Why the APC will win Edo guber election

September 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barring any last minute turn of events, the All Progressives Congress candidate, Pastor Ize Iyamu, is primed to win Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state.Four critical factors that will determine the outcome of the elections are in favour of the APC candidate. These include, strong presence in key areas where large number of voters are expected to turn out, effective Read More

Story of a traditional midwife (Ngozoma)

September 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Maternal and child mortality has been the concern of many nations, many organizations; governmental and non-governmental organizations have seen it a great responsibility to breach the tide. Nigeria has not been an exception, data by the United Nations reveals that the infant mortality rate for Nigeria currently in 2020 is  59.181 deaths per 1000 live births. There has been a Read More

Let journalism thrive

September 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Distortion and misinterpretation of facts have parvaded journalism practice to the extent that the public don’t believe in the journalist anymore. As a result, people were misled and misguided on the information published or broadcast because the information are not factual and conscice.  Lack of accuracy, fairness, and sometimes prejudice in our reportage have discredited the noble profession. Whenever a Read More

Covid-19 campaign; hypocritical message

September 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

For the past six months, the most dominant discussion in the media worldwide is the issue of coronavirus, otherwise known as Covid-19. The media has successfully set the agenda for public discuss on Covid-19. Narrowing down to Nigeria, even a street child is familiar with the name Covid-19, this became possible due to the heavy media reportage on the pandemic. Read More

Defiling the pride of womanhood

September 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It is no longer news that sexual harassment has since become a pandemic ravaging the serenity of our campuses across the country. It is also threatening the moral fabric of our society. More troubling is the fact that our tertiary institutions somewhat seem to be in bondage, under the spell of a sex-for-mark epidemic. It is pertinent to assert that no Read More

Addressing gender-based violence

September 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The European Institute for Gender Equality defines gender inequality as a legal, social and cultural situation in which sex or gender determines different rights and dignity for women and men. It is reflected in the unequal access to or enjoyment of rights, as well as an assumption of stereotyped social and cultural roles. The GBV is one of the most Read More

Nigeria’s greatest undoing

September 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In 2008, President Umaru Yar’Adua reversed the $750m sale of the 51% stake in two of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s refineries to a consortium led by business mogul, Aliko Dangote.  Incidentally, according to BudgIT, a non-profit research advocacy group, between 2006 and March 2020, the federal government had spent over N11.6tn on fuel subsidy, while fuel imports between 2013 Read More

The killing of Benue’s terror kingpin Gana

September 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As unconfirmed reports begin to trickle in last week, many people didn’t believe he was the one killed by troops on the evening of September 8. While some in their characteristic pessimistic tone tagged it an audio killing, others were dumbfounded on how a man seen a few days earlier in the company of traditional and community leaders would be Read More

Fuel price increase again?

September 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Fuel price Increase again? The federal government has announced yet another increment in fuel price to N162 per litre. Nigerians need to rise -NLC, civil society, Occupy Nigeria, Save Nigeria group – against this arbitrary policy mass evil This is clearly unfair. How can a sane person allow the increase of fuel price in a pandemic of this nature, that Read More

Child abuse: What really is the problem?

September 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Child abuse is a phenomenon that has become endemic in cities, towns and villages and is attributable to many causes and factors, depending on the perspective from which one looks at the issue, in terms of socio-economic, religious, cultural and environmental factors. The economic challenges characterised by the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria today, has subjected many families into hardship making Read More

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Open all schools now

September 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

The unanimous decision of Southwest governors to open schools for WAEC examinations could have made the federal government change its earlier decision which was to the contrary. Lagos state, a Southwestern state has slated the opening of schools for Mid-September.  I hope this should encourage the federal government to open schools now. A nation that toys with the education of Read More

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Housing policies could boost home developers’ efforts

September 10, 2020 Wale Bankole 0

Housing as one of the basic necessities of life is largely hampered by low funding by our banks. With a population put at 200 million people, it is at a mere 25 per cent compared to Kenya’s, which is 73%, South Africa, 56% and Indonesia, 84%. A recent report says an analysis of data in the third quarter of last Read More

Katsina losing steam in Covid-19 fight?

September 10, 2020 Comrade Bishir Dauda Sabuwar, 0

As of August 27, the total number of deaths by Coronavirus in Nigeria stood at 1011. On this date, 296 new cases were recorded. Katsina State has recorded 24 deaths from 771 cases, out of which 457 have been discharged or recovered. This is why one is saddened by the sudden indifference by Katsina State government, particularly the lull in Read More

Nigerian politics: When is the time for the youths?

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Politics in Nigeria is experiencing one sided policy making without including the youths. Nigeria is a country blessed with lots of natural resources but the nation doesn’t know how to utilize it. One of the major problems in Nigeria is lack of good governance. In Nigeria, a majority of the leaders don’t have the love for the nation but rather only Read More

As BUK VC resolves to ensure ICT driven Institution in Nigeria

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

With respect to the promulgation made by the newly elected Vice Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, in an interview with INFORMEDIA, where he pledged to make BUK Information Communication Technology (ICT) Driven institution in Nigeria, as such so many BUK students were happy to express their concerns about Prof. Sagir’s statement.The Question asked was; AS A BUK Read More

Nigeria: Things are getting awful

September 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It is no gainsaying that Covid-19 pandemic has indeed affected our spheres of living: economic, social, political and psychological, more especially in Nigeria where human and capital development are not the major concern of its central and regional governments. Glaring instances are the series of  enforcements introduced by the federal government to curb this ubiquitous global malady.  Notable among these Read More

On Buhari’s leadership

September 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

If Nigerians had been disenchanted by the previous administration of Goodluck Jonathan because of corruption, insecurity, poverty among other issues, they must now have been depressed and flabbergasted by the current regime of Muhammadu Buhari. Because, of all what they attributed to Jonathan’s failure, worst of them now transpire under the watch of  President Buhari. Unless, one is a biased Read More

Social media bill and lack of internet habit

September 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The world has moved into internet generation that is focused squarely on inventing electronic media devices that make people showcase the stuff they are made of. Pictures of all kinds are posted everyday on YouTube and Facebook. Information is made available in the internet for public consumption. In Nigeria, using smartphone is a sort of PhD, a point of growth, a Read More

Nigerians and fuel price hike

September 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last week Wednesday, Nigerians received a September gift from government. The Petroleum and Pipeline Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), increased the price of petrol from N143 to N151 per litre. The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) simultaneously hiked the price of electricity tariff. Don’t ask me why the government took this bold, daring Read More

Minister Buhari and challenge of fuel pricing

September 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Let me start by making clarification with respect to my headline. I deliberately prefer to refer to President Muhammadu Buhari as “Minister Buhari”, because I believe fully that most Nigerian have forgotten that the president is as well the minister of petroleum. It’s obvious the country we live in and call a mother has no sympathy for us. This is Read More

Need for justice at Federal University Wukari

September 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It is no longer news that the Governing Council of the Federal University, Wukari, Taraba state has announced the position of vice chancellor of the university vacant. What is, however, a dangerous dimension to the announcement is one of the criteria which states inter alia “that a candidate for the position of VC must have been on the rank of Read More

Blacklisting Fani-Kayode is not enough

September 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

“In line with the disposition of the national leadership of our great union, the state council has directed that no journalist should attend a media parley with Femi Fani-Kayode or any of his activity at any location in Akwa Ibom state.”The above decision taken by Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to blacklist the ex-minister is not just enough; not just Read More

Floodings can worsen inflation

September 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria faces flooding almost every year. Analysts blame these recurring flood disasters on lack of proper town planning, blocked waterways and poor drainage systems.  In one of the worst floodings in recent years, more than 100 people were killed, hundreds of houses destroyed and thousands of hectares of farmlands wiped out in late 2018, leading to losses running into billions Read More

Impact of cordial ties among students and lecturers

September 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Students who just got admitted into various higher institutions of learning, in many scenarios, after leaving the comfort of their respective homes, families and friends, find it a little difficult to blend into the new environment where they meet new friends and new families in form of lecturers and colleagues. At this instance, in most cases, you find out that Read More

“Happy Ember Months: Caution Through Experience”

September 3, 2020 OYELAKIN SAHEED 0

Hurray! It’s a whole new set of the year, congratulations to us that withness the beginning of the celeb months. Over the years, September to December are the most anticipated months of the year, they are characterised by several joyous occasions, gathering, festivities and other ember-brations. Unfortunately, the season is also known for it’s bewilderment to mysterious happenings and tragedies.Regardless Read More