Editorial

Palliatives’ looting and govs’ excuses

    The looting of warehouses where palliatives donated by a private sector ledcoalition (CACOVID) to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable in the society threw up some issues.   The looting became something of a by-product of the #EndSARS protests that shook Lagos and the entire South. In the North, it […]

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European football and Nigerian players

On October 5, the 2020 summer transfer window ended across Europe, but opened till October 16 within England. Premier League clubs splashed £1.24 billion on 105 permanent signings during the period. Despite global financial uncertainty and fans still not being allowed back into the stadia, hundreds of millions of pounds were spent by Premier League […]

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Gas plants, explosions and Nigerians’ lives

Two of the many incidents, which occurred in the country recently, have made it crystal clear that life has lost its last vestige of value in Nigeria, a nation which prides itself as having the largest concentration of blacks in the world. The first of the incidents was the fuel tanker explosion in Kogi State […]

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Making Eguavoen’s experience count as TD

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) recently named an ex-international and two-time Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen, as the Technical Director (TD) of the apex soccer ruling body.   Initially, Eguavoen was on the verge of clinching a job with Stade de Malian as Director of Football but the next day, NFF surprised all including Eguavoen […]

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Mass metering, an urgent necessity

After years of trudging helplessly over the inhumane and irresponsible exploitation deployed through estimated billings by electricity providers under the supervision of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), there appears to be relief in the offing following the aggressive step being taken by the Federal Government and electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to roll out pre-paid […]

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Recalling Police to their duty posts

      For the Nigerian Police, these are trying times. Since the #EndSARS protests and the criminal looting and destruction of property that followed it ended last week, the Nigerian Police and other para-military agencies have tactically stayed off the roads.   They are practically at their barracks, for those who are lucky to […]

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Keep prisons safe to save Nigerians

On October 19, 2020, thugs, working under the guise of the hitherto peaceful #EndSARS protests, launched coordinated attacks on two custodial centres of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), formerly the Nigerian Prison Service. The protests, originally, were to demand an end to harassment, extortion, illegal arrest/ detention, brutality and extrajudicial killings by the Special Anti-Robbery […]

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New lease of life for teachers

There is no doubt that the teaching profession, over the years, has become the most challenging and taunted vocation, given the fact that teachers’ welfare and development in general, have been neglected at all levels by successive governments. It is worrisome to note that the seemingly declining status and attention to the ‘noble profession’ for […]

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End violent protests, arson, looting

In the last few days, Nigeria has witnessed a chain of violent incidents ranging from clashes between peaceful protesters and hoodlums, burning of public and private property, looting of shopping malls, banks and warehouses. Similarly, highbrow estates, private homes of politicians and businesses linked to prominent individuals have also been attacked and torched. The arson […]