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Ranching: Presidency’s gaffe

Rivers 2019: Amaechi’s plot to impose governor ‘ll fail –RVSG

THE Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, while participating in a live television programme, recently asked Nigerians who are against the current administration’s ranching and colony programmes for […]
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Buhari, Osinbajo’s discordant tunes on restructuring

Buhari, Osinbajo’s discordant tunes on restructuring

FOR a country seeking answers to the fundamentals of its existence, the discordant tunes from the highest echelons of the Federal Government on restructuring are retrogressive. At two separate public engagements in a space of one week, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari expressed widely divergent views on the make-or-break issue of Nigeria’s political […] …

Curbing drug abuse and addiction

Curbing drug abuse and addiction

DRUG addiction and substance abuse in Nigeria has become an epidemic, especially among the youth. As Nigeria joined the world to mark the Drug Abuse Awareness Day last week, the burden of drug abuse and addiction calls for sober reflection because of its magnitude.
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Ending Lagos frequent tanker infernos

Ending Lagos frequent tanker infernos

Punch Editorial Board A recent fuel tanker explosion in Lagos that roasted 12 persons alive and burnt 54 vehicles has nudged the state government into recalibrating the extant framework for traffic management of vehicles laden with fuel and other cargo-bearers. It is unfortunate that it took carnage of this scale for it to be shocked […] …

Rising debt is entrenching poverty

Rising debt is entrenching poverty

STATISTICS on Nigeria’s rising debt profile raise fresh concerns over the direction of the economy on President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch. With the total national debt stock at N23.7tn by March 31 this year and new borrowings underway, the mismatch between infrastructure, productivity and employment on one hand and debt on the other hand, is frightening. […] …

The CCECC scholarship scandal

What would you do if you found that your best friend was sleeping with your child?

THE disturbing news doing the rounds is that high- ranking government officials have hijacked an undergraduate scholarship scheme instituted by a Chinese construction firm, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), for young Nigerians.  The scholarship […]
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Making varsity awards worthwhile

SOMETIMES,  it is the little things that reveal where a society’s priorities lie. Last week, Nigerians received further confirmation that, for all the soaring rhetoric that seems to suggest otherwise, the Nigerian society actually places […]
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Herders’ terrorism: Buhari’s failing presidency

Herders’ terrorism: Buhari’s failing presidency

THERE is a sense in which it can be said that those entrusted with the sacred duty of securing lives and property in this country have failed abysmally. The recent massacre of innocent citizens in Plateau State reinforces this failure and is a poignant reminder of the harvest of senseless deaths recorded since this administration […] …

Ojuelegba: The menace of containers

ON Tuesday, June 19, a truck driver heading towards the Fadeyi end of the Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos State lost control of the vehicle, causing the container he was conveying to detach from it and […]
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