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Terror on Ibadan-Akure highway

THERE is a climate of fear and terror in the South-West as errant Fulani herdsmen have laid a siege to the entire region, kidnapping and killing people for sport on the highways. Already, people are becoming paranoid and it has become a…

The police mobile app initiative

RECENTLY, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) revealed its plan to launch a mobile application (app) to combat the rising wave of crime in the country. In a promotional video on its twitter handle, the force stated that the app, called…

That beheading incident in Ekiti

IT takes a truly gory incident like the one that happened last week in Ilasa-Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State, to remind Nigerians of the extent to which many in the society are ready to go to take the law into their…

Nigeria’s outrageous railway contract sum

THE country was shocked to the marrow recently when it became public that the Ghanaian-European Railway Consortium (GERC) had agreed to construct a 340-kilometre standard gauge railway line in Ghana for $2.2 billion. This is against the…

Yet another Abacha loot

FOR the umpteenth time, the loot allegedly stashed away by the usually dark-goggled maximum ruler and dictator,  the late General Sani Abacha, recently returned to the front burner when a bank account containing 211 million pounds…

Twenty years of civilian rule

AS Nigeria attains 20 years of civilian rule in its Fourth Republic, nothing perhaps illustrates the sad fate of Nigerians than its designation as the global capital of poverty and host of two of the deadliest terror groups ranked on the…

Ex-NIMASA DG’s conviction: A slap on the wrist

FORMER acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Calistus Nwabueze Obi, was recently sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment by a Federal High Court in Lagos State under Justice Mojisola…

Dropping May 29 as public holiday

LAST year, the Federal Government declared June 12 as Democracy Day to be observed as a public holiday. Specifically, the declaration was made in a statement on June 6, 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari in honour of the late Chief MKO…

Paying parents for children’s education

Recently, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) under the Educate-A-Child Cash Transfer Programme gave money to 7,342 parents of out-of-school children in Kebbi State to facilitate their children’s education. According to the UNICEF…

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