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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,…

The mirage of Africa’s biggest economy

PENULTIMATE week, Nigeria displaced South Africa as Africa’s biggest economy. Bloomberg, in its report, noted that “Nigeria’s economic growth beat forecasts in the fourth quarter, helping its economy to expand the most in four years in 2019…

Three months of economic hardship?

ON Wednesday, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr.Mele Kyari, warned Nigerians to prepare for more economic trouble in view of the current multi-year low level of crude oil prices at the…

FG on torture of suspects by security agencies

Amid the general disenchantment and despondency in the country, the Federal Government gave some cause for cheer on Tuesday. In a keynote address  delivered at a two-day capacity building workshop for civil society organisations on the…

Waning interest of youths in science

Speaking to young scientists gathered at the final examination of the Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award (YONSPA) last week, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, bemoaned the declining interest of…

As Amotekun goes into the law books

THIS week, after an interlude of rabble-rousing and opposition by apologists of Nigeria’s iniquitous status quo,  the legislatures of the six states in the South-West geopolitical zone passed the bills legalising the Western Nigeria…