Rising electoral burden on the economy

Without doubt, INEC budget for the 2019 general elections should raise serious cause for concern for the future of democracy in the country. With a proposal of N248 billion, including security, for the polls, there are questions about its sustainability given the fragile and oil dependent nature of the economy.    Although the actual budget for INEC More...

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By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, July 8th, 2018
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President Macron’s message to Africa

President Emmanuel Macron of France was in Nigeria from July 3-5 2018 and unlike most visits by foreign heads of state, there was something unique, novel and refreshingly different about it. The visit covered official More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, July 1st, 2018
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Jos 86: Stop this senseless carnage

Jos, capital of Plateau state, is in the news again and for the most despicable and dastardly act and worst killings yet in the country by Fulani herdsmen. For six hours three local governments – Barkin Ladi, More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, June 24th, 2018
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Caution on Nigeria’s trade surplus

Recent report by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, NBS revealed cheering news for the nation’s trading balance. As an import dependent economy, achieving a balance of trade surplus had usually been challenging More...

By Obinna Ezugwu On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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Editorial: June 12: Beyond the honours

President Muhammadu Buhari pleasantly shocked most Nigerians on June 1, when out of the blues, he announced the change in Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12, and awarded Chief M.K.O. Abiola, the acclaimed winner More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Saving the Nigerian from politics

Recent events relating to the actions and image of the Nigerian Police should be of concern to well-meaning people. As the main institution of the state for the protection of lives and property and enforcement of More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, May 27th, 2018
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Minimum wage: A cautionary note

By the third quarter of this year, the nation will implement a new minimum wage for the working population according to the minister of labour, Dr. Chris Ngige. This commitment was the result of a tripartite negotiating More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Tackling growing insecurity in Nigeria

From every indication, Nigeria’s security situation is getting quite challenging and indeed out of hand. Whereas it was just the problem of Boko Haram and the abduction of Chibok school girls before the coming More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, March 25th, 2018
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LUC and the power of citizens’ engagement

After the sustained campaigns against the Lagos state’s new Land Use Charge (LUC) by different interest groups, the State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode eventually succumbed to pressure, announcing a review of More...