For love of the poor

November 23, 2020 Danliti Goga 0

Amid the rising cost of living affecting all Nigerians, the task of providing a humanitarian window for extending some relief to the most vulnerable segments of the population who are least capable of sustainable survival becomes a life-saving necessity. The challenge of clinging onto life that confronts the poorest people daily has become more of an existential crisis than the Read More

TETFUND: Replicating Mansa Musa’s ‘Golden Era’

November 23, 2020 Fatai Ibrahim 0

“I prefer to be a dreamer among humblest with vision to be realised, than lord among those without dreams and desire” – Khalil Gibran. Every good student of history is familiar with the remarkable reign of Mansa Musa, popularly known as Mansa Kakah Musa, whose reigns represented ‘Golden Era’ in the then ancient Mali Empire (Western Sudan in the 19th Century). And Read More

FRSC: Gridlock over tenure limit

November 23, 2020 Peter Oworu 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is currently embroiled in a management gridlock as the tenure of its corps marshal nears its end without commencement of transitional process by the 60-year-old corps marshal whose retirement takes effect from November 26, 2020. Tension has been mounting in the hierarchy of the corps triggered by strong speculations that the corps marshal has Read More

Who will buy CNN’s digital lies?

November 22, 2020 Kareem Goulding 0

The American-based, global cable network, CNN has suddenly found itself in the jungle of Nigeria’s muddy politics. It can hardly be admitted that ordinarily, CNN would have been interested in covering the affairs of Nigeria with such passion. CNN only enjoys advertisement funds by reaping from the fortunes of some of Nigeria’s multi-national companies. Ironically, CNN went to great extents Read More

Who is the Nigerian youth?

November 22, 2020 Prince Charles Dickson 0

You do not catch fish in anger… Sometime next week I would be one of the keynote speakers at an event with the broad topic Youth and politics, my section would deal with Youth and Identity Politics, in search of a new Nigeria. At first I was not exactly sure what to make out of the topic, do I believe Read More

Dankaka and federal character principle

November 22, 2020 Musa Wada 0

The federal character  principle which has been enshrined in Nigeria’s constitutions since 1979, seeks to ensure that appointments in the federal public service fairly reflect the linguistic, cultural, religious and geographical balancing in the country.Application of the principles in the Federal Civil Service and the military has amounted to a confused balancing of the merit principles and the quota system Read More

TETFUND: Replicating Mansa Musa’s ‘Golden Era’

November 22, 2020 Fatai Ibrahim 0

“I prefer to be a dreamer among humblest with vision to be realised, than lord among those without dreams and desire” – Khalil Gibran. Every good student of history is familiar with the remarkable reign of Mansa Musa popularly known as Mansa Kakah Musa whose reigns represented ‘Golden Era’ in the then ancient Mali Empire (Western Sudan  in the 19th Read More

Bogoro and the silver lining in livestock sector

November 22, 2020 Gidado Ibrahim 0

  In most advanced economies, intellectual powerhouses are revered because of their ability to chart a roadmap for economic and social recovery and prosperity in many sectors of the country. One of such intellectual warhorses in Nigeria is the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Prof Suleiman Elias Bogoro.  Apart from rekindling the hope that all is not Read More

Corrosive news net

November 22, 2020 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Reflecting on how the CNN coverage of the 2016 US presidential elections had woefully projected Hillary Clinton as the winner; I was forced to tread with caution, what the network’s speculations and analysis was, in the just concluded US presidential elections. It wa so palpable that their analysts and news anchors were quite apprehensive and skeptical about their positions, with Read More

CNN and the soul of Nigeria

November 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

The recent video released by the Cable News Network (CNN) got me thinking about what we are up against in Nigeria. As I patiently listened to the narrative in the video and the accompanying pictures I was speechless for two reasons; one is the fact that the videos used by the CNN were not any different from what has been Read More

CNN and its ugly intentions against Nigeria

November 20, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The Cable Network News (CNN) is still existing in the past in today’s globalised satellite and digital Television world. Some 20 years back, CNN monopolised the awful digital news dissemination and it was the cynosure of every eye anywhere in the world, its signals perched. An unfazed and comfortable, CNN fed the world with fake news, recycling same news items Read More

ASUU, FG and the fading fate of Nigerian students

November 19, 2020 Olanrewaju Oyedeji 0

In March, 2020, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) declared an indefinite strike over a protracted disagreement on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). The lecturers’ union is against the use of the platform for payment of salaries of university academics offering an alternative platform known as UTAS for use by the federal government. Although, the Nigerian Read More

Moving #EndSARS movement from protest to power

November 19, 2020 Ibrahim Faruk 0

In July 2020, The Guardian, in an article predicted that protests were set to surge globally as COVID-19 drives unrest as “the economic impact of coronavirus is a “tinderbox” that will drive civil unrest and instability in developing countries in the second half of 2020…” the article added that, “the highest risk countries facing a “perfect storm”, where protests driven Read More

Transitioning to an online asset declaration system

November 19, 2020 Martins Eke 0

Nigeria’s asset declaration system, which is domiciled within the Code of Conduct Bureau, is currently manual despite the obvious advantages of an online asset declaration system. A manual asset declaration system entails use of hard copies of pieces of papers, shelves, files and file cabinets, storehouses, etc. as well as insecticides to keep rats and cockroaches away from the pieces Read More

The consent in this silence

November 19, 2020 Halima Imam 0

The question on the mind of every northerner is, “How did we get here?” What went so clearly wrong that got us to this ‘low’ we are forced to live with today? Ours was a region of tolerance, a people who are very homely and accommodating, and a group that was never materialistic. A population of over 90 million ravaged Read More

ITF urges contributing employers to claim reimbursement

November 19, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has urged all liable contributing registered employers of labour that are up to date in their training contribution to supposed to claim their reimbursement under the Reimbursement Scheme.The Director General of the Fund, Sir Joseph Ari, who stated this on Wednesday at an Interactive Forum with ITF Stakeholders organised by the ITF Kaduna Area Office, Read More

PMB and youths as partners in progress

November 19, 2020 Musa Ilallah 0

It is an indisputable fact that since the declaration of Nigeria as an independent sovereign state on October 1, 1960, the country’s teachers, workers, youths and vulnerables have never had it so good like they are having it in the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari.   As the most friendly president to teachers, workers, vulnerables and youths in the country ever, Buhari Read More

Nigeria: Responding to AFCTA, post-pandemic through SEZs

November 19, 2020 Olawale Rasheed 0

Nigeria is systematically and fundamentally responding to new economic challenges through a coordinated revival and expansion of special economic zones (SEZ) across the country. A renewed attention is being paid to the reform of SEZ to cope with demands of post-pandemic recovery and requirements of African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCTA). A feverish acceptance of SEZ’s critical role is pervading Read More

The egocentric battle for IPPIS or UTAS

November 19, 2020 Amb. Abdullahi Suleiman Omale 0

The looming strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) months ago has always reached a non resolute, following the disagreement between the FG and ASUU.It is quite unfortunate that ever since the inception of strike by ASUU, Nigerian Students have always served as a BAIT in the actualization of the interests of both ASUU and FG.There is Read More

Underfunding: Whither Nigeria’s judiciary?

November 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

The judiciary globally has been known to be the last hope of the common man, considering the fact that the other arms of government, the executive and the legislature can decide to play politics with issues that affects the masses, but the judiciary in a sane clime is expected to be neutral and impartial in the dispensation of justice so Read More

#EndSARS as catalyst for citizens political participation

November 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

In a gripping story on Vox news, Alex Ward narrated the ordeal of one Mr “Tamunoteim Princewill with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the Nigerian capital of Abuja around September 2019. A SARS officer and his colleagues banged on the bus which he boarded as some hopped on. One SARS officer, looking for his unjust reward, found Read More

Has the microphone been turned off on national assembly’s N81bn probe of NDDC? By Fredrick Nwabufo

November 18, 2020 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

Probe. This is another word for political manoeuvring, horse-trading, chicanery and blackmail – in the Nigerian milieu. Probes are launched here not for righteous ends but for some predetermined recidivist motives. In particular, the so-called ‘’corruption probes’’ are themselves felonious panels set up to exact vengeance, broker deals or cause distraction from national discontent. Beelzebub cannot cast out demons. I Read More

Generals Buratai and Ibrahim, the duty and the moral

November 18, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

While enemies of state strive to detract the leadership of a country by their overzealousness in hypocrisy and mischief, there are some public servants who are heroes of their times.  I am moved to write this piece because of the number of eulogies that poured out for late Balarabe Musa, governor of the old Kaduna state. Late Musa was impeached Read More

Clipping flying rumours

November 17, 2020 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Rumour mongering has always been with us from time immemorial when word of mouth was about the only means of communication, it is just that modern telecommunication has made it possible for it to travel faster. Rumours often grow wings in that along the line other things are added to them, the little ingredient of correctness in them becomes distorted, Read More