Troops rescue Major abducted at NDA

Troops of the Nigerian Army, Airforce  and other security agencies  have rescued Maj. Christopher Datong, the officer abducted at the permanent site of Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, on Aug. 24. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Col Ezindu Idimah, said in a statement issued in Kaduna that  the officer was rescued in the late hours of Friday, Sept.17. He said the Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs had earlier issued a directive after the abduction of the officer, that he be rescued and…

Retrogressive politics of VAT in Nigeria By Salihu Moh. Lukman

The controversy around whether Value Added Tax should be centrally collected by the Federal Government or decentralised so that state governments are the ones to collect, beyond anything, is a test about the type of democracy Nigerians want. Is it going to prioritise the development of the nation’s productive capacity? Or will it simply be about consuming the resources that are currently available? Once the priority is about consuming currently available resources, commitment of political leaders to mobilise investment to develop the nation’s productive sectors will be weak. This is…

Out-of-School Children: Oyo resolves Bottlenecks impeding Implementation of BESDA

The Oyo State Government has resolved all teething challenges impeding the smooth implementation of Better Education Service Delivery for All, (BESDA) in Oyo State, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran stated this on Friday. Adeniran dropped the hint during a meeting with BESDA Implementation Committee in Ibadan. Adeniran said the State is set to commence BESDA fully, as all hurdles militating against the full implementation have been cleared by the state Government. He said Oyo State Government’s determined efforts to ensure reduction in the…

Ex-Lovers and Their Deluge of Affection, Cravings – By Michael West

Have you wondered why some people refuse to let go of their former partners after breakup? Even as married, why do some jilted partners still feel nostalgic about their ex-lovers? Are you aware that several relationships and homes have broken up as a result of the distractions from exes? Silently, this scourge is plaguing many relationships and it is hunting marriages to instability.   Because it is a strong affair, many spouses keep secret dates with their exes. They hardly do a day or two without “checking on” each other…