Our roads are impassable – Oke-Ogun residents

October 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Residents of Oke-Ogun area, comprising 10 council areas of Oyo North senatorial district have raised the alarm over the deplorable conditions of the roads in the zone, saying the situation is becoming increasingly unbearable. Consequently, they have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to come to their aid by carrying out a wholesale Read More

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Most Nigeria’s abattoirs unhygienic – expert

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Executive secretary, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, Professor Garba Sharubutu, has decried the unhygienic situation of most Nigeria’s abattoirs. He said most of abattoirs were not in compliance with international standard, urging stakeholders in the agricultural sector to explore advantages of production of wholesome meat which according to him remained one of untapped potentials. He stated this in a keynote Read More

IGP and security summit in S/West: Matters arising

September 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The security summit convened by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, in Ibadan on the heightened insecurity in the South-west has taken far reaching measures towards nailing the menace in the bud. Writes BAYO AGBOOLA. Governors, traditional rulers and stakeholders from across the six states in the South-west region of the country recently stormed Ibadan for a security summit Read More

Unemployment is cause by inability of citizens to take responsibility- Dr Munang

September 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Richard Munang, is the United Nations Environment Climate Change Coordinator for Africa. He speaks on the scourge of unemployment in Africa, and blamed it on failures of citizens to take responsibility to develop their countries and continent. MOSES JOHN presents the details.   Unemployment as a global phenomenon In this 2019, average global unemployment has been reported to have reached Read More

Xenophobia: Buhari dispatches Special Envoy to South Africa

September 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday dispatched a Special Envoy to South Africa over persistent attacks on foreigners including Nigerians.  The envoy would convey the president’s concerns and also interact with President Cyril Ramaphosa on the situation.Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesinasaid in a statement in Abuja that the Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Read More

Student’s death: NSCDC personnel careless with riffle – CG

August 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Following the death of a 100 level student of Niger Delta University (NDU), in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has commiserated with the family of the deceased, saying his officers accused were careless with riffles. In a statement made available to newsmen, Tuesday Read More

Ndume tasks youth on self-reliance, nation building

August 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Senator Ali Ndume has advised Nigerian youths to contribute their quota to nation building by being self-reliant. Ndume, who represents Borno South senatorial district, gave the advice speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Muna, Saudi Arabia,Tuesday. He decried a situation in which some youths always looked up to government before they could stand on their own, observing that Read More

Nigeria’s 11:59 moment is far away or seconds near

July 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Last week, I had written about my beloved Arewa and the dire situation that she finds herself. I ended the admonition by saying that; “Battles are better fought and won through wisdom and strategy than through inflammable pronouncements and political tantrums.” This is to the North but it also applies to Nigeria, the current hate quotient is high-for how long? Read More

National carrier, African major air market loss of international air traffic – ET

July 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Group Chief Executive officer (GCEO) of Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Tewolde Gebremariam, said lack of functional national carrier in Nigeria, and other African major air markets has been blamed for local airlines’ loss of international air traffic to their foreign counterparts. Gebremariam who said this recently in Abuja, warned that the dominance may, in fact, worsen if Nigeria, among others, Read More

Insecurity: Bring solutions, not condemnations, APC chieftain tells critics

July 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe state  Dr Jamilu Gwamna has urged critics of President Muhammadu Buhari on security to provide solutions on how to improve the situation.Making the appeal Wednesday in a telephone interview in Gombe, Gwamna said the previous administrations should also take responsibility for the security challenges in the country.According to him, Buhari inherited Read More