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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…

Customs duties on ‘personal effects’

A woman, Mrs Udensi Adaeze Nwagboliwe, recently created a scene at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, over the taxing of her handbag, a pair of canvas footwear and other effects by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). She was…

Communications ministry: What’s in a name?

LAST Wednesday, the Federal Executive Council announced the change of name of the erstwhile Ministry of Communications to Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. The ministry’s spokesperson, Philomena Oshodin, in a release, said…

FG’s failed social investment programmes

The Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari has finally demonstrated that its social investment programmes (SIPs) have failed. This is evident in the slashing of allocation to the SIPs by a massive 94 per cent in the proposed…

15 million unemployed?

LAST week, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, said that in spite of recent efforts by the Federal Government through the N-power programme that recruited about half a million Nigerians, those searching for white-collar…

Buhari’s pronouncement on abusive Islamic schools

LAST week, President Muhammadu Buhari vowed a crackdown on abusive Islamic schools. According to a statement issued by the Presidency, the president directed the police to disband all such centres and hand over the inmates to their parents.…

Agric minister’s no-hunger verdict

MINISTER of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Sabo Nanono, stunned not a few Nigerians when he said last week that Nigeria was producing enough food to feed itself and even export to neighbouring countries. Nanono, who spoke in Abuja…