Abuja: Past, present and future

October 4, 2023 Bukar Usman 0

While I stayed in Lagos for about 27 years, I have been living in Abuja for about 30 years. I was part of the government officials in the presidency that moved to Abuja on December 12, 1991 when the seat of government moved from Lagos to Abuja. And now in 2023, as I look back at the towns I had Read More

Boost living standards, quality of life

October 4, 2023 Timi Olubiyi 0

The growing cost of living is having an effect internationally, but in various ways, and it is certain that costs and bills are continuing to climb sharply, including the number of impoverished on the African continent. Though the cost of food, household products, and other necessities has risen widely in recent years, from Delhi to Shanghai, Rome, Manchester, Dubai, Houston, Read More

Sokoto Judicial Commission: Inquiry or inquest?

October 4, 2023 Abubakar Saifullah 0

The 2023 governorship poll in Sokoto state was one of the fiercest contests in Nigeria. It was a race for that pitted two old rivals, albeit, former political allies, who parted ways in 2019. Although the race was between two major political parties in the state, PDP and APC, it was actually a contention involving previously very close associates, out-going Read More

The enfant terrible of FCT Water Board

October 3, 2023 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

He is easy going and unassuming but frank to a fault. He doesn’t suffer fools for nothing. Some say he is arrogant, others say he is a trouble shooter. But those who know him, both at close range or afar, will describe him as one who speaks the truth, no matter whose ox is gored and to whosoever. Those in Read More

Adokiye Tombomieye: Workaholic, engineer of uncanny ability at NNPCL

October 3, 2023 Leke Oyesile 0

In every team sport there is always an unsung hero. In football, he is often the man in the midfield or defence who does the “dirty” job of keeping the opponents at bay, making his team’s goal area highly restrictive. He is that team player, who ensures the seamless coordination of his team while operating “silently” behind the scenes.Despite their Read More

As Magashi turns 74…

October 3, 2023 Mohammad Abdulkadri 0

Annually, 1st October is historically memorable to Nigeria and Nigerians.The inseparability between the births of Nigeria’s nationhood and one of her foremost military officers, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) CFR, can’t be glossed over every October 1. While Nigeria got her independence on 1st October 1960 and marked her 63rd anniversary on Sunday, the man of shared destiny with Read More

Arresting insurgency: Why Ribadu should think out-of-the-box

October 3, 2023 Emeka Oraetoka 0

In truth, the challenge in Nigeria is not absence of patriotic Nigerians to offer information on insecurity, but HOW their safety can be guaranteed after supplying intelligence on crime; thus Anonymous Mail-in Crime Report (AMICAR) intend to provide answer to this HOW? Nowhere in the history has insurgency been defeated by only force of arm; it has always been by Read More

Tips on healthy food

October 3, 2023 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

A professor of human nutrition, Ibiyemi Olayiwola, has charged governments at all levels to ensure prompt payment of pensions and gratuity of retirees in order for them to achieve good nutritional status and have appropriate nutrition in the evening of their life (old age). Prof. Olayiwola gave the charge at the lecture. According to her, there is need for operative Read More

What shared Oct. 1 national day means for Nigeria-China ties

October 3, 2023 Olalekan A. Babatunde 0

October 1 is the National Day of both Nigeria and China. There are significant similarities to highlight and in which both countries need to care for in their relations. While the day marks Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from the British on October 1960, the Chinese is marking their 74th National Day as the founding of the People’s Republic of China Read More

Understanding success

October 2, 2023 Henry Ukazu 0

Dear destiny friends, It is no longer news that every living being desires success. This is because nothing gladdens the heart like success. This success is seen in the form of a solid financial background, sound health, harmonious family, impeccable academic achievement, constant personal development, and vocational triumphs However, success has become a word often used, but poorly defined. This Read More

Nigeria @ 63 and Tinubu’s  strides across all sectors

October 1, 2023 Femi Salako 0

As Nigeria celebrates her 63rd independence anniversary under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, it is important  to acknowledge that it’s obviously not yet Uhuru for the most populous black nation.  It is however, worthy of note that transformative strides of the former Lagos Governor across all sectors are beginning to yield the desired results. In his less than Read More

Nigeria @63, can we breathe?

October 1, 2023 Prince Charles Dickson 0

Akì í mú ìbọn tetere – One does not hold a gun carelessly (always be careful in handling dangerous matters.) What about the hope What about the promise you made to the poor How you gwan joke How you gwan vote What about the hike in the And the levy now the man he can’t cope Now the man smoke Read More

What shared Oct. 1 national day means for Nigeria-China ties 

October 1, 2023 Olalekan A. Babatunde 0

It is a work-free day in both countries, with various spectacular celebrations, deeply rooted in history and tradition. Nigeria often commemorates the day with pomp and pageantry while the first week of October is used to be holiday for businesses to enjoy rest and relaxation in China.  Both also recognize and award outstanding personalities especially the individuals and groups who helped Read More

2024 Edo governorship race and Agba’s “endorsement”

October 1, 2023 Sufuyan Ojeifo 0

  On September 23, 2023, some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo North Senatorial zone converged on Jattu, the headquarters of Uzairue clan in Etsako West local government area of Edo state to meet minds on impeding leadership change at the governorship level in the state. Their move was proactive and strategic. While the release of the Read More

Dissecting Tinubu’s industrialisation drive for a model Nigeria 

October 1, 2023 Gidado Ibrahim  0

The Renewed Hope government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is only four months old and is far too infinitesimal for results to start showing, especially, as it concerns industrialisation. However, the period is enough time to see the direction of the government on industrialisation and investment drive to Nigeria. Analysts have said the steps taken so far are encouraging, and Read More

Imperative for social justice: Nigerians and NLC

September 30, 2023 Lois Otse Adams 0

Human frailty is intrinsic to our nature, and in acknowledging this, we recognise our shared vulnerability as a species. Yet, within this fragility lies a dormant power-the force of humanity itself. To awaken this latent strength, we require a unifying catalyst, and that catalyst is none other than the labour movement. It is imperative that we, as humanity, empower this Read More

Advancing primary health care in Nigeria

September 28, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

In recent decades, considerable progress has been made in improving the health outcomes of women, children, and adolescents. However, these advancements have encountered significant challenges and obstacles. The unfinished agenda of preventable mortality among these vulnerable groups persists, while shifting epidemiological patterns demand increased attention to non-communicable diseases. The critical periods of pregnancy and the first two decades of life Read More

Nigerian military and the repeated pledge to safeguard democracy

September 28, 2023 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

It is not that many choose to denigrate her. There is biting poverty across Africa. But that is not all. Corruption has also eaten deep into the fabric of our African society. It even seems the continent is still living in the stone age. Africa is economically underdeveloped, over six decades after most of its countries gained independence and sovereignty. Read More

Navigating the digital frontier

September 28, 2023 Elvis Eromosele 0

The consumer is the nucleus of all production and marketing activities. It is therefore important for brands to observe the consumer closely and pay particular attention to the consumer’s journey if sustainable growth is the object. In this digital age, experts argue that the consumer journey is more dynamic and interconnected than ever before. Brands that adapt to these changes Read More

Nigeria @63: Balewa to Tinubu and the hope stories

September 28, 2023 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

Nigeria started on a promising and bright future on 1st October, 1960 when the golden voice of Africa and late Nigerian Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa delivered the nation’s memorable independence speech before world leaders. They acknowledged Nigeria’s enormous natural endowment, the quality and quantity of our population and vast opportunities available to set our country on the path Read More

Sokoto: Reaping from the Wamakko political knack

September 28, 2023 Bashir Musa 0

One thing that is recurrent in politics, the world over, is the constant scheming by internal party men and opposition politicians alike to gain an edge over a leading politician. This is done without scruples or restraints. Like the courtiers of old, politicians combine both covert and overt scheming to edge in front of whoever poses the most threat to Read More

Adeniyi’s impact on Nigeria Customs Service

September 28, 2023 Muhammad Bashir 0

The appointment of Bashir Adewale Adeniyi as the acting Comptroller General of Customs while he was on an official assignment at the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Policy Commission and Council Session in Brussels was greeted with jubilation, not just among Customs officers but also by Nigerians and the international community. This move has injected fresh hope into the agency and Read More

The BBC: Public interest or propaganda?

September 28, 2023 Tijani Idris 0

The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, is seen as a public service broadcasting agency funded by the United Kingdom government through a licensed fee. Even though the BBC has a strict editorial policy that ensures impartiality and accuracy in its reporting, some people still disagree with the way they present the news. A presentation that sometimes allegedly reflects the political and Read More

Kano’s political dislocation and  reconstruction mantra

September 28, 2023 Abdu Abdullahi  0

Two elephants are fighting; of course, the grass is suffering and will continue to suffer until the battle is over. This is the Kano political metaphor, entangled in fierce attacks by two uncompromising political antagonists, each striving to impose a political empire and become an emperor. Eventually, Kano is the unwarranted victim of perpetrated animosity. It’s a self-destruction thriller of Read More

Imam: Strategising NBAIS for greater efficiency

September 27, 2023 Mohammed Dauda Eibo 0

  The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) is a national examination body, covering over 25 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It is saddled with the responsibility of supervision of the conduct of examination, among others. On assumption of office as the new Registrar/CEO in May, 2023, Prof. Yahuza Suleiman Imam did not hesitate to hit Read More