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Do Buhari and Osinbajo need fantastic salary?

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Buhari and I need salary review, says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who calls for an upward review of their monthly take-home-pay. Speaking at a retreat organised by the State House Press Corps in Abuja, Osinbajo said the N1.7 million monthly salary for the President and the about N1.5 million for the Vice President were not fantastic Read More

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My regret as Head of State – Gowon

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Baba Yusuf Abuja A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), yesterday expressed regret he could not make Jos, the Plateau state capital, the nation’s capital city when Nigeria was under his watch. “Those who were passionate about the ideas, such as the late General Murtala Mohammed, continued with the project after I left government. “One of the Read More

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Nigeria sliding into hopelessness, disintegration – ADP

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has raised alarm that the current political developments in the country indicate that Nigeria is “gradually sliding into hopelessness and disintegration,” against the wish of her founding fathers. The party, however, said it was out as “a child of necessity born out of the urgent need to retrieve the country from Read More

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Nkurunzinza bid to rule until 2034

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a referendum campaign to prolong his stay in power until 2034, news agency AFP reports. The push is aimed at adopting a draft constitution that would allow him to serve another two seven-year terms from 2020. He told supporters on Tuesday at the central Gitenga village that those who oppose his bid “by speech Read More

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Nigerians sensitised on 2019 elections

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By John Oba Abuja A group, under the auspices of Fast Forward Nigeria, has commenced sensitisation of Nigerians, especially the youths on the forthcoming 2019 general election. The convener of the group, Okuma Hembe, said the 2019 is a deciding factor in the Nigerian history hence Nigerians must make the right decisions on who will govern them. He asserted that Read More

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Kebbi bans substandard electric wires

December 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Kabiru Dogon Daji Birnin Kebbi Kebbi state Emergency Management Agency (KSEMA) has warned the people of the state to desist from buying substandard electrical appliances, saying “electrical shops owners should ensure that only standard wires, recommended by Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), are sold to consumers. Chairman of the agency in the state, Alhaji Sani Dododo, who gave the Read More

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LG autonomy: Teachers have nothing to fear — NYPC

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A youth group, Nigeria Youth for Positive Change (NYPC) has said teachers in the country should not allow themselves to be misled about the gains an autonomous local government will bring to the development of the country The group while blaming the national president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr Michael Alogba, for the recent sack of teachers Read More

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Anglican communion tasks politicians on unity, integration

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  By Moh Bello Habib Zaria Second diocese of Anglican Communion, Northern Province, yesterday, warned politicians against any tendency to divide Nigeria along religious, tribal or sectional interests, saying the size of the country remained its strength. The Communion made the announcement through Bishop of Wusasa Diocese and Arch Bishop-elect of Kaduna Province, Most Reverend (Dr) Ali Buba Lamido, while Read More

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FG, states, LGs shared N4.55trn in 9 months – NEITI

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The upward swing in the price of crude oil seems to have brought renewed optimism leading to increase in disbursement to the three tiers of government. BENJAMIN UMUTEME examines the third quarter disbursement by the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) to the three tiers of government as contained in a review published yesterday by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives Read More

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A fitting honour for ‘The Grassroots Champion’ By Bala Dan Abu

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The venue was the popular Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja and the date was Friday, November 10, 2017. Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku stood tall as Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, National Chairman of the National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, spoke of his attributes before a huge crowd of people made up of representatives of workers from all the 774 local Read More

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Why banditry in Zamfara must end

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara state, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun local government areas. To enable the army carry out this new mandate, the President approved the request of the Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) for the stationing of a Read More

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Senate hails Nigeria’s rating by World Bank

November 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja The Senate has commended Nigeria’s giant improvement in the 2018 World Bank Ease of Doing Business index. It noted that its passage of the Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act (otherwise known as Collateral Registry Act) and Credit Reporting Act, which was signed by then acting President Yemi Osinbajo, led to the country’s giant leap in Read More