Nigeria and the Life After By Garba Shehu

“In government, President Buhari has waged an effective war on corruption, with some 60 per cent of the general public personally experiencing its rapid decline – in testament to the administration’s zeal. And earlier this year some USD 300 million in funds looted under a previous regime was finally returned to Nigeria from banks in the US and the UK (Jersey Islands) and all of that money is being channeled into infrastructure financing.” In Nigeria, my country of close to 200 million people, the COVID-19 lockdown began on March 30 in…

COVID-19: NIGERIA AND ITS NATIONALS ABROAD By Khadija Shehu Bamalli

Throughout history, there have been a number of pandemics of diseases which COVID-19 happens to be the latest. The 2019, coronavirus disease, was declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). As at the last count, the virus has hit 209 countries across the globe of which Nigeria is among, with total number of over 1,133,758 confirmed cases and 62,784 deaths. The major strategies put in place to curtail the spread of this dreaded disease are containment and mitigation, which has led to a standstill…

MAY DAY! MAY DAY!! PRESIDENT BUHARI, DON ALLAH, REOPEN THE ECONOMY IMMEDIATELY! By Tope Fasua

Forgive me if I repeat myself. I may have written about some of what I will write about here at a previous recent occasion. I am writing with almost unprecedented energy after I visited Arise TV a few minutes ago, to attend a financial show with ace anchor, Charles Aniagolu. The station is situated inside Transcorp Hilton Hotel, which I had never seen to be so ghostly. It was eerie. Even spooky, as the wind swept the empty parking lot and the vast reception echoed at the sound of every…

NAHCON: Joining the Fight Against COVID-19 By Fatima Sanda Usara

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) is an agency committed to protecting welfare of its staff, stakeholders and other Nigerians of all faiths. This explains why its social outreach initiatives, such as the quiz prize from NTA’s “As You Answer the Call” program is reserved for whoever answers the question first irrespective of creed. In line, ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, NAHCON had been on the alert, introducing measures that will augment government’s fight against threats of the virus. For instance, early on, immediately after Nigeria’s index…

Nigeria Must Not Waste the Opportunity Called COVID-19 Crisis, By ‘Tope Fasua

This COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant shutdowns and global panic offer us an opportunity to throw away the box in which we have imprisoned our minds for too long as a people; as it pertains to our economics that is. Why have all the indices come up short for us. No light. No water. Stinking environments. No public housing. No health systems. Nothing! Who do we think will invest in them for us and our people? First the bad news. Expect no less than a global economic depression in the…

A thorn in the flesh By Abdullahi O Haruna Haruspice

Contrary to their machinations, he keeps bouncing back in rejuvenated rapidity. They pronounced him dead, he resurrected in frightening vitality exuding more zest and life. Not done with their constricted venom, they acted a script and wore him a garment of shame but they forgot to involve God in their design. Not satisfied with their venom mills, they went to town with the narrative of a cloned man. They called him Jubril of Sudan and the world laughed at their stupidity. For everything he does, they fume in venom, purging…

Pantami And Ministerial Arrogancy By Emmanuel John

The uncouth behaviour of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, during the commissioning of the NCC complex in Mbora, in the presence of the President is unfortunate to say the least. This could only happen in Nigeria where Muhammadu Buhari is the President. In saner climes, the minister could have resigned for disrespecting the office of the President or fired. The Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Garba Danbatta, is not a good story for the commission, but for the commission’s reputation, the minister could have responded with protocol and…

Covid-19: Taking The Necessary Precautions And Calling The Creator Of The Virus By Imam Murtadha Gusau

Friday, March 27, 2020 (Sha’aban 2, 1441 A. H.) In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his family, his Companions and those who follow him till the Hour is established. Dear brothers and sisters, in every person’s life, there comes a moment when he/she feels completely helpless. Many people would agree to get stuck in dead end problems; a problem whose solution isn’t in our control,…

Covid 19: Time to diversify Nigeria’s Economy   By Abba Dukawa

Following the collapse of crude oil prices from 2014 to date , which triggered unpleasant memories to  Nigerian government which  found itself in unchartered waters. Since than It continues to struggle to revive the economy amidst dwindling oil revenues compounded by unemployment, poverty and insecurity and due to over defendants on one major government revenue the country   remains weak and fragile -being outstripped by population growth. Who to blame for this mess up:   Provocative policy of the Nigerian government is the dependence on oil resources as a source of foreign…

NASFAT: Nigeria’s Millennial Revolution By Femi Abbas

“Have you not seen how your Lord planted a seed of parable? A beautiful word is like a magnificent tree with formidable roots and delightfully gorgeous foliages sprouting pleasantly into the firmaments of the orbit by Allah’s grace. It (the tree) produces nourishing fruits (for the consumption of man) from season to season….” Q. 14: 24-27 Monologue For Nigerian Muslims of the 20th/21st century, the month of March is a gladdening month of a marvelous revolution. It is the month in which an unprecedented revolution began at the twilight of…