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FG’s N13bn pest control intervention fund

RECENTLY, the Federal Government shocked Nigerians when it announced the setting up a N13.9 billion Pest Control Fund under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The fund was approved by the Federal Executive Council ostensibly…

The collapse of public waterworks

IT is more than a truism that in Nigeria, there is water everywhere, but very little to drink. The country is so richly endowed with water resources that a number of its 36 states have aquatic names: examples include Delta, Cross River,…

The ‘reopening’ of schools

ON Monday, the Federal Government partially lifted the ban on schools occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the…

Naira Marley’s Abuja concert

RECENTLY, the controversial Afrobeats and hip hop singer, Azeez Adesina Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, had himself another ball at the country’s expense. He staged a performance at a concert in Abuja despite the interstate travel…

The killings in Akinyele

AKINYELE Local Government Area in Oyo State is fast becoming a slaughter slab for innocent citizens. In the last one month, five persons have been reportedly slain in cold blood in the area. Citizens Bello Barakat, Azeezat Shomuyiwa, Grace…

The Aso Rock shooting incident

THERE was comprehensible alarm across the country following the report that shooting took place on Thursday, June 11 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Although the president’s spokesperson clarified that the president was never put in…

The influx of foreign herdsmen

LAST Tuesday, the House of Representatives called on the Federal Government to prevent herdsmen in other countries from entering Nigeria. Consequently, the House scheduled a meeting with the heads of security agencies in the country on how…

Oladipo Akinkugbe: 1933-2020

WHEN Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, breathed his last recently, it was undoubtedly the end of an era. A consummate intellectual and seasoned administrator, Akinkugbe more than paid his dues. His was the passing…

RMRDC and the kilishi breakthrough

PROFESSOR Hussain Ibrahim, the Director General of the Raw Material Research and Development Council (RMRDC), caused more than a stir recently when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Science and Technology. Asked to elaborate on the…

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