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The proposed law on pregnant students in Ekiti

LAST week, the wife of the governor of Ekiti State, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, articulated the plan of the state government to abolish the sanction previously imposed on pregnant schoolgirls in the state. Speaking during an advocacy and women…

The law and Buhari’s private visit

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is currently in London, United Kingdom, on what his aides termed ‘a private visit’ and a few days ago, a bill was taken to him to sign. The bill tagged ‘Amended Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Sharing Contract…

Bad roads everywhere!

WITH only a few weeks to the end of the year, the pressure on federal highways in the country is bound to increase. Because rail transport remains abysmally low, restricted, inefficient and slow, the people, especially traders, farmers,…

From civil servants to teachers: The Bayelsa model

THE Bayelsa State government has deployed 2000 qualified civil servants drawn from ministries and agencies to the state’s primary and secondary schools. To facilitate the smooth takeoff of the programme, the government had recently set up a…

Army’s ‘Operation show your ID’

O N Saturday, November 2, the Nigerian Army called on Nigerians to assist the ongoing Operation Positive Identification by giving information that would assist in the identification and arrest of the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in any…

Importing doctors from abroad

DEFENDING his ministry’s 2020 budget before the Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committee on Health last week, Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, mooted the idea of importing medical experts from Europe and North America as a…

The Air Force killings in Sokoto

ON Sunday, October 20, a mother of seven, Mrs. Maryam Abdulrahman and a student, Mr. Abdulsalam Lawan, were allegedly killed by men of the Nigeria Air Force who stormed the Mabera area of Sokoto South Local Government Area of Sokoto State…

Of NIN and JAMB candidates

RECENTLY, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) indicated that it would no longer register candidates who do not have the National Identity Number (NIN) for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). It warned that…

Jega’s warning

THE immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, recently admonished the Nigerian establishment on the need to deepen the democratic experience in order to avert the predicted…