Blogs » Nigeria - Forum, Blogs, Free classifieds, Business Directory, Events, Polls
By: on January 5, 2022
There are many issues that will shape Nigeria’s future in 2022. They include constitutional alteration, electoral reform, National Population and Housing Census, COVID-19, politics, economy, sports and governance. In no particular order, I will try to dissect these issues. For a long time, indeed, from the beginning of this Fourth Republic in 1999, many Nigerian civil society organisations, coming together under the auspices of Citizens Forum for Constitutional Reform then headquartered at th...
28 views 0 likes
By: on January 4, 2022
NIGERIANS welcomed 2022 enveloped in uncertainty. In a world wracked by a record pandemic, meltdown, natural disasters, internal and international divisions, celebrations ushering in the New Year in many countries were phlegmatic. In Nigeria, gloom has been pervasive, discernible despite official posturing to simulate the boisterous merriment of the past. The reasons are obvious. Insecurity has pushed the country to the edge of state failure, economic and human development indices are dreary, fa...
46 views 0 likes
By: on January 4, 2022
A Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, recently reopened one of the putrid open sores that besmirch Nigeria when he urged the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to restart investigations into the murder of 20 years ago of Bola Ige, then the Attorney-General of the Federation. By recalling Buhari’s “robust pledge” to open an enquiry into a series of unsolved political murders across the country, Soyinka also reminds Nigerians and the world of the failure of the state to protect its citiz...
42 views 0 likes
By: on January 3, 2022
•TETfund’s N9b will boost development, but there’s need for more Research is both the foundation and the building block of development in the modern society. This is well known among nations that are now regarded as developed and those that are on the way to catching up with them. This must have informed the decision by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) to make an unprecedented N9 billion available to universities to boost their research capacity, last year. The fund’s executive sec...
30 views 0 likes
By: on January 2, 2022
It is important for all Nigerians and African countries hit by insecurity challenges to recognise that when terrorist attacks occur, it affects everyone. So, Nigerians, as well as citizens in terrorist-hit countries, need to work with law enforcement agencies by always informing and alerting them of any suspicious activities. All Nigerians and all Africans need to recognise the eight signs of terrorism. As an adage says, “prevention is better than cure.” If you see something, you say something! ...
50 views 0 likes
By: on December 30, 2021
Penultimate Saturday, Senior Pastor of the House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin, and his wife Ifeanyi, led the church to distribute food items to about 3,000 people in Lagos. That event is said to be the tenth edition of the church’s “Project Spread” programme. Adefarasin made it clear to the beneficiaries that the initiative was not personal. Donations to procure the items came from the good hearts of church members, who had the conviction to extend the goodness in their own lives to th...
31 views 0 likes
By: on December 28, 2021
What could account for the rising attacks and abduction of traditional rulers in Imo State? Why Imo? These are the questions on the lips of the people following the spate of violent attacks on traditional rulers in Imo State in the last one month or so. The sad episode crept in with the gruesome attack on traditional rulers who had gone to the Njaba Local Government headquarters to honour a meeting summoned by the local government caretaker committee chairman. While in the meeting, the tradit...
37 views 0 likes
By: on December 28, 2021
If countries could be categorised as “blessed” or “cursed” by nature, which countries should be put in the two categories? Using temperatures and climates, countries with extreme temperatures of cold or hot should be categorised as cursed. A country where temperatures can drop to as low as 10°C should be in that category as junior members, while those with temperatures as low as 0°C to as low as -20°C should be senior members of that group. How can human beings live inside a deep freeze and feel...
36 views 0 likes
By: on December 27, 2021
In every even-keeled human society where there is expected interaction between opposite sexes, some anticipated levels of sexual attraction are expected. Obviously, when this occurs, a mutual and pooled interest in a reciprocal response defines civilised and socially acceptable sexual behaviour. Howbeit today, there’s the increasing manifestation and frustrations of social vices and irrelevancy that emanate from sexual desires. It’s provoking that one of such social vices is sexual harassmen...
35 views 0 likes
By: on December 24, 2021
All said and done, the drama attending the amendment of Nigeria’s Electoral Act is about the political class and not the people. Pretend as they may, members of the National Assembly’s attempt to foist direct primaries on the nomination processes of political parties is suspect. It is evident of a desire to end the eternal grip of state governors on the electoral process in the 36 states of the federation. And that should be no surprise to anyone. The national assembly, especially the Senate, ha...
40 views 0 likes
By: on December 23, 2021
A public spat over the reported laundering of N18 billion (about $36 million) allegedly moved through Nigeria’s financial system by the Islamic State West Africa Province highlights once more the imperative of tracking and cutting off the financial pipeline that fuels terrorism and banditry. While the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money-Laundering, an ECOWAS body, highlighted how terrorists continued to “mobilise, move and utilise funds,” the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit dismis...
42 views 0 likes
By: on December 23, 2021
In 1979 Alhaji Safiriyu Tiamiyu started what is known today as S.T Soaps Limited with the sum of five thousand naira (#5000), expanding from the corridors of his home to erecting a state of the art factory in Ijebu-Mushin, Ogun State. Despite his wee level of education, S.T understands the importance of advertisements on effective marketing, he invested a huge sum on advertisement, the brand's Jingle on the then Radio Nigeria and across media houses still evokes nostalgic thoughts. By the ea...
45 views 0 likes