Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

“School Na Scam”: Why varsity students must return to campus

By Toyin Falola   NIGERIA is engrossed in recurring debates as to whether it should invest in developing its educational infrastructure and capacity or empty the treasury on loan repayment and maintaining an expensive political culture. If that were not enough, some Nigerian leaders are more committed to fluke infrastructural …

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Still on the humiliation of FFK

Mohammed Adamu   MOST of us, journalists –especially the cub, street reporters- are like duck hunters. We are the human version of skilled predators in the wild, if you like. But when we get too fainthearted, especially before braggarts, like in the case of the Daily Trust reporter before FFK, …

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Situation report on counterinsurgency in Borno

By Bukar Usman   A MILITARY spokesman has reportedly faulted the claim that the gains of counterinsurgency operations were now being eroded in Borno State. This is a matter both the military and the people of Borno State are equally capable of ascertaining. My emphasis here is on the response …

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Fuel price hike and trade union negotiations

Tribune OnlineFuel price hike and trade union negotiations IT was wrong for the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) leaders to agree that the fuel price hike and the deregulation of the PMS market are inevitable. The union leaders should not have agreed that market forces should …

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Buhari’s Waterways Bill and other distractions

Jide Oluwajuyitan   PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, because of his sense of self-righteousness is an easy prey for political schemers. Although he loves Nigeria to a fault, he is easily distracted by those he regards as his ‘loyal gate-keepers’ who do not often share his pan-Nigerian vision.  Egged on by fifth …

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No alternative to restructuring, Tanko, APC chieftain

From John Adams, Minna As the clamour for the restructuring of the country gathers momentum, former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism and chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger State, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the calls by eminent Nigerians. Vatsa, at …

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Kwara’s 10-year journey to end open defecation

Despite that the National Council on Water Resources at its 2014 meeting prioritised the development of a roadmap towards eliminating open defecation in the country by 2025, Kwara State has set 2030 as its target year to end open defecation, writes ADEKUNLE JIMOH     MINDFUL of the inherent health …

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On ban of SARS

Tribune OnlineOn ban of SARS I must commend the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu for taking a bold step in announcing the ban of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other unlawful acts of those supposed to protect the citizens but are using their position and uniforms to harass …

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