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The rip-off by oil marketers

I N a moment of supposed candour, the Director, Weight and Measures Department in the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Muhammad Sidi, recently revealed how oil marketers rip Nigerians off through false measures, making N198,500 illegally from every 33, 000-litre truck of PMS. Mr. Sidi made this  statement in Abuja during a […]
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Empowering women

We felicitate all mothers, wives and daughters all over the globe as they celebrate this year’s International Day of Women. The annual celebration of women brings into sharp focus the imperatives of fostering and preserving the rights of the female gender and ultimately the need for the attainment of a gender-equal world.  For ages, women […]
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Nigeria’s massive importation of petrol

AS oil goes, so goes Nigeria, and there is perhaps no better indication of the state of affairs in the country than recent reports that Nigeria, officially one of the foremost exporters of crude oil in the world, is now also the world’s largest importer of petrol. To put Nigeria’s ignoble distinction in perspective: it […]
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INEC’s supplementary elections

IN a move which sparked outrage and incredulity in the polity, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), last week, fixed Saturday, March 9, to conduct supplementary elections in areas where elections were cancelled during the February 23 presidential/National Assembly elections. In a statement issued by its Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Mr. Festus Okoye, […]
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The killing of NDLEA operatives in Ondo

THE Ondo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recently lost four of its men in an attack on one of its checkpoints in the state. According to reports, some unknown gunmen opened fire on the personnel manning the checkpoint at Ifon, headquarters of Ose Local Government Area of the state. The […]
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The presidential/National Assembly elections

THE presidential and National Assembly elections have been largely won and lost, but there are indications that another round of contests will move to the courtrooms presently. Whatever the outcomes of the expected legal contests, they cannot detract from the foibles of the main elections which gave rise to a cocktail of negative spin-offs, including […]
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Kano’s stranded medical students

REPORTS indicate that 14 medical students on the Kano State government’s scholarship scheme in India are in dire straits following the government’s failure to pay their outstanding school fees to the tune of N22 million. They are at the risk of being sent out of that country and returned home without completing their programme. They […]
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The police stripping incident in Ikorodu

IN yet another brazen assault on fundamental human rights, policemen attached to the Owutu police station near Agric bus stop in Ikorodu, Lagos State, allegedly stripped an unnamed young man naked last week. His crime, according to eyewitnesses, was that he refused to allow the policemen to go through his mobile phone. In the bizarre […]
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The N3 trillion bill for tertiary education

THE fundamental problems facing tertiary education in the country were recently highlighted by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr Wale Babalakin, when he said the Federal Government would need between N2.5 trillion and N3 trillion yearly to provide quality education for Nigerians. Speaking during a fundraising dinner organised […]
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No to jungle justice

THE atmosphere of great disappointment occasioned by the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections from February 16 to Saturday, February 23, 2019 has understandably put major political actors and the electorate on edge.
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