Sunday, June 25, 2017

Agriculture and the 8th Senate

  By Wale Bakare   At the inception of the 8th National Assembly in 2015, one of the principal focus of the Nigerian Senate was to divest Nigeria's economy from oil dependency to a non-oil export as a...

The barrage of bile against Tambuwal

By Saifullahi Abubakar It is normal for a public figure, a successful one for that matter, to attract occasional sneer, derision or outright envy. But it is abnormal when such a thing is turned into...

Image Perception of the Legislature: Causes and Possible Solutions

Last week, a bill proposing a six-month imprisonment for persons who jump queues in public places scaled second reading in this august assembly. It was sponsored by my brother from Kwara State, Hon...

LEADERSHIP RECESSION IN NIGERIA AND THE PERENNIAL PREDICAMENT OF DEFERRED DEVELOPMENT

Introduction It has long been established that leadership recession is the bane of Nigeria’s development. As far back as 1983, the late Professor Chinua Achebe in his seminal book, The Trouble with Nigeria, unambiguously identified...

Dele Sobowale: A Voice Of Reason or A Voice Of Treason?

By Undung Pam Each time I read an article written by Dele Sobowale, and I have read more than a few, I often find myself asking, whose side is he on? What exactly is he talking...

THE SPIRIT OF AMBODE: ESSENTIAL NEED FOR A MEGA-CITY MANAGEMENT

By Segun Olulade Nothing affirms that a government is working better than when the masses who have no political interest do say “it’s a great moment for us”. Truly, a working system is one that runs...

Significance of Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia

By Ahmad Fagge It is no longer news that US President Donald Trump has arrived in Saudi Arabia on the first leg of his first foreign trip since becoming US President, what is news is...

Who Made Odigie-Oyegun APC National Chairman?

By Duke Edobor Oshodin Louis Odion’s recently published article titled, “Oyegun and the Abuja disease”, in which he savages Chief John Odigie-Oyegun the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is very odious, indeed. Mr....

Understanding the Economics of Tourism in Nigeria

By Olukayode Kolawole In most gatherings of experts in the travel & hospitality industry, tourism as a tool in diversifying the Nigerian economy has received the most attention and provoked lots of intellectual comments. This...

Why the media should shun sensationalism

By Bukola Saraki As we all know, today is World Press Freedom Day, a day that gives all of us — both members and non-members of the press — an opportunity to reflect and reaffirm...

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NCC Assures Subscribers of Network Integrity of Etisalat

The attention of the Commission has been drawn to a planned takeover of Etisalat by a consortium of banks.   As a result of...

Reps to grill PEF boss over irregularities on petrol claims

By Lizzy Chirkpi OrderPaperToday - The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Review of Pump Price of Petrol has summoned the Executive Secretary of Petroleum...

How HMOs made away with N351bn health insurance funds

By Alex Okoro OrderPaperToday - Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) have reportedly made away with N351billion released by government to fund health insurance for citizens. This was revealed by...

NCC pushes for speedy passage of infrastructure protection bill

OrderPaperToday – The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has said its push for a speedy passage of the National Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill by the...

EU announces €143 million support package for North East

The European Union (EU) Commission on Thursday in Brussels, Belgium, announced a support package of €143 million to help the early recovery and reconstruction needs in...