Whistle-blowing and the power sector By Jide Ayobolu

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has called on the Federal Government to extend its ‘whistleblowing’ policy to the power sector to curb energy theft. Fashola made the appeal in Enugu at the 16th Power sector monthly

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Taxation and tax defaulters By Jide Ayobolu

As part of measures to sanction tax defaulters and enhance voluntary compliance on tax obligation, the Federal Government yesterday announced it would from July 1, 2017, impose additional 5 per cent charge on firms that fail to honour their tax

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Using food to pay debts By Jide Ayobolu

THE Federal Government said foreign exchange revenue from agric produce export will be used to pay the nation’s debts. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, stated this while considering calls made to commence second phase of the

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The right kind of investment for nutrition By Jide Ayobolu

Finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, says Nigeria must stop talking and invest in nutrition. Speaking at the Nutrition in the Spotlight meeting at the spring meeting of World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, Adeosun said, “It’s not about

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How Speaker Obasa ‘Forced’ 6 PDP Lawmakers To Defect To APC By Lucky Oserah

Sincerely, if there is a particular profession that is so dear to my heart, it must be journalism. It is not because of the money…no, journalism has no money (in the real sense of that word). It is a noble

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FG alerts Nigerians on ISIS new recruitment strategy By Jide Ayobolu

The Federal Government has urged parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards in order to prevent them from being recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Read also: FG establishes second female

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BBNaija: Efe’s victory based on poverty logistics – Abati

What a relief! So, the Big Brother Naija reality television programme is finally over. It ended Sunday evening with 23-year old Efe Michael Ejemba, University of Jos graduate of Economics and singer winning the N25 million + SUV at stake,

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FG establishes second female prison By Jide Ayobolu

The Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, recently announced the establishment of a second all-female prison in Nigeria. Peter Tenkwa, the Controller of NPS in Adamawa, confirmed the development in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Yola. Mr. Tenkwa said

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Buhari’s health : Gloating is of no value

I learnt an enduring lesson on the day General Sani Abacha died. It was June 8, 1998, and death had laid its icy hands on the maximum ruler, and the scepter had fallen from the grip of the king. I

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FG establishes Nigeria Industrial policy and competitive advisory council By Jide Ayobolu

The Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council to enhance the performance of the Nation’s industrial sector. The Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah, made this known in

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NAFDAC DG Is Committed To Fiscal Discipline, Financial Accountability And Maximisation Of Revenue Generation By Adewole Kehinde

My attention was drawn to the Leadership Newspaper of Friday, 17th March, 2017 with the caption “ FG Summons NAFDAC DG Over N2.9bn Debt, Unapproved Expenditure” by a friend who is aware that i cover NAFDAC as my beat. Leadership

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Uneasy Calm In Lagos State House Of Assembly? Says Who? By Lanre Ogunyemi

Again for the umpteenth time, clarifications must be made of the unassailable and evident peace which undebatably obtains in our parliament, your parliament, the people’s parliament and the golden pride of the Nigerian Parliamentary System – the Lagos State House

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The Fanta, Sprite With Vitamin C Judgement: So Many Questions Begging For Answers By Adewole Kehinde

The major headline in various media today, Tuesday 14th March, 2017 was “Court Orders NAFDAC to compel Nigerian Bottling Company to warn consumers of dangers of Drinking Fanta, Sprite With Vitamin C”. The judgment was given by Justice Adedayo Oyebanji

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What you don’t know about Osinbajo

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa is a Lagos based lawyer and human rights activist. In this piece, he talked on the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and revealed certain things you may not have heard about him. Yesterday, I urged all Nigerians to be

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A day with the gay community by Reuben Abati

I was invited to deliver the keynote address at this year’s special event on “Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law”, an annual symposium organized to promote awareness on issues relating to the plight of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer

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Those who wish Buhari dead By Jide Ayobolu

The North-West zone of All Progressive Congress (APC) has condemned the issues being raised over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health and vacation, saying it was unwarranted and unpatriotic. In a statement after its meeting in Katsina recently, the party said the

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The Changed Nigeria Police Under The Amiable IGP Ibrahim Idris By Adewole Kehinde

When the Council of State meeting last year, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 confirmed Mr. Ibrahim Idris as the substantive Inspector General of Police, I have no doubt that Change has really come into the Nigeria Police Force. Read also: Nigeria

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Nigeria ratifies WTO’s Trade facilitation Agreement By Jide Ayobolu

Nigeria recently in Davos, Switzerland, ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the World Trade Organization, making it the 107th WTO member to do so. The country’s instrument of acceptance was submitted to the WTO by the Minister of Industry, Trade

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The N10bn agriculture fund for women By Jide Ayobolu

The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has said he will launch a N10 billion agriculture environmental impact fund to support women farmers to increase access to food production. According to the president, the fund is to cover women, whose farmlands were

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Nigeria’s Internet hosting and economic opportunities By Jide Ayobolu

The Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umaru Danbatta, has said that the nation will save at least N2bn annually if the recent data hosting with the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria continues. He said that public and private organizations

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War against terror and the warplanes from Pakistan, Russia By Jide Ayobolu

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is expecting arrival of war-planes and helicopters from Pakistan and Russia to boost its fleets as the war against terror progresses, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. Air Marshal Abubakar said: “I want

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The Unspiritual Side Of Aso Villa by FEMI ADESINA

Let me begin with two clarifications. Aso Villa is not my home, I am just passing through. Even this world is nobody’s home, we are just birds of passage. So, let nobody turn up his nose in derision, and say;

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