Buhari should sit up over worsening insecurity: Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to sit up and avoid further degeneration of Nigeria’s insecurity, suggesting that the president has been sleeping and needs to wake up. In February, Mr. Buhari had admitted being asleep to his duty when talking about the possibilities of applying modern technology to agriculture and […]

Petrol price remains N162, deregulation talks with NLC ongoing: FG

“Definitely, there is no fuel (price) increment. I’ve announced that. The price remains N162 per litre.” The federal government has once again stated that the petrol pump price remains N162 per litre, adding that it is having discussions with the Nigeria Labour Congress and other stakeholders regarding full deregulation. The Minister of State for Petroleum […]

Naira Crashes Further Against Dollar At Parallel Market

Market dealers also attributed the naira depreciation at the parallel market to speculators causing artificial scarcity of the dollar within the market. Despite the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) warning that forex speculators and hoarders will be punished, speculators have continued to stash dollars as naira continues on a free fall. Checks at the parallel […]

The Story Of The Naira-For-Dollar Promo By Azu Ishiekwene

In other words, the mandate on IMTOs to pay transfers in dollars, even before the current promo, rather than encouraging inflow of dollars, is having the opposite effect on the market: increasing scarcity. It would seem harsh to judge the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) solely by its intentions, especially in the last four or […]

From Kankara to Kagara, hypocrisy defines government

ANYONE who watches the trending video of heavily armed bandits taunting Nigeria and its doddering leadership and emotionally assaulting passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority, NSTA, bus without feeling sorry for the country must be subhuman. The victims were abducted in the Yakila district of the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State on […]

We all need mental evaluation in Nigeria

Anything that’s human is mentionable and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. – Fred Rogers. Sir: Wellness is the act of practising healthy habits daily to attain more excellent mental health. And also to achieve better physical results […]

Marwa’s Appointment And A Nation Fighting To Win ‘Drug War’

On January 16, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari made an unlikely appointment; making the former military administrator of Lagos State, Brig Mohammed Buba Marwa (Rtd.) as the new boss of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Marwa was a stand-out military administrator in two stand-out states and many of his deeds to begin the up-lift […]