Concerns as food poisoning-related ailments soar despite advocacies

September 18, 2020 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

Many lives have been lost to incidences of food poisoning a development that has jolted relevant government agencies into taking steps in the form of campaigns against it ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. There are several food preservation methods used to avoid the consequences of mishandling perishable goods, however, some people who are all about making quick gains could not be bothered. Read More

Suleiman Adokwe, Abubakar Sodangi: Where are they now?

September 18, 2020 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

In these days of stock-taking, one is bound to look at the records of some former public office holders for the sake of posterity. This week, ELEOJO IDACHABA looks at how these gentlemen fared while in public service. Nicholas Ugbane Nicholas Ugbane once represented the people of Kogi-east senatorial district in the Senate between 2003 and 2011. He served for Read More

Now that Covid-19 cases decline daily…

September 18, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

For some months now, the number of recorded Covid-19 cases in Nigeria is on a steady decline, with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) often reporting less than 100 or even 75 cases in a day. PAUL OKAH takes a critical look at the implications. Before the berthing of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria in February this year, many Read More

How Sen Al-Makura’s persistence gave rise to PLWD commission

September 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Nasarawa state governor now a serving senator, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has not hidden his solidarity with persons living with disabilities especially in the state. MOHAMMED YANGIDA writes on his sterling records in that regards. From the very beginning, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura felt duty-bound to the vulnerables, particularly people living with disabilities (PLWDs).Indeed by all indices of good governance, he Read More

Oyo APC, reconciliation efforts and discordant tunes

September 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

From all indications, the crisis rocking the opposition APC in Oyo state is far from over with the discordant tunes from party stakeholders. BAYO AGBOOLA writes that all is not well. Close to two years after losing out as the ruling party in Oyo state, the prolong crisis that resulted in the  defeat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Read More

Edo poll: How fear of violence can lead to voter apathy

September 11, 2020 ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU 0

Bickering between the leading political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state has left much to be desired. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes on the fear of violence and the chances of the electorate exercising their constitutional right. It goes without saying that the Peoples Democratic Party’s Read More

Ike Nwachukwu, Usman Bayero Nafada: Where are they now?

September 11, 2020 Idachaba Eleojo 0

They once served their fatherland meritoriously. Owing to their records in office, ELEOJO IDACHABA asks in this piece where they could be now. Ike Nwachukwu Ike Nwachukwu is a retired army General as well as a former senator. Prior to his retirement and subsequent journey into the world of politics, he had held strategic military postings such as the position Read More

Who cares as Nigerians groan under hiked fuel, electricity prices?

September 11, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

The federal government has stated that there is no going back in the removal of subsidy on petroleum products, while electricity distribution companies (DisCos) pay deaf ears to the lamentations of Nigerians at this Covid-19 pandemic period. This has left Nigerians gasping for breath. PAUL OKAH reports. There is no gainsaying that the Covid-19 pandemic took a great toll on Read More

Reckless driving: Is death penalty the solution?

September 11, 2020 TOPE SUNDAY 0

The advocacy by the Zamfara state governor, Senator Bello Matawalle ,on August 30, 2020, that reckless drivers should be visited with death penalty is still generating controversies. TOPE SUNDAY takes a look at it in this piece.  Matawalle, his supporters’ deaths On August 27, 2020, twelve supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara state lost their lives in Read More

Taraba: Ishaku’s impactful journey so far

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last Tuesday, the Taraba state commissioner for information and re-orientation, Barr Danjuma Adamu, parleyed with the media to update them on the accomplishments so far recorded by the state government under Arc Darius Ishakus watch. Blueprint’s ANDREW OJIH was there.Upon assuming office on May 29 2015, Governor Darius Ishaku spelt out the cardinal areas his government would be anchored on. Read More

An x-ray of alleged rape cases in Borno IDP camps

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Sequel to series and perpetual reports of sexual abuse at IDP camps in Borno state, investigation is underway to ascertain the complicity of some security personnel and others in those camps. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports. Borno State Emergency Management Agency in collaboration with the United Nations Humanitarian Coordination Office constituted a high-powered committee on resettlement of IDPs which was inuagurated by Read More

How NASENI secured Senate’s nod for 1% allocation

September 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Jinx of about 20 years was broken penultimate week by the Senate for the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) as regards required 1% allocation from the Federation Account. Taiye Odewale reports. Historical journey The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) was established in 1992 by the federal government of Nigeria based on recommendations made to that effect Read More

Intrigues surrounding custody of 4-year-old boy in Ebonyi

September 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The custody of a four-year-old boy is enshrouded in mystery following the intrigues in the matter as two families are laying claim to the child. AMARACHUKWU EGWUAGHA reports that the foster parents are claiming N500 million as compensation before the child can be released.A former mentally-unstable lady who goes by the name Ifeoma Chukwu is demanding the custody of her Read More

Examining Osinbajo’s position on Supreme Court’s endorsement of virtual court proceedings

September 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Recently at a webinar on media coverage of virtual court proceedings in Nigeria, the vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, explained why Nigerians need a new set of practice directions for virtual court proceedings. EDET UDOH reports.Need for computerisation of court proceedingsThe vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo said having contemplated the computerisation of court proceedings over the years, the endorsement of Read More

Ragging controversy over Babaloja stool in Ibadan

September 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

If care is not taken, the relative peace being enjoyed by residents of Ibadan may be truncated if the controversy surrounding Babaloja stool is not settled amicably and on time as BAYO AGBOOLA reports.Indeed, all is not well among traders in Oyo state as investigation clearly reveals a divided house bothering on who is the authentic head of the entire Read More

Boosting Kano educational sector through private initiative

September 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Some private individuals are setting up private tertiary institutions in order to boost the educational needs of Kano state. BASHIR MOHAMMED reports about such initiative and other recent developments.When Governor Abdullahi Ganduje made it clear that education is one of the cardinal thrusts of his administration, the people of Kano greeted the  pronouncement with jubilation considering the need to make Read More

How Indonesian ambassador is extending scope of diplomacy

September 5, 2020 JIBRIN BABA NDACE 0

When ambassadors are appointed as representatives of their countries, the mandate is always to further the existing relationship between their home countries and their host countries. Naturally, these ambassadors once they have submitted their letters of credence to Presidents and Commanders-in-Chief are expected to interact with stakeholders that would deepen bilateral and multilateral relationships. JIBRIN BABA NDACE in this piece Read More

Why Nigerians must back Buhari’s anti-graft fight

September 4, 2020 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

Taking a look at the on-going fight against corruption, ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on stakeholders’ views employing unconventional means. In recent times, this monster called corruption which the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari promised to tackle head-long on coming to power and which his administration has been tackling since 2015 seems to be a very difficult fight. This is in Read More

Why Nigerians thumb down new electricity tariff

September 4, 2020 TOPE SUNDAY 0

After many months of delay and stiffer opposition, the new electricity tariff regime started on September 1, 2020. TOPE SUNDAY takes a look at the hue and cry over the development. Since Monday, September 1, 2020, when the tariff of the electricity was hiked, Nigerians have been expressing their anger over the development. For them, the hike was ill-timed following Read More

Bagudu: Comforting flood-hit Kebbi farmers

September 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

YAHAYA SARKI writes on the damaging effects of the recent flood that hit Kebbi state and the succour fast coming their way. Kebbi state is synonymous with food production, largely due to the formidable revolutionary approaches of the state chief executive,  Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu in food production, particularly rice production. Kebbi has the potency to produce myriad of agricultural products, Read More

Tapping into the mining subsector in Benue

September 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 A visit by the minister of mines and steels development to Benue has stimulated further interest in the sector as JOHN SHIAONDO reports.Recently the minister of state, mines and steels development, Uche Ogah led other officials of the ministry  to Benue state on a working visit.The visit according to the minister was to apprise Governor Samuel Ortom and the state Read More