Editorial

Resolving Nigeria, Ghana squabbles

Nigeria and Ghana are two independent, friendly nations that have maintained diplomatic relations in the last 60 years. Although both countries are not immediate neighbours, the fact that they were both colonies of Great Britain, they passed through similar political and economic developments and gained their independence about the same time, have kept them as […]

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Sports restart and the way forward

At the weekend, the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 for reopening football and team sports behind closed doors in line with COVID-19 guidelines.   National Coordinator of PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, had on Thursday announced the reopening of sports without fans under the […]

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Buhari’s lamentation on food prices

President Muhammadu Buhari last week blamed middlemen for the soaring food prices in the country.   The president said that despite the good measure of rains and the expected bumper harvest by farmers, the prices of food in the country has continued to soar to the disadvantage of the greater population of Nigerians. He said […]

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COVID-19 and the need for world-class hospitals

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Nigeria has had more medical facilities put in place than at any other comparative period in its history. Bed spaces, ventilators, and other health equipment had been conjured up almost from nothing. COVID-19 has ensured that Nigeria quickly put certain basic health facilities in place to combat […]

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Eagles must be in top clubs to rule Europe

Super Eagles Striker, Victor Osimhen, hit the ground running last weekend as he scored a hat trick in his first match for Napoli of Italy in a pre-season match. Last season, Osimhen was amazing in the French League for Lille FC. After his move to Italy this summer, expectation is high because of his $60 […]

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Taking the House’s probes to logical end

Last week, the House of Representatives and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) engaged in hot exchange over the suspension of probes in the parliament by its leadership. In the past few weeks, the Nigerian polity has been heated by fireworks emanating from the House between its members and some members of the executive over allegations […]

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As CBN resumes sale of forex to BDCs…

After some gruelling hiatus, licensed Bureau de Change (BDC) operators are bound to resume business soon with last week’s promise by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to commence gradual sale of foreign exchange to them.   The move by the apex bank, which has done everything legally possible to stem speculation, would definitely gladden […]

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Zulum’s attack, signpost of failed security architecture

The recent gun attack on Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State should not and must not be swept under the Nigeria’s proverbial carpet. Zulum was on a trip to Monguno and Baga towns in the state to distribute food to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) when his convoy came under a cacophony of gunshots. Shortly […]