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Coronavirus and FG’s review of the 2020 budget

QUITE expectedly, the crash in the prices of crude oil in the global market occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic is impacting negatively on the Nigerian economy. It is therefore no surprise that the 2020 budget had to be drastically…

The bill against importation of generating sets

ON March 11, a bill proposed by Senator Bima Enagi (Niger South) which sought to ban the importation and use of generating sets by Nigerians passed first reading during the plenary session of the Senate.  The Generator Set Prohibition Bill…

The Abule Ado tragedy

TEN days after the oil pipeline explosion that shattered the Abule Ado community in Lagos, the country is still nonplussed. While victims who suffered severe burns are groaning in pains, relations of the more than 20 persons killed during…

SARS and the Port Harcourt four

NOT many things can be more troubling than the story of four young men in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, who have been missing for over two months now after being unlawfully arrested by personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the…

Halting COVID-19 in Nigeria

AMID the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the globe, the Federal Government, on Monday, indicated that it had no plans to impose travel restrictions on visitors from countries most affected by the pandemic. Instead,…