Covid-19: Food safety challenges in Nigerian markets

July 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Food appears to be one of the casualities of the novel coronavirus pandemic going by the way it is being handled in Nigerian markets. Besides the problem of its accessibility, the pandemic has fostered unhygienic practices where they are available because many still believe the virus does not exist or they simply do not care. According to the World Health Organization Read More

Continuous school closure, a misplacement of priority

July 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Some countries are developed today as a result of the administrators’ making careful and effective preferences. Setting a country’s priorities right should be the sole aim of every government. The decision making organ must always hit the ground running in order to move a country forward.The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has held many nations of the world to a Read More

Unending inflation of food prices in Nigeria

July 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The latest report on the consumer price index (CPI) by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday, July 17, 2020, showed that the inflation rate for the month rose by about 0.16 per cent point, from 12.40 per cent attained in May.Inflation in Nigeria has been on the rise since August 2019 when the country shut its land borders Read More

Plight of private school teachers

July 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Neglected by the government, stripped of their earnings and abandoned by the society, private school teachers, amidst the raging coronavirus pandemic, are facing an existential threat.It’s been almost four months since schools across the nation were closed over fears of Covid-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, which has so far infected millions and killed hundreds Read More

Pantami and his ‘houses’

July 17, 2020 Muhammad I. Zayyad 0

On July 3, 2020, Sahara Reporters, an online news outlet, published a report supposedly, to expose properties owned by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami. The online news medium reported Dr. Pantami as having three luxury houses in Abuja. Sahara Reporters must have employed a deep undercover method of investigative journalism to have unearthed such Read More

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Now that Ogun has sex offenders register

July 16, 2020 Ademola Orunbon, 0

It is no longer news that the Nigerian girl-child has suddenly become an endangered species. No thanks to the daily assault and all forms of abuse directed against her especially rape, violence, child labour, ignorance, disease, malnutrition, maltreatment, you name it. The media is replete with cases of these violations of the girl-child and women. More disheartening is that they Read More

Rape: Who deserves the anguish?

July 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

“I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?”―Laurie Halse Anderson Amidst the global development of Covid-19 pandemic, proliferation of rape cases in Nigeria becomes more unmanageable. Reports of the menace are becoming a quodian headline, not a Read More

Covid-19 and FCT residents

July 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were once again reminded about the existence of the deadly COVID-19 virus with the recent revelation that the FCT Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Mohammed Kawu was infected with the disease. Dr Kawu is among the list of other prominent Nigerians who have been infected with the Corona Virus in Read More

An open letter to the Tiv family

July 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Your existence as an ethnic family is threatened by many forces, ranging from political beliefs to lack of support among yourselves, bad leadership to corruption, internal and external killings of your members by your Tiv-brothers, the herdsmen, the Jukum, the Ugep and many more.  Despite the constant invasion of your land and the killings of your people by the enemies, Read More

Nigeria’s population and demographic dividend

July 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The population of Nigeria has continuously witnessed steady changes in size, geographic distribution, and ethnic composition over the years. It is best to refer to the Nigeria population as a strictly increasing population. As the population continues to grow unhindered, pressure mounts on public infrastructure, such as schools, roads, hospitals, power supplies, etc. Without concerted effort to deal with the Read More

SARS should desist from cases other than robbery

July 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The existence of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit within the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is perhaps one of the most debated issues within the nation, generating controversies. In 2016 there was an #ENDSARS advocacy campaign which got international media attention, with people posting their various SARS experience.I was wondering why the unit had not been disbanded until Read More

School closure and future of education in Nigeria

July 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Ministry of Education had in March ordered the immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide following the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, who gave the order on behalf of the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, also noted that all 104 unity schools in the Read More

Kudos to Gov Bala Mohammed

July 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Social commentators and critics believe, on a wide misconception or an overt misinterpretation of the American concept of 100 days to 1 year in office of elected political leaders. Majority of Bauchians acknowledged that the Governor of Bauchi state, Sen. Bala Muhammed, has been able to demystify this once and for all. In the past, as is still the convention Read More

On Magu’s suspension

July 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 It is no longer news that the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari last week. Magu was quizzed by DSS and grilled by the presidential investigation committee set up to investigate him on alleged financial infractions and Insubordination.  Even before his unceremonious exist, Magu was a proverbial cat Read More

Petition to IG over Police’s killing of Yakubu Lawal in Kano

July 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

We, the members of the family of Malam Lawal Bala, hereby submit our complaint against the killing of our brother “Yakubu Lawal” by the SARS Department of Kano State Police Command to your office for proper investigation into the case. The deceased “Yakubu Lawal” was an indigene of Dankumeji village of Kankara local government area, Katsina state. He was married Read More

The selfish nature of our law makers

July 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Fair enough, the constitution of Nigeria has provided for three arms of government. This is to curb the tendency of tyranny and to reduce the work load of one arm. Majorly, the legislative arm makes the law, the judiciary interprets while the executive implements. Although certain oversight functions are allowed but the constitution doesn’t authorise any arm to take up Read More

The challenges of Covid-19 on poultry farming in Nigeria

July 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

“If the nutritional benefit of poultry is important for many body function and supply desirable nutrient need as source of animal protein, government, private sectors have to engross and enrich the industry”.The increase in price of grain such as maize, millet, and guinea corn etc. is getting alarming due to the incidence of COVID-19 pandemic which has affect input of Read More

Ngige and battle for the soul of NSITF

July 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

“Justice is indivisible, what is seen as justice to one should be seen as justice to the other” – Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara.When Mr Frank Kokori was appointed as chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Social insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) by President Muhammadu Buhari,  Mr Chris Ngige Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Productivity refused to inaugurate him for over Read More

Keyamo, NASS and Nigerian job seekers

July 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, had a brawl with the National Assembly on the ongoing plan to recruit 774,000 unemployed people across the 774 local government councils in the country under the public social workers programme. The minister was invited by the joint senate committee on labour and productivity to explain the modalities for the recruitment. Read More

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Coronavirus and sachet milk manufacturers

July 3, 2020 Daniel Ighakpe 0

This is a suggestion for producers of sachet milk and other similar products. During this period of growing infection rate of the coronavirus, I think it would be necessary to highlight the importance of making products such as sachet milk easier to open by making slits on the top edge/s of the sachet, to prevent people from attempting to open Read More

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Diversify economy through agric

July 3, 2020 Abubakar Idris, 0

Agriculture is one of the promising sectors in Nigeria which can diversify the Nigerian economy and provide job opportunities for the unemployed youths of the nation. The sector which was neglected had since 2016 become an option for diversification owing to its vast potential to drive a more sustainable economic growth in Africa’s most populous nation in terms of job Read More

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Almajiri and the audacity of hope

July 3, 2020 Abdulhamid Yahuza 0

A few years ago I watched a documentary on almajiri, in which one of the boys, asked about his future ambition, curiously replied that he wanted to become the governor of his state. The magnanimity of this audacious hope quickly reminded me of former U.S President, Barak Obama’s self-description in his book: ‘the Audacity of Hope’ where he demonstrated how Read More

Oshiomhole’s ouster, justice to Kogi people

July 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The crisis in the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the recent dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) should not have come as a surprise to Nigerians in view of the personality conflict and poor leadership style of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who is now on the page of history as the former APC National Chairman who Read More

APC crisis and 2023 elections

June 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The lingering crisis that engulfed the ruling APC ahead of 2023 elections will serve as a litmus test whether the party will cross the political rubicon or not. It will also prepare the party to put its house in order. The leadership tussle will also expose the party’s weakness. The crisis is believed to have started as the result of fall Read More

Relief materials and Maiduguri IDPs

June 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The outbreak of insurgency has displaced and shattered many households in the Northeast Nigeria. It has rendered some residents homeless and jobless but not hopeless. This is more rampant in Borno state. Over the years, a lot of cases have been recorded as a result of the displacement such as malnutrition, gender based violence, crimes and development problems, among Read More