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The cancer epidemic

AS Nigerians continue to grapple with severe economic challenges, cancer seems to be wreaking more havoc. There are indications that four out of five sufferers currently die of the scourge. According to the World Health […]
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Unfit teachers: Kaduna’s conundrum

The Kaduna State government’s efforts at re-jigging the foundation of the education system in the North-West state are far from being concluded, even though the journey started in 2017. After laying off the 22,000 primary […]
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Clashes among security agencies, damaging

Clashes among security agencies, damaging

Punch Editorial Board At every critical juncture, Nigeria’s security agencies advertise their impunity and, above all, unhealthy rivalry. A new investigative report, which a Senate ad hoc committee has just submitted to the parliament, lays bare the deep-rooted rivalry in the ranks of the intelligence agencies. In late 2017, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, […] …

FG and the new Department of Traditional Medicine

IN a daring and surprising move, the Federal Government recently announced the creation of a Department of Traditional Medicine in the Ministry of Health to initiate and conduct research into the discovery and application of […]
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Ending killing of Nigerians in South Africa

Ending killing of Nigerians in South Africa

Punch Editorial Board The latest incident of the lynching of a Nigerian citizen in South Africa demands a rapid and robust response from the Federal Government. Enough of the usual innocuous diplomatese that often trails issues concerning the safety and wellbeing of Nigerians abroad; this is the time for concrete actions to stop the barbarism […] …

Saving for a rainy day

Saving for a rainy day

Punch Editorial Board If as they say, experience is a compelling teacher, somebody forgot to tell Nigeria’s leaders. But the International Monetary Fund and the Central Bank of Nigeria have been filling the gap recently, warning Nigeria and other wayward oil producers to save to avoid being caught flat-footed when commodity prices crash afresh.  For […] …

EFCC: Between principals and agents

THE  judgment recently delivered by Justice Binta Nyako in the case between the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami and a former AGF, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, on the critical importance attached to […]
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Proliferation of military universities

Proliferation of military universities

THE Nigerian Army has a new university located in Biu, Borno State. An approval for its establishment was given by the Federal Executive Council at its April 10 meeting. This is a needless addition to the long list of 41 universities owned by the Federal Government, which are so far grossly underfunded. In justifying its […] …

Terrorism: Between ICC and AGF

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), is in the eye of the storm over his criticism of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) escalation of the cases against Boko Haram, […]
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