Need to clear drainage before the rains come

IN EITHER days or weeks, the rains will return but our sewage are blocked,  unfit for the deluge of flood expected as...

Observing COVID-19 protocols while waiting for vaccines…in Africa’s interest

RECENTLY, global COVID-19 pandemic challenges took a further stretch with different variants spreading across many countries.    UNITED Nations,...

Reducing fire incidents in Anambra

COMMISSIONING of 120 new fire fighters in Anambra by Governor Willie Obiano, Wednesday, couldn't have come at a better time given the...

Ohaneze Ndigbo and new template for socio-cultural, economic renaissance

IT MAY be apposite to asseverate that the election of new leadership to pilot the affairs of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation...

Worry over schools resumption amid COVID-19 resurgence

NIGERIAN pupils in public schools were out of school for many months last year, so were their counterparts in many countries. The...

Yuletide amid COVD-19: Need for circumspection while celebrating

CHRISTMAS has always offered opportunities for people to reunite, mingle, bubble and  party in churches, marriage ceremonies, launchings and other  social events....

Ensuring safety on roads this Yuletide

ROAD safety is all about putting measures in place to avoid or reduce the risk of road traffic mishaps, injuries and deaths....

Remembering Odumegwu Ojukwu, reformer, revolutionary

HIS was an enigma of sort. His name  sparks instant contention whenever  mentioned in national discourse. While he lived and died as...

Insurgency, Nigeria’s threat to food security

THE spate of killings in Nigeria  has in recent time  become worrisomely high. Despite gallant efforts of Nigeria’s security agencies, especially, the...

Making Presidential team’s dialogue with geo-political zones worthwhile

SAYING that the Nigerian nation is facing very challenging times is merely stating the obvious. The auguries are increasingly being manifested in...

FG, ASUU impasse: Time to sheath the sword

THERE is no doubt that Nigeria’s tertiary education is seriously under threat. The impasse in negotiations between the federal government and the...

Saving the Police to save Nigeria

THAT Nigeria is  in  dilemma is just stating  the obvious going by the aftermath of  the  #EndSARS nation-wide protests. The Nigeria Police   ...

Encouraging establishment of food banks in states, communities

IT HAS become imperative for the country to accord food preservation and storage the attention it deserves given that this is  harvest...

The SARS we created… Which way out?

THERE is a swelter of public opinion that latter-day octopus metamorphosing from the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) grew from years of...

Why won’t IGP’s ban on SARS suffice?

A GOOD number of Nigerian youths have taken to the streets on #EndSARS protests which started on twitter, a social media platform...

Commending Anambra’s efficiency in healthcare delivery

ANAMBRA State, over the weekend, topped the list of states with the most efficient health care system in Nigeria, closely followed by...

Flood disaster and imperative of upgrading facilities in IDP camps

NIGERIA is facing monumental humanitarian crises consequent upon the perennial flood disaster in many states of the federation. Though the flood menace...

Putting society in danger by using animals for public entertainment

OFTEN, scenes where dangerous animals are used for entertainment attract vast attention. Time and again, one beholds such events in public spheres...

Petrol pump pricing as Nigeria’s recurring pain

WHATEVER the school of thought, fuel subsidy and apt pricing of petrol has been a knotty issue to governments in Nigeria.

Doctors’ strike and patients’ death

GREG, an energetic man in his late 50s and bread winner of his family fell sick two Sundays ago and was rushed...

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