Tackling our frightening unemployment statistics

Tackling our frightening unemployment statistics

The summary of this is that the unemployment level in the country is worse than the NBS report indicated because Nigeria has neither the capacity nor means of recording and computing those that have lost their jobs in all the sectors of the economy. The post Tackling our frightening unemployment statistics appeared first on Vanguard News. ...
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Nigerians, beware of Obasanjo, Babangida motives

Nigerians, beware of Obasanjo, Babangida motives

Punch Editorial Board It is a season of contentious open letters in Nigeria. In a space of two weeks, two former heads of state – Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida – have made major interventions on the state of the nation. As expected, their stingin...
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INEC’s brooding over number of political parties

INEC’s brooding over number of political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not hidden its consternation over the number of political parties jostling for power in the country. As a body, it considers them to be too many. The Chief [...] The post INEC’s brooding over number of...
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Herdsmen’s killings: Between Buhari and Dan-Alli

Herdsmen’s killings: Between Buhari and Dan-Alli

IN  what must rank as one of the most unfortunate statements ever uttered by a government official, the Minister of Defence, Brigadier-General Mansur Dan-Alli (retd.), recently claimed that the enactment of anti-grazing laws by some [...] The post Herdsmen’...
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Osinbajo committee and Fulani herdsmen terrorism

THE Federal Government finally roused itself from its tepid, partisan response to the orgy of killings and arson by Fulani militia late in January by empanelling a committee of 10, headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. With nine state governors on board, it ...
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Overcoming vote buying

Overcoming vote buying

One major slur on elections and indeed the democratic process in Nigeria is the practice of vote buying. It has become a recurring decimal in the nation’s elections, to the chagrin of right-thinking Nigerians and [...] The post Overcoming vote buying appeare...
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The handshake across the Niger

The handshake across the Niger

Last week, as part of the ongoing efforts to forge a  consensus on pertinent issues of national interest, leaders from four of the country’s six geopolitical zones, namely South-East, South-West, South-South and the Middle Belt [...] The post The handshake ...
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Defending public interest in Kaduna labour crisis

Defending public interest in Kaduna labour crisis

Punch Editorial Board Primary school teachers in Kaduna State that embarked on an indefinite strike on January 8 suspended it last Thursday. Initially, they did not return to classes to start the second term, as they protested government’s sacking of 21,000 ...
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Curbing deaths during Lassa fever outbreaks

Curbing deaths during Lassa fever outbreaks

THE death of two medical doctors and one nurse from Lassa fever in Ebonyi State once again highlights the need for decisive measures to strengthen the nation’s health system and proactively respond to disease outbreaks. The post Curbing deaths during Lassa f...
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The 2019 election timetable

The 2019 election timetable

PENULTIMATE week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general election consisting of the presidential, National Assembly, state assembly, governorship and Federal Capital Territory...
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