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Boko Haram attacks on military bases

Boko Haram attacks on military bases

EAGER to show that it has not lost its capacity to wreak havoc, Boko Haram has again been bombarding the Nigerian military. To underscore their readiness to fight to the death, the jihadists have launched horrendous attacks on Nigerian soldiers in Borno and Yobe states. They first ambushed a military convoy before attacking a military […] …

Sadly, corruption is winning

Sadly, corruption is winning

A flurry of activities in recent weeks point unerringly to the conclusion that President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed anti-corruption campaign is floundering and badly too. The Executive Order the President signed, seeking to preclude access to seized assets by accused persons came shortly after the case against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, crashed at the Supreme […] …

Irregularities in Ekiti election

Irregularities in Ekiti election

CONCRETE proof that elections in the country still fall short of global standards has been re-established. With the world watching, the governorship election of July 14 in Ekiti State was marred by a series of security lapses. The election witnessed malpractices by the main parties – the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party. […] …

Edgal, check police harassment of the youth

Edgal, check police harassment of the youth

Punch Editorial board It is a frustrating time to be classified among the youth in Lagos State. Besides the socio-economic challenges confronting them, their misery is underpinned by unrelenting police abuse. The plight of an undergraduate of the Kwara State University, Ilorin, Oluwadara Adedayo, 24, recently, has provided further proof of police excesses against the […] …

Killing of police officers in Abuja, Edo

Killing of police officers in Abuja, Edo

AUDACIOUS criminals are chipping away at the authority of the Nigerian state. These unrepentant bandits went on the rampage again on July 2 when they killed seven police officers who were on stop-and-search duties in Galadimawa Roundabout, Abuja. About 24 hours earlier, gunmen had murdered two officers at a checkpoint in Abaji, Abuja, and taken […] …

Buhari, Osinbajo’s discordant tunes on restructuring

Buhari, Osinbajo’s discordant tunes on restructuring

FOR a country seeking answers to the fundamentals of its existence, the discordant tunes from the highest echelons of the Federal Government on restructuring are retrogressive. At two separate public engagements in a space of one week, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari expressed widely divergent views on the make-or-break issue of Nigeria’s political […] …

Ending Lagos frequent tanker infernos

Ending Lagos frequent tanker infernos

Punch Editorial Board A recent fuel tanker explosion in Lagos that roasted 12 persons alive and burnt 54 vehicles has nudged the state government into recalibrating the extant framework for traffic management of vehicles laden with fuel and other cargo-bearers. It is unfortunate that it took carnage of this scale for it to be shocked […] …

Rising debt is entrenching poverty

Rising debt is entrenching poverty

STATISTICS on Nigeria’s rising debt profile raise fresh concerns over the direction of the economy on President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch. With the total national debt stock at N23.7tn by March 31 this year and new borrowings underway, the mismatch between infrastructure, productivity and employment on one hand and debt on the other hand, is frightening. […] …

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