The concession of airports

The concession of airports

ON September 11, the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, announced that Nigeria’s busiest airports, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja had been approved for concession.  The Kano and [...] The post The concession of airports appeared first on Tribune. ...
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Buhari, save Nigeria from disintegration

NIGERIA is 57 years old today and still wobbling. Though, the country, Africa’s most populous, is relatively young when compared with some other democracies of the world, it is important to look at the past with clear eyes in view of the corrosive political,...
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Senate’s position on Nigeria’s unity

Senate’s position on Nigeria’s unity

IN a move which astounded many well-meaning Nigerians, the Senate, after a two-hour, closed-door session on Tuesday, declared that Nigeria’s unity was not negotiable. According to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, “The Senate resolved that [...] The pos...
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Eyebrows in 2016 constituency projects execution

Eyebrows in 2016 constituency projects execution

THE tracking of how the so-called constituency projects of the National Assembly members were implemented in 2016 has confirmed the scheme as a massive fraud. The fears are always dismissed by the lawmakers, who always argue that the projects are the best way ...
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Reps’ repressive NGO regulatory bill

Reps’ repressive NGO regulatory bill

THE ongoing bid by the House of Representatives to regulate activities of Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society represents the latest in a series of efforts by overbearing lawmakers to muffle critical voices of opposition and cow the public into sub...
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FG’s search for oil in Sokoto, Benue basins

FG’s search for oil in Sokoto, Benue basins

THE Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, while playing host to the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal in Abuja, recently revealed that crude oil exploration had commenced in [...] The post FG’s ...
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Corruption: CJN’s directive on special courts

Corruption: CJN’s directive on special courts

THE Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has issued a directive to all the heads of various courts in the land to designate one or two courts in their jurisdictions as special courts [...] The post Corruption: CJN’s directive on special c...
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Our worsening poverty outlook

Our worsening poverty outlook

WHEN the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, announced that the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, grew by a mere 0.55 per cent in the Second Quarter (Q2) of this year, after declining by -0.91 per cent in the First Quarter (Q1), Nigeria’s official score-keeper re...
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Corruption cases: Special Courts at last

Corruption cases: Special Courts at last

Punch Editorial Board Fresh impetus has been introduced into the anti-graft drive with the raft of measures announced by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, last week. He has directed Heads of Courts to create Special Courts in their respective juri...
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Using the military for police duties

THE  military intervention in the southeastern part of the country which witnessed human rights abuses and the alarm raised by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, concerning the increasing deployment of military [...] The post Using th...
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