Editorials

A girl’s night out

Editorial   Fathia Dele Rasheed exemplifies how good Nigeria can be. The story began with a perennial Nigeria nightmare: power outage. The seven-year-old is a primary one pupil at a private school, Hope Glory Academy, in Ondo City, Ondo State. It was late at home, and Rasheed had an assignment …

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Victor Olaiya (1930 – 2020)

Editorial His death on February 12, at the age of 89, spoke volumes about his music; and the imprint of immortality. In an important sense, he had achieved deathlessness before his departure by the sheer vitality of his musical vibrations; and the lyrical charm of his compositions. Victor Abimbola Olaiya …

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Hope still deferred on kidnapped children

President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent declaration that all the kidnapped children by terrorists in the country would be freed could not have triggered any glimmer of hope. Deferred hope on this has made the hearts of those concerned to be sick. Nigerians want to see the release of the innocent children …

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Nexus between insecurity and children

Internally displaced people from Niger, who fled Boko Haram incursions, wait for food supplies to be handed out during a food distribution at the Asanga refugee camp near Diffa on June 16, 2016. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP) A Nigerian northern monarch recently decried the growing numbers of children …

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Abacha loot

Editorial The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has moved once again to defend the common interest. The very active non-governmental organisation (NGO) has said it would take the Federal Government to court if it fails to respond to the request for details of the Abacha loot repatriated since 1999. …

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Laetitia’s agony

By Kene Obiezu Sir: Late Ms. Laetitia Dagan who was an Assistant Director with the Presidency has been long dead and buried and as with all murder cases, the police is making efforts to identify, apprehend and prosecute her killers. She was allegedly killed by cybercriminals who lived close to …

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Tough call

Editorial No doubt, a difficult choice: raiding the public purse, for a whopping N200 million, when everyone ought to protect that till. Yet, this garnishee order was to compensate a family, whose scion was illegally slain by the Police, the state’s prime civil security agency. Waheed Kabiru was extra-judicially killed …

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Embarrassing crack in the presidency

PHOTO: TWITTER Signs of deep-seated cracks in Muhammadu Buhari’s already chaotic presidency again came to the fore recently in a manner that would seem to dim any glimmer of hope for a safe nation. The president has, in his characteristic style, kept mum, but the danger is that the house …

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Train to move petrol and gas

Editorial The Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), a body established ‘to ensure effective distribution of petroleum products for sustainable development, by facilitating distribution of petroleum products nationwide at approved prices,’ has announced its intention to commence haulage of petrol and cooking gas by train, as soon as new train schedules are …

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Trump’s trials and majesty of democracy

The impeachment trials of the United States’ President, Donald Trump, came to an end on February 5 with his acquittal by the upper house of the Congress. The Senate voted to acquit him on the two articles of impeachment, namely, the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It would …

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