Daily Archives: October 15, 2020

World Food Day: Nigeria’s food future hinged on today’s actions

Olamide Francis     SIR: The theme of this year’s World Food Day – “Grow, nourish, sustain together. Our actions are our future.” –  is a wake-up call to all and sundry especially African nations and more importantly, sub-Saharan nations. It reiterates the common advisory proverb of “If you fail …

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No quick fix for police brutality

Sola Adeyoose   SIR: These past days have been an admixture of joy and sorrow. That the youth can speak in unison and with resonating power is truly inspiring and engenders hope in the future. The protests have birthed some wins. But some of our friends have had to pay …

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#EndSARS: Hustlers have taken over!

Fredrick Nwabufo   SIR: The EndSARS movement began as a righteous agitation against years of police brutality and regime oppression. It was citizens’ convulsive reaction to state terrorism. But it appears the vultures have come to feast on the carnage left in the wake of police clampdown on peaceful protesters. …

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Effects of increase in price of commodities

Tribune OnlineEffects of increase in price of commodities The excruciating pain inflicted on poor Nigerians as a result of the increase in pump price in the country has compelled market men and women to increase the price of foodstuffs and other commodities. The price of a locally-produced bag of rice …

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Movement of the people

Editorial   When the protests to disband the dreaded Special Anti-Robbery unit of the Nigerian police Force started in Lagos and Abuja, not many in and out of government thought much would come out it. On the few previous occasions when protests were staged in the streets against government policies, …

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COVID-19: NCDC advises EndSARS protesters to be mindful of virus

NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu As protests continue in spite of the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  warns protesters to be mindful of the risk of getting  COVID-19 infection. The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, gave the warning on Thursday …

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On vote buying in politics

Tribune OnlineOn vote buying in politics Against all odds, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was able to conduct elections in Edo and Ondo States respectively considering the new normal of social distancing. However, these two gubernatorial elections was an eye-opener to electoral observers, informed citizens and the populace that …

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