Public Affairs

New public universities are unnecessary – Punch

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Once again, the Federal Government has concluded plans to establish at least two new universities in 2017. Both are specialised institutions, according to the ministers involved. The Nigerian Maritime University is expected to commence operations next September, while the Information ...

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A vulnerable policy – The Nation

President Muhammadu Buhari

Federal Government’s payment to the poorest Nigerians deserves a second look  The plan by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to introduce a form of social security targeted at the most vulnerable in the society generated controversy even during the electioneering ...

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Africa’s sit-tight rulers – The Sun


Three African rulers are threatening to plunge the continent and their countries into political upheaval to satisfy their selfish ambitions to remain in power, long after their constitutionally prescribed tenures had elapsed.  The tenure of Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh ends on ...

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Long search for HIV cure – Punch


Finding a cure for the dreaded Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is an endeavour that has continued to engage the attention of the global scientific community. It is a quest that has proved to be long, laborious and, at ...

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FG’s ban on vehicle importation – Tribune


From this month onwards, importation of vehicles through Nigeria’s land borders will be impossible. This followed a new prohibition order issued by the Federal Government in December. The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) announced the ban following a presidential directive restricting ...

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Southern Kaduna – The Nation


Only fairness, equity and justice can stop the recourse to self-help There are people that are sending a message, defend yourselves. We will get them. Defend yourself is hate speech. You can’t defend yourself if there is a government. We ...

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SGF Lawal must step aside now – Vanguard


How the Presidency treats the corruption scandals involving the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) David Babachir Lawal, is perhaps, the greatest test of the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari as a leader and the anti-corruption stance he ...

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