THE Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) seems bent on having its way on the issue of unpaid duties, regardless of the public perception. For that reason, it is currently on the verge of a face-off with […]

NBS’ report on job losses

March 17, 2017

THE  recent report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to the effect that more than 3.67 million Nigerians lost their jobs in the course of 2016 should be of major concern to the government […]

Saving the Lagos environment

March 16, 2017

IN a bid to create an environmentally safe state, the Lagos State government recently enacted an Environmental Management and Protection Law. By the instrumentality of that law, it transformed the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) outfit […]

An appeal for calm in Ile-Ife

March 15, 2017

THERE are conflicting reasons for the unfortunate chain of events that triggered a full-blown confrontation in Ile-Ife between gangs of local youths in the early hours of Wednesday, March 8. According to one account, passions […]

The smooth transition in Ondo State

March 14, 2017

WITH  the brickbats and sabre-rattling that heralded the conduct of the November 2016 governorship election in Ondo State, some bookmakers had predicted that the sky in the Sunshine State would be blood-red, particularly given the […]

The resurgence of xenophobic attacks in South Africa

March 10, 2017

FOR over four consecutive weeks from February 18, South Africa witnessed a resurgence of xenophobic violence in parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria. In those incidents, many foreigners, mostly blacks from other African countries, had their […]

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