Kaduna’s incompetent teachers

Kaduna’s incompetent teachers

THE recent revelation that 21,780 out of the 33,000 teachers in public schools in Kaduna State failed the Primary 4 examination administered on them by the state government was something of a humid humour. It [...] The post Kaduna’s incompetent teachers appeared first on Tribune. ...
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FG’s railway modernisation plan: Vague and confused

Punch Editorial Board In keeping with Nigeria’s colonial railway heritage, it is not surprising that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has invoked a plan to revive rail transportation. The headline announcement is that the Federal Government wo...
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Drug addiction among Kebbi teachers

Drug addiction among Kebbi teachers

Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu, recently raised the alarm about the rising cases of drug addiction among teachers in the state. The revelation was shocking and the public expression of this grave concern by the [...] The post Drug addiction among Kebbi tea...
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MDAs’ illegal recruitment scourge

MDAs’ illegal recruitment scourge

ILLEGAL recruitment into the Federal Civil Service, the catalyst of bloated wage bills and recurrent expenditures, is still flourishing, amid efforts to sanitise the payroll and instil order in governance. This is a paradox that underlines the weakness of poli...
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The arrest of newspaper vendors in Rivers

LATE last month, the police in Rivers State arrested two newspaper vendors, Ifeanyi and Chidi, who normally ply their trade at Oyigbo, near Port Harcourt, and threw them in jail. When a third unnamed vendor [...] The post The arrest of newspaper vendors in Riv...
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The illegal levy on oil companies

The illegal levy on oil companies

LAST  week, a media report indicated that the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), an arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), had directed operators in the petroleum industry to contribute to the Internally [...] The ...
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Buhari, act on Lawal, Oke now

Buhari, act on Lawal, Oke now

Punch Editorial Board Elected on an anti-corruption platform, President Muhammadu Buhari’s frequent missteps are hobbling his own pet agenda. Fresh confirmation of this came at the weekend with anguished calls for decisive action on a probe report on corrupt...
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The crackdown on Southern Cameroonians

The crackdown on Southern Cameroonians

THE axiom that freedom is never willingly given by the oppressor but must be demanded by the oppressed cannot be more apt in dissecting the current crackdown on “dissident” elements in Southern Cameroon. Just like [...] The post The crackdown on Southern C...
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Unifying multiple biometric identity systems

Unifying multiple biometric identity systems

THE Federal Government’s decision to harmonise the highly proliferated biometric-based identity systems in the country is long over due. Nigeria lacks a centralised national database unlike other countries. Virtually all Federal agencies and private sector o...
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CBN and banks’ excessive charges

CBN and banks’ excessive charges

THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in a seemingly chest-thumping fashion, announced recently that it had recouped for various bank customers, about N50 billion fleeced from their accounts in the last three years by some [...] The post CBN and banks’ excessiv...
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