Rivers state and Covid-19 in perspective

July 6, 2020 GODWIN EGBA 0

It’s no longer news that Covid-19 has formally taken root in Rivers state but the state government and relevant stakeholders are up against it. GODWIN EGBA reports on steps taken in the recent past. From all indications, Rivers state oil-rich business communities of the Niger Delta region might earn a status as an epi-centre of Corona virus otherwise known as Read More

Floods, another looming pandemic?

July 3, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

Apart from the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging countries across the globe, the wave of rape incidents being recorded in several parts of the country have been likened to a pandemic. However, with loss of lives and valuables to floods in different parts of the country, PAUL OKAH wonders if this natural disaster is another pandemic lurking. Usually, at this time every Read More

Iya Abubakar, Walter Ofonagoro: Where are they now?

July 3, 2020 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

This week, three prominent Nigerians who were once active players in the Nigerian project, but suddenly are no longer in the public space have come under focus. ELEOJO IDACHABA asks where they could be now. Iya Abubakar Professor Iya Abubakar is described as ‘one of the shining icons’ to have emerged from the northern part of the country. Apart from Read More

One year after Otoge: Kwara APC going extinct?

July 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

One year after the election of Governor Abdulrasaq Abdulrahman in Kwara state led to a crushing defeat of the Saraki Dynasty through the Otoge revolution things are falling apart in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). KEHINDE OSASONA writes. For over four decades the late Dr. Olusola Saraki was in total control of the political arena of Read More

Plateau: Boosting agriculture through re-acquisition of old farms

June 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Mindful of the ravaging impact of economic meltdown, MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU writes that Plateau state government has re-acquired a gigantic farm for large scale food production. Over a decade ago, precisely in the late 80’s, Plateau state government established a large arable land as a farm for large-scale cultivation of various crops and livestocks. Known as Brewery Agro Research Company (BARC), Read More

Covid-19: Why electricity tariff hike now?

June 26, 2020 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

SAMSON BENJAMIN in this report examines the proposed increment in electricity tariff from July 1, this year, amidst poor power supply and the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic.  New tariff regime The federal government told the Senate on Tuesday last week that the new increment on electricity tariff would take off in the month of July. Speaking when he appeared before the Read More

2023: How APC govs wrestled party structures from Tinubu

June 26, 2020 BODE OLAGOKE, 0

BODE OLAGOKE, in this piece, writes on the developments that led to the sacking of the crisis-ridden national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Takeover The current political development the in ruling APC has indeed changed the dynamics and permutations of the old order for 2023 which may likely pave the way Read More

Nicholas Ugbane, Suleiman Adokwe: Where are they now?

June 26, 2020 Editorial III 0

ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece asks to know where these individuals are after serving the country in various capacities. Nicholas Ugbane Nicholas Ugbane once represented the people of Kogi East Senatorial District in the Senate between 2003 and 2011 for two tenures. Until recently when his voice is no longer heard, he was one of the political fathers of the Read More

Crimes: In search of natural/traditional remedy

June 26, 2020 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

Many people are clamouring for the employment of natural/traditional remedy to tackle kidnapping, banditry, others that have plagued the society. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on past efforts by some Nigerians. Just as the saying goes that necessity is the mother of invention, so also strategies are being devised in many forms to counter insecurity which appeared to have defied every conceivable Read More

Covid-19: When prerogative of mercy became necessary

June 26, 2020 KEHINDE OSASONA 0

As part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus the federal government accelerated the decongestion of prisons and in exercising his prerogative of mercy, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the release of some inmates. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA examines the processes. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to take its toll on most countries of the world, including Nigeria, with Read More

Rape like pandemic, one case too many

June 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It is already assuming the dimension of a pandemic. CHUKS NWEZE writes on how the incidences of rape have in the recent past taken a toll on women and children.Rape is an odious, social malady condemned all over the world. Having carnal knowledge of a woman or man in many cases without consent has a traumatic effect on the victim Read More

How location of Squadron base nearly torn Oyo people apart

June 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It is an institution set up to checkmate rising insecurity in the state, but not long after the approval was obtained, BAYO AGBOOLA writes that instead of dwelling on the gains, politics of location sets in to the detriment of the people. A mobile police Squadron otherwise known as Mopol 72 was inaugurated last month in Ago Are by Governor Seyi Read More

Ganduje’s Democracy Day parley with journalists

June 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Despite being a public holiday, BASHIR MOHAMMED writes that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje recently found time to roll out his score-card for the people who gave him the mandate to superintend over them.For Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, Democracy Day celebration, is an opportunity for him to present his score-card to working journalists domiciled in Kano for them to Read More

Kogi: How Bello’s midas touch on security changed the narrative

June 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Yahaya Bello, no doubt, deserves a pass mark in the area of security within the state as OYIBO SALIHU in this report examines the concerted efforts put in place to ensure that residents sleep with their two eyes closed.Kogi state also known as The Confluence State, no doubt, shares boundaries with nine other states including Abuja, the Federal Capital Read More

Covid-19: Students, parents, proprietors, experts in limbo

June 19, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

PAUL OKAH takes a look at the continued schools closure amidst the gradual easing of lockdown in the light of the concerns of proprietors and students, even as he aggregates the opinions of experts on the development. All things being equal, schools in Nigeria may be re-opened anytime soon, following the gradual easing of lockdown and re-opening of the economy. Read More

Tim Menakaya, Funso Kupolokun: Where are they now?

June 19, 2020 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

ELEOJO IDACHABA, in this piece, seeks the whereabouts of these individuals that once occupied public offices, but years after have not been heard. Tim Menakaya Dr. Tim Menakaya is a trained medical doctor who is based in Onitsha in Anambra state. He first came to limelight in 1999, when he was appointed into the cabinet by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Read More

Still on menace of child abuse

June 19, 2020 KEHINDE OSASONA 0

In 2019, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that eleven northern states in Nigeria were yet to pass the Child Rights Act. KEHINDE OSASONA takes a cursory look at the report in this piece. The Child Rights Act While making a historic commitment to the World’s children during the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Read More

Makinde’s 365 days in office and opposition’s views

June 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As every administration at the state levels are celebrating their one year stewardship, the opposition APC in Oyo thinks otherwise despite Makinde’s avowed claims. BAYO AGBOLA writes on the claims and counter-claims. The first 365 days in office of  Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has come and gone though, but there are still issues regarding the perception of people, Read More

Kano, Covid-19 and lockdown: An appraisal

June 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Residents of Kano who have been hit hard by the effect of lockdown over Covid-19 are complaining. BASHIR MOHAMMED writes that the most affected are traders and business owners who want the siege reviewed. At the time the dreaded Corona virus struck the ancient city of Kano like a thunderbolt, no one had ever imagined that the disease  could ever Read More

A first lady’s rare complementary role in Kebbi

June 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Hajiya Aisha Bagudu is one among her equals in her human-centric programmes in Kebbi state. KABIRU DOGONDAJI reports that as a result of this, she has become an icon among other first ladies in the north. There is no doubt in the saying that behind every successful man, there is a woman. This is the story behind the success of Read More

Covid-19: Rape, another pandemic?

June 12, 2020 CHIZOBA OGBECHE 0

Rape and gender-based violence in Nigeria have assumed a larger than life magnitude with the media awash with reports of new incidents affecting women, boys and girls as well as infants, even as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on Nigeria and other countries of the world. CHIZOBA OGBECHE looks at the trend, why it thrives as well Read More

Isah Mohammed, Bala Ciroki: Where are they now?

June 12, 2020 AWAAL GATA 0

These three gentlemen rocked their world to the admiration of many, but long after that, even though they are still alive, not much has been heard about them again. AWAAL GATA asks where they could be at the moment. Isa Mohammed Isa Mohammed was a prominent international businessman before he joined politics shortly after the end of military rule. In Read More

Have rapists taken over Nigeria?

June 12, 2020 PAUL OKAH 0

Perhaps for the first time in Nigeria, women are scared of leaving their homes in the dark; leaving their daughters with their husbands; taking a walk with men or even visiting male friends because of the resurgence of rape incidents against them; PAUL OKAH reports. This is not the best of times for the female folk in Nigeria as, more Read More

How poor drainage invites flooding

June 12, 2020 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

If nothing is deliberately done by everyone involved, Nigerians would continue to live with the menace of flooding. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on how poor attitude is generally responsible for the flooding being experienced annually in the country. It’s here again and like an annual ritual, has caught many unawares. Last week, rain caused untold devastation in some parts of Lagos Read More