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Before ISIS berths in Nigeria

Before ISIS berths in Nigeria

A new report that the ferocious terror group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is infiltrating fighters into Nigeria has for once jolted officials into some action. According to The Sun (newspaper) of London, ISIS is sneaking battle-hardened jihadists from Syria into the country to train Boko Haram extremists and send them to Britain […] …

Closure of land borders: Bigger questions loom

Closure of land borders: Bigger questions loom

CITING the menace of organised smuggling to the revival of its domestic rice programme, Nigeria is about to shut its land borders with its West African neighbours. Not surprisingly, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, declared that the imminent closure was aimed at protecting the production of rice by local farmers. Nigeria […] …

Building up on Dariye’s conviction

Building up on Dariye’s conviction

Punch Editorial Board A couple of landmark judgements, in which two top public office holders were sentenced to identical jail terms for financial corruption, has raised the public expectation that the judiciary has finally found its mettle in the fight against graft among the country’s elite. Both Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau State […] …

Power asset sale: Osinbajo, Okoh should not fail

Power asset sale: Osinbajo, Okoh should not fail

A news report indicating that the Federal Government has approved the appointment of Transaction Advisers for two state-owned power assets is welcome. This heralds the sale of a majority equity in the Afam Power Plc and the Yola Distribution Company to complete the first phase of the privatisation of public power companies begun in 2013. […] …

Plastic pollution and environmental safety

Plastic pollution and environmental safety

NIGERIA seems to have finally made the move, albeit belatedly, to join the growing global concern to save the environment from the pernicious and yet pervasive grip of plastic pollution. At the 2018 World Environmental Day, the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, pledged the country’s commitment to the cause by enunciating government policy on plastic pollution. This, […] …

The Minna jailbreak

ON June 3, the federal prison located in the Tunga area of Minna metropolis in Niger State, otherwise known as the Medium Security Prison, went the way of many prisons in the country. It was […]
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Curbing rice smuggling

ON Monday, the Federal Government revealed its plan to shut the land border between Nigeria and a neighbouring country to curb smuggling of rice into the country. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu […]
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Rescuing Leah Sharibu

IoD Nigeria celebrates, relives achievements

IN  his Democracy Day speech on May 29, President Muhammadu Buhari did not mention the case of Leah Sharibu, the abducted 15-year-old schoolgirl who has been in Boko Haram captivity since February 19 when she […]
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