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DisCos andN1.6trn funding

A recent report indicated that the 11 Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) in the country require recapitalisation as well as the injection of $4.3 billion (about N1.556 trillion) into their networks to enable them function efficiently. […]

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Kyari’s major task at NNPC

The appointments of Mr Mele Kolo Kyari and Dr Thomas John as the new Group Managing Director and the acting alternate chairman of the Governing Board, respectively, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by […]

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Self-induced lunacy

Recently, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) declared that about 90 per cent of lunatics undergoing treatment in various psychiatric hospitals in the country were victims of illicit drugs. Deputy Commandant of the agency, […]

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The world is hungry!

The United Nations World Food Programme Executive Director, Mr. David Beasley, recently raised an alarm that hunger had grown from 778m people in 2015 to 815m in 2016, noting that about 60 per cent of […]

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Heed Onaiyekan’s admonition

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Cardinal John Onaiyekan’s admonition to Nigerian leaders at all levels to change their system of governance in order to address the numerous challenges facing the country and its people is […]

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9th NASS leadership, a good omen

The emergence, on Tuesday, of Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker, respectively, portends a good omen for the nation’s evolving democracy. […]

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Good tidings from 2019 budget

Last week’s signing into law of the 2019 appropriation bill of N8.92 trillion by President Muhammadu Buhari in spite of certain grey areas in the document is an ample demonstration of the federal government’s commitment […]

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Buhari’s humane gestures

Not a few Nigerians may have been stunned when President Muhammadu Buhari bared his mind, revealing that he is upset by the poor living condition of Nigerians, especially the less-privileged in the society. This may appear […]

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The Police we do not need

Lately, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has come under public scrutiny owing to the resurgence of indiscriminate termination of lives of innocent Nigerians its personnel are paid to protect. What is now commonly referred to […]

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Ramadan and its rewards

Muslim faithful in Nigeria, alongside billions of Muslims around the world, will commence the observance of the 2019 holy month of Ramadan (period of obligatory fasting) tomorrow, May 5 or Monday, May 6. The moon-sighting […]