Browsing Tag

editorial

Coins again?

IN February 2007, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) began issuing new coins in denominations of 50 kobo, N1 and N2. The main rationale for this was  to  facilitate  highly   repetitive small value transactions (urban transportation and…

The increased NASS budget

THE report that the National Assembly, in its consideration of the 2017 Federal Government budget, has decided to increase the estimates for its running from N115 billion to N125 billion raises fundamental issues with the way leaders in…

The open-air rape in Lagos secondary schools

THE country recently received a jolt when the news broke about how some male senior school students of Ireti Grammar School, Ikoyi, Lagos State who had just finished their final-year examination targeted and sexually assaulted their female…

The disclosure of the NASS budget

LAST week, in fulfillment of the pledge made by Senate President Bukola Saraki that the details of the expenditure plans of the eighth assembly would be made available for Nigerians with the passage of the 2017 budget, the leadership of the…

The skyrocketing prices of gari, maize and others

NIGERIAN families are facing harrowing  times at the moment. This is due to the alarming increment in the prices of staple foods in the market which is adversely affecting the gastronomic harmony in many homes. Never in the history of…

INEC’s continuous voter registration

IT appears that the ongoing voter registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is generating only a passing interest from Nigerians. Yet, the importance of the exercise cannot be overemphasised. It is even more…

The power transmission challenge

LAST month, the Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC) reminded the nation that it had the capacity to generate 12,000 megawatts (MW) to reduce the shortfall in electricity supply in the country. Speaking at the Federal Capital…

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More