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 operators have their respective biometric data of citizens. The post Unifying multiple biom...
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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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The NNPC’s $25 billion contract awards scandal

The NNPC’s $25 billion contract awards scandal

THe letter recently written by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari on alleged malfeasance in the oil industry has gone viral in the polity. This is especially [...] The post The NNPC’s $25 billion co...
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Buhari, be decisive on Kachikwu’s memo

Buhari, be decisive on Kachikwu’s memo

THE global notoriety of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for producing more scandals than barrels of crude oil reverberated yet again with the leakage of a damning memo from the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to President M...
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Ending the cycle of incessant strikes

Ending the cycle of incessant strikes

FALLING sick and requiring hospitalisation is a high risk, life-threatening predicament in Nigeria. Health workers – from doctors and pharmacists to nurses, laboratory technicians and administrative clerks – take turns to cripple health care services in pu...
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Tax incentives for mining investors

Tax incentives for mining investors

THE announcement that the Solid Minerals Ministry is proposing tax holidays for investors in the solid minerals sector is not only a step in the right direction, it is also long overdue. In fact, the measure should be extended to other sectors such as the agro...
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IPOB: Lai Mohammed’s gaffe on UK and France

IPOB: Lai Mohammed’s gaffe on UK and France

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, recently stunned Nigerians and the international community. Ostensibly frustrated by the notoriety gathered by the separatist group, Indigenous  Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) headed by Nnamdi Kanu [...]...
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Recovering stolen funds from agencies

Recovering stolen funds from agencies

NON-REMITTANCE of revenues by government agencies is a phenomenon that promotes obscene enrichment of civil servants, while public sector finance is in dire straits. This aberration was brought to the fore when two federal agencies made jaw-dropping contributi...
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FG’s plan to toll highways

FG’s plan to toll highways

MINISTER of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, recently indicated that the Federal Government plans to toll the nation’s highways. Tollgates on the highways are not alien to Nigerians. They were on many Nigerian [...] The post FG’s plan to tol...
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Bayelsa’s payroll mess: A hurricane across states

Bayelsa’s payroll mess: A hurricane across states

FROM a monthly wage bill of N6 billion, which Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State inherited on assumption of office in 2012, his payroll clean-up brought it down to about N3.5 billion. The fraud syndicates, he had thought, would meet their waterloo in th...
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