ASUU, IPPIS and the accountant general

Nigerians must have breathed a sigh of relief following the report that significant progress has been made at the meeting of the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) held on Friday 20th November, 2020.  According to media reports, the Federal Government has acceded to many of the demands from ASUU, notable […]

Kamala Harris: the memo Nigeria never got

Two germane things happened during my month-long official vacation: One, the so called ‘Lazy Nigerian Youths’ took to the streets to demand for an end to police brutality. I covered the protest and witnessed how the leaderless group of young men and women coordinated themselves and marched across Lagos and other parts of the country.   I […]

Security operatives supply Boko Haram with weapons —Duke

Former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, has alleged that most of the weapons used by Boko Haram insurgents and other terrorists in the country are supplied by security operatives. Duke also called on the Federal Government to investigate the security forces and flush out the bad eggs within their ranks. Speaking on a Channels […]

The myth of our fragility

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said: “Fortunately for us, our walls are not yet broken but there are obvious cracks that could lead to a break if not properly addressed.” Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, said: “The cracks are unhealthy but we expect the vice-president to calm nerves and not make a pronouncement that will aggravate the […]

Buhari and debt-free sustainable growth – Part 1

Annotated review of CBN Economic Report First Quarter 2020 (ERQ1, 2020) makes it evident that to fix the country’s multifaceted infrastructural gaps and socio-economic difficulties is realisable. Post-COVID-19 lockdown, Nigeria requires neither domestic nor external loans to execute federal budgets but only abidance by the Oath of Office of the President. That way, the economy […]

Media and youth awakening

Sir: The mass media such as newspapers, magazines, radio and television are the major instruments in raising the awareness level of youth so that they can understand and exercise their political rights and influence government’s decisions and policies. The media should always encourage the youth by creating awareness and educating them on matters related to […]