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 committee set up by the government with labour to agree on the benchmark. Initially, the workers demanded for N56,000 per month but More...

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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...

By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, March 11th, 2018
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Waiting for another Dapchi girls’ abduction

  Last week’s protest at the National Assembly by parents of the kidnapped girls of Government Girls Science Technical School Dapchi, the headquarters of Bursari Local Government Area in Yobe state marked More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, March 5th, 2018
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NCS is wrong on $1 billion cattle loan

The last meeting of the National Council of State a forth night ago approved the request of government led by President Buhari for $1 billion livestock loan to address the issue of Fulani herdsmen and farmers frequent More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Sunday, February 25th, 2018
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Danger signals in the aviation sector

Recent reports from the aviation industry are foreboding enough to raise red flags to those managing the sector. Several ugly and untoward events have happened in the sector since this year that urgent action may More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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APC Panel Report on Restructuring and 2019 polls

The release of the report on restructuring by the APC committee led by Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state has rekindle hope and expectation in the future of the nation and the willingness of its political elite More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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How South-East can recover industrial pace

Chimeziri Franklin Igboland — the South-East and a half of the South-South was once ahead of China in industrialization and also one of the fastest growing regional economies in the world. How can this displaced More...

By Olaolu Ayoola On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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(Editorial) Security appointments and challenges of national unity

Appointments of security chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari seem to take a particular and predictable pattern, which defy all the tenets of federalism and national unity. The recent appointment of Ahmed Rufai More...