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Lockdown: FG/Rivers tango over Caverton Helicopters

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, recently ordered the arrest of two pilots of Caverton Helicopters and 10 passengers. The arrest was made because Caverton Helicopters had on more than one occasion allegedly violated the governor’s…

IMF’s prediction on the Nigerian economy

WHEN, back in February, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its annual growth forecast for the Nigerian economy and warned starkly that “under current policies, the outlook is challenging,” few commentators or people in Nigerian…

The killing of Grace Ajibola

LAST week, policemen in Ibadan, Oyo State, arrested a 34-year-old painter for allegedly killing a 69-year-old retiree following his discovery of over N2 million in her bank account. The painter, Niyi Abegunde, killed the woman, Mrs Grace…

NNPC boss on refineries

LAST week, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele  Kyari, declared that the corporation would soon relieve itself of the responsibility of managing the country’s refineries after the…

The fire in AGF’s office

LAST Wednesday’s fire outbreak at the Treasury House, a building housing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), has understandably triggered controversy. The office is home to the records of revenue generation and…

Akure explosion: Matters arising

TWO weeks after the explosion that rocked Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Saturday March 28, Nigerians are still largely in the dark regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident. During the explosion which birthed series of…

Easter in pains…

FOR obvious reasons, this year’s Easter celebrations are a sober and sombre one. The world is currently being plagued by the Covid-19 pandemic that has caught many governments pants down, and Christians in Nigeria, as in virtually all…

The killing of citizen Joseph Pesu

LAST week, a soldier allegedly shot a 28-year-old father of two, Joseph Pesu, dead in Delta State while enforcing the lockdown order imposed on the state by the Ifeanyi Okowa administration as part of efforts to address the coronavirus…

These palliatives won’t do

PERHAPS  nothing illustrates the inadequacy of the palliative measures rolled out to cushion the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown in several parts of the country than the angry protests of distressed citizens. The situation is…

A salute to caregivers on the frontlines

THE Covid-19 experience in many parts of the world, though challenging, has definitely brought the invaluable services of caregivers to the fore as humanity struggles to prevail over the daunting pestilential challenge. In many of the…

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