2018 Budget: NASS, Presidency taking Nigerians for granted Editorial NEWS 

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE USE OF BRUTE FORCE

On Thursday the 7th of November 2019, there were reports of how the security aides of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had beaten up a photojournalist with the Vanguard news, right at the Villa. The reports claimed that the photojournalist, Abayomi Adeshida, was beaten while he was trying to take photos of the Vice President at the exhibition stand of a summit holding at the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa. The report also said the beating took place right in front of the Vice President. If this reports have…

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2018 Budget: NASS, Presidency taking Nigerians for granted Editorial 

MUSICAL CHAIRS AND DISCORDANT TUNES IN THE PRESIDENCy

Recently, the Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari had travelled all the way to the United Kingdom to get a bill signed into law by the President, whom it had earlier been announced would be going on a “private visit” after his official assignment in Saudi Arabia. This trip had cost tax payers a few millions, which could have been deployed to better the lot of the suffering masses. The symbolism of this move, which took place in the full glare of the media, with pictures…

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2018 Budget: NASS, Presidency taking Nigerians for granted Editorial NEWS 

BORDER REOPENING NEGOTIATIONS: NIGERIA IS MISSING THE POINT

The Federal Government through the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has given conditions that ECOWAS State Members must adhere to in order for the Nigerian borders to be reopened. One of the conditions for the reopening of the border is that imports aimed for the Nigeria market must maintain the packaging from its original country not, become repackaged in ECOWAS member states before they are exported from to Nigeria. There was also the condition that if the borders are reopened, all imported goods will be escorted from…

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CASUAL WORKERS IN THE NIGERIAN BANKING SECTOR: AN UNHEALTHY TREND FOR A SENSITIVE INDUSTRY

The president of the Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance, and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI), Comrade Oyinkansola Olasanoye, has said that casual and contract staff make up about 65% of the entire workforce of the banking sector. According to her, only 35% of the banking industry workforce are core staff. Beyond the statistics, the President of the association alleged that workers in the banking sector were treated shabbily and denied their basic rights; this is appalling, to say the least. Every Nigerian worker deserve a right to be treated fairly…

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2018 Budget: NASS, Presidency taking Nigerians for granted Editorial 

NDDC AND THE ECHOES OF A CORRUPT SYSTEM

On Sunday the 3rd of November 2019, the Interim Executive Director of Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Cairo Ojougbo, while speaking with journalists announced that the commission owed a debt of about N3 Trillion to phantom contractors. According to him, some of these contractors did not carry out the contracts they were given or they had their contracts terminated yet, they did not return money for the contracts. He said the commission had engaged 10 audit firms to reconcile the financial accounts of the NDDC. It is worrying that at…

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BRIG GEN. MOBOLAJI JOHNSON (1936 – 2019): A SOLDIER, A GENTLEMAN AND A DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION

Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson was born on the 9th day of February 1936, to the family of Joshua Motola Johnson and Gbemisola Johnson. In 1941, he started his primary education at Reagean Memorial Baptist School, Yaba after which he proceeded to Hussey College Warri where, he spent only a year and then moved to Methodist Boys High School, where he completed his secondary education. Post-secondary school, Mobolaji joined the military, acquiring training in Officer Cadet Training School in Ghana, Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot and The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United…

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POLITICS 

SUPREME COURT AFFIRMATION OF 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULT: MATTERS ARISING

  The petitions and appeal of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and her presidential candidate in the February 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has finally been laid to rest by the Supreme Court of Nigeria, consisting of a seven-man panel. The appeal was dismissed yesterday, 30th October, 2019 by the Supreme Court following subsequent loss of the PDP and her candidate at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal and Appeal Court. Both sides of the divide have reacted to the decision of the court, with the APC hailing the decision as expected,…

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NEWS 

TACKLING THE SCOURGE OF FAKE NEWS

The federal government, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced that spreading fake news and hate speech would now attract stiffer sanctions. The minister further said the government plans to regulate social media activities in the country in other to curb fake news and spread of hate speech. It is important that fake news is tackled as everyone knows the ills associated with spreading false news. It is commendable that the government is trying to come up with new strategies to tackle the fake news…

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2018 Budget: NASS, Presidency taking Nigerians for granted NEWS 

GETTING THE ECONOMICS RIGHT IS THE KEY TO DELIVERING STABLE ELECTRICITY

  In a paper published by the global consulting giant PwC titled, “Solving The Liquidity Crunch In The Nigeria Power Sector”, the Federal Government is alleged to owe eleven (11), Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) over N500 billion in tariff shortfall from electricity subsidy. According to the paper, the shortfall is to be paid by the Federal Government through the Power Sector Recovery Plan (PSRP), as part of electricity subsidy. Over the years, the shortfall has grown from N165 billion in 2015, to an estimated N522 billion in 2019; except something…

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2018 Budget: NASS, Presidency taking Nigerians for granted NEWS 

THE URGENT NEED TO IMPROVE THE WORKING CONDITIONS OF THE NIGERIAN WORKER

The CEO of Bytesworks Technology, an IT firm based in Abuja, one Mr Eze has come under fire on Twitter for allegedly maltreating members of his staff. An aggrieved staff had taken to the popular social media platform to lament how his boss had constantly not paid salaries, carried out recruitment all the time because people kept leaving and generally harassed his workers. This is coming after a couple, also on Twitter, had trended about a week ago over similar allegations; these allegations are a pointer to the fact that…

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