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Fire Service workers to carry arms?

LAST week, the Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed, to the consternation of the public, that the Federal Government had perfected plans to create an armed unit of the Federal Fire Service (FFS). The unit, which would be…

NASS, you can’t criminalise journalism

ACROSS global history, countless men and women drunk with power have drowned with it. However, history’s lessons are hardly ever learnt, and it can therefore come as no surprise that the current tenants in the corridors of ephemeral power…

The bloody raid on Sunday Igboho’s residence

NIGERIA is in its worst moment since the return to civil rule in 1999, and one of the worst in its entire history.  Last week, the Muhammadu Buhari-led government unfolded yet another criminal assault on the Nigerian constitution and the…

Toyota’s Nigeria snub

THIS is not the best of times for Nigeria as a country as there has hardly been any cheery news about it in a long while. The polity is suffused with depressive news that put the country on the spotlight for the wrong reasons. Another of…

Buhari’s blame game

WHO is responsible for the current dire situation in Nigeria—for the endemic and rising unemployment, deepening immiseration, ethno-regional conflict, socio-cultural decay, and all-round political chaos? Rightly, many Nigerians will point…

Lawan’s economic doctrine

LAST week, Senate President Ahmad Lawan whetted the Muhammadu Buhari administration‘s large appetite for loans, declaring that Nigeria as a poor country had no option but to borrow to fund infrastructure. Fielding questions from…

FG and its endless borrowings

WHILE attending the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) high level virtual conference last week, erstwhile Minister of Finance and current Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Mrs…

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