SIP-CCT: Resource sharing and not wealth creation

After much dithering by the government of the day, and battering from critics, the former has finally begun its own form of social security programme, the Social Investment Programmes Conditional Cash Transfer, SIP-CCT. By the programme’s procedures, government will disburse N5,000 each to the poorest and most vulnerable members of the society. In More...

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By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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The military takeover of Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian military gave the nation a wonderful Christmas gift on December 22 with its dislodgement of the last elements of the Boko Haram insurgency from the Sambisa Forest. It was gratifying seeing our gallant More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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Imperatives of wearing Hijab

One of the most unfortunate things about the advent of Boko Haram terrorism is how it has erroneously depicted Islam in a poor light, making people believe that it was championing the cause of Islam by using its More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Ajibola’s odyssey: Reflections of an economist’s sojourn in the newsroom

The number of media personalities that gathered at Isiaq Ajibola’s book presentation last week was a reminiscence of the good times for the pioneer members of the Trust newspaper family. The nostalgia was intense More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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From US to Morocco: Is Buhari’s fortunes dwindling?

In the first year of President Muhammadu’s  presidency, he travelled to about 30 foreign countries, some of them world powers and the most developed, among which are US, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Succession by imposition: An unprofitable venture and electorate’s loss

Desperation is a fundamental issue in succession crisis in our political development. Nowhere has this manifested than in the race for who becomes governor when the position becomes vacant in some of the states More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Timi Frank, Erisco Foods and other unsettling stories

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dropped all pretences and is now true to itself—a typical Nigerian political party that makes campaign promises without the slightest intention to fulfill them; a More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Clinton and the conspiracy against women

There is a new wave of resurgence of anti-women leadership in the world, so it appears. From Brazil to the US and now South Korea, there is a subtle conspiracy to truncate the steady progress women have been making, More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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CCB/CCT: The Senate on a slippery slope

The National Assembly is not done yet in their revenge mission to perhaps ‘deal’ with the CCB chairman, Justice Danladi Umar and clip the wings of the president, with its renewed vigour and passage of the CCT More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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The criminal neglect of Abuja indigenes

It is almost becoming a deliberate policy of successive governments to pass over Abuja indigenous people in political appointments. Last week, the senator representing the FCT, Senator Phillip Aduda raised an alarm More...

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