The Imperative Of Federal Ministry Of Diaspora Affairs In Tinubu Administration By FEMI ODERE

It’s indeed a sad observation that what passes as development as we know it happened despite Nigeria’s brimming human capital endowment that has always been coveted by developed countries around the world. It’s also a sad commentary that the country’s political leaders have failed woefully to galvanize the talents and resourcefulness of the Nigerian people for sustainable development.   Of all the inability, if not failure of our political leaders to circle the country’s development wagon around the people, perhaps one of the most disappointingly depressing of these failures has…

The 10th Senate Presidency By Olawale Olaleye

After reading bits and pieces of the meeting, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and the APC leadership, had with their lawmakers-elect yesterday, in Abuja, any closer observer can only snicker with a goofy face. If you actually expected Tinubu to say he had preferred choices for principal offices of the 10th National Assembly, then, “dey play.”   He definitely has an interest and is going to route his decisions through the party. In fact, he is going to be the “most political president” in Nigeria’s history. Already, the National Chairman of…

To the South East, My 10 Kobo, By Olawale Olaleye

My intervention this morning on the plausible politics that might dictate the choice of the leadership of the 10th National Assembly seemed to have touched some wrong nerves, albeit dishonestly. Those who didn’t like the tone of my argument thought it was damaging to the nation’s ethnic fabric.   Unfortunately, it is difficult to dispassionately dissect the topic without sounding insensitive to the eastern sentiments. Shall we, therefore, sidestep the truth and continue to paper the crack? I don’t think so. It is not my thing either. While I thank…

Naira And Fuel Curses And Pauperisation As Policy Of Federal Government  By Law Mefor  

In politics, philosopher John Locke is best known as a proponent of limited government. He uses a theory of natural rights to argue that governments have obligations to their citizens, have only limited powers over their citizens, and can ultimately be overthrown by citizens under certain circumstances. This is not the case in Nigeria. Our governments feel no obligation to the citizens and the suffering they inflict on them through insensitive policies. What the government has for the Nigerian masses is utmost contempt for their overlords.   Probably the best-known,…

How Nigerian Army is Enriching Civil-Military Relations through Community-Relations Approach By Chidi Omeje

Most corporate organisations across the world today are waking up to the responsibilities to their publics, especially host communities. By willingly embracing the act of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), they not only consider the altruistic essence of the practice but see it as a veritable means of ensuring a peaceful, harmonious environment conducive for productivity or achieving the organisation’s set goals or desired objectives. As a matter of fact, CSR is increasingly becoming a top priority in the programme schedules of most corporate organisations, with a good chunk of their…

LASTMA; Sanwo-Olu’s consistent Investments on Human Capital Development , By ABUBAKAR YUSUF

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA had it’s performance and the management of traffic across Lagos state inline with the cardinal objectives of the four first term of Babajide Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat administration in accordance with new norm T H E M E S, that encompasses the programs of development of the current leadership at the state. With renewed zeal and repositioned LASTMA, the traffic management of Lagos state hitherto contributory to the lackadaisical gridlock around Lagos state and by implications slowed down the economic, social and infrastructural development was addressed…

Strategic Development of Education Sector in Lagos State, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF

The Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration in Lagos state has given hope to the hopeless with education as the bedrock of the society, as well as one of the core mandate of social services to ordinary Nigerians, in view of the desire of the country to meeting up the SDGs Goals.   Before the inception of the present administration, education in Lagos state was in shambles and sorry state, with the private schools cashing in on the inability of the public schools to carry out it’s statutory functions from payments of salaries,…

They sell the needy for a pair of shoes. By Owei Lakemfa 

I woke up at the weekend to a letter by Professor Ibrahim Adamu Yakasai of the Bayero University, Kano. He had on February 25, 2023 performed a civic duty as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Returning Officer for the Tudun Wada/Doguwa House of Representative elections.   He had announced with his professorial authority that Ado Doguwa of the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled 39,732 votes to defeat his closest rival, Yushau Salisu Abdullahi, of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, who polled 34,798 votes. Now, in his letter, he…

The scramble for Lagos By Lasisi Olagunju 

If you were in Western Nigeria in the 1980s, you would remember a television drama with the title Fó’po mó’yò which featured Fadeyi Oloro, the hugely popular ‘venomous’ actor who died last week. May God rest his soul. Fó’po mó’yò is about the appointment and installation of a new king. It is about the intrusion (or injection) of the powerful, malevolent, poisonous outlaw, Fadeyi, into the mix and spanners thrown in the works. It is about a bitter, painful, violent struggle for power – and for peace, sanity and fairness.…

Now that we have arrived Rwanda By Festus Adedayo 

Just before genocide broke out in Rwanda in 1994, a broadcaster on the Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM) had said: “Someone must … make them disappear for good … to wipe them from human memory … to exterminate the Tutsi from the surface of the earth.” That statement, among others, from that Kigali-based radio which broadcast from July 8, 1993, to July 31, 1994, became the tinder that set Rwanda on fire. By this time next week, the 2023 Nigerian general elections would have been concluded. However, like…