Public Affairs

Lessons from Scotland on self-determination – Punch

Very few outside government circles will be clinking glasses today in celebration of Nigeria’s 54th independence anniversary. There is rather, among Nigerians, a pervasive sense ...

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NYSC and online registration brouhaha – Thisday

It would be tempting to conclude that the idea is flawed and to advocate that it should be dropped forthwith. Indeed, judging by some of ...

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The proposed Special Forces Brigade – The Guardian

As part of measures to tackle terror and the current insurgency in the north eastern part of the country, the Federal Government’s plan of setting ...

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These soldiers must not die – New Telegraph

The Nigeria Army recently sentenced 12 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny. The soldiers had allegedly attempted to kill their commanding officer during ...

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Stepping up the south-east plank of the transformation agenda – THE CITIZEN

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project [NEWMAP] is the central plank of President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda in the south-east. It is planned to ...

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CBN needs to redesign microfinance banks – Punch

News that almost half of the loans given out by Nigeria’s licensed microfinance banks are non-performing is ominous. It demonstrates that risk management at that ...

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The embarrassment of a nation – The Guardian

Just when the worst seems to have been seen or heard of sloppiness in the running of the nation’s affairs, Nigeria has a way of ...

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Despicable politics – The Nation

•It is monumental that the House of Reps is torn along partisan lines on the $9.3 million gun-running scandal The tragedy of contemporary Nigeria, especially ...

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Beyond the jamboree abroad – Thisday

Many foreign trips by our leaders rarely pay their way. Instead, they drain the economy Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador Aminu Wali, said recently that majority ...

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Amnesty’s shocking report on torture – Punch

Nigeria’s appalling human rights record was the focus of global attention recently when the international rights group, Amnesty International, released a chilling report on the ...

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